Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch

Skill Level



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.

the pattern

Written Instructions

Row 1: Ch any number of sts. Herr dc in 3rd ch from hook. Herr dc in each rem ch.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as st). Herr dc in each st. Turn.

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

see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

Watch on YouTube


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