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How To Crochet the Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch – Written Instructions
Abbreviations (US Terms):
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
yo – yarn over
st – stitch
tch – turning chain
hbdc – herringbone double crochet: yo, insert hook into next chain, yo and pull through the chain and the first loop on the hook, yo and draw through 1 more loop on the hook, yo and draw through both loops on hook.
• I explain this in the video, but the two swatches below illustrate the difference between using two (left) or three (right) turning chains. This stitch usually calls for three turning chains, but I prefer how there is less of a visible gap at each edge when two chains are used. These instructions explain the 2 turning chain (blue) version and instructions for the 3 turning chain version are in parentheses.
• Work the final hbdc of each row into the top of the turning chain to create a smoother edge.
Any number of stitches, plus 1 for the chain (or plus 2 for the chain for the 3 tch version).
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