What is the difference between half double crochet and double crochet?
The half double crochet (abbreviated hdc) is kind of an oddball stitch. The half double crochet falls in between a single crochet and a double crochet in height, but instead of working off two loops at a time, you draw the yarn through three loops on the hook.
Why do I keep losing stitches in crochet?
A major cause of stitch loss is failing to put a stitch into the last stitch of the row. … The easiest way to be sure that you have stitched the complete row is to keep count, but when you’re a beginner, with so many things to think about, that can be one stage too far.