Extended Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Last Updated on November 7, 2022

The Extended Half Double Crochet (Ehdc) is a taller version of the half double crochet stitch, kind of a different half double crochet stitch.

The stitch looks almost exactly the same as a regular half double crochet, just with the height of a double crochet stitch. This makes it a great stitch to work up a quick crochet blanket!

Scroll down for the detailed photo-tutorial to learn how to crochet the extended half double crochet stitch.

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What Is an Extended Half Double Crochet (Ehdc)?

An extended half double crochet is a tall half double crochet stitch, the stitch is the same height as a double crochet stitch.

The height of the Ehdc stitch is achieved by adding one more chain at the beginning of the stitch, and then working the half double crochet stitch as usual.

Adding the chain at the beginning of the stitch still keeps the classic look of the hdc stitch while helping gain the taller height.
If you are looking for more different half double crochet stitches, check out the Camel stitch (hdc in 3rd loop)!

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Extended Half Double Crochet Blanket

Working the extended hdc is faster than working a regular half double crochet stitch, your work gains height much faster because the Ehdc stitch is the same height as a double crochet stitch.

That makes it a perfect stitch to work up a blanket. Combining the beautiful texture of this stitch, it will make a soft and quick crochet blanket. The extended half double crochet stitch is used in Part 3 of the Harmony Throw Blanket.

extended half double crochet stitch free tutorial made by gootie


What Can You Crochet With the Ehdc Stitch?

Being an easy one-row repeat crochet stitch, the extended half double crochet is perfect for almost any project you can think of.

Besides blankets, you can use it to crochet scarves, pillow covers, shawls, pot holders.

Working the extended half double crochet stitch in the round would also form a beautiful cowl or infinity scarf.



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How Do You Crochet an Extended Half Double Crochet?

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Skill level – Beginner

Materials I Used in This Tutorial
– Crochet hook 5.0 mm / H (I used the Addi Swing Hook).
– Worsted (#4) weight yarn (I used Knit Picks – Dishie)

Abbreviations (US)
ch – chain
Ehdc – extended half double crochet
yo – yarn over


Notes

  • Ch2 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • You can work any number of chains for this stitch.

 

Extended Half Double Crochet Photo Tutorial


Chain any number of chains.

Row 1: 1Ehdc in 3rd ch from hook: yo, insert your hook into the 3rd ch from the hook and pull up a loop, yo and pull up a loop through 1 loop only, yo and pull up the yarn through all 3 loop.

1Ehdc in each ch across, turn.


Row 2:
ch2 (does not count as a st),
1Ehdc in 1st st: yo, insert your hook into the first st and pull up a loop, yo and pull up a loop through 1 loop only, yo and pull up the yarn through all 3 loop.

1Ehdc in each st across, turn.

Repeat row 2 until the desired length.


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