Standing Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet, and triple Crochet Stitch Tutorial

How to Make Standing Crochet Stitches (Sc, Hdc, Dc, & Tc)

Hi guys! If you are looking for an easy way to improve the look of your finished crochet projects, then standing crochet stitches will be a game changer for you. In this post, you’ll learn how to make a standing single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet. There are step-by-step pictures, and a complete video tutorial for each stitch below.

Video Tutorial for each Stitch:

Here is the complete video tutorial for making a standing single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet stitch. There are timestamps included in the video, so you can skip around to the stitch you need!

What are Standing Crochet Stitches?

Normally, we chain a certain number, before starting a new row or round: chain 1 for single crochet and half double crochet rows, chain 2 for double crochet rows, and chain 3 for triple crochet rows. The beginning chain gives us height, so that our first stitch of the row/round doesn’t look lopsided and out of place.

A standing stitch is the first stitch of a new round or row that is worked without a starting chain. Working a stitch without a starting chain creates a seamless look that will take your crochet skills up a notch. When learning something new, it’s going to feel a little weird, but once you get the hang of it, I think you’ll really enjoy this seamless start to a new row/round.

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Learn how to crochet a standing single crochet stitch (half double, double, and triple crochet standing stitch)

Standing Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial:

  • Step 1: Wrap the yarn around the hook once (like you are making a double crochet)! (Picture 1)
  • Step 2: Insert the hook into the indicated stitch. (Picture 2)
  • Step 3: Yarn over (YO) and draw up a loop – there should be 2 loops on the hook. (Picture 3)
  • Step 4: YO and pull through both loops to complete the single crochet. (Picture 4 and 5)

Standing Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial:

  • Step 1: Wrap the yarn around the hook twice (like you are making a triple crochet)! (Picture 1)
  • Step 2: Insert the hook into the indicated stitch. (Picture 2)
  • Step 3: Yarn over (YO) and draw up a loop – there should be 3 loops on the hook. (Picture 3 & 4)
  • Step 4: YO and pull through all 3 loops (the last loop might be hard to pull through, so hold it open with your fingers as your other hand pulls the hook through) to complete the half double crochet. (Picture 5 & 6)

Standing Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial:

  • Step 1: Wrap the yarn around the hook twice (almost like you are making a triple crochet)(Picture 1)
  • Step 2: Insert the hook into the indicated stitch. (Picture 2)
  • Step 3: Yarn over (YO) and draw up a loop – there should be 3 loops on the hook. (Picture 3)
  • Step 4: YO and pull through the first 2 loops – there should be 2 loops remaining. (Picture 4 & 5)
  • Step 5: YO and pull through the last 2 loops to complete the double crochet. (Picture 6)

Standing Triple Crochet Stitch Tutorial:

  • Step 1: Wrap the yarn around the hook three times(Picture 1)
  • Step 2: Insert the hook into the indicated stitch. (Picture 2)
  • Step 3: Yarn over (YO) and draw up a loop – there should be 4 loops on the hook. (Picture 3)
  • Step 4: [YO and pull through 2 loops] 3 times, to complete the triple crochet. (Pictures 3, 4, 5, & 6)

Practice each Stitch with these Crochet Patterns:


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I hope this quick tutorial for the standing single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet helped you. As always, enjoy your day, and take some time to crochet!

Love, Dayna

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