I made a video for the Herringbone Half Double Crochet a while ago – it’s an interesting stitch that’s sort of like a slip stitch with a single crochet stacked on top! It’s fun to make and it led to a reader question – how do you increase and decrease with this stitch? So… here’s how to increase and decrease with Herringbone HDC!
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Herringbone HDC Increases and Decreases – Right Handed
Herringbone HDC Increases and Decreases – Left Handed
As Seen in This Video (click for more info)
Increasing with Herringbone Half Double Crochet: Work 2 Herringbone HDC sts in the same stitch.
Decreasing with Herringbone Half Double Crochet: Yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop through the stitch and the first loop on the hook, as for a slip stitch (2 loops remain on hook), yo and pull through both loops on hook.
And that’s all there is to it! This stitch has great subtle texture, changing the look of the standard hdc a bit, but still creating a great solid fabric! I hope you enjoyed learning more about this stitch! Thanks for watching!