Herringbone Single Crochet Stitch is an elegant, highly textured stitch. It creates a horizontal chevron effect in the fabric and almost mimics a knitting design. This crochet stitch requires skill and concentration as it utilizes some unique stitches.
It’s not a simple stitch, so if you’re a beginner, you should try some other stitches before moving on to this one. Herringbone Single Crochet requires knowledge of reverse stitches which basically involve placing the hook in the stitch in the opposite way than usual. You basically insert the hook in the stitch from the back, pointing towards you. It is a 2-row, single-stitch repeat pattern.
The Herringbone Single Crochet is a versatile stitch that will work in any yarn weight, from super bulky to lightweight. Try not to use fuzzy or textured yarns as they will hide the clean lines of the stitch. You can use it to make beanies, blankets, headbands, and basically any other project, except maybe a scarf!
Herringbone Single Crochet Stitch Pattern Video Tutorial
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Herringbone Single Crochet Stitch Crochet Chart
This free pattern is written using US crochet terms.
|hsc||herringbone single crochet|
|rev-hsc||reverse herringbone single crochet|
|rev-sc||reverse single crochet|
|st (s)||stitch (es)|
herringbone single crochet (hsc) – insert hook through vertical bar of the previous single crochet st (last bar closest to the working yarn), insert hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.
reverse single crochet (rev-sc) – bring working yarn toward the front of your work, insert hook into the next stitch from the back of work to the front of work, yarn over, pull up a loop to the back of work, yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook.
reverse herringbone single crochet (rev-hsc) – insert hook through vertical bar of the previous single crochet st (last bar closest to the working yarn) on the back of work, insert hook into the next stitch from the back of work to the front of work, yarn over, pull up a loop to the back of work, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.
Foundation ch: any number of stitches, plus 1.
|Row 1 (RS):||1sc in back bump of 2nd ch from hook, * 1hsc in back bump of next ch; rep from * to end, turn.|
|Row 2:||ch1, 1 rev-sc in next sc, * 1 rev-hsc in next sc; rep from * to end, turn.|
|Row 3:||ch1, 1sc in next sc, * 1hsc in next sc; rep from * to end, turn.|
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 of this free crochet stitch pattern until you have reached the desired length for your work.
Sample Crochet Projects
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- Crocodile Crochet Stitch
- Waffle Crochet Stitch