Lesson 4: Half-Double Crochet Stitch (hdc)
I use this stitch a lot. It is taller than a single crochet, but shorter than a double crochet. It is used in a lot of patterns and the abbreviation is hdc. So... Here we go!
Make a chain. My picture is after a few rows, but it is all the same. With a chain you will start in the 2nd chain from the hook.
Step 1: YO (yarn over).
Step 2: Put through the next stitch (from above it looks like a V).
Step 3: YO, pull through the stitch. This will leave three loops on your hook.
Step 4: YO, pull through all three loops.