The Herringbone Stitch – Week 41 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

The Herringbone stitch creates this beautiful zigzag 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 previous squares in the crochet along here. You can purchase the ad free, printable version of the pattern on Ravelry for just £2.40 which includes a weekly update with the next square

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-50-stitches-cal

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

Chain 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.

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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.

Add an extra stitch in the corners for the turn.

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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