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Learn how-to half double crochet with Emma from Stitch-Em and then make her adorable crochet cactus.


  • How to double crochet . Half Double Crochet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Yarn over (from the back of the hook to the front)

  • How to double crochet . Half Double Crochet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Insert the hook into the next stitch (where my paper clip/stitch marker is). Yarn over.

  • How to double crochet . Half Double Crochet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take the first loop off the hook (the one just picked up).

  • How to double crochet . Half Double Crochet - Step 4
    Step 4

    There should be 3 chains on the hook now.

  • How to double crochet . Half Double Crochet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Yarn over. Take the remaining 3 loops off of the hook.

  • How to double crochet . Half Double Crochet - Step 6
    Step 6

    The stitch is completed!

  • How to double crochet . Half Double Crochet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Continue to the end of the row. If you are working in rows (like I am) ch 1, and turn your work to start a new row.

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