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Gingham Crochet Stitch – Herringbone HDC

The gingham crochet stitch is a beautiful colorful stitch that is both classic and modern. Using two colors of yarn per row you carry the second color through your stitches making it much easier than it looks!

You can use any stitch you like to create a gingham crochet stitch (sometimes called a chequered stitch) but I love to use the herringbone half double crochet stitch. It has beautiful texture and the slight slant of the stitches gives the gingham great definition.

Gingham crochet stitch tutorial.

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Herringbone half double crochet stitch

Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Pull first loop straight through the second loop (similar to a slip stitch to leave 2 loops on the hook). Yarn over, pull through two remaining loops on hook.

Gingham crochet stitch pattern

US crochet terms.

Using 2 colors of your choice carry the unused yarn along and trap yarn inside the stitches during this section.

Foundation chain: using Yarn A, chain a multiple of 12+1.

Row 1: in Yarn A 6Hhdc (starting in 2nd ch from hook), in Yarn B 6Hhdc, *in Yarn A 6Hhdc, in Yarn B 6Hhdc; rep from * to end.

Row 2: Continue in Yarn B ch1, 6Hhdc, in Yarn A 6Hhdc, *in Yarn B 6Hhdc, in Yarn A 6Hhdc; rep from * to end.

Row 3: Continue in Yarn A, ch1, 6Hhdc, in Yarn B 6Hhdc, *in Yarn A 6Hhdc, in Yarn B 6Hhdc; rep from * to end.

Row 4: Rep row 2.

Row 5: Rep row 2.

Row 6: Rep row 3.

Row 7: Rep row 2.

Row 8: Rep row 3.

This has created two 4 row blocks of gingham crochet stitch now. Repeat for as many sets as you would like.

See a video tutorial of this gingham herringbone half double crochet stitch used in the Strawberries and Cream blanket by clicking on the image below:

Gingham crochet stitch sample.

Make a crochet gingham blanket

If you’d like to make a crochet gingham stitch blanket just work a chain of a multiple of 6+1 to decide on the width of your blanket.

Then repeat the pattern as above for as many sets of the gingham pattern as you’d like to create the length of the blanket.

Strawberries and Cream sampler crochet blanket pattern

This stitch is used in my Strawberries and Cream multi stitch crochet blanket free pattern.

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Yarn used for sample

I used Paintbox Simply Double Knit 100% Acrylic, 276m, 302yds/100g which works perfectly and comes in such beautiful colors.

The colours you see used in the blanket are:

A (Champagne White)

B (Pear Green)

C (Pine Green)

D (Pistachio Green)

E (Misty Grey)

F (Vanilla Cream)

(Light Caramel)

H (Mustard Yellow)

I (Vintage Pink)

J (Blush Pink)

K (Rose Red)

L (Red Wine)

Image showing 12 shades of Paintbox Simply DK yarn used for the Strawberries and Cream crochet blanket pattern.


Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

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Gingham crochet stitch pattern.

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

RS – right side

rep – repeat

Crochet Stitches

UK Crochet TerminologyUS Crochet Terminology
htr- half treble crochethdc – half double crochet
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Other easy crochet stitches to use for blankets

Easy crochet stitches for blankets

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