Hey everyone! In today’s Crochet 101 lesson, I’m going to teach you how to make the herringbone half double crochet stitch. This is a fun play on the traditional half double crochet stitch. The result of the herringbone half double crochet is firm fabric with a smooth surface.
For today’s tutorial, you will need worsted weight yarn (I’m using Red Heart Super Saver) and a size I-9 crochet hook (I’m using Clover Amour). I recommend using a solid color in order to see the stitch definition more clearly. However, if you would like to try using different colors, please visit this lesson where I teach you how to change colors in crochet. Gather up your supplies and let’s begin!
To begin, you want your foundation chain to be any number of chains plus 1. For the purposes of this tutorial, I am starting with 21 chains.
Next, make a hbhdc (herringbone half double crochet) in the 2nd chain from your hook.
SPECIAL STITCH: To complete this stitch, yarn over and insert your hook in to the 2nd chain from your hook. Next, yarn over and pull through the chain and the 1st loop on your hook. Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook.
Make a hbhdc into the next chain and in each chain across. Chain 2 and turn. Your chain 2 will count as a hdc.
Skip the very first stitch and make 1 hbhdc into each stitch across. Make sure you make your final stitch into the turning chain from the previous row. Chain 2 and turn.
That’s how to make the herringbone half double crochet stitch! Repeat that last row over and over again to practice. I enjoyed practicing this stitch, and I’m positive you will love it, too!
I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial on how to make the herringbone half double crochet stitch. If you have any questions about today’s tutorial, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!
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