Modern Crochet for Beginners: Half Double Crochet

A fun class that teaches crochet the easy way! For the absolute beginner to learn the half double crochet stitch and make a fashionable, trendy twist headband.

In today's class you will learn another basic crochet stitch, the half double crochet (HDC), one of the most used stitches in this craft. We will go through step by step how to create a half double crochet and the anatomy of this stitch. We will talk all about gauge and how you should apply it to your projects.

By the end of the class you will apply your new skills to create a gorgeous, modern twist headband.

Class is about an hour but go at your own pace and at your own convenient times. You can pause, rewatch, practice and of course have fun. Don't forget to download the accompanying pattern, abbreviation guide, and crochet standards cheat sheet!



  • Worsted Weight Yarn

  • J 6.0mm Crochet Hook

  • Scissors

  • Yarn Needle


  • Ch: Chain St(s): Stitch(es)

  • Hdc: Half double crochet

  • F/o: Finish Off


  • Hdc in the 3rd loop.



Please share your WIPs (works in progress) and your finished headbands, I can't wait to see what color yarn you used! Upload your work to the project gallery. If you share on Instagram tag me @ButFirstCrochet and I'll be sure to give you some positive feedback!

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