How To Crochet Into The 3rd Loop of a HDC

Hello. Today I’m going to show you how to crochet into the third loop of a half double crochet. The reason that i’m using this different color yarn is just so that you can see the stitches a little bit easier than if i was using white on white. If you look at the top of the half double crochet there is a V. The V consists of a front loop and a back loop. Normally we work into either both of these loops or one or the other. But when you want to work into the third loop of the half double crochet, you tilt the half double crochet toward you and then you can see that there is a third loop in the back of the half double crochet. There’s the V and there is the third loop I’m using double crochets in my pattern so I’m going to yarn over insert my hook into that third loop behind the V, yarn over, yarn over and pull through two and yarn over and pull through two. You can see that when you work into the third loop of the half double crochet that it creates this very interesting stitch that looks very similar to a knitted stitch or knitted fabric. I love this look and I love using this stitch. I’ll show you again. There’s the V at the top of the half double crochet. I’m going to tilt it forward and there is my bar in the back. I’m going to yarn over and make a double crochet into the third loop of this half double crochet. And there you go, it’s that simple. If you liked this video tutorial please give it a thumbs up and a share I really appreciate it. Thank you so much and if you would like to keep up with my future videos subscribe to my youtube channel. The subscribe button is down below just push it it only takes a second. I hope you all have a wonderful day! Bye!

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  • Jenny Anderson says:

    This is the only video that I totally got. Using the different colored yarn made all the difference. Do you do a regular hdc in the last one of the row, or still in third loop?

  • MaeNotEast says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for explaining the bit about the V-looking stitches! It just donned on me how to figure out the stitches based on which way the V is pointing! After all these years!! Of course, I may have figured it out 30 years ago and forgotten, since it's been about 20 years since I crocheted anything. I won't forget this time. But I must have watched at least 4 dozen tutorials in the last month and nobody else mentioned the V thing.

    Using highly contrasting, sleek (low fluff) yarn like you did was perfect. It can sometimes be next to impossible to make out stitches, especially when the person uses dark, bulky, fluffy yarn. (I can't think of the proper term to describe fluffy yarn LOL) And some of them go WAY too fast when they're doing the stitch themselves. Stopping and explaining mid-stitch like you do, PLUS using arrows to highlight your point – brilliant!

    But thank you again for making this video AND for doing such a good job of it! I'll be back to look at more of your videos as soon as I can. I'll probably find out I've been crocheting incorrectly for a long time. heheheh
    (subscribed and thumbed up before the video was over even, plus PINterested your video)

  • Mi Cr says:

    Looks nothing like a knitted stitch.

  • Rosemarie's Crafty Homestead says:

    That is so neat! Makes a beautiful stitch! Thanks!

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