Continuing with our How to Crochet series is how to crochet a half double crochet stitch. This is really one of my favorite stitches and there are so many different combinations using half double crochet (hdc). Just using hdc and slip stitch you can create the texture seen here in my free pattern the Buckle Bag.
With just basic knowledge of a few different stitches you can create a remarkable number of different textures. Did you know that a hdc stitch even has a third loop you can crochet into for a different look? I just tried this recently and was amazed at how different the stitch looked just by crocheting into a different loop! No matter how many things I think I know about crochet, I always find something new and interesting.
To see my other crochet tutorial videos, check out Crochet 101.