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How to Crochet the Extended Half Double Crochet

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The Extended Half Double Crochet stitch is super easy, works up quickly, and makes for great crocheted fabric. Let’s learn this fun, quick stitch in this beginner-friendly crochet tutorial!

Extended Half Double Crochet Tutorial

Extended Half Double Crochet Tutorial

A cross between the Half Double and the Double crochet, this stitch works up super fast. If you can make either of those stitches, you can make this stitch!

Extended hdc stitch

I love the Extended Half Double (Ehdc) stitch because it is nice and tall, and interesting enough to keep my interest. I feel like I’m accomplishing a lot in just a short amount of time. Does crochet get much better than that? I think not!

Abbreviated as the Ehdc, this stitch is the same as a regular half double crochet except with one small variation: a chain in the middle. Sounds too easy? It really is!

To make the Ehdc:

1. Start with any number of chains.

2. Yarn over and pull up a loop in the second chain from the hook. (3 loops on hook)

3. Chain one. (again, 3 loops on hook)

4. Yarn over and pull through all three loops.

That’s it! Continue to the end of the chain.

how to crochet the extended half double stitch

Some things to note about the extended half double crochet stitch:

This stitch requires no multiple of stitches. Start with any number you want!

This stitch is abbreviated as Ehdc.

To start a new row, simply chain one and turn. Work into the first stitch and in each across as normal.

extended half double crochet stitch

Extended Half Double VIDEO tutorial:

YouTube video
If you are familiar with working into the third loop of a regular half double crochet, you may be interested to see how this extended version of the stitch changes the look! You can try this in the Libby Beanie, a free pattern right here on Heart Hook Home. ♥

Are you ready to work up a quick project to master this fun stitch? Whip up some EASY washcloths using my new Easiest Crochet Washcloth pattern. They are about 8.5″ square and since the Ehdc stitch is so tall, they work up in NO TIME flat!

Extended half double crochet tutorial

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  2. Very helpful. I make blankets for the animals in the Shelters and this stitch should make a great, cozy blanket.