Extended Half Double Crochet Stitch Pattern, by Janice
The extended half double crochet stitch pattern is ideal for beginners seeking to diversify their crochet skills. This pattern creates an open, airy fabric with a higher height and drape than the traditional half-double crochet. It offers a slightly elongated, twisted appearance in the fabric, creating a unique texture that compartmentalizes the elegance of crochet work.
You can use this exciting pattern to craft various items such as scarves, Afghans, hats, and baby blankets.
Additionally, it can be incorporated into more intricate stitches for more advanced projects once you've mastered it. This stitch is a good steppingstone to train your hands while elevating your crochet designs.
This stitch works up super-fast as a cross between the Half Double and the Double crochet. If you can make either of those stitches, you can make this stitch!
The abbreviation is Ehdc
Ehdc or Ext Hdc– extended half double crochet
Ch – chain
St(s) - Stitch, stitches
YO – Yarn over
How to Fasten off and Weave in Stitches
Chain any number of chains, plus 2, for your turning chain. (If two chains seem to tight, consider making a chain of 3 for your turning chain.
Continue working row 2 until you reach your desired length. Fasten off and weave in ends.
In conclusion, the extended half-double crochet stitch injects a fresh perspective into the world of crochet. It allows beginners to bolster their crochet techniques while paving the way for more detailed and intricate project work.
The stitch's unique texture and drape enhance the aesthetic appeal of your crochet items and their functional value. Learning this stitch advances your crochet skills, elevates your designs, and fuels your passion for the craft.
Like any crochet stitch, mastering it might take some practice, but once you get the hang of it, your crochet work will reach new heights of beauty and versatility.