Crochet herringbone blanket square
The third square of the Fall Feels CAL is available now! This crochet herringbone blanket square is called Hazelnut Crochet Square. Below you’ll find the free written pattern and full video tutorial. If you’ve never tried the herringbone single crochet stitch before, no worries! I’ll walk you through it.
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Fall Feels CAL
The Fall Feels CAL began on October 4th. This square is the third one we’ve started. Each Tuesday brings a new square, with the assembly and edging instructions coming out on November 15th.
Each square has a different texture and stitch pattern, so that we are learning new stitches as we complete our squares. Each square has free written instructions and a video here on my site, with the option to purchase an ad-free PDF if you prefer that.
Along with crocheting the squares for the blanket, we are talking together in my Facebook group about the squares, the blanket, the CAL, and all things fall! Come join us, get to know other crocheters, and enjoy yourself.
What supplies will I need to crochet this square?
To crochet this herringbone blanket square you’ll need 3 skeins of Cascade Yarns Pacific #178 Rust. This is a worsted weight 60% Acrylic, 40% Superwash Merino Wool blend. It’s machine washable and dryable.
You will also need a size J (6 mm) crochet hook and a tapestry needle.
I’ve never tried to crochet the herringbone stitch…
No worries! To be honest, I hadn’t either when I made my first Hazelnut Crochet Blanket Square. I looked up a video and learned how to do it. You can too!
You will need to learn the herringbone single crochet stitch (hsc), the reverse single crochet stitch (reverse sc), and the reverse herringbone single crochet stitch (reverse hsc). You will also use chains and standard single crochet stitch. I’ll teach you all of that in the video below!
Hazelnut Crochet Square, a Crochet Herringbone Blanket Square
By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
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Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Finished Measurements: About 8 inches square.
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Pacific (60% Acrylic, 40% Superwash Merino Wool; 213 yds; 100 g; Worsted Weight/4/Medium): 3 skeins #178 Rust.
Crochet Hook: J/10 (6 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle.
Gauge: 18 sts x 13 rows = About 4 inches square in sc herringbone st.
This pattern is written in standard US terms. For help with abbreviations, get my free printable crochet abbreviations chart here.
For help with basic stitches, visit my Learn to Crochet page here.
Herringbone single crochet (hsc): Insert hook under left vertical bar of previous st, insert hook through next ch or st, yo, pull up a loop through ch or st, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Reverse single crochet (reverse sc): Bring yarn to the front, insert hook back to front through next st, yo, pull up a loop to the back, yo, pull through both loops on hook.
Reverse herringbone single crochet (reverse hsc): Bring yarn to the front, insert hook under left vertical bar on back of previous st, insert hook back to front through next st, yo, pull up a loop to the back through st, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Single crochet 2 stitches together (sc2tog): (Insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop) 2 times, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hsc in each remaining ch – 34 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, reverse sc in first st, reverse hsc in each remaining st.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, hsc in each remaining st.
Alternate repeating Rows 2 and 3 for pattern.
Work in pattern for a total of 24 rows, ending with a Row 2 repeat. Do not fasten off.
Row 1: With RS facing, ch 1, *sc2tog over first 2 sts, (sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts) 8 times, ch 2 (corner ch sp made), turn 90 degrees to work across row ends, sc in each row end to last row end, 2 sc in last row end**, ch 2, turn 90 degrees to work across next edge, repeat from * to **, hdc in first st to join – 100 sts, 4 corner ch sps. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends. Blocking is optional.
And that, my friends, is how you make this crochet herringbone blanket square! I hope you are enjoying the CAL and the squares for the Fall Feels Throw!
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