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.

The Quinn Fast Summer Crochet Tank

The Quinn Fast Summer Crochet Tank

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 4 mm (G-6),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Pink, Purple,
Sunburst Square Bucket Hat

Sunburst Square Bucket Hat

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Jeans,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 3.75 mm (F-5), 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Two Together, Puff, Single Crochet, Single Crochet Two Together, Triple Crochet,
  • Color: Blue, White,
Raffia Summer Crochet Bag

Raffia Summer Crochet Bag

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 7 mm,
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
Sideways Jumper

Sideways Jumper

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Yellow,
Magic Crochet Potholder

Magic Crochet Potholder

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic, 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: WeCrochet,
  • Yarn Name: Dishie,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4 mm (G-6),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Back Loop, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch, Slip Stitch Back Loop,
  • Color: Neutral, White,
Bunny Worry Worm Crochet Pattern

Bunny Worry Worm Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E-4),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Blue, Pink, White,
Spring Chicks Pattern

Spring Chicks Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E-4), 4 mm (G-6),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Black, Blue, Orange, Pink, White,
Your First Basic V Neck Crochet Sweater

Your First Basic V Neck Crochet Sweater

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Loops and Threads,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Blue,
Peafowl Feathers Crochet Shawl

Peafowl Feathers Crochet Shawl

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 2 – Fine,
  • Hook Size: 4 mm (G-6),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Blue, Green, Purple,
Felidae Summer Wrap

Felidae Summer Wrap

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Rowan,
  • Yarn Name: Summerlite 4 Ply,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 2 – Fine,
  • Hook Size: 3.25 mm (D-3),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Orange, Pink, Yellow,
Rising Sun Crochet Bag

Rising Sun Crochet Bag

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E-4),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Double Crochet Increase, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Blue, Red, Yellow,
The Lola Easy Oversized Crochet Pullover Sweater

The Lola Easy Oversized Crochet Pullover Sweater

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Heartland,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Green,
Alternating Christmas Afghan

Alternating Christmas Afghan

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Red Heart,
  • Yarn Name: Super Saver,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Green, Red, White,
The Banbury Drape Oversized Crochet Cardigan

The Banbury Drape Oversized Crochet Cardigan

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Feels Like Bliss,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
Santa & Mrs. Claus Crochet Pattern

Santa & Mrs. Claus Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 2 – Fine,
  • Hook Size: 2.25 mm (B-1),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch, Triple Crochet,
  • Color: Red, White,
Your First Crochet Beginner Sweater Pattern

Your First Crochet Beginner Sweater Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Caron Yarn,
  • Yarn Name: Caron Cakes,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Blue, Brown,
Victoria Easy Chunky Crochet Cardigan

Victoria Easy Chunky Crochet Cardigan

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: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Pink, White,
Flower Granny Bag

Flower Granny Bag

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Knit Picks, WeCrochet,
  • Yarn Name: Upcycle Alpaca Blend Worsted,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
Holiday Lace and Mesh Crochet Top

Holiday Lace and Mesh Crochet Top

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: 24/7 Cotton,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4 mm (G-6),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Red,
Easy Crochet Winter Scarf Pattern

Easy Crochet Winter Scarf Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Touch of Alpaca,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6.5 mm (K-10.5),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Red,
Fall Apple Crochet Coaster

Fall Apple Crochet Coaster

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Yarnspirations,
  • Yarn Name: Lily Sugar’n Cream,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Red,
Woven Lines Chunky Throw

Woven Lines Chunky Throw

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Caron Yarn,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 9 mm (M/N-13),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Blue, Green,
Free Bat Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Free Bat Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 2 – Fine, Weight 6 – Super Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 2.25 mm (B-1), 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Black, Purple,
Holiday Memories Cowl

Holiday Memories Cowl

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 4 mm (G-6),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop, Slip Stitch, Triple Crochet,
  • Color: Variegated,
Button Baby Sweater

Button Baby Sweater

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 40 mm,
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Two Together,
  • Color: Blue,
6 Petal Crochet Flower Applique

6 Petal Crochet Flower Applique

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Hobbii,
  • Yarn Name: Friends Cotton 8/6,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 2 – Fine,
  • Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E-4),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch, Triple Crochet,
Crochet Ice Cream Cone Applique

Crochet Ice Cream Cone Applique

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Hobbii,
  • Yarn Name: Friends Cotton 8/6,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 2 – Fine,
  • Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E-4),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Neutral,
Rose Frost Throw

Rose Frost Throw

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Caron Yarn,
  • 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: Paintbox Yarn, 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,