This week we are learning to crochet the Half Double Crochet Front Loop and Back Loop (or HDC FL + BL). Join us for our Totally Textured Tuesday series, where you’ll learn a new crochet stitch every week!
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Hi again! Makenzie from BQueen Collection sharing another Totally Textured Tuesday stitch for our 12 week series. We’ll be going over 12 stitches I think are full of IT (and by “it” I mean texture, depth, dimension and loft!). Here’s a recap:
Week 2: Blanket Stitch
Week 3: Even Moss Stitch
Week 4: Mini Basket Weave
Week 5: Bar Stitch
Week 6: Even Berry Stitch
WEEK 7: Crochet HDC FL + BL
HDC FL + BL translates to Half Double Crochet Front Loop and Back Loop. This one sounds and looks a little busy, and that’s because it kind of is. However, this stitch is super easy and probably one you’ve never heard or tried before. Remember the Mini Basket Weave stitch from week 4, where we alternated front and back posts of our double crochets? This is kind of like that. Instead, we are alternating between front and back loops of the hdc stitch, which gives it that depth we’re after here. I’m seeing dishcloths for this stitch…
Any yarn or hook will do, but here is what I am using:
- ch: chain
- rep: repeat
- hdc: half double crochet
- blo: back loop only
- flo: front loop only
- RS: right side
- WS: wrong side
Multiple: Odd Number
Row 1 (RS): Ch an odd number of sts to desired length, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, ch1, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Hdc in first st, *hdc blo, hdc flo; repeat from * until last st, hdc, ch1, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until desired measurement.
There you have it, and something new for you to try! See you next week.
Hi! I’m Makenzie from BQueen Collection and my husband I make custom wood crochet hooks while I also dabble in pattern design. We live in eastern Colorado, enjoy fishing and the outdoors, and have three young boys who keep us very busy (plus eight chickens because we eat soooo many eggs). We’d love to connect – follow us on Instagram @bqueencollection and see what we’re up to!