Herringbone Half Double Crochet (Hhdc)

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The Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch is so named because each stitch slants slightly to the left. Work rows of Hhdc back and forth, and they start to look like a herringbone pattern. This stitch creates a thick, tightly woven fabric, and here’s how it’s made!

How to Crochet the Herringbone Half Double Crochet

Written Instructions for the Herringbone Half Double Crochet

Start with a chain that equals the number of stitches you wish to make, plus one. The first two chains are skipped, and they count as the first stitch of the row. When starting a new row, ch 2 and count that as the first stitch. Work into the top of the ch 2 from the previous row at then end of each new row to maintain your stitch count.

To make the stitch: Yarn over and insert the hook into the next stitch. Yarn over and pull the loop through the stitch AND through the first loop on the hook. Two loops remain on hook. Yarn over again and pull the loop through both loops on the hook.

Want to learn how to shape with Hhdc? CLICK HERE for a tutorial on increases and decreases with this fun stitch!

Not too hard, eh? This simple variation on the half double crochet stitch doesn’t add a whole lot of height but it does add a new look and texture, as well as a sense of movement to the finished object. It’s a great stitch to know to help mix up the look of your scarves, dishcloths, blankets, and more. I’ve also seen it used in fingerless mitts! Have you used this stitch before? What did you make? Share with us in the comments!

Learn how to make the Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stich with this quick Video Tutorial! #crochetBe sure to check out and like the moogly Facebook page to get the latest updates, links, and sneak peeks. Moogly is also on Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, and now Google+  – come join the fun! TamaraKelly@mooglyblog.com

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    Lauren W says

    This stitch has such nice texture and it’s fun to do! I’m using it in the afghan you helped me with the other day!

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    Rita says

    Thank you for your great videos. I’m learning some fun new stitches:) I am self taught and really enjoy the handy things I’ve learned from so many great crochet blogs, etc.

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    I’ve been crocheting since I was a little girl and I have never seen this stitch before. Thanks so much for making such an easy to follow tutorial! I plan to use this stitch in my next project!

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    Stephanie says

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I purchased a pattern a few months back that calls for this stitch and your video helped me so much!

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      Tamara Kelly says

      I hope to add left handed versions in time, but we need to upgrade our editing suite first I’m afraid. It keeps overheating!

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