Forked Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial and Dishcloth Pattern

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It’s time to learn a new crochet stitch pattern! We have a new theme for our Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch event! Rhondda and I will now be focusing on Kitchen Crochet. We are now going to incorporate our stitch tutorials into dishcloths and other kitchen crochet items.

This week I am going to show you the Forked Half Double Crochet Stitch dishcloth in a 6″x 6″ size. I have included the instructions for sizes 9″ x 9″ and 12″ x 12″ as well. Happy Crocheting!

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Forked Half Double Crochet Stitch & Dishcloth Pattern

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Skill Level:

Easy

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
sp – space
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts

Multiple:

Any number of stitches

Gauge:

3.5 stitches & 2 rows = 1″

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • This pattern is written for a 6″ x 6″ dishcloth with stitch counts for 9″ x 9″ and 12″ x 12″ written in parenthesis. The 9″ dishcloth stitch counts will be written in italics and the 12″ dishcloth stitch counts will be written in bold.

Special Stitches:

Forked Half Double Crochet (Forked hdc) 

  • Yarn over, insert hook into designated stitch
  • Yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over, insert hook into next st
  • Yarn over, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook)
  • Yarn over, pull through 3 loops
  • Yarn over, pull through remaining 3 loops

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Photo Tutorial:

Ch 21
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Row 1: Yarn over and insert hook into the 3rd ch from hook, pull up a loop (You should have 3 loops on your hook) Let's Learn a New Crochet Stitch Pattern Kitchen Crochet Edition - Forked Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial and Dishcloth Pattern | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Row 1 cont’d: yarn over, insert hook into the next st, yarn over, pull up a loop (You should have 5 loops on your hook)

Row 1 cont’d: yarn over, pull through 3 loops (You should have 3 loops left on your hook)
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Row 1 cont’d: yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
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Row 1 cont’d: Yarn over and insert hook into the same st as the last st just made, pull up a loopLet's Learn a New Crochet Stitch Pattern Kitchen Crochet Edition - Forked Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial and Dishcloth Pattern | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Row 1 cont’d: yarn over, insert hook into next st, pull up a loop.Let's Learn a New Crochet Stitch Pattern Kitchen Crochet Edition - Forked Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial and Dishcloth Pattern | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Row 1 cont’d: Yarn over, pull through 3 loops

Row 1 cont’d: Yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.Let's Learn a New Crochet Stitch Pattern Kitchen Crochet Edition - Forked Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial and Dishcloth Pattern | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Row 1 cont’d: Work the Forked hdc across until there is one st remainingLet's Learn a New Crochet Stitch Pattern Kitchen Crochet Edition - Forked Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial and Dishcloth Pattern | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Row 1 cont’d: dc in the last st, turn.
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Row 2: Ch 3
12

Row 2 cont’d: Begin working a Forked hdc by yarning over and inserting the hook in the top of the dc from last row, yarn over, pull up a loop.
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Row 2 cont’d: Yarn over, inset hook into next st, yarn over, pull up a loop.
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Row 2 cont’d: Yarn over, pull through 3 loops
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Row 2 cont’d: Yarn over, pull through remaining 3 loops
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Row 2 cont’d: Worked the Forked hdc across
17

Row 2 cont’d: dc in the t-ch, turn.
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Row 3-9: Repeat Row 2

This will give you approximately an 6″ x 6″ square. You can add a simple sc border around the square to finish it off.

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Written Instructions:

Ch 21 (31, 42)
Row 1: Work 1 Forked hdc in the 3rd & 4th ch from hook, *work a Forked hdc in the same st as previous Forked hdc and next st** repeat across until there is one st remaining, dc in last st, turn. (18, 28, 39)
Row 2: Ch 3, work a Forked hdc in the top of the dc from previous row and in next st, *work a Forked hdc in the same st as previous Forked hdc and in next st.** Repeat from * to ** across, 1 dc in the t-ch, turn. (18, 28, 39)
Row 3-9: Repeat Row 2 (for 6″ dishcloth)

Row 3-13: Repeat Row 2 (9″ dishcloth)
Row 3-18: Repeat Row 2 (12″ dishcloth)

Fasten off, weave all ends.

Finish:

You can add a simple single crochet border by joining your yarn with a sl st in one of the stitches, sc evenly around placing 3 sc sts in each corner, join in beginning sc. Fasten off, weave ends.

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6 Comments

  1. Hi Amy. Why a chain 3 at the beginning of rows? Since we are using hdc, wouldn’t a chain 2 match up with the height of a hdc? Please try to explain this to me.

    1. PS: The same with the dc at the end of the row. Wouldn’t a hdc be more suitable since we are working hdc in the rows?

    2. Hi Joan,
      Since this is a forked hdc, the stitch ends up being a bit taller than a traditional hdc. Because the forked hdc is taller, a ch-2 at the beginning of the row and hdc at the end of the row would cause the ends to be uneven. You can definitely try it with a ch-2 and hdc to see if it works out but I believe the stitches will end up being shorter than the rest. I hope that helps!

  2. This is a cool stitch. I’m working on a project that I. Can use it for fun and a different look! Than you for sharing!

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