Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch

Skill Level

Easy

Multiple

No Multiple

Project Ideas

Blankets, Scarf

The herringbone double crochet is a reversible, textured stitch that’s suitable for many project types. It’s thick and dense making it great for projects that will get lots of use.

Herringbone Double Crochet
getting started

Suggested Supplies

The herringbone double crochet is incredibly versatile so you can pair it with any weight yarn from lightweight to super bulky. In order to see the stitch clearly and get the “herringbone” pattern use a smooth yarn.

Supplies used in demonstration video:

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn
  • 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors


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pattern details

Abbreviations & Special Stitches

This stitch pattern is in US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Herr Herringbone**
  • Rem Remaining
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
  • YO Yarn Over Hook

**Herr dc: YO and insert hook in designated stitch. YO and pull loop through the stitch and through the first loop on hook. YO and pull through one loop. YO and pull through two remaining loops.

Additional Notes: Ch 2 at beginning of row counts as st. This means you will work the last stitch of every row in the 2nd turning chain.

The additional two chains added after you achieve the length you need for your project will be the first turning chain in the project. There is no stitch multiple for this stitch, you can chain as many as you need. We only have you add two chains so your project is exactly the length you want and you don’t loose a little bit by working the first stitch in the third chain from the hook.

the pattern

Written Instructions


Row 1: Ch any number of sts to get the width you need for your project and add 2 chains at the end (these will be turning chains). Herr dc in 3rd ch from hook. Herr dc in each rem ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2. Herr dc in next st and in each rem st. Turn.

Repeat: Rep row 2 until work measures the length you want. Fasten off as usual.


see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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