Double crochet and half double crochet stitches are very convenient. Sometimes, you may not have the time to single crochet an entire scarf, but still want it to be semi-tight. Maybe you just don’t have enough yarn. In either event, double crochet and half double crochet stitches would work out in your favor.
When dealing with height, half double crochet stitches are taller than single crochet stitches, but shorter than double crochet stitches. Double crochet stitches are more commonly-used than half double crochet stitches, but sometimes you may just see “hdc” in a pattern. When that time comes, you’ll need to know how to half double crochet. Once you get the hang of it, it’s really quite simple to crochet either kind of stitch. Check out the video below to learn how to double crochet and how to half double crochet.