About the Herringbone Crochet Stitch
I have always loved the herringbone stitch in knitting, and recently I’ve learned it in crochet so of course, I wanted to share it with you. Do you know how to do the herringbone crochet stitch? Keep reading to learn or get a refresher.
In this tutorial, the herringbone crochet stitch is created back and forth in rows. The unique component is how the wrong side of the stitch is crocheted using a reverse stitch.
Of course, it is possible to crochet the herringbone stitch in the round, and the stitch pattern appears rotated from what you see in the basket images.
With a fantastic knit mimic and beautiful texture, this stitch can create a variety of items from home decor to garments.
About the Hook
Feel free to work this stitch with any weight of yarn, but it needs a little bit of space to breathe, so use a hook that is a little bit larger than recommended for the size of yarn and be sure to experiment. I highly recommend hooks over at Furls Crochet.
Crochet the Herringbone Stitch Notes
The chain 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
Hsc (herringbone single crochet): insert the hook through the vertical bar of the previous single crochet stitch, insert into the next stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.
Reverse sc: bring the working yarn towards the front of your work insert the crochet hook into the first stitch from the back to the front (working in reverse), yarn over, pull up a loop to the back, yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook.
Reverse Hsc: insert the hook through the vertical strand on the backside of work from right to left, insert the hook into the next stitch from back to front (working in reverse), yarn over, pull up a loop to the back, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.
Crochet Herringbone Stitch Video:
How to Crochet Herringbone Stitch Fabric
This will create a flat fabric that is 15 stitches wide. The herringbone crochet stitch is a 2-row repeat.
Row 1 (RS):
Ch 16, sc in the second chain from hook (working in the back hump of the stitch), Hsc in each remaining stitch across, turn. (15 sts)
Row 2 (WS):
Ch 1, reverse sc in first, reverse Hsc in each remaining stitch across, turn. (15 sts)
Ch 1, sc the first stitch, Hsc in each stitch until the end, turn. (15 sts)
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 to continue creating the herringbone crochet fabric.
Joining the Herringbone Flat Fabric Video:
Working in the round:
To work this stitch in the round, simply join and turn, following the same instructions as above.
How to Increase or Decrease the stitch:
If you would like to increase the Hsc simply place the second Hsc into the same stitch, using the verticle strand of the first stitch.
When decreasing, first insert your hook into the vertical strand of the previous stitch, then complete a sc2tog and pulling through all the stitches on the hook to finish the decrease.
Come Make the Basket!
Are you ready to create a home decor item with this stitch? Click on the image below or HERE to view the basket pattern.
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