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Learn to Crochet the Herringbone Double Crochet - with straighter edges!

Updated: Jan 13


Hello and Happy Tuesday!


Today I'm sharing with you how to crochet the Herringbone Double Crochet. Not only am I showing you the traditional method, I'm also showing you how to modify the edges so that they're much straighter. You'll be amazed at how a simple, little trick makes such a big difference! The written directions are below, as well as the video tutorial.


The crochet hook used is my absolute favorite hook. It’s the Furls Odyssey in Turquoise; however, they now have a bunch of colors that I love! The yarn is also lovely! It’s a super soft, inexpensive and absolutely lovely yarn that I just love, as well (Oh, and it doesn’t split!). So much so that I became an affiliate with the Furls company and LoveCrafts. What that means for you is that when you purchase using my link, you allow the company to pay me a small commission without costing you a penny more. This helps me to continue making free tutorials and patterns. Here is the link if you’d like to check them out for yourself:


Furls Crochet Hook:

https://furlscrochet.com/collections/all-products#oid=1233


Yarn: Paintbox Simply DK - https://www.lovecrafts.com?utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=eccf469a


Difficulty level: Easy-ish


Special Stitches used:

Herringbone Double Crochet (HbDc): Yo, insert hook, yo, draw through st and 1st loop on hook, yo, draw through 1 loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook.


Materials Needed:

Paintbox Yarns - Simply DK (100% Acrylic; 100g / 3.5oz; Light #3 weight); (YouTube tutorial uses Color #142 Tea Rose / Image photographed uses Color #131 Seafoam Blue)

Crochet Hook Size G (4 mm)


Traditional HbDc:

Any number of sts, +2 for base ch

Row 1: Insert hook in 3rd ch from hk (counts as 1 dc), 1 HbDc into next ch and ea ch across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work 1 HbDc in next st and ea st across, working last st in top of ch-3, turn.


Rep row 2 until you reach desired length.

Modified HbDc for straight edges:

Any number of sts, +1 for base ch

Row 1: Insert hook in 2nd ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 HbDc into next ch and ea ch across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 loosely (counts as 1 dc), work 1 HbDc in next st and ea st across, working last st in top of ch-2, turn.

Rep row 2 until you reach desired length.




If you prefer to download a free pdf with the directions, you can download the pdf below


HbDc Written Tutorial
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Thanks for joining me and I'll be back next Tuesday with another crochet tutorial.

💕 Stacy J


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