After years of crochet and knit projects, I found myself with a HUGE stash of remnant yarn.
So many balls of yarn.
This striped herringbone blanket was a great way to whittle down the excess yarn I had hanging around. The Herringbone Double Crochet stitch is a simple variation on a double crochet and adds a nice texture.
See the simple blanket pattern and stitch tutorial below.
Herringbone Half Double Crochet Remnant Lap Blanket
Ch - chain
Sts - stitches
Hbdc - herringbone double crochet
Tch - turning chain
Any number of stitches, plus 1 for the chain
Finished sized about 36x40 inches
Chain 116 (about 36 inches long)
Hbdc in 3rd chain from hook (these two chains count as your first stitch)
Hbdc in each chain stitch across (total of 115 sts across)
R6-R10 color 2
Turn, ch 2, hbdc in each stitch across, working last hbdc in tch
R11 color 3
Turn, ch 2, hbdc across, working last hbdc in tch
Repeat, continue hbdc each stitch across changing colors every 5 rows w/color #3 contrast every 10 rows.
Tie off and weave in ends.
For a quick video tutorial of the hbdc stitch, watch the video below: