Monday, July 29, 2019

Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch

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. 

Written instructions for the Herringbone Double Crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull through the stitch ( you should have three loops on your hook) pull the first loop through the second loop, yarn over, pull through second loop, yarn over, pull through two remaining loops. 

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)
R1-R5 color 1
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:


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