I’m here again with another crochet stitch tutorial, this time one that will be featured in my next crochet pattern: The Half Double Crochet in the Front Two Loops, or hdcF2L.
Half Double Crochet in Front Two Loops Tutorial
When you work a half double crochet, you will notice that you have a third loop that forms on the back side of your stitch as you work it. When you turn your work to start the next row, you will notice that third loop now facing you. You can do all kinds of fun techniques with that sweet little 3rd loop, but today we are focusing on the Half Double Crochet in the Front Two Loops (hdcF2L).
With a hdcF2L, you will work a regular hdc, but instead of working into the top two loops like normal, you will work into the front two loops, or rather the 3rd loop and the top loop closest to you.
Yarn over (yo), insert your hook into the front two loops of the next stitch.
Yo, pull through those front two loops. You will have three loops on your hook.
Complete hdc as usual: yo, pull through all three loops.
I’m hoping to get a video of this particular technique posted shortly, but until then, Daisy Farm Crafts did a video tutorial on a similar stitch called the Half Double Crochet Front Two Loop Cluster, where she worked into the same front two loops. Her video shows making multiple hdcs into those front two loops, whereas I’m only talking about working ONE hdc into them. Still, if you would like a better visual of where to find those front two loops, her video is very helpful.
Well, what did you think? It creates a pretty cool look on the opposite side of the fabric, don’t you think? Wait until you see how I combined it with another basic stitch to transform it! All in good time, my friends.
I’ve got one more tutorial to release before I release my next pattern, so keep a look out and subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss anything!
Until next time,
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