The Alternating Half Double Crochet Increase stitch is easier than it sounds. It is simply working one half double crochet into the front loop of the indicated stitch and then working a second half double crochet into the back loop of the same stitch. So two half double crochets in one stitch which creates in increase, but still keeps with the alternating pattern of front loop, back loop.
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Step 1: Yarn over.
Step 2: Insert hook into the front loop of the next stitch.
Step 3: Yarn over.
Step 4: Draw back through the front loop.
Step 5: Yarn over and draw through all three loops on the hook. Your first half double crochet is complete.
Step 6: Yarn over. Insert hook into the unworked back loop of the same stitch you just worked into. Yarn over again.
Step 7: Draw back through the loop. You will now have three loops on your hook.
Step 8: Yarn over and draw through all three loops on your hook. There are now 2 half double crochets worked into the same stitch – one in the front loop and one in the back loop. An increase was made.
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