How to Crochet: Honeycomb Stitch

By Erin Burger – 14 Comments

The honeycomb stitch is an classic stitch mostly used in vintage patterns for lace coverlets and tablecloths. Use this stitch for a long table runner in a fun, bright color and bring a classic stitch out of antiquity!

Chain a multiple of 5 plus 2

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc into first 2 sc, (ch 5, skip 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc) across, ending with ch 5, sc in last 2 sc

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, (5 sc in next ch-5 space, skip next sc, sc into next sc) across

Row 4: ch 6, turn, skip first 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, (ch 5, skip 3 sc, sc into next 3 sc) across, ending with ch 2, tc in last sc

Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc in first tr, 2 sc in first ch-2 space, skip next sc, sc in next sc, (5 sc into next ch-5 space, skip next sc, sc into next sc) across, ending with 3 sc in ch-6 space

Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sc, (ch 5, skip 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc) across, ending with ch-5, sc in last 2 sc

Repeat Rows 3-6 until desired length is reached.

This stitch is one that looks best when blocked, depending on the type of yarn you are using. Check out Blocking Crochet for more information on what blocking is and how to achieve it!

Have any questions about this honeycomb stitch? Don’t hesitate to ask!

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  1. Serene says:

    …. how do I finish this one off?!??

  2. Sarah Dee says:

    Very pretty. Did you make this one up?

  3. Dottie says:

    Thanks Rachel For a Great PAttern. Would Make a Great Lookin Afghan

  4. Renee` says:

    Beautiful!! It works up just great! Thanks

  5. I am so glad I found this blog . Love it. I will use many of the patterns. Thank- you thank-you, Sheila Mcwhorter

  6. Ellen says:

    very pretty, lacy pattern, how do I make this into a shawl, like a triangular shape for a shawl? I think it would make a great looking shawl

  7. Lynn W says:

    I love this pattern. I was wondering if it could be done using #10 Cotton Thread for a doily and if so what size hook do you think I should use?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Lynn, sure you can use size 10 thread. A US 7 (1.5 mm) hook would probably be good, but feel free to experiment with other hooks if you’d like.

  8. sandi says:

    What yarn and hook would you be using.

  9. Kendra says:

    Hey there. After I reach desired length, how do I end so the final row matches the starting row?

  10. Renn Cerrington says:

    I am a novice but this is the pattern that made me want to learn how to crochet. A beautiful pattern!
    Firstly, would this pattern work if I did a row of single stich instead of chain so the top and bottom match? ( just reading ubove comments about how to finish…
    Also as per picture- what size needle are you using and is the wool 4 ply? Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Renn,
      I’m not sure what hook Erin used in her tutorial. My guess is that it may be a H (5.00 mm) hook. You can really use any hook that gives you the tension that you like. It will depend on how tight you crochet.

      Yes, please do try the single crocheting at the end.

  11. Emily says:

    Thank you for this pattern! I read several on this stitch, and yours was the only one that made any sense to me

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