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If you did the Single Herringbone in the 50 Stitches crochet along don’t worry, the Double Herringbone stitch is much easier and doesn’t involve any backward stitches.

I made this swatch of the Double Herringbone a 3.5mm Clover Amour hook and the yarn is Scheepjes Softfun which gives fabulous stitch definition so you can really see that beautiful chevron pattern. This stitch is also sometimes called the Railroad stitch

The pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below in brackets along with the abbreviations we will be using

  • Chain = ch
  • Double Herringbone Stitch (treble Herringbone Stitch) = dhs

The Pattern

You can use any number of stitches for the Herringbone stitch, there is no pattern per se, It’s the way you form each stitch that makes it slant to the side. Because we will be turning at the end of each row, the next row slants in the opposite direction to the row below which gives the chevron look.

Row 1. In the 4th chain from your hook (the turning chain counts as your first dc) make a double herringbone stitch (dhs) – yarn over and insert your hook into the chain. Yarn over and pull through the chain AND the first loop like you’re making a slip stitch. 

Yarn over and pull through 1 loop, yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops.

Make a dhs in every chain across

1 row of the Double Herringbone Stitch

Row 2. Turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. In each stitch in the row make a dhs. 

Your stitches should slant in the opposite direction from the row below

Repeat row 2 until you reach the length you need

Your edges will take on a scalloped look, this is because of how each row slants to the side in the opposite direction to the row below.

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