How to Herringbone Double Crochet – Free Tutorial

Learn how to make a herringbone double crochet with this easy tutorial. Use this stitch for blankets, scarves, dishcloths, and more. Video tutorial included.

Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Herringbone Double Crochet

I love that I can take a basic crochet stitch, add a slight variation, and now my project has a whole new texture and look!

The herringbone double crochet stitch is great because it does not have a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ side. Both sides look the same. This stitch also creates a nice scalloped edging as well, eliminating the need for feeling like I need to add a border.

Lastly, the herringbone double crochet has a really lovely zig-zag texture. Use this stitch to make scarves, blankets, placemats, dishcloths, and more. You can use this stitch anywhere you’d use a normal double crochet stitch – just swap it out for the Herringbone Double Crochet.

Want to use the herringbone double crochet stitch for your next project? Try these patterns:

Easy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Tapestry Crochet Blanket Pattern

Video Tutorial for the Herringbone Double Crochet



  • easy


  • make any number of chains in multiples of 1 + 1
  • yarn over, insert your hook into the 3rd chain from the hook
  • yarn over, pull up a loop and immediately pull through the first loop on your hook (you now have 2 loops left on your hook)
  • yarn over, pull through 1 loop
  • yarn over, and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook.

And that’s it! You’ve made your first HBDC. Continue to make one HBDC stitch in each chain all the way across. Once you get to the end of the row, ch 1 and turn. Repeat the steps above for each row.

Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

So now that you know how to make a herringbone double crochet, what will you make with it?

I hope you found this tutorial helpful! If you end up using this stitch for a project, make sure to tag me @spottedhorsedesignco. I absolutely love seeing all your makes 🙂

Want to use this stitch in a pattern? Learn how to make these quick and easy dishcloths:

Herringbone Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

Looking for another fun variation of the Double Crochet stitch? Check out this tutorial for a Crossed Double Crochet:

Crossed Double Crochet Tutorial



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  1. What does “multiples of 1 plus 1” mean for the number of chains? Can you give a few examples? Thank you.