Herringbone Double Crochet Tutorial


The herringbone double crochet is a variation of the double crochet stitch. It creates the appearance of a gentle slant making it a lovely and simple alternative to a basic stitch.

For this tutorial, you will need the following materials:
– Worsted weight yarn
– An appropriate hook to compliment your yarn choice

You will need to be familiar with:
– Chaining
– Single crochet (this is just for a foundation row in the sample swatch to make it easier to stitch into)

How to Make A Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch:
– Yarn over and insert hook into stitch
– Yarn over and pull up a loop
– (3 loops on hook)
-Pull the top loop on your hook down through the middle loop on your hook
– (2 loops on hook)
– Yarn over and pull down through the top loop on your hook
– (2 loops on hook)
– Yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops on hook

Let’s work through it together by making a small swatch. I’ll use photos to help guide you along.

– Chain 14
– Place 1 single crochet into the second chain from your hook and into each stitch across. Ch 2 and turn.

The single crochet row you just completed with act as your foundation row to make it easier to crochet into.

Let’s begin our herringbone double crochet stitches. You will be working into the first stitch of the row.

Continue creating your herringbone double crochet stitches across the entire row. Chain 2 and turn. Repeat for as many rows as your like until you are comfortable with the stitch.

You will be able to see the slant zig zagging from row to row. If you are working on a project in the round, the slants will all face the same direction displaying almost a swirl effect. Since our swatch is flat that uses rows and flipping our work, the slant direction will alternate creating the appearance of a”v”.

This stitch is great for beginners because it’s fairly simple and is similar to the basic double crochet stitch. It can add a beautiful variation to your projects while still maintaining a closed and tight stitch appearance which is often great for blankets, scarves and hats.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you would like to learn some other new crochet stitches and techniques, don’t forget to check out these tutorials also on my blog:

Herringbone Half Double Crochet
Bobble Stitch
How To Make A Granny Square
How to Crochet A Hexagon

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Happy Crocheting!