Foundation Half Double Crochet
This stitch is often abbreviated FHDC. To make this stitch chain 3, yarn over. Place your hook in the third chain from the hook. Yarn over and pull up a loop. You have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over pull through one loop. Pinching the chain you just created, yarn over and pull through all three loops. You’ve completed your first FHDC. Holding your swatch vertically, your chains will be on the left side, while your sstitches will be on the right if you are a right handed crocheter. To create the next FHDC, yarn over and place your hook under the two loops on the left side of the stitch. The chain is the two loops closest to you. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over pull through one loop. Pinching the chain, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. Repeat this for as many FHDCs as you need.