Herringbone Stitch Dishcloth | Free Pattern and Tutorial

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The herringbone half double crochet stitch is a variation on the half double crochet stitch. It is so easy to do (I was certainly surprised) and creates a lovely linked fabric. This post includes 4 different sizes for afghan squares or dishcloths and the stitch multiple to allow you to make a project to any size once you have mastered the new stitch.

Herringbone Crochet Dishcloth - Oombawka Design Crochet


Herringbone Stitch Dishcloth

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Herringbone Dishcloth Tutorial

Herringbone-Stitch-Dishcloth

Supplies

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

6 inches by 6 inches
9 inches and 12 inches are available at the end of the post
4 inches by 4 inches was added to the end of the post on March 28, 2018.

Gauge

approximately 2.5 rows per inch (10 rows = 4 inches), 3 sts per inch

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
ch1sp – chain one space
dc – double crochet
hhdc – Herringbone half double crochet
R – row/round
RS – right side (aka as the ‘pretty side’ of your work)
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Working in the Back Bump

Invisible Join

Stitch Multiple

Chain a multiple of 1 + 2 for the starting chain

Special Stitches

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch: Hhdc: yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, draw through st and draw through the first loop on the hook. Yarn over and pull through both remaining loops on the hook.

Notes

  • Additional Size (4 Inches by 4 Inches) added.
  • Optional Edging added to the end of the post.

Herringbone Stitch Dishcloth Tutorial LLANCS 26

Herringbone Dishcloth Pattern Instructions

Size: 6 inches by 6 inches

R1: Ch 20, beg in the 4th ch from the hook and work 1 hhdc in each st across. Turn. [18]

Herringbone Ch R1

HBdc Step 1 Herringbone Tutorial

Herringbone dc step 2

Herringbone DC Step 3

HB-dc-4

Herringbone Row 1 Complete

R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hhdc in each st across. Turn. [18]

Row 2 ch 3 counts as 1 dc Herringbone Crochet

Herringbone Stitch Row 2

R3-18: Rep R2, do not finish off.

Row-3-Complete

Edging

You will now begin working along the edges.

Work 1 sc in each row end down (side edge) and 1 sc in each stitch along the top and bottom edges. Crochet an additional 3 sc in each corner.

Continue around the outside edges of the square again making *3 hdc in the next st, sl st in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in your ends.


Size: 9 inches by 9 inches

R1: Ch 28, beg in the 4th ch from the hook and work 1 hhdc in each st across. Turn. [26]

R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hhdc in each st across. Turn. [26]

R3-22: Rep R2, do not finish off.

Edging

You will now begin working along the edges.

Work 1 sc in each row end down (side edge) and 1 sc in each stitch along the top and bottom edges. Crochet an additional 3 sc in each corner.

Continue around the outside edges of the square again making *3 hdc in the next st, sl st in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in your ends.


Size: 12 inches by 12 inches

R1: Ch 38, beg in the 4th ch from the hook and work 1 hhdc in each st across. Turn. [36]

R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hhdc in each st across. Turn. [36]

R3-30: Rep R2, do not finish off.

Edging

You will now begin working along the edges.

Work 1 sc in each row end down (side edge) and 1 sc in each stitch along the top and bottom edges. Crochet an additional 3 sc in each corner.

Continue around the outside edges of the square again making *3 hdc in the next st, sl st in the next st**. Rep from * to ** around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in your ends.


Size: 4 inches by 4 inches

This size only uses: 5 mm (H) Orange Osage Hook

R1: Ch 12, beg in the 4th ch from the hook and work 1 hhdc in each st across. Turn. [10]

R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hhdc in each st across.Turn. [10]

R3-10: Rep R2, do not finish off.

OPTIONAL EDGING

Work 1 sc in each st and each row end and in each corner work: 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Fran 🙂 I’m so happy to hear the tutorials are easy to follow! Thank you so much for leaving me such a lovely comment! Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  2. Thank you for your help with so many projects. All are easy to understand and easy to follow.