20 Free Crochet Houndstooth Patterns

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Looking for a classic stitch pattern to make your crochet project really stand out? I think the Houndstooth Crochet Stitch could be it! This crochet pattern collection includes more than 20 free crochet houndstooth patterns. Some of these patterns include photo and video tutorials too!

Free Crochet Houndstooth Patterns

Crochet Houndstooth Stitch

The houndstooth crochet stitch is a beginner-friendly stitch because it is created by alternating double crochet (dc) and single crochet (sc) stitches. It is crocheted with a multiple of 2+1 stitches.

To decrease the number of yarn ends you need to weave in, many crocheters work over the unused yarn color on each row. Working over the unused yarn creates a thicker and warmer finished fabric.

If you prefer though, you can finish off at the end of each row instead. This will make a lighter weight fabric. You would need to change colors for each of the repeat rows, so this method would give you 4 yarn ends to weave in with your tapestry needle, for each row, making it a bit more time consuming.

TIP: When you are working the houndstooth crochet stitch in joined rounds you can carry the unused color up the inside seam of the project, instead of finishing off, or working over it. The outside (right side) of your project will be neat and tidy.

Learn How to Crochet The Houndstooth Stitch

Learn how to crochet the houndstooth pattern with my step-by-step written instructions and photo tutorial for an 8-inch afghan square, washcloth or dishcloth. The practice project is made with a 6 mm (J) crochet hook and (Worsted Weight) Medium Weight Yarn [4] in 2 colors. You will also need scissors and a yarn needle for weaving in your ends.

Try one of these easy free Houndstooth crochet patterns to start:

  1. Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Afghan Square
  2. Kathleen Houndstooth with a Twist Headband
  3. Holiday Spirit Headband
  4. Holiday Spirit Houndstooth Coffee Cup Sleeve

20+ Free Crochet Houndstooth Patterns

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Free Crochet Houndstooth Patterns Roundup

Houndstooth Scarf

Hounds Tooth Scarf Crochet Pattern

The Hounds tooth Scarf and Glove Toppers patterns were designed by Sara Sach. She used Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) hook for her projects. She has a helpful video tutorial included for these projects too.

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Houndstooth Market Tote Pattern

Houndstooth Market Tote Pattern

The Houndstooth Market Tote was designed by The Lavender Chair. You will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.50 mm (I) crochet hook.

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Infinity Hounds tooth scarf pattern

Infinity Hounds Tooth Scarf Pattern

The Infinity Hounds tooth scarf pattern was designed by Kathy Lashley. She used Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook for this project.

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Stash ‘n Dash Mini Tote Pattern

Stash ‘n Dash Mini Tote Pattern

These adorable Stash ‘n Dash Mini Totes were designed by Pattern Paradise. For this project you will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. Maria's post also includes the link to her tutorial to teach you how to line the bag.

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Houndstooth Tote Bag pattern

Hounds Tooth Tote Bag Pattern

The Hounds Tooth Tote Bag was designed by Kathy Lashley. For this project Kathy used Sport Weight Cotton Yarn [2] and a 4 mm (G) hook. Watch the video tutorial below to see how to make the stitch.

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Houndstooth Hat Pattern

Houndstooth Beanie Hat Pattern

The Crochet Houndstooth Beanie Hat Pattern was designed by Kathy Lashley and is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) hook.

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Stash ‘n Dash Clutch

Stash ‘n Dash Clutch

The Stash 'n Dash Clutch was designed by Pattern Paradise. For this project you will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. The finished size of the clutch is approximately 7 inches X 4.5 inches.

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Houndstooth Hook Holder Case

Houndstooth Hook Holder Case

The Houndstooth Hook Holder Case was designed by Michelle from Book People Studio. For this project you will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 3.50 mm (E) crochet hook.

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Crocheted Totes by Joyce Nordstrom at Red Heart

Crocheted Totes

Two Crocheted Totes by Joyce Nordstrom at Red Heart (Coats & Clark). These two Crochet Totes designed by Joyce Nordstrom use 2 variations of the houndstooth crochet stitch.

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Houndstooth Mittens

Houndstooth Mittens Fingerless Gloves

Make a pair of Houndstooth mittens or fingerless gloves with this free pattern from Maria Bittner. You will need Medium Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 6.5 mm (K) crochet hook for this project.

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Houndstooth Hat Pattern Patons

Houndstooth Hat

Make this Classic Wool Houndstooth Hat with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook.

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Houndstooth Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Houndstooth Dishcloth Free Crochet Pattern

Carolyn from the Purple Poncho has a free crochet pattern for a Houndstooth Dishcloth. For this project you will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. The finished dishcloth measures 8.5 inches long X 9.5 inches wide.

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Houndstooth Boyfriend Hat

The Houndstooth Boyfriend Hat designed by Taylor Tengelsen is crocheted with Bulky Weight Yarn [5] and a 6 mm (J) crochet hook and a 6.5 mm (K) crochet hook. This pattern is available as a free PDF from Ravelry.

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Red Heart Houndstooth Blanket

Houndstooth Throw Pattern

This pretty Houndstooth Throw pattern was designed by Ann Regis and is available as a free PDF download from Yarnspirations. You will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. The finished throw measures 45 inches wide X 54 inches long.

