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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This is a new stitch to me. Can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for posting!
New stitch for me, too! How interesting. Thanks for the great, easy to follow directions 🙂
i love this stitch. I am making a cowl similar to the one in Hunger Games Catching Fire. However, I was confused on the decreasing by HBdc2tog. Can you explain how to do this?
Great question! I can see doing it at a couple different points in the sts, but here's how I'd do it.
First half: 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.
Second half: 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. Three loops remain on hook. Yarn over and pull through just one loop on hook. Three loops remain on hook.
To close it up: Yarn over again and pull the loop through all three loops on the hook.
I hope that helps! 🙂
Thank you SO very much! I've been searching for this stitch but didn't know its name ... now I do and I can't wait to try it.
😀 I'm so glad you found it! Thank you Ann!
So I'm working a practice swatch of this stitch and it seems like my foundation chain is too tight? There is a distinct arc to my work! Any suggestions? Does this stitch just need a looser chain?
Hi Charlotte! That can definitely be the case with some stitches, and with the way the stitches slant in this pattern, they may take up just a bit more space widthwise! Loosening up your foundation chain should work. 🙂
I was wondering if you had a tutorial for the
Just hdc, https://www.mooglyblog.com/hhdc-inc-and-dec/
Thank you for getting back to me, but I was asking about a tutorial for the :
Yes, unfortunately I don't have that one yet.
Thank you for such a quick response.