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Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch

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The Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch is an easy variation of the Half Double Crochet and the Slip Stitch. It combines the two stitches to make an interesting and textured stitch pattern. In this tutorial we will learn the both the Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch and Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch in the back loop only.

Learn to crochet the Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch

Video Tutorial

Materials

The materials I used for the swatch are:

The Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch can be done with almost any yarn or hook, so feel free to use whatever you have!

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Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch sample swatch

Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch (hdcslst)

The Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch is an easy 1 row row repeat. You can use any yarn or hook size you’d like.

The trick to this stitch is to be carful to maintain loose tension. Crocheting too tight may make it difficult to insert your hook.

Your starting chain can be multiples of any number.

Making your Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch in the back loop only is another variation that gives a different and more ribbed texture.

Below you will find the written steps, followed by the step-by-step photo tutorial.

Side by side comparison of Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch and Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch Back Loop Only

Abbreviations

  • yo – Yarn Over
  • ch -chain
  • hdcslst – Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch
  • blo – Back Loop Only
  • st – Stitch

Written Instructions:

Foundation Chain: Chain any number of chains.

Step 1: Yo, insert hook into the second ch from the hook, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).

Step 2: Pull the loop you just pulled up immediately through the other 2 loops on your hook.

Repeat across.

Steps For the Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch With Pictures

Chain your desired number of chains

Step-by-step half double crochet slip stitch tutorial

Step 1

Yo, insert hook into the second ch from the hook, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).

Step-by-step half double crochet slip stitch tutorial

Step 2

Pull the loop you just pulled up immediately through the other 2 loops on your hook.

Step-by-step half double crochet slip stitch tutorial

Repeat across

Step-by-step half double crochet slip stitch tutorial

To move to row 2 ch1, or 2 if you prefer, and continue repeating the same steps to make the stitches for the next row, inserting your hook like you would for any other stitch.

 half double crochet slip stitch tutorial

Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch Back Loop Only (hdcslst blo)

To make the hdcslst blo row 1 will always start as above. The variation will come in for rows 2 and up.

Written Instructions:

Foundation Chain: Chain any number of chains.

Row 1 Step 1: Yo, insert hook into the second ch from the hook, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).

Row 1 Step 2: Pull the loop you just pulled up immediately through the other 2 loops on your hook.

Repeat across

Row 2 Step 1: Yo, insert hook into the back loop only of the first st, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).

Row 2 Step 2: Pull the loop you just pulled up immediately through the other 2 loops on your hook.

Repeat across

Steps For the Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch Back Loop Only With Pictures

The steps for this section start after completing the first row. You will do the first row the same was as the regular hdcslst.

Row 2 Step 1: Yo, insert hook into the back loop only of the first st, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).

Step-by-step half double crochet slip stitch tutorial

Row 2 Step 2: Pull the loop you just pulled up immediately through the other 2 loops on your hook.

Repeat across.

To move to row 2 ch1, or 2 if you prefer, and continue repeating the same steps to make the stitches for the next row, inserting your hook in the back loop only.

half double crochet slip stitch back loop only tutorial

That’s all there is to it! Once you get the hang if it goes along quite quickly with smooth motions!

 half double crochet slip stitch back loop only  tutorial

Ready, Set, Crochet!

Now you can practice your heart out! i’d love to see what you make with this stitch!

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