The half double crochet stitch is one of my favorites, so I was eager to learn this herringbone half double crochet variation.
I haven’t been disappointed.
This is an easy to stitch to learn and since it is still in the half double realm, it works up quickly and looks great in a larger pattern section.
The slanting rows really come together to shine when you see them all together in a large part of your pattern.
I love the horizontal lines and structure to the stitches. This stitch looks great in so many colors and yarns, but I think my favorite is a solid color that really shows the herringbone effect.
How about you?
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- ch – chain
- hbhdc – herringbone half double crochet
- yo – yarn over
Herringbone Half Double Stitch Written Instructions:
Any number of sts, add 1 for the foundation chain.
herringbone half double crochet – yo, insert hook into st, yo and pull through the st and the first loop on your hook, yo and pull through the last two loops on your hook.
Row 1: 1 hbhdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hbhdc), 1 hbhdc in next st and each st to end, 1 hdhdc in turning ch, turn.
Row 3+: Repeat Row 2.
Work the rows in twos so that you get the full herringbone effect in your final project.
Pay attention and make sure you don’t lapse back into a regular half double crochet stitch.
The Charlotte Cardigan by Two Brothers Blankets