Earlier, I showed you how to do the herringbone half-double crochet stitch (hhdc). If you’re not familiar with the hhdc stitch, please take a look at that tutorial first. Now let’s look at how to decrease (and increase too) in hhdc.

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Herringbone Half-Double Crochet Decrease (and Increase) – Photo Tutorial:

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Hhdc increase:

Increasing in hhdc is so easy, it really doesn’t need it’s own tutorial. Just make 2 hhdc stitches in the same stitch.

Hhdc decrease:

Decreasing in hhdc is much like decreasing in double crochet. You work the first stitch halfway, then work the 2nd stitch halfway, and then finish both stitches off together.  Start the same way you would for a normal hhdc stitch: Yarn over insert hook in next stitch, pull up a loop, pull that loop (shown in red) through the yarn over (shown in blue).

pull through yo - Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc) tutorial on StitchesNScraps.comNow do the exact same thing in the next stitch. Here you can see we have the first half of 2 separate stitches

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Decrease tutorial on StitchesNScraps.comTo finish both stitches off together (creating the decrease), yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.

completed decrease - Herringbone Half Double Crochet Decrease tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

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