How do you start a half double crochet row?

How do you start a new row in half double crochet?

To begin the new row, turn the work, chain two for a turning chain. Make HDC stitches in the next stitch and all the following stitches from the row before.

Half Double Crochet Summary:

  1. Yarn over and insert hook into next stitch.
  2. Yarn over and pull through.
  3. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on hook.

How do you keep a gap at the beginning of a crochet row?

Use a regular turning chain (chain-2 or chain-3 for double crochet, chain-3 or chain-4 for treble crochet), but put the first stitch of the row into the stitch at the base of the turning chain. Put the last stitch of the next row into the top of the last “real” stitch, ignoring the turning chain.

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