The Houndstooth Crochet Stitch is a wonderfully easy stitch pattern to work that creates a very intriguing colour pattern!
When it comes to the houndstooth crochet stitch, colour is everything! This stitch pattern really stands out when you choose two very contrasting colours, or a very dark colour along with a very light colour. The stitch can be worked in rows as I will show you below, but it is also often worked in rounds. The main difference in working it in a rounds versus in rows is that, when working the pattern in a round, there is no need to carry the non working colour behind your work. Instead you can simply drop the non working colour and pick it up again upon your return.
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As I mentioned above, the houndstooth crochet stitch pattern is very easy to work. And actually very similar to the lemon peel stitch! The only difference between the two stitch patterns is in the use of colour. In the Houndstooth stitch you will work one row in colour A and then follow that by working the next row in colour B. It is a one row repeat where you will always be working single crochet on top of double crochet and double crochet on top of single crochet.
Materials for this Tutorial:
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of Pima Cotton Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn in two colours. It is a worsted weight, 100% cotton yarn. The hook shown in the video below is a 5 mm birchwood crochet hook by Rowan Yarns. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose, even experiment with stripes of colour!
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Houndstooth Crochet Stitch:
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
Yo – yarn over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial.
- I will be working in two different colours in this tutorial: Colour A and Colour B.
To begin you will make a foundation chain. For this pattern you will need a multiple of two stitches plus one stitch for your foundation chain (2 + 1).
For example, with colour A, chain 21.
Sc in the 2nd ch from your hook, *dc in the next ch, sc in the next ch; Rpt from * across ending with a dc in the final ch. Switch to colour B in the final st. Ch 1, turn.
With colour B, sc in the 1st st, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st; Rpt from * across ending with a dc in the final sc. Switch to colour A in the final st. Ch 1, turn. (Note: As you are working your rows, carry the non working yarn – in this case colour A – along with you behind your work. As I show in the video tutorial below, you may choose to carefully work over top of the yarn to hide it.)
With colour A, sc in the 1st st, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st; Rpt from * across ending with a dc in the final sc. Switch to colour B in the final st. Ch 1, turn.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern you will repeat rows two and three for as long as you would like, fasten off and weave in your ends.
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