The herringbone stitch is so full of texture and interest. I love how the stitches slant back and forth and make for a nice washcloth. These are simple to make and great for a beginner. Here we go…
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Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton Yarn – 50 yards
Hook – Size F
Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends
Gauge: 8 1/2″ long by 7″ wide. Can be adjusted by adding more chains to beginning row and/or by repeating Row 2 more times to desired length.
Abbreviations: (US terms)
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
st – stitch
yo – yarn over
Special stitch: Hbhdc – herringbone half double crochet stitch
Yo, insert hook, yo and draw through st and first loop on hook, yo, draw through both loops on hook.
Row 1: Ch 25, dc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 dc in ea st across (24 dc).
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first Hbhdc), 1 Hbhdc in ea st across. (24 Hbhdc).
Row 3-21: repeat Row 2.
Row 22: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in ea st across (24 dc).
Edging: (optional) Ch 1, sl st around all four sides. End off, weave in ends.
These make great gifts and are quick to make up. Use different colors to match your decor or in a bright color to really make them stand out. Thank you for your interest in my designs. Happy Crocheting.
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