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.

Bobble Crochet Baby Blanket (+7 Bonus Sizes)

Bobble Crochet Baby Blanket (+7 Bonus Sizes)

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Bernat,
  • Yarn Name: Softee Baby,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Bobble, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Pink,
Cute Unicorn Slippers

Cute Unicorn Slippers

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 3.5 mm (E-4),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Decrease, Single Crochet, Triple Crochet,
  • Color: White,
Walcot Beanie Crochet Pattern

Walcot Beanie Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: WeCrochet,
  • Yarn Name: Brava Worsted,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9), 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Gray,
Pug Puppy Sweater

Pug Puppy Sweater

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 2 – Fine,
  • Hook Size: 3.75 mm (F-5), 4 mm (G-6),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
Hawthorne V Neck Tee

Hawthorne V Neck Tee

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: WeCrochet,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 2 – Fine,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Gray,
WUA Simple Crochet Rectangle #5

WUA Simple Crochet Rectangle #5

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Paintbox Yarn,
  • Yarn Name: Simply Chunky,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Single Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: Yellow,
Warm Up America Crochet Rectangle #2

Warm Up America Crochet Rectangle #2

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Paintbox Yarn,
  • Yarn Name: Simply Chunky,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Back Loop,
  • Color: Blue,
Crochet Mason Jar Covers

Crochet Mason Jar Covers

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Yarnspirations,
  • Yarn Name: Lily Sugar’n Cream,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
Eleanor Sweater Scarf

Eleanor Sweater Scarf

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: WeCrochet,
  • Yarn Name: Swish DK,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Pink,
Warm Up America Textured Crochet Rectangle #1

Warm Up America Textured Crochet Rectangle #1

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Paintbox Yarn,
  • Yarn Name: Simply Chunky,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Back Loop, Half Double Crochet Front Loop,
  • Color: Neutral,
Holbourne Mitts

Holbourne Mitts

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: WeCrochet,
  • Yarn Name: Alpaca Cloud DK,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 4 mm (G-6),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
Crochet Baby Easter Chicken Hat

Crochet Baby Easter Chicken Hat

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Yellow,
Easy Crochet Shawl Pattern for Spring

Easy Crochet Shawl Pattern for Spring

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Caron Yarn,
  • Yarn Name: Caron Cakes,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Variegated,
Lacy Lemon Drop Kimono Cardigan

Lacy Lemon Drop Kimono Cardigan

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: 24/7 Cotton,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Blue,
Lemonade Summer Kimono Cardigan

Lemonade Summer Kimono Cardigan

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4 mm (G-6), 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Yellow,
Circle Hot Pad

Circle Hot Pad

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Hobby Lobby,
  • Yarn Name: Crafter’s Secret Cotton,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Back Loop, Slip Stitch,
Spill The Beans Baby Blanket

Spill The Beans Baby Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand, Loops and Threads,
  • Yarn Name: Feels Like Butta,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Puff, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Variegated,
Easy Crochet Cloud Pattern

Easy Crochet Cloud Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Feels Like Butta,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Blue, White,
Chunky Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

Chunky Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Woolspun,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9), 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Herringbone Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Orange,
Josie Chunky Crochet Scarf Pattern

Josie Chunky Crochet Scarf Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • 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: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Back Loop, Half Double Crochet Two Together,
  • Color: Neutral,
Ombre Crochet Blanket Pattern (Easy & Quick)

Ombre Crochet Blanket Pattern (Easy & Quick)

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, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Blue, Green,
Bernat Yarn Scrunchie Crochet Pattern

Bernat Yarn Scrunchie Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Bernat,
  • Yarn Name: Blanket Extra,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 7 – Jumbo,
  • Hook Size: 10 mm (N/P-15), 9 mm (M/N-13),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: White,
Crochet Weighted Blanket using Bernat Blanket Extra

Crochet Weighted Blanket using Bernat Blanket Extra

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Bernat,
  • Yarn Name: Blanket Extra,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 7 – Jumbo,
  • Hook Size: 15 mm (P/Q), 16 mm (Q),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Herringbone Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Brown, Neutral,
How to Crochet a Blanket for Beginners (Free Pattern)

How to Crochet a Blanket for Beginners (Free Pattern)

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: Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Back Loop, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch, Slip Stitch Back Loop,
  • Color: Neutral,
The Finley Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern

The Finley Easy Crochet Blanket Pattern

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: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
Easy Crochet Pocket Shawl Pattern

Easy Crochet Pocket Shawl Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Caron Yarn,
  • Yarn Name: Simply Soft,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4 mm (G-6), 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Orange,
Williams Puff Cowl Crochet Pattern

Williams Puff Cowl Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Loops and Threads,
  • Yarn Name: Charisma,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 9 mm (M/N-13),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Puff,
  • Color: Blue,
Beginner Crochet Washcloth Pattern

Beginner Crochet Washcloth Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Brand: Premier Yarns,
  • Yarn Name: Premier Home,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Blue,
Quick And Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Quick And Easy Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Yarnspirations,
  • Yarn Name: Simply Soft,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 4 mm (G-6),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Blue, Red, White,
Crochet Twist Headband Pattern

Crochet Twist Headband Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Color Made Easy,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: White,
Half Double Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern

Half Double Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern

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: 9 mm (M/N-13),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Blue, Green,
Summer Nights Crochet Shawl

Summer Nights Crochet Shawl

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Summer Nights,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 1 – Super Fine,
  • Hook Size: 4.5 mm (7),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Blue,
Easy Crochet Lap Blanket

Easy Crochet Lap Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Feels Like Butta, Mandala,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Blue,
Free Ombre Crochet Scarf Pattern

Free Ombre Crochet Scarf Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Feels Like Butta, Mandala,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Blue, Variegated,
Crochet Velvet Headband Pattern

Crochet Velvet Headband Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Bernat, Yarnspirations,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
DIY Gingerbread Ornament: Easy Crochet Tutorial

DIY Gingerbread Ornament: Easy Crochet Tutorial

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Vanna’s Choice,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
Fabulously Fall Crochet Fringe Scarf

Fabulously Fall Crochet Fringe Scarf

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Vanna’s Choice,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Green,
Free  and Easy Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern for Winter

Free and Easy Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern for Winter

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Woolspun,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9), 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
Simple Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket

Simple Stitch Crochet Baby Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Basic Stitch Yarn,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Blue,
Easy Square Crochet Potholder Pattern

Easy Square Crochet Potholder Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Flikka,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
How to Crochet a Heart for Beginners

How to Crochet a Heart for Beginners

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Heartland,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Pink,
Isle Wave Crochet Wrap Pattern

Isle Wave Crochet Wrap Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Vanna’s Choice,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
Luna Chevron Scarf Crochet Pattern

Luna Chevron Scarf Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Shawl in a Ball,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Blue,
Crochet Unicorn Scarf Mandala Pattern

Crochet Unicorn Scarf Mandala Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Mandala,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light, Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Blue, Green, Pink, Purple,
Leigh Hat Crochet Pattern: Free & Easy

Leigh Hat Crochet Pattern: Free & Easy

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