The Houndstooth Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #24

Stitch Description

The Houndstooth Stitch creates the classic houndstooth pattern in crochet stitches. The Houndstooth pattern creates a fabric with moderate drape. It would be good for blankets, pillows, and outerwear garments.

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Materials Used

Bonbons Yarn

Indulge in color with Bonbons, Lion Brand Yarn’ collections of 8 miniature balls of yarn. Each collection includes 8 shades, perfect for any project requiring multiple colors, such as amigurumi, colorwork, embroidery, and embellishments. Bonbons are also great for friendship bracelets and kids’ crafts.

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Addi Swing Ergonomic Crochet Hook

Skacel Addi Swing Hook was developed with comfort in mind. The handle is constructed of two plastics: one colorful and soft, and the other, white and firm. The two balance each other perfectly for just the right amount of flexibility.This is a crochet hook to love! The beautifully balanced handle rests perfectly in your hand as addi’s Turbo hook glides in and out of each stitch. With addi Swing Hooks you can say good-bye (and good riddance!) to cramped fingers forever.

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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Half Double Crochet
Double Crochet
Triple Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 4

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 4

  • Row 1: With A, *1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch (point made), skip next 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch **, ch 4 rep from * across, ending last rep at **, turn. Drop A, draw B through last loop, turn.
  • Row 2: With B, ch 4, * 1 dc in next dc, 1 hdc in next hdc, 1 sc in next sc **, 1 tr in next sc; rep from ** across, ending last rep at **, turn.
  • Row 3: With B, ch 4, *1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch 4; rep from * across, ending with last sc in top of turning ch, turn. Drop B, draw A through last loop, turn.
  • Repeat rows 2 – 3, alternating colors, until you have reached your desired length.

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