Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch Washcloth

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The Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch is a beginner friendly crochet stitch that is made very similarly to a regular double crochet stitch. Learn how easy it is to crochet and practise with a free crochet washcloth pattern. I have included a photo tutorial and a video tutorial to demonstrate the stitch so you can master it in no time!

This stitch is perfect for all kinds of projects, from scarves and blankets to pot holders and washcloths.

Green crocheted washcloth on wood background. Free tutorial and pattern.

For this month’s Washcloth of the Month Club project I used 1 ball of Big Value Recycled Dishcloth Cotton that was sent to me King Cole Yarn and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. This yarn is a blend of 85% Cotton and 15% Polyester. Each 100 g ball contains approximately 175 yards (160 meters). You will need one ball of this yarn for today’s project. I love using Big Value Recycled Dishcloth Cotton for my washcloths because it is an affordable and available in a number of bright colors. There are currently 8 colors available and you can see them all here. I think this bright green one is one of my favorites!

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Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch Washcloth Pattern on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/herringbone-dc-stitch-washcloth

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The washcloth pattern below is written to make a 12 X 12 inch project, but you can make your project to any size you wish with the stitch multiple I have included in the pattern.

Both a crochet stitch photo tutorial and video tutorial are included below.

Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch Washcloth Pattern

Supplies

  • Yarn: King Cole Big Value Recycled Dish Cloth Cotton (check your local yarn shop here). 3.52 oz (100 g) and 175 yds (160 m). 85% Cotton, 15% Polyester. Worsted Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash at 30°C. Dry flat. Warm iron.
  • Color: 1 skein Green (Shade: 5067)
  • Crochet Hook: 4 mm (G) 
  • Finished Project: Washcloth: 2.18 oz (61 g) and 107 yds (98 m)
  • Scissors, Tapestry Needle (yarn needle)

Difficulty Level

  • Beginner

Finished Sizes

  • Washcloth width approximately 12 inches X 12 inches length.

Gauge

  • Approximately 12 hbdc per 4 inches and 10 rows worked in hbdc per 4 inches using a 4 mm (G) crochet hook

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

  • ch(s) – chain(s) 
  • g – grams
  • hbdc – herringbone double crochet (*see special stitches)
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • R – row
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat 
  • sk – skip/skipped
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • yds – yards
  • * to ** – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
  • [ ] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
  • ( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Special Stitches

Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch

  • Yarn over hook, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up 1 loop and pull that same loop through the first loop on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the next loop on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook.

Helpful Tutorials

Notes:

  • Any number of chains plus 3 chains
  • Reversible
  • TIP: make your foundation chain row loosely for this project or move up to a 4.5 or 5 mm hook for the foundation chain stitches 
  • An initial Ch 3 counts as 1 hbdc and we do not work into the stitch beneath it.
  • When I work into the foundation chain, I prefer working into the back bar (back bump) of the chain. You can work under the back loop only if you prefer.
  • To make this washcloth longer, work more rows.
  • To make this washcloth wider, chain more stitches using the stitch multiple. 
  • Add the Herringbone DC Stitch Washcloth to your Ravelry Library here
Green crocheted washcloth on wood background. Free tutorial and pattern.

Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch Washcloth

This project is crocheted widthwise in rows.

Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 39, sk the first 3 chs (counts as 1 hbdc), 1 hbdc in each rem ch across. Turn. [37 hbdc]

R2-R27: Ch 3 (counts as 1 hbdc), hbdc in each st across. Turn. [37 hbdc]

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions:

  • Finish off and weave in ends.

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Create your Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch Washcloth Project Page here.

Green crocheted washcloth on wood background. Free tutorial and pattern.

Crochet Stitch Tutorial for the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch

  1. Yarn over the hook.
  2. Insert the hook into the next stitch.
  3. Yarn over and pull up 1 loop.
  4. Now pull that same loop through the first loop on your hook.
  5. Yarn over and pull through the next loop on your hook.
  6. Yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook.
How to Crochet the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch 1
How to Crochet the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch 2
How to Crochet the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch with any yarn and hook

You can make your project to any size you wish with the stitch multiple. Simply chain any number of chains to the width you want for your project, then chain 3 extra chains. Follow the instructions below.

Row 1: Ch any number of chains, plus 3 chains. Sk the first 3 chs (counts as 1 hbdc), 1 hbdc in each rem ch across. Turn. 

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 hbdc), 1 hbdc in each st across. Turn. 

Repeat Row 2 for the pattern.

Finish with an ODD numbered row to finish on the Right Side (RS) of the project.

You can make your project to any size you wish with the stitch multiple. Simply chain any number of chains to the width you want for your project, then chain 3 extra chains. Follow the instructions below.

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