The Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch is getting noticed - and maybe even improved! Here's how to crochet the Foundation Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch!
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The Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch (hhdc) is a fun alternative method of crochet hdc stitches that creates a significant lean and an interesting look. And like most stitches, a project made with hhdc is usually begun by working into a chain. But it doesn't have to be!
You can work Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitches in Foundation style - making the chains and stitches for the first row at the same time. Here's how!
Foundation Herringbone Half Double Crochet - Right Handed
Foundation Herringbone Half Double Crochet - Left Handed
As Seen in this Video (Click for more info!)
Furls Crochet US – J, 6.0mm Candy Shop hook
Herringbone Half Double Crochet Video Tutorial
Written Instructions for the Foundation Herringbone Half Double Crochet
First Stitch: Ch 2, yo and insert hook in first ch made (furthest from hook), yo and pull up a loop, (yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook) twice.
Additional Stitches: Yo and insert hook under two loops at bottom of previous stitch, yo and pull up loop, (yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook) twice.
Now, at a glance this can look a lot like Foundation Double Crochet stitches. But much like going from dc to hdc, there's actually one dropped step.
When making a Foundation Herringbone Half Double Crochet, the first loop pulled up acts as the chain. It's this stitch you go into to begin each subsequent stitch. Then, with 3 loops on the hook, you yo and pull through the first two loops, then yo and pull through the last two loops. If it were a Foundation Double Crochet stitch, there would be another yo and pull through in there before you yarn over and pull through the first two loops. Click the link above and watch the two videos to compare if needed!
So that’s how you crochet the Foundation Herringbone Half Double Crochet. After the first row is made, then you switch back to the standard Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch - or whatever stitch your pattern calls for. I hope this video has helped you understand how to apply foundation crochet techniques to the HHdc stitch. If it has, please share it with your crochet friends!
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i really love the was you present your video's they are very helpful., i always use them, and i do not have to guess at what i see. please don't stop.
YOU are the best.
thank you. Sandy
Wow, thank you so much Sandy! I really appreciate your saying so.
I love herringbone stitch and use it a lot for mitts and hats as it’s denser than half and double crochet and stretchy - ideal Thanks for this tutorial, maybe I’ll try it across instead of in the round.
😀 I'm so glad you like it, thank you!
Excellent tutorial! All your videos are ready to follow and quite encouraging, thanks Tamara!
Sorry, easy to follow, etc.
Thank you so much, Karen! ♥