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26 Honestly Beautiful Half Double Crochet Patterns

If you love the half double crochet stitch, then you are going to want to make all of these afghans!

By: Eleni Murphy, Editor,

One of the best basic crochet stitches out there is the half double crochet stitch. Put this miracle stitch to use by making an afghan from 26 Honestly Beautiful Half Double Crochet Patterns. If you want to learn how to half double crochet, check out our tutorial and then pick one of these patterns to crochet!

The half double crochet stitch, also known as the hdc crochet stitch, is somewhere between the single crochet and double crochet stitch when it comes to length. It's very easy to complete, so beginners won't have much trouble. If you want some easy crochet patterns to work on this basic stitch, then you'll love these half double crochet designs.

Each of these patterns incorporates the half double crochet stitch into its pattern. Whether it is the primary technique or just a supporting stitch, you can practice your half double crochet with these afghans. You'll be able to find some great patterns for all four seasons here, as they come in bright colors and neutrals. Take a look around and choose your favorite half double crochet pattern to make.

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PLUS! Check out the video tutorial right below from our friends at AllFreeCrochet! Crochet expert Chris will show you how to half double crochet.

How to Crochet the Half Double Crochet Stitch

How to Half Double Crochet

1. Yarn over and insert your hook in the third chain from the hook (if working from a foundation chain) or the next working chain.

2. Yarn over and draw up a loop - you now have three loops on your hook. 

3. Yarn over and draw through all three loops at once - one half double crochet completed. 

Half Double Crochet Patterns: Neutral

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These crochet blanket patterns are perfect when you don't need a jarring amount of color and just want to let the stitch pattern speak for itself. Just because these crochet patterns are all neutral shades doesn't mean they're boring. They'll definitely add warmth and style to any room they're in!

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I love double crochets because they are not too wide. I have finished a capelet using half double crochet and I love it. There's only a few strokes to do it. I'm doing a poncho now half double and double crochets. It's lovely!

I have always loved the half double crochet stitch. It's pretty, it adds height and it's so easy. I call it my wrap and go stitch. Meaning I wrap once not twice like in a double. I have made a lot of pretty things using just this stitch. I make one row doing a hdc in the front loop and then a row doing it in the back. It makes a very pretty pattern. Try it.


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