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Half Double Crochet Border Tutorial

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a half double crochet border around your project. A half double crochet border is simple to make and great for beginners.

A half double crochet border that's made with a different color yarn.

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Half Double Crochet Border for Beginners

A half double crochet border is great to make as it requires only one stitch. So if you’re comfortable making a half double crochet stitch, you can totally make this easy border.

I love making simple crochet borders using the foundation stitches because I find it adds the perfect finishing touch. This post is actually part of my crochet border series, so if you would like to check out other borders using the basics, make sure to click the links down below.

A half double crochet border made in a different color.

Materials You Will Need to Make a Border

Since this is just a practice swatch, there’s not much that you need. But here are the things that I used for this border tutorial.

Alright, let’s get started!

How to Make a Half Double Crochet Border

Step 1: Insert your hook into the last stitch of your last row, and make a half double crochet.

If you’re using a different color, reattach your yarn to the last stitch of your last row, chain 2, and make a half double crochet in the same stitch you attached your yarn to.

Note – to make a half double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, and pull through stitch. Yarn over one more time and pull through the last three loops on the hook.

Adding yarn to a crochet washcloth for the border.
Adding a half double crochet border to a crochet washcloth.

Step 2: Then continue to make 1 half double crochet in each stitch across the row.

Adding a half double crochet border to a crochet project in a different color.

Step 3: Once you have finished one side and you’ve reached a corner, make 3 half double crochets in the same stitch.

Note – if you find that your corner is rounding or looks tight, add an extra half double crochet stitch.

Adding 3 half double crochets to a corner to make a border.

Step 4: Then continue making a half double crochet in each stitch on the side of your crochet project.

A half double crochet border on a crochet washcloth.

Now continue to repeat this sequence all the way around your crochet project. Once you have finished your border, slip stitch to the first stitch.

And that’s it, you’re finished! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and don’t forget to save this post for future reference.

Other Crochet Borders You Might Like

A picot stitch border on a washcloth and a crab stitch border.
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A half double crochet edging on a washcloth.

Laura Bassett

Sunday 14th of April 2024

Do you have a tutorial on the stitch you used for the blanket? It is lovely!


Tuesday 16th of April 2024

Hi there, I used the suzette stitch for the example in the tutorial. Is that what you mean? If so, I do have a video tutorial for the suzette stitch on my YouTube Channel. 😊


Sunday 3rd of March 2024

Ty explained very well. Made it easy to follw


Monday 4th of March 2024

You're welcome! 😊 Glad it was helpful.