How to make a ridge in crochet

How to make a ridge in crochet using half double crochet stitches and crocheting in the third loop only.

Making a ridge in crochet is a very easy technique that can be performed in two different ways with different results. A ridge is a visible line which separates -or better- gives an accent to a certain area of a finished crochet piece.

I have found this technique to be very useful in basket making and it is actually the one I used for my oval baskets. Another use of it is in baby shoes and slippers in general, or, in anything you want to create a bottom that will lay flat and not curve on the sides.

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