Week 41 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

Week 41 of The 50 Stitches crochet along features the Single Herringbone stitch. This stitch creates a beautiful chevron look, like the backbone of a fish. This stitch can be challenging as it uses back stitches, but the look it creates is unique.

You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.

UK Translation

Single crochet (sc) = double crochet

Herringbone single crochet (hsc) = herringbone double crochet

The Pattern

For this square you will need a 4.5mm hook

Start by making a foundation chain of 31

Row 1. In the 2nd chain from your hook make a sc (the turning chain does NOT count as a stitch). Next make a herringbone single crochet (hsc) – insert your hook into the side loop of the previous stitch, 

The position of the side loop you will work into

 then through the next chain. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook.

3 loops on your hook after going through the side loop

Make a hsc in each stitch across – 30 stitches

Turn

Row 2. In this row all stitches will be made from the back.

Chain 1. Insert your hook into the the first chain from back to front and finish as a sc.

Make a hsc in the next stitch by inserting your hook into the side loop of the previous stitch at the back

side loop when looking from the back

then insert your hook from front to back in the next stitch. 

loops on the hook after going through the back side loop

Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. Repeat for each stitch across – 30 stitches

Turn

Row 3. Chain 1 and make a single crochet in the first stitch. Next make a herringbone single crochet (hsc) – insert your hook into the side loop of the previous stitch, then through the next stitch. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook.

Make a hsc in each stitch across – 30 stitches

Turn

Row 4 – 20. Repeat rows 2 and 3 ending in a repeat of row 2.

The Border

Sc in each stitch across the top and bottom. 

For the sides alternate between 2 sc and 1 sc in the sides of each row.

You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)

You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends

You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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