Your question: What is the third loop in crochet?

What is a crochet stitch that has three loops in the hook?

Half Double Crochet (hdc): Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all loops on hook; repeat from *.

What are the abbreviations for crocheting?

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Abbreviation Description
dc2tog double crochet 2 stitches together
dec decrease
dtr double treble crochet
edc extended double crochet

Is more open than the double crochet?

Treble Crochet (tr):

Sometimes called triple stitch, the treble stitch is taller and more open than a double stitch. It is a continuation of the double crochet stitch.

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