Extended Half Double Crochet Stitch

Extended Half Double Crochet Stitch
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Stitch of the Week #7: Extended Half-Double Crochet

exhdc crochet tutorial

This week’s stitch of the week is the Extended Half-Double Crochet (exhdc).

This stitch makes a comfy-looking fabric, ideal for blankets, scarves, cowls, and hats.  It also works up in any yarn weight and color.

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You will need any yarn weight and color; I used Red Heart Super Saver in white and Turqua

5mm crochet hook (what the yarn label recommended)

Needle (for weaving in ends)




Exhdc—extended half-double crochet

Yo—Yarn over

The Stitch:

To work the stitch, you will need to:

  1. Yarn over, insert hook into stitch instructed, pull up a loop
  2. Yo, pull thru 1 loop
  3. Yo, pull thru 3 loops

To make a swatch, follow the instructions below:

The multiple for this stitch is any number plus 2

To make the swatch, I did a chain of 22.  Do this by following along in the instructions below:


  1. Yo, exhdc in 3rd ch from the hook, exhdc to end.


  1. Ch3, turn (counts as a st), exhdc in the next st (not the first one below the ch3), exhdc to end, placing exhdc in the turning chain.

The repeat for this pattern is row 2.  Do this for as big as you want the swatch or project to be.


This creates a lightweight fabric with a little drape.  It looks best, in my opinion, with alternating a couple of colors.

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Also be sure to check out our other tutorials and stitches of the week as we have a growing list!