The houndstooth stitch is a textured, beautiful stitch and very easy to crochet, perfect for beginners, this stitch is the perfect choice for your first project! The crochet houndstooth stitch combines crocheting single and double crochet stitches. Each row of alternating single crochet stitch and the double crochet stitch is balanced on the following row by working singles into the top of the doubles and doubles into the top of the singles.

So if you’re looking to learn how to crochet a new stitch this one definitely should be on your list. If you only know how to crochet the single crochet stitch and the double crochet stitch and you’re looking for a simple crochet pattern that looks sophisticated the Houndstooth stitch is perfect for your project.

This stitch would suit many yarns types and colors as well as a range of projects, from garments to accessories: cardigans, sweaters, tops, baby blankets, fall jackets, cushion covers. This is the crochet kitchen/dish towel I’ve crocheted with this stitch.


For the crochet Houndstooth stitch, I’ve used yarn (50g= 170m/ 1.76oz= 185 yards) and a 3.5 mm hook.

This is very high-quality cotton yarn. This yarn is made from 100% combed Turkish cotton, which is soft, flexible, and exceptionally durable. Textiles in Turkish cotton stay beautiful for many years and only get softer with use. This yarn also excels when it comes to its absorbing powers, but is quick-drying at the same time.

The color chart includes plenty of gorgeous colors, you just have to decide what color you like and get started. Here you can buy this yarn:


The gauge for this yarn, for 10 cm (4″) with a 3.5 cm hook: 21 stitches x 18 rows.

This is an easy crochet pattern for beginners, is easy to follow and it has a chart for the stitch, a video tutorial, and written instruction too.  If you are able to learn the symbols, so you can read charts too, it will change your life! Knowing to read charts it’s a game-changer for crocheting and knitting too. Is so much easier to crochet following a chart than to read the written pattern. So if you can make an effort to learn the symbols, just do it, you won’t regret it.


The pattern uses US crochet terminology.

ch= chain;

st= stitch;

sc= single crochet;

dc= double crochet;

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The instructions for the houndstooth stitch:

The Chart:

Start with an odd number of chains.

houndstooth stitch


 The video tutorial:

The written pattern:

Row 1: In the 2nd chain from the hook crochet double crochet then make single crochet in next chain, *double crochet in next chain, single crochet in next chain*, repeat *-* until the end of the row;
Row 2: Chain 1, double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row, *double crochet in the next single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in next double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until the end of the row.

Make sure to crochet every single crochet stitch in the double crochet of the previous row and the double crochet stitch in the single crochet of the previous row.

Repeat row 2 to complete the pattern.

If you enjoyed this stitch you should try these ones too:

1. Trinity stitch;

2. Alpine stitch;

3. Diamond stitch;

4. Moss stitch.


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