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Houndstooth Crochet Hat Pattern

I love the Houndstooth Crochet Hat Pattern from Daisy Farm Crafts. For this project you will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook.

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Houndstooth Comfy Cardigan Pattern

Houndstooth Comfy Cardigan Pattern

The Houndstooth Comfy Cardigan Pattern is available from Coco Crochet Lee. For this project you will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 6 mm (J) crochet hook. The sweater is available in sizes Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X and 5X.

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Weave Houndstooth Check Plaid Afghan

The Weave Houndstooth Check Plaid Afghan was designed by Maria Merlino. This afghan is crocheted with Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook.

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Houndstooth Stitch Shawl Pattern

Houndstooth Stitch Shawl Pattern

The Houndstooth Stitch Shawl Pattern was designed by Nadia Fuad at Yarnutopia. You will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.50 mm (I) crochet hook for this project.

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Houndstooth Phone Case

Make the Houndstooth Phone Case / Tyúklábmintás telefontok designed by Panka’s Patterns. For this project you will need Sport Weight Yarn [2] and a 3 mm crochet hook. You can download the free PDF Houndstooth Phone Case pattern from Ravelry.

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Woodland Houndstooth Crochet Blanket

Woodland Houndstooth Crochet Blanket Pattern

The Woodland Houndstooth Crochet Blanket Pattern is available from Mama in a Stitch. For this project you will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. The blanket is 41 inches X 43 inches when complete.

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Houndstooth Dishcloth

This pretty Houndstooth Dishcloth variation was designed by Carol Ballard. For this project you will need Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.50 mm (I) crochet hook. The finished dishcloth measures 9 inches square.

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Houndstooth Pet Scarf

This quick Houndstooth Pet Scarf was designed by Claire Ortega-Reyes for Crochet Spot. For this project you will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 6 mm (J) crochet hook.

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Caron Houndstooth Hat

Caron Houndstooth Bright Hat

The Caron Houndstooth Bright Hat Pattern is available as a free PDF download from Yarnspirations. You will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook.

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Houndstooth Triangle Wrap Pattern

I love how this version of the Houndstooth Stitch is created. Learn how to use double crochet stitches, treble crochet stitches and chain stitches to create this pretty wrap. For this project you will need DK Weight Yarn [3] and a 4 mm (G) hook.

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Houndstooth Dishcloth

Houndstooth Dishcloth pattern was designed by Sue’s Crochet and Knitting. You will need Light Weight Yarn [3].

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Modern Houndstooth Blanket Pattern

Modern Houndstooth Patchwork Blanket

The Modern Houndstooth Patchwork Blanket pattern is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. The finished blanket size is 45 inches X 52 inches.

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Houndstooth Tie for Men by Too Yarn Cute

The Houndstooth Tie for Men was designed by Too Yarn Cute. This project calls for Light Weight Yarn [3] and a 3.75 mm (F) crochet hook.

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Houndstooth Crochet Pumpkins

These cute Houndstooth Crochet Pumpkins are available as a free pattern from Kelsie at Crafting for Weeks. For this project you will need Worsted Weight Yarn [4] and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. The pumpkins can be made in 3 sizes: 4 inches, 6 inches and 10 inches diameter.

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How to Crochet the Houndstooth Stitch

New Stitch A Day shows you how to crochet a different version of the Houndstooth Stitch in this step-by-step tutorial and video. This houndstooth stitch pattern is worked on a multiple of 4 stitches.

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Houndstooth Dog Sweater Pattern

Houndstooth Dog Sweater Pattern

The Houndstooth Dog Sweater pattern is available in sizes small, medium and large and is crocheted with Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook. The pattern is available as a free PDF download from Yarnspirations.

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Bernard Houndstooth Scarf Pattern

The Bernard Houndstooth Scarf pattern is available from Two of Wands. For this project you will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 6 mm (J) crochet hook. The finished scarf measures 16 inches wide X 82 inches long.

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How to Crochet a Houndstooth Blanket

This blog post shows you how to crochet a houndstooth blanket and uses the method of finishing off each color at the end of each row. The blanket has a side fringe (saves those ends from all being woven in).

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Videos in this Collection

Hounds Tooth Scarf Crochet Pattern

Infinity Hounds Tooth Scarf Pattern

Hounds Tooth Tote Bag Pattern

Houndstooth Crochet Hat Pattern

Houndstooth Stitch Shawl Pattern

Houndstooth Triangle Wrap Pattern

Houndstooth Dishcloth

How to Crochet the Houndstooth Stitch

How to Crochet a Houndstooth Blanket

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16 Comments

  1. I love houndstooth and have actually made several of Kathy Lashley’s scarf in different colors for myself, my daughter and granddaughters. I love, love, love that pattern. It works up so quickly!

  2. I want to try this hounds tooth stitch it is one stitch I have never tried in all my years of crocheting and it is so classic to me.

  3. All of these patterns are so beautiful, I don’t know where to start.

  4. Love the Houndstooth patterns! Really like the infinity scarf, gloves and purse! Thanks for the free patterns you offer! You’re a gem 🙂

  5. I was just talking with another crafter about how classic black and white look together and houndstooth is beautiful! I cannot wait to do a tote with an accent touch of purple to make it pop.