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How to Make a Herringbone Double Crochet

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Herringbone Double Crochet Instructions
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This variation of the basic dc results in a stitch that is slightly slanted. The next row slants in the opposite direction, creating a look similar to a herringbone fabric.

Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch:

  • yo (yarn over), insert hook in stitch to be worked
  • yo, draw yarn through stitch and through the first loop on the hook, at the same time
  • yo, draw yarn through one loop
  • yo, draw yarn through both loops on the hook

In the photo above, you can compare the look of Herringbone Double Crochet with the look of Basic Double Crochet.

Basics for making a crocheted piece "from scratch": The instructions above are for learning how to make one individual stitch. To make a crocheted piece using this stitch, you could work directly into a starting chain (any length of your choosing), making the first Herringbone Double Crochet in the 5th chain from the hook ... or, instead, you could make a starting chain, then make one foundation row in single crochet in which to make a row of Herringbone Double Crochet. For each row of Herringbone Double Crochet, you will chain 3, to turn, to start the new row. The turning chain-3 will count as the first stitch of the row so you will make the next Herringbone Double Crochet in the second stitch of the row.

For Beginners - How to make a foundation row in single crochet: (click on the links for how-to photos) - Make a starting chain of any length that you choose. Single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook. Single crochet in each chain across.

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