Are you looking for a unique stitch for your next project?
If so, the herringbone double crochet is worth considering! I love this stitch for several reasons. First of all it’s reversible, making it an excellent choice for projects like scarves and blankets where you will see both sides. It’s simple to learn with its one row repeat and just look at how great that texture is!
For the demonstration today I’ll be using my 5.5 mm Tulip Etimo crochet hook and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in the color “linen”.
The herringbone double crochet is incredibly versatile so you can pair it with any weight yarn from lightweight to chunky. In order to see the stitch clearly and get the “herringbone” pattern, I recommend using a smooth yarn that has great stitch definition. You can use fuzzy or novelty yarns but you won’t be able to see the stitch pattern quite as well.
Let’s give it a try!
In this tutorial we’ll work up a test swatch so you can get the hang of the herringbone double crochet before diving into a project.
(By the way, let me know in the comment section what types of patterns you would like to see from me that use this stitch!)
- Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Linen
- 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
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How to Crochet the Herringbone Double Crochet
As always, I recommend you watch the tutorial first and follow up with the written instructions below. When you can see something in action before reading any instructions, a stitch always seems much easier to master!
This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click on the link below to be directed to the left-handed tutorial on YouTube.
Herringbone Double Crochet Pattern
Abbreviations you’ll need to know
- 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.
No multiple. Work over any number of stitches.
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.
Rep row 2 until your project measures the proper length. Fasten off as usual.