It’s week 6 of the Ray Of Hope crochet along, and this week we’re onto the Double Herringbone piece.
If you did the Single Herringbone in the 50 Stitches crochet along don’t worry, the Double Herringbone stitch is much easier and doesn’t involve any backward stitches.
The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry
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If you would like to follow my colour scheme, you can find the list of colours in both Scheepjes Softfun and Stylecraft Special DK in this document here
The pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below in brackets along with the abbreviations we will be using
- Chain = ch
- Double Herringbone Stitch (treble Herringbone Stitch) = dhs
We will be using a 3.5mm hook for this piece
With Colour J Chain 16
Row 1. In the 4th chain from your hook (the turning chain counts as your first dc) make a double herringbone stitch (dhs) – yarn over and insert your hook into the chain. Yarn over and pull through the chain AND the first loop like you’re making a slip stitch.
Yarn over and pull through 1 loop, yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops.
Make a dhs in every chain across – 14 stitches.
Row 2. Turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch.
In each stitch in the row make a dhs – 14 stitches.
Your stitches should slant in the opposite direction from the row below
Rows 3-40. Repeat row 2.
Your edges will take on a scalloped look, this is because of how each row slants to the side. Once you join this piece to the other rays, the edges will straighten out
Join with Colour E (your joining colour) into any stitch. Make 2 slst into the side of every stitch, and 1 slst in each stitch across the top and bottom.
You should have 80 slst on each long side and 14 slst along the short sides
Weave in your ends and join the long side only to the triangular ray from week 5. We will join the bottom edge with the week 7 ray.
To see how to join the pieces together click here
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