Crochet Herringbone Half Throw

Crochet is a charming craft with roots that run deep in our history. Today, we venture into a world filled with textures and patterns, taking a step-by-step journey to create a beautiful Crochet Herringbone Half Throw.


With its neutral tones and attractive texture, this throw is a delightful addition to any space. As you follow along with this tutorial, remember: perfection in crochet comes with practice.

The Herringbone Half Throw

The Herringbone Half Throw is characterized by its unique herringbone texture and striped pattern that gives it a modern yet cozy appeal. Made with Paton’s Alpaca Blend in Birch, Slate, and Butternut, this throw blends style and comfort seamlessly.

By the end of this tutorial, you will have crafted a gorgeous throw that’s not only practical but also a testament to your skills.


Materials Needed

Before we begin, ensure you have the following materials on hand:

  • Patons Alpaca Blend: 8 skeins Birch, 1 skein Slate, 1 skein Butternut
  • Size J/6.00mm hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Finished Size: Your completed throw will measure approximately 36 inches by 60 inches.

Learning the Stitches

The key stitch for this project is the Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HHDC). It involves a yarn over (YO), inserting your hook, YO again, pulling up a loop, and pulling it directly through the first loop on your hook. Finally, YO and pull through the remaining two loops.

Building the Base: Chain 92 with Birch

To kickstart your project, make a chain of 92 using the Birch-colored yarn. The first row begins from the 3rd chain from the hook, and you’ll work 1 HHDC in each chain. End with CH 2 and turn, having a total of 90 stitches.

Developing the Pattern

Over rows 2 to 10, continue working on the front loop, ensuring you maintain the stitch count. The tenth row marks a color change – shift to the Slate yarn at the last stitch. Rows 11 to 15 incorporate both Birch and Slate, creating an attractive contrast.

Maintaining the Pattern Flow

Continue with the striped pattern, interspersing Birch with either Slate or Butternut for a balanced, beautiful look. For an accurate and attractive pattern, follow the sequence given: *10 rows Birch, 1 row Slate, 3 rows Birch, 1 row Slate, 3 rows Birch, 1 row Slate, 3 rows Birch, 1 row Slate. 10 rows Birch, 1 row Butternut, 3 rows Birch, 1 row Butternut, 3 rows Birch, 1 row Butternut, 3 rows Birch, 1 row Butternut. Repeat from *.

Adding a Border

To give your blanket a neat finish, work around the blanket, creating one HHDC per stitch, and 3 HHDC into each corner space. Work the border for a total of 5 rounds, then tie off and weave in the ends.

Wrapping Up

The art of crochet is a journey filled with patience, creativity, and a warm sense of accomplishment. As you master the Herringbone Half Throw, remember that practice is key. Each stitch, row, and pattern you complete brings you closer to a beautiful creation that you can take pride in.

Full Tutorial: Here

Crafting is not just about the final product; it’s about the journey. The joy of choosing your materials, the rhythm of the crochet hook, theexcitement of seeing your work unfold, these are the aspects of crochet that make it such a cherished craft. As you wrap up your Herringbone Half Throw, remember to enjoy each moment of the process. Each creation is an expression of your individuality, your patience, and your skill.

Whether you’re gifting your work to a loved one or draping it over your favorite reading chair, the story of your crochet journey is embedded within every stitch. Let it inspire you and others to keep creating, keep trying, and most importantly, to always find joy in the process.

As the saying goes, ‘A day spent with your crochet hook is a day well spent.’ So, go ahead and begin your crochet journey today. The world of creativity, comfort, and color awaits! Remember, every masterpiece starts with a single stitch. Yours is just a stitch away. Happy crocheting!

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