Welcome to Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch Thursday! This week we will try working one variation of the Houndstooth Crochet stitch. There are a few ways to make this stitch – this is my favourite as it is the easiest one I have come across. I have also seen some varieties which use weaving techniques and others which use extended stitches…this variation uses single crochet and double crochet stitches only. There are very few ends to weave in as we will be carrying the yarn beneath the work. I first found this variation of the hounds tooth crochet stitch on my Crochet Friend Kathy’s website (ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs). I have also seen it applied in rounds in this pattern on Yarnspirations’ website: isleeve Table Cozy. For other patterns using the Houndstooth Crochet Stitch, please see the links located at the end of this post.
Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch Pattern
Stitch Pattern: Houndstooth or Hounds Tooth or Hounds-tooth
Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Afghan Square
Size: 8″ Square
Yarn: Red Heart with Love in 2 colours
Hook: 6 mm (J)
Gauge: 14sts = 5 inches
US Terminology used
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
R – row
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
You will be carrying the unused colour of yarn and working over it for an entire row; until you need it again. Do not cut the yarn at the end of the rows.
R1: (RS) ch 21, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 dc in the next ch, *1 sc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch**. Repeat from * to ** across, changing colour on the last yarn over, ch 1, turn (20)
R2: 1 sc in the first dc, 1 dc in the next sc. *1 sc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next sc**; repeat from * to ** across, changing colour on the last yarn over, ch 1, turn (20)
R3-R19: repeat R2 (20)
The fabric is reversible – so you can choose which side you would prefer to have as your right side. It really depends on the yarns you are using which side shows the houndstooth crochet stitch the best. If you prefer the back side you will need to turn your work before beginning the edging rows below.
Work 22 sc evenly along each edge and 2 sc in each corner.
Finish off and weave in any ends.