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This is a free tutorial for the Herringbone Half Double Crochet (Hbhdc) stitch. The tutorial has both photos and videos.
As with all stitches, I love learning more about why they are named so. Herringbone is a V-shaped weaving pattern. It’s distinguishable from chevron (another V-shaped weaving pattern) by the having a “break” each time the lines change direction. This creates the effect that the broken zigzags resemble the bones of a fish such as a herring.
Personally, I think the differences between chevron and herringbone can be most clearly seen in wood flooring. Once you know what you’re looking for, it’s much easier to see it in crochet.
To learn more about how to create the herringbone half double crochet, please continue to read below.
As I am still working on making new hat creations and writing down patterns and publishing them, I remembered a stitch I have not done in a long time: the Herringbone Half Double Crochet (Hbhdc).
It is not exactly the same or even similar to a half double crochet, but because of its height it is similar to a half double crochet.
I hope for my next crocheted hat I will use this stitch and publish a pattern for it. It is very pretty and versatile.
Now, let me teach you how to do this stitch. First I will teach you the stitch using pictures and then you will find a quick video for better visualization of this stitch. Let me know in the comments whether you liked this stitch and what you will use this stitch for. 🙂
1. Yarn over
2. Put hook through the stitch
3. Yarn over
4. Pull the yarn you just yarned over the hook straight through the chain and the first loop (loop closest to the hook). Now you have 2 loops on your hook.
5. Yarn over
6. Pull yarn through both loops. Finished with 1 Herringbone Half Double Crochet (Hbhdc)
Now you made a Herringbone HDC stitch. Now repeat the above steps as many times as needed depending on the pattern.
I hope you like this unique stitch just as much as I do.
Curious to learn more awesome unique stitches. Click HERE for my current collection of advanced crochet stitches! 🙂 Enjoy
If the pictures were not clear enough, please check out my video below, as I show you exactly how to do this stitch.
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