The herringbone half double crochet is a simple variation of the half double crochet stitch resulting in a unique texture with slightly scalloped edges.

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Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

THE HERRINGBONE HALF DOUBLE CROCHET

I’m pretty basic when it comes to crochet and therefore usually stick to classic crochet stitches. But what happens when I want to change it up, yet still keep things the same??

Looking for a solution, I was pleasantly surprised to find this very simple variation of the half double crochet stitch: the herringbone half double crochet. This stitch is the perfect solution for projects that look best with simple, classic stitches, yet you’re still wanting a bit ‘more’.

This stitch has a more ‘closed’ attribute than traditional half double crochet stitches which tend to be more ‘holey’. But there is also a slanted look to each stitch as well as a scalloped edge.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Video Tutorial for the Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch:

MATERIALS:

  • your favorite yarn and hook combination

SKILL LEVEL:

  • Intermediate beginner – the maker should have knowledge and be comfortable with basic crochet stitches first.

TUTORIAL NOTES:

  • chain 1 does not count as a stitch
  • you can start with any number of chains for this stitch
  • this stitch does leave a bit of a scalloped edge, so don’t expect the edges to be perfectly straight
  • you will begin with a ch of any number, odd or even
  • in my photo tutorials, I am working into a previous row, not a chain – keep this in mind when referring to these photos

STITCHES USED AND ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch = chain
  • yo = yarn over
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • hbhdc = herringbone half double crochet

Instructions for the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch:

This tutorial is just for a practice swatch. However, if you’re a confident crocheter and want to just jump into making a project (dishcloth, scarf, etc.) then go for it!

*in these photo tutorials, I am actually working into a previous row, not a chain. So keep this in mind when you’re referring to the photo tutorials.

Start by making a chain of any number. You will work your first hbhdc in the second ch from the hook.

Step 1: Yo and insert your hook into the 2nd ch from the hook.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Step 2: Pull up a loop and also immediately pull through the first loop on your hook. Two loops remain. (You’ll see the two remaining loops in the next photo.)

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Step 3: Yo and pull through both loops on your hook.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Step 4: First herringbone half double crochet stitch is made.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Continue to repeat steps 1-4 until you reach the end of your ch. Ch 1 and turn (ch 1 does not count as a st).

For row 2 and each subsequent row, you’ll continue to make one hbhdc in each st until your practice swatch is the size you’d like it to be. Remember to ch 1 and turn at the end of each row (and the ch 1 never counts as a st).

Finished practice swatch of herringbone half double crochet stitches.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

See? I told you this was an easy stitch! So what did you think? Pretty easy, right?

What will YOU make using this stitch? Did you make a practice swatch? Did you just go for it and make a project with it? Either way, I’d love to your work! Please do share and tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media. I love seeing all your makes ❤️

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

 

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