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 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 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!
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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!
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.
Thanks for sharing this stitch! It'll come in handy as I make a gift for trade with another blogger.
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!
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!
😀 I'm so glad to hear it Stephanie, thank you!
Looks very simple. However do you show anyone doing a stitch as a left handed person? I am a lefty
I hope to add left handed versions in time, but we need to upgrade our editing suite first I'm afraid. It keeps overheating!
What does the pattern mean when it says HHDC in 3rd loop of each stitch?
That would be this stitch (the Hhdc page we're on) but worked into the stitch like this - CLICK HERE
I've used the stitch for a pair of gloves, working in the round. When worked in rounds it does look quite different, with no herringbone pattern, but very nice. The work is very elastic, which makes the stitch great for gloves or socks.
Hi how are you? I learn how to do the HHDC and doing make myself beanie hat. After I did my circle I decide want to do different stitches beside half double and double crochet when I saw the HHDC I decide to use it all the way thru will take picture and show it to you after finish it thank you for the stitches of HHDC.
I'm so glad you like it, thank you Maria!
I'm really enjoying this stitch, thanks!
I found it pretty easy to make a chainless starting hhdc, too, based on the chainless starting double crochet that I learned here.
Isn't that just basically a double crochet?
There's a small but significant difference! In a double crochet, you yo and insert your hook in the indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop through the stitch, then yo and pull through 2 loops twice.
For the Hhdc, you yo and insert your hook in the indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop through the stitch AND the first loop on the hook, then finally yarn over and pull through 2 loops (just once).