Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial (Hbdc)

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Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch

Do you want to learn how to crochet the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch? Keep on reading for written instructions as well as a video tutorial. This stitch creates a textured fabric that's great for home decor and garments.

What are the benefits of the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch?

  • This stitch has a great texture.
  • Can be done in any amount of stitches, even or odd stitch counts work!
  • It's a great twist on the traditional double crochet stitch.
  • Adding a lean to the stitch creates a great fabric.
Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch

Want to use this stitch? Check out these patterns:

Herringbone Clutch (coming soon!)
Herringbone Crochet Cardigan (coming this fall!)


Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

What you will need:

Hook, I used the H (5.0mm).

Yarn, I used WeCrochet Dishie, 100% Cotton Worsted Yarn. This stitch has a great definition in cotton yarn and would work well for a dishcloth.

Optional, use a stitch marker to keep track of stitches if necessary.

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Favorite Crochet Hooks:


Ch - Chain
dc - double crochet
Hbdc - herringbone double crochet
Stsc - stacked single crochet
st - stitch


If you don't want to use a stacked single crochet at the beginning of the row it can be substituted with a chain 2.

Using a double crochet stitch at the end of the row will help lessen the lean.

Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch Video

Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch Written Instructions

  1. Yarn over and insert hook into the stitch.
  2. Yarn over and pull up a loop and pull through the first loop on the hook.
  3. Yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook.
  4. Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook.

How to Make A Herringbone Double Crochet Swatch

Row 1: Ch 10 (or the number of stitches for the width), Stsc in the back hump of the first ch from the hook. Hbdc across until 1 st remains, dc in last, turn.

Row 2: Stsc in first, Hbdc across until 1 st remains, dc in last, turn.

Repeat Row 2 as many times as you like to create a beautiful fabric.

Straight Herringbone Double Crochet Edges

Notice the edges of this stitch are naturally jagged. If that bugs you like it does me, check out this crochet trick to straight herringbone double crochet edges.

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