Herringbone Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Our tutorial for the herringbone crochet stitch will show you step-by-step how to work this stitch.

You will be able to create beautiful pieces for you and your loved ones using this crochet stitch.

Keep reading for our step-by-step guide and a great scarf pattern to practice this stitch!

Free Herringbone Crochet Stitch Tutorial

What is the Herringbone Crochet Stitch?

The herringbone crochet stitch, also called the herringbone double crochet stitch, is worked using–you guessed it!–the double crochet stitch.

It creates a nice, modern look for many kinds of projects making it a great option if you’re looking for something that isn’t so old-fashioned. This crochet stitch looks more delicate without being lacy.

The finished pattern of the herringbone crochet stitch is very moden and graphic in appearance. Additionally, it works up quickly, especially if worked in a bulky yarn.

What Can You Use the Herringbone Crochet Stitch for?

Because it is a sturdy stitch, you can easily use it for garments or afghans. The texture keeps even solid colors from being boring.

If you love the look of knitted items, this is a great stitch to learn without having to battle two needles!

One reason many people like double crochet is that is works up quickly. But it creates a heavy, bulky finished product that doesn’t work well for large pieces.

The herringbone double crochet stitch manages to work up quickly, but results in a thinner, lighter more manageable finished product. This makes it deal for sweaters and afghans, as well as just about anything else!

Additionally, this is one of those stitches that creates a pattern with only one stitch. So if you like to play around with yarn and hooks to create your own finished patterns, the herringbone crochet stitch is definitely one to add to your list of stitches to work with.

How to Work the Herringbone Crochet Stitch

Herringbone Crochet Stitch (often abbreviated as HBDC)

Yarn over. Into the next chain stitch, yarn over and pull through the original chain stitch and the first loop on your hook.

Yarn over again and pull another loop through. Yarn over again and pull through both of the loops on your hook.

Instructions For a Practice Swatch

To begin: Chain any number of stitches you like, plus 1

Row 1: Skip the first TWO chain stitches. This counts as ONE double crochet stitch. In the following chain stitch, work ONE herringbone double crochet stitch, and then in every stitch until the end of the foundation row. Turn.

Row 2: Chain TWO. This counts as ONE double crochet stitch. Skip the first stitch. In the next and every herringbone double crochet stitch in the row, you will work ONE herringbone double crochet stitch.

In the last turning chain stitch, work last herringbone double crochet stitch. Turn.

herringbone crochet stitch

Modern Day Crochet Shawl Pattern

Shawls have made a big comeback but in a new fashionable way. This pattern by MJsOffTheHookDesigns puts the herringbone crochet stitch to great use as a modern approach to the shawl.

You make this shawl in just a day if you use a bulky yarn so you can add a new accessory to your wardrobe now before winter is over!

As you can now tell, the herringbone crochet stitch is a beautiful stitch that anyone can learn! Just a bit of practice and you can make many different projects using this stitch.

Like the shawl in the pattern we’ve suggested to blankets, hats and bags, there’s no shortage of fun projects for you to use the herringbone crochet stitch!


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