Herringbone Double Crochet is another simple stitch that's fast to learn and expands your options. Like other herringbone stitches, the HBdc has a slight lean, so that rows worked back and forth create a herringbone look. You don't see it in patterns very often, and it's not very well known, but hopefully that will change with time! Even if you're just making a simple scarf, it's a great way to add texture and interest. Here's how it's done.
Video Tutorial: How to Crochet the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch
Written Instructions for the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch
Start with a chain that equals the number of stitches you wish to make, plus two. The first three chains are skipped, and they count as the first stitch of the row. When starting a new row, ch 3 and count that as the first stitch. Work into the top of the ch 3 from the previous row at the 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 and pull through just one loop on hook. Two loops remain on hook. Yarn over again and pull the loop through both loops on the hook.
Pretty straightforward I hope! This variation isn't much taller than a regular double crochet - which means the Herringbone Double Crochet stitch is easy to use in place of double crochets in any project to give them a whole new look and additional texture. Have you used this stitch before? What did you make? Share with us in the comments!
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