Herringbone Split Waist Tee by Lorene Haythorn Eppolite- Cre8tion Crochet

Herringbone Split Waist Tee

November 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in Gauge is measured in 5"- herringbone st
5.5 mm (I)
875 - 1960 yards (800 - 1792 m)
Small through 5x
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This Herringbone Split Waist Tee is designed using a top down/raglan style and does not require any seaming. This tee is made using lightweight yarn making it perfect for any time of year. The design of this tee allows you to play around with many color combinations for a customized look. It’s also a great design for beginners wanting to expand their skills and move to more intermediate projects.

Color A- 315 (355, 400, 450, 505, 565, 635, 710) yards
Color B- 560 (630, 705, 790, 885, 995, 1115, 1250)
Sport/ #3 weight yarn

Total Yardage needed for pattern
875 (985, 1105, 1240, 1390, 1560, 1750, 1960) yards

Sample uses Red Heart Fashion Soft - #3 - 100% Acrylic- however this yarn is now discontinued you can find a list of comparable weight yarn here

I/5.5mm hook- I used my Furls Alpha Series
Furls hooks can be ordered here


follows CYC Standard Sizes- for more information click here

see schematic in photos

GAUGE- play close attention to height gauge for this design
17sts and 13 rows = 5”

GAUGE PATTERN (see stitch directions below)
Using I/5.5mm hook

Row 1: FHDC (to a minimum of 6” wide), turn
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as first st), herringbone hdc in the first st, herringbone hdc in each st to end, turn
Repeat Row 2 to a minimum of 6” tall

ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), RS – right side, WS – wrong side, sl st – slip stitch


H-hdc – Herringbone hdc
YO, insert hook in st, YO and draw through the st and the first loop on the hook (two loops remain on hook), YO and draw through two remaining loops on hook. Be sure not to pull the first part of the stitch too tightly.

H-hdc2tog – Herringbone HDC two together
YO, insert hook in first st, YO and draw through the st and the first loop on the hook (two loops remain on hook) insert hook in next st, yarn over and draw through the st and the first st on the hook (two loops remain on hook), YO and draw through remaining two loops on hook.


FH-hdc – Foundation Herringbone Half Double Crochet
Chain 2 (does not count as st). Yarn over (YO) and insert hook in 2nd chain from hook YO and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through 1 loop creating a chain, (this is an important step but easy to forget), pull the same st through the next loop on the hook (two loops remain), YO and pull through remaining two loops on hook. This completes the first foundation herringbone half double crochet. To stitch the next fh-fhdc, yarn over and insert the hook into the chain made in the first fh-hdc and repeat from to desired length or until the desired amount of sts are achieved.

• Ch 2 does not count as the first st
• Pattern is worked in turned rounds
• Pattern is written in size Small with changes for M, L, 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x in parenthesis
• Stitch counts appear in in any row where a change takes place from previous row.
• Ch spaces are not included in st count