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.
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:
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)
H (Mustard Yellow)
I (Vintage Pink)
J (Blush Pink)
K (Rose Red)
L (Red Wine)
Along with your yarn, you will need the following:
- 4.5mm (US G+) crochet hook- my favourites are Furls Streamline Swirl crochet hooks or Clover Amour crochet hooks.
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch markers
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Glossary and Abbreviations
ch(s) – chain(s)
ss – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
RS – right side
rep – repeat
|UK Crochet Terminology||US Crochet Terminology|
|htr- half treble crochet||hdc – half double crochet|
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