Half Treble Crochet (htr)

UK term: Half Treble Crochet 

UK abbreviation: htr

USA term: Half Double Crochet

USA abbreviation: hdc

Turning Chain: 2

A useful stitch for working between the different heights of the dc (sc) and tr (dc) stitches.

Being a shorter stitch it works up a little slower than a tr (dc) when making fabric.


 1.  Get to the point where you would like to make the stitch.
 2.  Wrap your yarn around your hook first.

 3.  Then insert your hook into the stitch (or chain space) that you’d like the htr to be made in.
 4.  Wrap the yarn over your hook and pull the yarn through the stitch (or chain space).  You now have 3 loops on the hook.
5.  Wrap the yarn over your hook again.
6.  Pull the wrapped yarn through the 3 loops already on your hook.
 7.  The half treble crochet (half double crochet) stitch is now complete.

Beginning a row:

 Skip the first stitch and work into the second stitch of the row

Ending a row:

Work into the top chain of the chain of 2 that you made at the beginning of the last row.