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.

Easy Crochet Cowl & Scarf Pattern

Easy Crochet Cowl & Scarf Pattern

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: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
1 Hour Free & Easy Crochet Cowl Pattern

1 Hour Free & Easy Crochet Cowl Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Loops and Threads,
  • Yarn Name: Cozy Wool,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 6 – Super Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 9 mm (M/N-13),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Yellow,
The Katie Button Cowl Chunky Crochet Pattern

The Katie Button Cowl Chunky Crochet 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: Gray,
Crochet Button Cowl Pattern The Penn

Crochet Button Cowl Pattern The Penn

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Vanna’s Choice,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Pink,
How to Crochet a Heart

How to Crochet a Heart

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Vanna’s Choice,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Pink,
Free Knotted Headband Crochet Pattern

Free Knotted Headband Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Woolspun,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Gray, Neutral, White, Yellow,
Easy Crochet Cowl Pattern

Easy Crochet Cowl 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: 9 mm (M/N-13),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
Sugared Plum Slouchy Beanie Crochet Pattern

Sugared Plum Slouchy Beanie Crochet Pattern

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: Purple,
Wrapped Crochet Headband Pattern

Wrapped Crochet Headband Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Woolspun,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Green,
Andy Button Chunky Cowl Pattern

Andy Button Chunky Cowl 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,
  • Color: Neutral,
Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Free Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

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: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Orange,
Andy Button Crochet Hat Pattern

Andy Button Crochet Hat 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,
Monster Eye Halloween Crochet Pattern & Keychain

Monster Eye Halloween Crochet Pattern & Keychain

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Red Heart,
  • Yarn Name: Red Heart Soft,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Blue,
Free Autumn Crochet Beanie Pattern

Free Autumn Crochet Beanie Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Heartland,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Green,
Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Yarnspirations,
  • Yarn Name: Lily Sugar’n Cream,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
Crochet Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Crochet Fingerless Gloves Pattern

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,
Andy Button Scarf Crochet Pattern

Andy Button Scarf Crochet Pattern

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,
Fantastic Fall Scarf a Free Crochet Pattern

Fantastic Fall Scarf a Free Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Brand: Loops and Threads,
  • Yarn Name: Charisma,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 9 mm (M/N-13),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
Free Chunky Crochet Cowl Pattern

Free Chunky Crochet Cowl 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: Neutral,
Basic Pillow Crochet Pattern

Basic Pillow Crochet 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, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Black, Gray, Yellow,
Simple Chained Crochet Beanie Pattern

Simple Chained Crochet Beanie Pattern

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

Blooming Flower Crochet Square Pattern

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: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Triple Crochet,
  • Color: Blue,
Free Crochet Pineapple Pattern

Free Crochet Pineapple Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Yarnspirations,
  • Yarn Name: Lily Sugar’n Cream,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Yellow,
Free Crochet Doily Pattern & Video Tutorial

Free Crochet Doily Pattern & Video Tutorial

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Yarnspirations,
  • Yarn Name: Lily Sugar’n Cream,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral, White,
Crochet Doily Pattern

Crochet Doily 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: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral, White,
Primrose Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Primrose Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 3. Intermediate,
  • Yarn Brand: Hobby Lobby,
  • Yarn Name: I Love This Yarn,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Pink,
Lightweight Grey Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Lightweight Grey Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Bernat,
  • Yarn Name: Softee Baby,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 3 – Light,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Gray,
Knit Like Crochet Blanket Pattern Tutorial

Knit Like Crochet Blanket Pattern Tutorial

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Hobby Lobby,
  • Yarn Name: I Love This Yarn,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Blue,
Crochet Easter Bunny Washcloth Pattern

Crochet Easter Bunny Washcloth Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Yarnspirations,
  • Yarn Name: Lily Sugar’n Cream,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Purple,
Coffee Cup Cozy Crochet Pattern

Coffee Cup Cozy Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Woolspun,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
Chunky Crochet Cowl Pattern

Chunky Crochet Cowl Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • 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: Neutral,
Mix it Up Crochet Scarf Pattern

Mix it Up Crochet Scarf Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Woolspun,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
Simple Striped Scarf Crochet Pattern

Simple Striped Scarf Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Caron,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Gray,
Free Christmas Washcloth Crochet Pattern

Free Christmas Washcloth Crochet Pattern

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: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Green, Neutral, Red,
Crochet Striped Scarf Pattern

Crochet Striped Scarf Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand, Red Heart,
  • Yarn Name: Heartland, Red Heart Soft,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Blue, Brown, White, Yellow,
Mint Green Fall Crochet Cowl  Pattern

Mint Green Fall 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,
  • Color: Green,
Pittsburgh Crochet Throw Blanket

Pittsburgh Crochet Throw Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Brand: Loops and Threads,
  • Yarn Name: Charisma,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 5 – Bulky,
  • Hook Size: 9 mm (M/N-13),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Yellow,
Free Crochet Newborn Hat Pattern

Free Crochet Newborn Hat Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Lion Brand,
  • Yarn Name: Vanna’s Choice,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Neutral,
Gamer Beanie Crochet Pattern

Gamer Beanie Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Red Heart,
  • Yarn Name: Red Heart Soft,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5.5 mm (I-9),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Black, Green,
Basic and Simple Crochet Flower Pattern

Basic and Simple Crochet Flower Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Name: Lily Sugar’n Cream,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 5 mm (H-8),
  • Stitches: Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet, Slip Stitch,
Summer Bee Crochet Flower + Bookmark

Summer Bee Crochet Flower + Bookmark

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 2. Easy,
  • Yarn Brand: Caron,
  • Yarn Name: Simply Soft,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6.5 mm (K-10.5),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet,
  • Color: Yellow,
Crochet Hot Pads with Handles

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: Blue, Purple,
Free Dishcloth Crochet Patterns and Printable Tags

Free Dishcloth Crochet Patterns and Printable Tags

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

Woodland Crochet Baby Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern
  • Skill Level: 1. Basic,
  • Yarn Brand: Loops and Threads,
  • Yarn Name: Impeccable,
  • Yarn Weight: Weight 4 – Medium,
  • Hook Size: 6 mm (J-10),
  • Stitches: Half Double Crochet, Single Crochet,
  • Color: Brown, Gray, Green, Orange,
Crochet Beverage Cozy Pattern

Crochet Beverage Cozy Pattern

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: Half Double Crochet, Slip Stitch,
  • Color: Blue, Yellow,