How to crochet the half-double stitch (hdc)

Follow along in the video tutorial to see how this works.
Yarn over, insert the hook in the next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull yarn through all three loops on hook. One half double stitch made. To begin a half double crochet row, chain 2.
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