Half Double Slip Stitch – Free Video Tutorial

Free Tutorial On How To Work Half Double Slip Stitch

I am so excited to bring you the half double slip stitch tutorial. This is a great crochet stitch to have in your repertoire.

Half double slip stitch is sometimes referred to as Yarn Over Slip Stitch.

This is due to combining two basic crochet stitches – half double crochet and the slip stitch. That means that before you work the slip stitch, you yarn over as if you were going to work the half double crochet.

Half Double Slip Stitch Video Tutorial

I have filmed a quick video tutorial to show you this real fun crochet stitch. Check it out below!

YouTube video

Because this is a single stitch, there is no multiples to chain when you start a project using this stitch.

You can chain as many chains as you need for your project and then simply add an extra chain. This is only because you will start working into second chain from the hook.

When working a classic slip stitch it can get very tight and difficult to work into. Working a half double slip stitch makes it so much easier to work into.


half double slip stitch crochet tutorial

Written Instructions

Chain any number of stitches.

ROW 1 : starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, *yarn over, insert your hook into the chain stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop; pull the last loop (furtherest away from your hook) directly through the other two loops on hook; repeat from * across. Turn.

ROW 2: 1 ch (does not count as a stitch), *yarn over, insert your hook, yarn over, pull up a loop; pull the last loop (furtherest away from your hook) directly through the other two loops on hook; repeat from * across. Turn.

Repeat Row 2 as many times as you need to to reach a desired length.

Project Ideas

Half double slip stitch is a very versatile stitch. It creates a lovely fabric with a subtle texture.

The extra loop on the hook creates a lovely ridges in the fabric. You can even work the half double slip stitch through the back loop only. This gives the fabric extra texture.

You can use this to you advantage and use this stitch for a simple and subtle ribbing on light cardigans or sweaters.

It is a lovely stitch you can use for blankets, washcloths or pillows.

Here are some quick patterns that use this stitch:

  1. Teo Tank by Meghan Makes Do – it is a V neck tank top perfect for summer, CLICK HERE
  2. Easy three color pillow by Nordic Hook – easy three color crochet cushion , CLICK HERE
  3. Crochet Spring Stripes Hot Pads by Daisy Farm Crafts – simple and quick projects, CLICK HERE

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this crochet tutorial. I have more free crochet tutorials that you might enjoy right here on the blog. 

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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2 thoughts on “Half Double Slip Stitch – Free Video Tutorial

  1. Thank you Veronika for sharing the video tutorial on an unique stitch. I love the texture and the look it has. The half double and the slip stitch happens to be my 2 favorite stitches! I think it would make a beautiful hat. Can’t wait to try ❣

  2. Hi Veronica,
    Thanks for the tutorial today. I had never heard of this stitch but it looks quite nice and ‘thirsty’ . My brain immediately said kitchen towel or hand towel, made out of cotton yarn. That may be because I need some more kitchen towels, or because I was trying to organize my yarn stash and discovered that I had an abundance of cotton yarn. I think this stitch pattern would be very good for my towels. I haven’t tried it out yet because I do have some projects in the works and they need to GET DONE! That won’t be tomorrow, my shift starts at 7 am, but this new stitch will give me the incentive to finish the projects in the queue.
    Thanks for your generosity in sharing tutorials and suggesting patterns for their use. (especially at your loss of movie time)

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