Forked Half Double Crochet
Crocheting in the middle bar makes a great fabric with a defined horizontal line.
Forked Half Double Crochet (fk hdc): Yo hk, insert hk into next st indicated, pull up lp, yo hk, insert hk into next st indicated, pull up lp, yo hk, pull through 3 lps on hk, yo hk, pull through last 3 lps on hk.
Ch any number of sts.
Row 1 (RS): Fk hdc in 3rd and 4th ch from hk (sk ch counts as dc), fk hdc in prev and next ch across to last ch, dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), fk hdc in 3rd ch and next hdc, fk hdc in prev and next hdc across to t-ch, dc in top of t-ch, turn.
Repeat row 2 to desired length.