How to Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch

You are going to love learning how to slip stitch with the half double crochet stitch! This stitch technique is great for making tightly woven crochet pieces that are extra warm without any extra gaps or holes, like a cozy baby blanket.

With this stitch tutorial, you’ll be able to learn how to hdc slip stitch with the help from our video lesson as well as step-by-step photos as well!

Happy Crocheting!

Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch

When you are first learning how to crochet, you will want to become familiar with reading crochet patterns and to also know what the abbreviations stand for in them.

For example, the half double crochet slip stitch may also be abbreviated or written as a hdc sl st in patterns.

  • hdc sl st = half double crochet slip stitch

Keep this in mind when you are looking over patterns, so you will know what stitch is intended to be made.

Materials to Make this Crochet Stitch

The only crochet supplies you’ll need for this easy crochet stitch, is yarn and a crochet hook.


I used Heartland Yarn by Lion Brand, which is a four weight yarn.


This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.


Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 251yd / 230m (200yd / 183m in prints)
Hook: 6 mm (J-10)
Substitute: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

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Keep in mind, that any yarn weight or brand will work perfectly for this stitch.

Crochet hook

For this tutorial, I used a 5.5 mm crochet hook size because it paired perfectly with the Heartland yarn I used.

5.5 mm (I-9)

5.5 mm (I-9)

This hook is also known as I-9 (US), 5 (UK) & 5.5 mm. You can use it with Weight 3 – Light & Weight 4 – Medium yarn weights.

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If you intend to use a different yarn weight or brand, then check the label for the suggested crochet hook size for that yarn.

HDC Slip Stitch Tutorial

You’ll love how easy it is to use the half double crochet slip stitch in projects!

Follow along below with our step-by-step photo tutorial as well as video tutorial to learn all about this easy crochet stitch.

How to HDC SL ST in Crochet

Skill Level: Easy


  • Yarn
  • Crochet Hook

Crochet Stitches & Abbreviations


  • The crochet tutorial is written in standard US terms

The Tutorial

Step 1

Yo the crochet hook

Step 2

Insert the crochet hook into the next st.

Step 3

Yo the crochet hook

Step 4

Pull back through all the loops on the crochet hook. You have now completed a hdc sl st or half double crochet slip stitch.

Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch Video Tutorial

Follow along with our easy video lesson about how to half double crochet slip stitch.

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