The Herringbone Single Crochet Stitch creates a unique texture that looks as though it is braided.
I am loving this crochet stitch! In fact I recently used it in my Winter Bliss Throw Crochet Pattern. The stitch seems complicated at first, but once you know where to put your crochet hook, the pattern is quite easy and so much fun to work.
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The tricky part about this crochet stitch is that it is worked slightly differently depending on if the right side or the wrong side of your work is facing you.
When working on the right side, you will work as per normal, inserting your hook from the front of your work, through the stitch to the back. However, when you are working the wrong side of your fabric, you will work reverse stitches, inserting your hook from the back through to the front.
Sound confusing? No worries! Be sure to check out the video tutorial below the written instructions
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of Cotton Aran by Paintbox Yarns. It is an aran weight yarn. The hook shown in the video below is a 5 mm Clover Armor Hook. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
The Herringbone Single Crochet Stitch:
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial.
To begin, make a slip knot and then chain your desired number of chains. For this stitch pattern you can chain any multiple of stitches plus one for your foundation chain.
Single crochet in the second chain from your hook. Work one herringbone single crochet in the next chain and in each stitch to the end.
To work the Herringbone single crochet: On the front side of your work, insert your hook through the vertical bar of the post of the stitch just worked, insert hook into the next stitch and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all three loops on the hook. Your Herringbone Single Crochet is now made.
At the end of the row, chain one and turn your work.
Reverse single crochet in the first stitch.
To work the reverse single crochet stitch: Bring your yarn in front of your work, insert your hook under both loops, working from back to front of the next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on your hook.
Now work a reverse herringbone stitch in each remaining stitch across.
To work the reverse herringbone single crochet: Bring your yarn to the front of your work, at the back of your work, insert your hook through the vertical bar of the post of the stitch just worked working from right to left. Insert you hook into the next stitch working from back to front, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through all three loops on your hook.
At the end of your row, chain one and turn.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern, simply repeat rows one and two.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Beside to come back next Sunday morning for another free stitch tutorial! In the meantime, if you liked this tutorial, you may also wish to check out the Leaf Hopper Stitch | How to Crochet.
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