When you’re first learning how to crochet, it’s good to master the basic stitches before moving onto more complicated stitch patterns. I put together this roundup of free half double crochet patterns for beginners so that you could practice and have fun making at the same time! Some of the half double crochet patterns listed below only use the half double crochet (hdc) stitch throughout. Others will use a combination of other basic stitches. You will find many free patterns here from blankets to hats to bags and more! Let’s get started.
How do you do a half double crochet stitch for beginners?
The half double crochet stitch is one of the four basic stitches and happens to be my favorite stitch! The past few roundups have used the other basic stitches; the single crochet and the double crochet. If you’ve never tried this stitch before, here’s a picture tutorial on how to do a half double crochet stitch for beginners.
What is the easiest half double crochet pattern for beginners?
All of the free half double crochet patterns I’ve included in this list are completely beginner friendly. However, some of them are easier than others. If you want to start simple, I would start with these. Here’s a few of the easiest half double crochet patterns for beginners from the list below:
- Easy Children’s Crochet Hat (#1) – uses the back loop only, but is very easy to follow and understand.
- Cheater’s Gingham Crochet Blanket (#2) – this blanket looks a lot harder than it actually is, I promise! I’ve had quite a few people make this blanket as they’re very first blanket and you can too! It comes with step by step video tutorials for each section of the blanket
- Beginner Crochet Pot Holder (#7)
- Adjustable Freeze Pop Sleeve (#8)
- Beginner Crochet Washcloth Pattern (#9)
- Escape Evermore Cowl (#20) – uses single crochet and half double crochet in the back loops but is very easy to follow
Free Half Double Crochet Patterns For Beginners
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been releasing roundups using the basic stitches. You can find the first two here:
- Free & Easy Single Crochet Patterns for Beginners
- Simple Double Crochet Stitch Patterns for Beginners
The more you dive into these basic stitches, the more you’ll understand the stitch and how there are different variations of each stitch. Some of the patterns listed below strictly use the half double crochet stitch. Others will use a combination of the half double crochet, single crochet, and/or the double crochet stitch.
Now go and make something beautiful!
I put together this roundup of free half double crochet patterns for beginners because it’s important to practice the basic stitches before you more onto more complicated stitch patterns. Fancier stitches are really just a combination of the basic stitches. The more you familiarize yourself with the basic stitches, the easier it will be for you to learn new ones.
Practicing is the best way to learn, but you don’t just have to crochet squares in order to practice. Practice by making beautiful things! The half double crochet stitch by itself is beautiful. Don’t think that you have to use a fancy stitch to end up with a beautiful project.
I hope you loved this roundup of free half double crochet patterns for beginners. I will be adding to this list as I create more half double crochet patterns! Be sure to pin this article to your Pinterest boards and check back periodically. Let me know in the comments which pattern was your favorite!
If you are passionate about crochet and you’re always looking to learn new things, I would love for you to join us for the Limitless Crochet Everyday project. This project is FREE and will go on for all of 2021. Each month we will dive into something new. Read more about all the things we’re learning about here.