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Stitch Tutorials

Herringbone Half Double Crochet

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Welcome to the newest addition on the blog – Stitch Tutorials! We will get this new section started with one of my favorite stitches, the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch! I’ve also included how to Herringbone Half Double Crochet 2 Together decrease!

How To Herringbone Half Double Crochet. .A photo stitch tutorial.

About Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc)

The hhdc is a beautiful stitch with a lovely pattern, the tilt of the stitch gives the definite feel of the herringbone arrow pattern on the finished fabric. It makes a sturdy fabric suitable for many different project types.

How To Herringbone Half Double Crochet. A photo stitch tutorial.

Materials

The materials I used for the swatch are:

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The Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch can be done with almost any yarn or hook, so feel free to use whatever you have!

About The Herringbone Half Double Crochet

The Herringbone Half Double Crochet is very close to a regular Half Double Crochet with a slight variation of the stitch to get the beautiful design!

You can start with any number of chains, and there is no pattern repeat.

Here are the steps written out and below you can find the step-by-step photos.

Use HHDC In a Pattern

The Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch looks beautiful in the Hampton Handbag!

Hampton Handbag using the Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch

Video Tutorial

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Written Instructions

  1. Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop. You’ll have 3 loops on your hook.
  2. Draw the loop you pulled up through the middle loop on your hook, like you are doing a slip stitch. You’ll have 2 loops left on your hook.
  3. Yarn over, pull through both remaining loops on your hook.
How To Herringbone Half Double Crochet. A photo stitch tutorial.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Photo Tutorial

Step 1

Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop. You’ll have 3 loops on your hook.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Step 2

Draw the loop you pulled up through the middle loop on your hook, like you are doing a slip stitch. You’ll have 2 loops left on your hook.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Step 3

Yarn over, pull through both remaining loops on your hook.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

That’s it! The only slight change from the regular hdc is pulling the first yarn over loop directly through the first loop on your hook like a slip stitch, then completing the stitch as you normally would!

How To Herringbone Half Double Crochet. A photo stitch tutorial.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet 2 Together – hhdc2tog

Need to do a decrease of the hhdc but not quite sure how?

Here is a quick explanation!

  1. Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop. You’ll have 3 loops on your hook.
  2. Draw the loop you pulled up through the middle loop on your hook, like you are doing a slip stitch. You’ll have 2 loops left on your hook.
  3. Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop. You’ll have 4 loops on your hook.
  4. Draw the loop you pulled up through the next loop on your hook, like you are doing a slip stitch. You’ll have 3 loops left on your hook.
  5. Yarn over, pull through remaining loops on your hook.

Photo Tutorial

After Step 2 (one hhdc made)

Herringbone Half Double Crochet

Step 3

Yarn over, insert hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop. You’ll have 4 loops on your hook.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet

Step 4

Draw the loop you pulled up through the next loop on your hook, like you are doing a slip stitch. You’ll have 3 loops left on your hook.

Step 5

Yarn over, pull through remaining loops on your hook.

Here you can see the how it should look after you’ve hhdc2tog:

Ready, Set, Crochet!

Now you’re ready to put this beautiful stitch into use! Have fun!

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2 Comments

  • Ann Flanagan

    Thank you so much for clarifying the herringbone half double crochet stitch. I have a pattern using it and the directions weren’t clear. But now I understand!
    Also, thank you for all you put into your work. I enjoy it.

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