Stitch of the Week: Extended Half-Double Crochet

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By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

This week’s stitch of the week is the Extended Half-Double Crochet (exhdc).

This stitch makes a comfy looking fabric, ideal for blankets, scarves, cowls, and hats.  It also works up in any type of yarn weight and color.



Exhdc—extended half-double crochet
Yo—Yarn over

The Stitch:

To work the stitch, you will need to:

  1. Yo, insert hook into stitch instructed, pull up a loop
  2. Yo, pull thru 1 loop
  3. Yo, pull thru 3 loops

To make a swatch, follow the instructions below:

The multiple for this stitch is any number plus 2

To make the swatch, I did a chain of 22.  Do this to follow along in the instructions below:


  1. Yo, exhdc in 3rd ch from the hook, exhdc to end.


  1. Ch3, turn, (counts as a st), exhdc in the next st (not the first one below the ch3), exhdc to end, placing exhdc in the turning chain.

The repeat for this pattern is row 2.  Do this for as big as you want the swatch or project to be.


This creates a lightweight fabric with a little drape.  It looks best, in my opinion, with alternating a couple of colors.

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Hi there, I’m Sara of Sunflower Cottage Crochet. Designer, blogger, and mother of one amazing little girl whom inspires me each day! Crocheting helps my anxiety by keeping my mind busy and is very satisfying to do. We have a saying in the crochet world: “I turned a string into a thing!” My goals with my business are to have a thriving blog, Etsy shop, and YouTube channel. My expertise is used to provide tutorials and new patterns to crocheters of all levels. Join me at

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