Here you can find out about the HHDC or the Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch.
This is a great stitch when you want to get some height to a crochet stitch, but also want a slightly different texture.
I’m using USA terms here.
What is a HHDC in crochet terms?
The HHDC stands for Herringbone Half Double crochet. It’s the same height as the Half Double Crochet, but gives a lovely texture, as the order of the “yarn overs”, and the loops changes.
The HHDC or herringbone half double crochet stitch starts the same way you’d make a normal half double crochet.
Look at the two different stitches.
Bottom 3 rows = HHDC
Top 3 rows = HDC
To make a HHDC
Yarn over, through your stitch, pull back through (same as a HDC) but at this point we do something different.
The difference is as simple as once you’ve got your 3 loops, and pulled back through your stitch, you’ll put the 3rd loop under the 2nd loop before the yarn over. (see picture below)
Yarn Over, and pull back over the 2 remaining loops.
It’s sounds complicated……. it isn’t!
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The table below describes the differences.
Difference between HDC and HHDC
|HHDC – Herringbone Half Double Crochet||HDC Half Double Crochet|
|Yarn Over (2 loops)||Yarn Over (2 loops)|
|Insert hook through stitch||Insert hook through stitch|
|Yarn Over (3 loops)||Yarn Over (3 loops)|
|Pull back through 1 loop (2 loops)||Pull back through|
|Yarn Over (3 loops)||Yarn Over (4 loops)|
|Pull back through both 2 loops||Pull back through all 3 loops|
What can you use HHDC or Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch for?
Herringbone half double crochet (HHDC) can be used in place of the HDC stitch in a pattern, but it is a stitch on it’s own.
It’s used a lot in blanket patterns, as it has an amazing texture
So any pattern that mentions HDC, you could use the HHDC for instead to give a different texture.
This is because the stitch is the same height as a normal HDC, as the number of yarn overs are the same, just done in a different order.
If you are looking for crochet texture:
How to make a HHDC Herringbone Half Double Crochet swatch
PUL pull through loop/ stitch
YO yarn over
HHDC Herringbone half double crochet: YO, insert hook where indicated, pul, draw through 1 loop, YO, draw through both remaining loops on hook.
To make swatch.
Either ch or Foundation Half Double crochet FHDC (My favourite for a straight edge) any number.
If working in a chain
Row 2: In the 2nd chain from the hook. [YO, insert hook where indicated, pul, draw through 1 loop, YO, draw through both remaining loops on hook] Repeat [ ] across. Ch1. Turn.
Row 3: In first st, [YO, insert hook where indicated, pul, draw through 1 loop, YO, draw through both remaining loops on hook] Repeat [ ] across. Ch1. Turn.
Repeat row 3.
If working FHDC
Row 2: Ch1, in base of ch, [YO, insert hook where indicated, pul, draw through 1 loop, YO, draw through both remaining loops on hook] Repeat [ ] across. Ch1. Turn.
Repeat row 2.
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