Half Double Crochet Stitch Patterns

The half double crochet stitch, or hdc, is similar to the double stitch, but with a slight difference. You can master this stitch with our tutorial and video. All of these free patterns feature the half double crochet stitch.

Free Crochet Patterns using the Half Double Crochet Stitch

These free crochet patterns were all created using various yarn types, brands and hook sizes... but all use the Half Double Crochet crochet stitch.

Rose Frost Throw

Rose Frost Throw

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Caron,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Bobble, Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Pink,
Crochet Bikini Top

Crochet Bikini Top

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
Blossom Shawl

Blossom Shawl

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Mary Maxim,
  • Yarn Name: Mellowspun DK,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet,
Daydream Square

Daydream Square

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Color Theory,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Double Crochet Increase, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch Back Loop,
  • Color: Brown, Gray, Pink,
Deidra Sweater

Deidra Sweater

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Knit Picks, WeCrochet,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7), 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Back Loop, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Pink,
Easy Crochet Hot Pads with Handles

Easy Crochet Hot Pads with Handles

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Brand: Yarnspirations,
  • Yarn Name: Lily Sugar’n Cream,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
Bingley Hat

Bingley Hat

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Mary Maxim,
  • Yarn Name: Mellowspun DK,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Back Loop, Slip Stitch, Slip Stitch Back Loop,
  • Color: Blue, Brown, Gray, White,
Mystical Tee

Mystical Tee

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Knit Picks, WeCrochet,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 1 – Super Fine,
  • Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E-4),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Back Loop, Half Double Crochet Front Loop, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Neutral,
Big Chubby Bear

Big Chubby Bear

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Paint Box Yarns, Yarn and Colors,
  • Yarn Name: 24/7 Cotton, Simply DK,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light, Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 2.75 mm (C-2), 3.25 mm (D-3), 3.5 mm (E-4),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Blue, Brown, Neutral, White,
Spiked Sedge Stitch

Spiked Sedge Stitch

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Brown,
Easy Crochet Mittens (Free Pattern)

Easy Crochet Mittens (Free Pattern)

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4 mm (G-6),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop, Single Crochet Two Together,
  • Color: Neutral,
Crochet Kitchen Towel

Crochet Kitchen Towel

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy, 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 4 mm (G-6), 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Gray, White, Yellow,
Mosaic Socks

Mosaic Socks

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 2 – Fine,
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Green, Pink, Variegated,
Braided Extended Half Double Crochet

Braided Extended Half Double Crochet

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Gray,
Spofforth Sweater

Spofforth Sweater

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: WeCrochet,
  • Yarn Name: Heatherly Worsted,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Back Loop, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Blue,
Lovely Lace Coaster Set

Lovely Lace Coaster Set

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Stylecraft,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E-4),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch, Triple Crochet,
  • Color: Pink, Purple,
Oat Bran Beanie

Oat Bran Beanie

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Wool-Ease Thick and Quick,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 6 – Super Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 10 mm (N/P-15),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Double Crochet Increase, Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Back Loop, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Neutral, White,
Solstice Mittens

Solstice Mittens

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Wool-Ease,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: Neutral, White,
Crochet Heart Crop Top Pattern

Crochet Heart Crop Top Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4 mm (G-6),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Two Together, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
Herringbone Backpack

Herringbone Backpack

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Yarn Brand: Paint Box Yarns,
  • Yarn Name: Simply Aran,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Herringbone Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Brown, Neutral,
Crunch Stitch Crochet

Crunch Stitch Crochet

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Brown,
Broadquay Blanket

Broadquay Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Knit Picks,
  • Yarn Name: Brava Worsted,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Two Together, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch, Triple Crochet,
  • Color: Brown,
Michelle Beanie

Michelle Beanie

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Hobby Lobby,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Puff, Single Crochet,
Michelle Scarf

Michelle Scarf

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Hobby Lobby,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Puff, Single Crochet,
Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

Easy Crochet Baby Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Yarn Name: Brava Worsted,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Green, White,
Crochet Adult Slipper Boots Worked Flat

Crochet Adult Slipper Boots Worked Flat

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4 mm (G-6), 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
Solstice Fingerless Mitts

Solstice Fingerless Mitts

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Wool-Ease,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral, White,
Solstice Winter Hat

Solstice Winter Hat

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Wool-Ease,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral, White,
Mountain Pine Crochet Tree Blanket

Mountain Pine Crochet Tree Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Wool-Ease,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Green, Neutral,
Crochet Baby Booties Worked Flat

Crochet Baby Booties Worked Flat

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E-4),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
Easy Peasy Crochet Cowl Pattern

Easy Peasy Crochet Cowl Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
Christmas Mini Hat Ornaments Crochet

Christmas Mini Hat Ornaments Crochet

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Back Loop, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Gray, Neutral,
Crochet A Flat Christmas Tree

Crochet A Flat Christmas Tree

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 2 – Fine,
  • Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E-4),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Brown, Green, Neutral,
Mini Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Mini Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Hue + Me,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 6.5 mm (K-10.5),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Back Loop, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Red, White,
Crochet Christmas Star Pattern

Crochet Christmas Star Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic, 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch, Triple Crochet,
  • Color: Brown, Green, Neutral,
Orchard Cable Wrist Warmers

Orchard Cable Wrist Warmers

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 4 mm (G-6),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Green,
Little Jellyfish Crochet Pattern

Little Jellyfish Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 2 – Fine,
  • Hook Size: 2mm,
  • Stitches: Front Loop Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop, Single Crochet Two Together, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Yellow,
Abbey Blanket

Abbey Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Brand: Paint Box Yarns,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
Among Us Monster Crochet Pattern

Among Us Monster Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: 24/7 Cotton,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 2 – Fine, Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 2.25 mm (B-1),
  • Stitches: Front Loop Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Pink,
Chloe Tabard Top

Chloe Tabard Top

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: WeCrochet,
  • Yarn Name: Brava Worsted,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Gray,
Crochet A Christmas Garland

Crochet A Christmas Garland

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E-4),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Green, Neutral,
Knit-Like Crochet Scarf

Knit-Like Crochet Scarf

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 6 – Super Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 10 mm (N/P-15),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: Gray,
Herringbone Moss Stitch Hat

Herringbone Moss Stitch Hat

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Green, Neutral,
Easy Sunflower Crochet Pattern

Easy Sunflower Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Heartland, Skein Tones,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Bobble, Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Triple Crochet,
  • Color: Brown, Yellow,
The Kimberly Scarf

The Kimberly Scarf

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Caron,
  • Yarn Name: Simply Soft,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
Peek-A-Boo Beanie

Peek-A-Boo Beanie

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Caron,
  • Yarn Name: Simply Soft,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Blue,