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The herringbone crochet stitch as a double crochet stitch looks different from a normal double crochet stitch but has the same height as one. Learn this stitch here via a video and photos.
Crochet stitches have interesting names. Some even have multiple names as they were discovered or invented around the same time, but independently from each other. Some stitches get their name from their looks, some get them from their function, characteristic, or their creator. The Herringbone stitch can actually be made into different versions. You can see this stitch most commonly as a hdc or dc stitch. As I’m creating a series for you for this special stitch, I will focus first on the Herringbone Double Crochet stitch.
Different than a normal Double Crochet Stitch
So what’s so different about this stitch than a normal double crochet? Well, when you make it, you start out the same way, but then change the second step of making a dc to turn it into a Herringbone stitch.
It creates a slant and makes the stitch look a lot like a herringbone as it slants to 2 different directions when you crochet it in rows. It will only slant into one direction if you crochet this stitch in rounds. Although you could change directions, even if you crochet it in rounds to create the herringbone effect. It’s very similar to the Herringbone HDC.
To make it easier, I created a written pattern as well as a video tutorial for this stitch. So no matter how you learn new stitches, you will be able to learn this one easily and quickly.
If you love learning new stitches and patterns, you might also love these crochet patterns:
- Double Crochet Stitch
- Extended Double Crochet Stitch
- Linked Double Crochet Stitch
- Beaded Double Crochet Stitch
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Learn the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch
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How to Crochet the Herringbone DC Stitch
So let’s grab some yarn, a corresponding hook and learn the herringbone double crochet stitch.
- Make a chain or add onto a project
First, a chain and start from the 3rd chain from the hook (you can also start in the middle of a project – wherever you want to use this stitch) or make an alternative turning chain and start from the next stitch. Now yarn over.
- Still similar to a normal dc
Insert your hook into a stitch, yarn over
- Here is where the dc changes to a herringbone dc
Pull the yarn through the stitch and then….
- Continue the herringbone stitch
… then pull the last loop through the next loop. Like you would for a slip stitch.
- Now finish the Herringbone dc like a normal dc
Yarn over and pull through one loop (like a chain).
- Finish the Herringbone DC
Yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops. Now repeat from step one for more stitches in the same row or round.
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