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How to Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC)

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I’m always looking for ways to step up my crochet game, and this may be it, friends! Add a new stitch to your crochet arsenal using this Herringbone Half Double Crochet video tutorial.

Herringbone Half Double Crochet HHDC video tutorial

Herringbone Half Double Crochet

The Herringbone Half Double (HHDC) is a beautiful variation of the Half Double Crochet. In fact, there is just one slight alteration that distinguishes the half double from the herringbone half double.

For some reason adding in the word “herringbone” felt intimidating to me at first. Funny how some of the hardest sounding stitches are some of the easiest – and certainly the prettiest! I just love this stitch, to me the fabric feels looser or more “squishy” compared to the regular Half Double Crochet.

How to Herringbone Half Double Crochet

When using Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC), you’ll start just like you would with regular half double crochet. The difference is in the first loop’s pull-through.

See the video tutorial for this stitch below…

To make the HHDC stitch:

1. Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)

2. Pull first loop straight through the second (similar to a slip stitch)

3. Yarn over, pull through two remaining loops on hook.

That’s it! How easy is that, and what a fun texture it creates!

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Video Tutorial

YouTube video
Use the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch in your next baby blanket, sweater, or afghan.  In fact, my next free pattern, a slouchy housecoat, will feature this stitch. Master the HHDC now, and you’ll be ready when that pattern goes live!

Ready to work with new stitch? Here are some other patterns that could be easily adapted using this HHDC tutorial:

Patriotic Mason Jar Covers Crochet Pattern
12 Month Infant Hoodie Free Crochet Pattern
Seatbelt Cover Free Crochet Pattern
Cozy Classroom Cardigan Crochet Pattern Size 4/5T

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  1. I love your site! You give great instructions! I signed up for your emails and am anxious to try some of your patterns. Thank you.
  2. Wanted to learn the hbhdc glad I found your site and you did a great job of showing me how to do it. I’m making men’s hats for Christmas and that stitch is perfect thank you so much
  3. Hi. I'm starting to make the cowl using the hhdc and I wonder if I need to chain when starting the next row? The directions don't say to do that but I'm asking before I start. Thanks
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  5. This was so well written and explained that this gal, a whole 2 months into self teaching myself crochet, managed it right away. I made an adorable beanie today and I love how it worked up
  6. Hello Ashlea, just want to take a moment to say hello and thank you for accepting me into your community of crocheting, I really the simplicity of your instructions and how beautifully the garments turns out! I look forward to seeing your next creation.