May
06

Herringbone Stitch | Warm Up America Knit & Crochet Rectangles

Ask Me Monday is back from hiatus this week with the scoop on Knitter’s Pride’s partnership with Warm Up America. By May 31st, their goal is to drive as many knitters and crocheters, like you, to make squares towards blankets for those in need. In the episode, I show how to knit and crochet the Herringbone stitch for a warm, dense fabric that are great alternatives for a blanket square. Watch the video for the tutorial, then see below for the patterns.

Interested in knitting and crocheting squares along with others? See the Knitter’s Pride, Warm Up America KCAL thread on Ravelry here.


This episode of Ask Me Monday is sponsored by Knitter’s PrideKnitPro

See more KP products during “Vic’s Tips” segments of The Knit Show!

 

Products shown in this video tutorial: Knitter’s Pride Ginger Interchangeable Needles & Waves Crochet Hooks

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Herringbone Stitch: Knit 7″ x 9″ Rectangle

SUPPLIES

Worsted-weight superwash wool or acrylic yarn

Size 8/5 mm Knitter’s Pride Ginger Needles — or size needed to obtain stitch gauge

GAUGE

6.5 stitches = 1″

Note: Easily adapt this pattern work with any weight yarn and corresponding needle. Check gauge and CO appropriate even amount of stitches.

DIRECTIONS

CO 46 sts.

Row 1: K1, * sl 1 knitwise, k1, psso knit st without letting it fall off the needle but instead ktbl; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: *P2tog without letting the sts drop off needle, p first of two loops on needle again letting both stitches fall off needle; rep from * to end.

Repeat Rows 1-2 until piece measures 9″ from CO ends.

BO.

Weave in ends. Block piece.

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Herringbone Stitch: Crochet 7″ x 9″ Rectangle

SUPPLIES

Worsted-weight superwash wool or acrylic yarn

Size H/5 mm Knitter’s Pride Waves Hook– or size needed to obtain stitch gauge

GAUGE

3 stitches = 1″

SPECIAL STITCH: Herringbone Half Double Crochet (Hhdc)

Yarn over, insert hook through stitch, draw through loop; draw same loop through next loop on hook; yarn over and draw through that same loop (as for a chain stitch); yarn over draw through remaining two loops on hook.

DIRECTIONS

Ch 22.

Note: Crochet gauge is highly subjective. Be sure to check your gauge and go up or down hook sizes accordingly. 

Row 1: Hhdc in 3rd ch from hook and in every ch to end. Turn. –21 sts.

Row 2:  Ch 2, Hhdc in next st and every st across. Turn.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 9″. 

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

 

Herringbone Stitch | Warm Up America charity squares to #knit and #crochet

Where to Send Pieces

Warm Up America! 
3740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 152 
Carrollton, TX 75007

2 Responses to “Herringbone Stitch | Warm Up America Knit & Crochet Rectangles”

  1. TERENTIA

    hi, love your posts!!
    I am looking for a baby crossover cardigan pattern for 0-3 mnths, my mom used to knit for our kids, and we lost the pattern
    may’be you can help?
    Thanks
    Terentia

    Reply
    • Vickie Howell

      Hey there! Sorry, I don’t believe I have a crossover baby cardigan pattern. xx

      Reply

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