Half treble crochet UK
The half treble crochet stitch is a handy stitch that's between double and treble crochet in size, and it looks slightly looser than double crochet.
One of the great things about the half treble crochet stitch is that it works quickly and adds texture to your crochet projects. This crochet stitch appears in scarves, blankets, hat patterns (and more).
UK vs US: Is half treble crochet the same as half double crochet?
The terms can confuse beginners when they start learning to crochet. Crochet terms differ depending on whether the designers use US or UK terms (Australian designers will use UK terms).
Half treble crochet (htr) is the same stitch as the American half double crochet (hdc). So check your pattern before you start to ensure you're using the correct stitches.
How do you crochet half treble in Australia?
To make a half treble crochet stitch, work to where you want the htr and then wind the yarn around the hook.
Insert the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch in the previous row. Wrap the yarn around the hook again.
Pull the yarn through the stitch only (three loops on the hook).
Yarn around the hook again, and pull the yarn through all three loops. You've made a half treble crochet. Continue working htr into the next and following stitches to the end of the row.
What is the turning chain for half treble crochet UK?
The turning chain for htr is 2 chains. Doing this is essential to bring each row up to the right height.
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