The Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch is a simple variation of half double crochet that has you drawing the yarn through both the stitch and the the first loop on the hook before working the last 2 loops.
This gives more texture and interest than a simple single or half double crochet and if you already know how to do the basic stitches, this will be super easy.
Seen in this tutorial:
How to Crochet the Herringbone Half Double Crochet
Worked over any number of stitches +1 (for the base chain)
HBhdc (Herringbone Half Double Crochet): yo, insert hook, yo, draw through st and first loop on hook, yo, draw through remaining 2 loop on hook
Ch 2 at the beginning of a row counts as hdc. Skip the first st of each row and work the last st of each row into the previous row’s beginning ch-2 (also known as the t-ch, or turning chain).
Row 1: HBhdc in 3rd ch from hook, HBhdc in each st across; turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, HBhdc into next and each st to end; turn.
Repeat row 2 for pattern.
See? I told you that was easy! Now you have a one row repeat. This stitch is great for blankets, washcloths and even garments. I’m definitely planning a project with this stitch soon.
Check out the video tutorial below:
Right Handed Version:
Left Handed Version:
Have you tried the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch before? Made something with it? I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and share what you’ve made.
I love learning new stitches and I’m really enjoying creating these tutorials for you. I aim to put up at least one new stitch tutorial per week and I add project tutorials as I get them done. I’m constantly creating new content and also trying to go back and add a video tutorial for each pattern on my site. With over 150 free patterns on this site it’s a job getting them all done but eventually I’ll be there. 🙂