Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Tutorial and Free Pattern

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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

Houndstooth Crochet Stitch | LLANCS | Oombawka Design

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

Abbreviations

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.

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Diagram

Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Diagram Oombawka Design Crochet

Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Diagram Oombawka Design Crochet KEY

Notes

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.

Pattern

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)

Row 1 | Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Tutorial | LLANCS | Oombawka Design

Row 1 Last Yarn Over | Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Tutorial | LLANCS | Oombawka Design

R1 Ch 1 | Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Tutorial | LLANCS | Oombawka Design

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)

Row 2 Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Tutorial | LLANCS | Oombawka Design

Row 2 Part 2 | Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Tutorial | LLANCS | Oombawka Design

Row 2 Mid Row | Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Tutorial | LLANCS | Oombawka Design

Row 2 Last Yarn Over | Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Tutorial | LLANCS | Oombawka Design

Chain 1 | Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Tutorial | LLANCS | Oombawka Design

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.

Back | Wrong Side | Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Tutorial | LLANCS | Oombawka Design

Front | Right Side | Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Tutorial | LLANCS | Oombawka Design

 

Edging

Work 22 sc evenly along each edge and 2 sc in each corner.

Finish off and weave in any ends.

Houndstooth Crochet Stitch Tutorial | LLANCS | Oombawka Design

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13 Comments

  1. Love this stitch,can’t wait to use it to make a dish cloth 🙂 Love all you do to help others.
    Thank so much.

  2. Hi Kathy,
    You are very welcome 🙂 I actually plan on writing a pattern using the Houndstooth stitch in the next month or so too! I already bought the yarn for it! Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  3. I do like all crochet stitch I like all the things you put on my gmail thank you

  4. Thank you so much for this great stitch tutorial. I’ve been wanting to make baby boy afghan using the cable technique but wanted strips between them. This should look great and a wonderful way to add in another color.

  5. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I downloaded a bunch of houndstooth projects this week and this information will go towards getting them completed.

  6. What a fun stitch pattern to learn! I have seen it all over the place lately. Pinned, and scheduled to share 🙂