Crochet the half-double stitch with these easy steps and achieve that beautiful design you've been longing for. Insert your crochet hook to the two loops found at the end of your cross stitch. Yarn over your stitch and make three loops wrapped around the crochet hook. Always count the number of stitches that you do and continue step number 2 to the rest of the yarn. Skip the first loop at the end of every row and insert your hook on the second loop. repeat the process until your desired design is laid out. These are the easy steps in creating a half-double stitch design to your artistic work.