I love the look of this herringbone stitch when it is worked back and forth. The herringbone half double crochet flattens out a regular double crochet with one simple little change. You simply are yarning over, inserting your hook into the stitch, yarning over again and pulling through, but pull through the next loop too, (that is what is setting it apart from a regular double crochet.) Then, yarn over one more time, and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook.
I am working the herringbone half across the row in the same manner I would the double crochet–one stitch per one stitch, and I am turning at the end of the row with a chain 2. However, I am choosing to have the turning chain only add height for me, not act as the first stitch of the row. I am working the first stitch into the top of the last stitch I made from the row below.
I illustrate this in a little video clip for you:
I am using this stitch in this Hudson’s Bay Baby Blanket I hope you’ll give it a try!
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