Brenda K.B. Anderson

Herringbone Half Double Crochet AKA Knotted Double Crochet

Brenda K.B. Anderson
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The Herringbone Half-Double Crochet stitch, also called the Knotted Double Crochet stitch, is a unique stitch similar to a half-double crochet and a cousin to the double crochet stitch. Interestingly, the characteristics of this stitch pattern change dramatically depending on whether it is worked in the round or worked flat, in turned rows. In this video, Brenda K. B. Anderson demonstrates how to work this fun stitch both in the round, and in turned rows. She also explains the properties of each type of fabric. When worked in turned rows, the Herringbone HDC is very flat, has loads of drape and stretches very easily. When worked in the round this stitch pattern is a bit thicker, is very elastic, and has lots of bumpy texture on the outside (reminiscent of a knitted seed stitch), yet is extremely smooth on the inside.

Worked flat, this fabric is reversible; it looks the same on both sides. It would make a beautiful blanket, mobius cowl, scarf or sweater. Worked in the round, this fabric has two distinct sides, and would be just perfect for making socks, mittens or a beanie!

It’s pretty amazing how changing one tiny step in how we make our stitches can make such a big difference in the resulting fabric! This stitch is so similar to a HDC or a DC but the slight variation in how it is made creates such a different feel and look to the fabric.

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