The half-treble crochet stitch (htr) is a fantastic little stitch that is often overlooked. It creates a fabric that is not quite as tight and solid as a dc stitch, but not quite as loose and airy as a treble stitch, making it perfect for projects like bags and accessories, as well as garments of course!
In US terminology this would be called a half double crochet stitch.
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To make a half treble crochet stitch, work to where you want the htr (half treble) and then wind the yarn around the hook (yrh).
Insert the hook under the top two loops of next stitch in the previous row. Wrap yarn around the hook again (yrh).
Pull the yarn through the stitch only (3 loops on hook), yrh. Pull the yarn through all 3 loops. You’ve made a half treble crochet! Continue working htr into next and following stitches to the end of the row.
At the end of the row, turn work and ch2. This is the t-ch (turning chain) and counts as the first htr in the next row. Skip the first st at the base of the t-ch, work 1htr into 2nd st in prev row and in each st to end, including into top of t-ch.