How to Half Treble Crochet UK HTr (US – Half Double Crochet HDc)

The Half Treble Crochet stitch, which is known as Half Double crochet in the US, is called such because it’s half the height of the Treble (Double) stitch. It another of the basic crochet stitches that is used frequently in crochet patterns! If you’d like to understand the differences between the UK and US terms more clearly, click here.

How to make a Half Treble Crochet UK | Free Crochet Stitch Turorial

The half treble crochet is worked just as the treble crochet with 2 exceptions; Once you’ve made your foundation chain, and before you make your first stitch, you bring your yarn over the hook, from back to front and then insert your hook into the 2nd chain from the hook to begin your first Half treble crochet (HTr).

The 1st difference between the Half Treble and the Treble crochet is that the turning chain (the chain worked before starting subsequent rows) is 2. The 2nd difference is that once you have yarned over and drawn up a loop, you simply yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook.

Just like the other basic crochet stitches, you will be working into the stitches you made in the previous row by inserting your hook under booth loops of the stitch.

In some crochet patterns, you will ask you to work into only one or the other loops of the stitch which will be written like this: BLO or FLO, which means back loop only or front loop only. This will be made very clear in the pattern. If you don’t see anything about working into different loops, you can safely assume that you are working into the whole stitch. 

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How to HTr HDc Crochet

How to Half Treble Crochet (US Half Double Crochet)

For this tutorial I used the following materials: 

You can use any yarn with the hook size recommended on the yarn band. 



Treble Crochet – HTr


Double Crochet – HDc

Begin by making a slip knot and a chain of 15.

Row 1: HTr  in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across. Turn. (14)

1. Yarn over hook

2. Insert hook in the 2nd chain from hook

3. Yarn over and bring up a loop (3 loops on hook)

4. Yarn over and bring yarn through all three loops on hook.

Row 2: Ch2, HTr in next and each st across. Turn. (14)

1. Ch1

2. Yarn over hook and insert into st and repeat steps 3 & 4 above

Keep on practising

Keep Practicing!

You can repeat row 2 as many times as you like to keep practicing making the half treble crochet stitch (US half double crochet).

Why not try….

Now you have learned how to crochet the Half Treble Double Crochet (half double), why not make a crochet ear warmer with my FREE Autumnal Ear Warmer crochet pattern.

CLICK HERE to make one

How to Half Double Crochet

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