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Honeycomb Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern

Updated February 22, 2024

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Learn how to create a beautiful honeycomb stitch using crochet with my step-by-step tutorial. Plus, watch the helpful video for visual instructions and tips for perfecting this stitch.

The Honeycomb Stitch (also known as the smock stitch) has gorgeous texture which is truly unique. Whilst the star of the show is on the right side of the work, even the wrong side of the work looks beautiful an resembles double moss stitch.

This beautiful honeycomb pattern can be used in multiple projects from blankets to scarves.

yarn swatch of honeycomb stitch using aqua yarn and purple crochet hook. image indicates front and back of swatch

is this tunisian honeycomb stitch?

The short answer is…no. You may see honeycomb stitch being made with Tunisian crochet techniques. Whilst the result is equally stunning, the method to achieve the result is different. With Tunisian crochet, you will combine the Tunisian Simple Stitch with the Tunisian Purl Stitch to create the Tunisian Honeycomb stitch. You can learn more about Tunisian crochet in this yarn over podcast episode.

materials and tools

Here are the materials and tools I used in the video tutorial, but feel free to experiment with different yarns and their corresponding hook sizes, you will find the hook size needed on the band of the yarn. I’ve used a super chunky yarn in order to clearly demonstrate, but this stitch will look great in any double knit, worsted weight yarn or any weight!

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terms & abbreviations

Stitch(s): st(s)

Slip Stitch(s): ss(s): Insert hook, yarn over, pull through stitch and loop on hook.

Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through loop on the hook.

Double Crochet(s): dc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops. {US Single Crochet sc}

Special Stitches

Extended double crochet(s): edc(s): Insert hook into stitch 2 rows below, yarn over and pull up loop to height of row, yarn over and pull through all loops. {you may also see being called long double crochet (ldc) or long single crochet (lac)}

Modified double crochet(s): mdc(s): Insert your hook through the last leg of the current edc and the first leg of the next edc (Image 1). Yarn over and pull through both legs on hook (Image 2 & 3), yarn over and pull though loops on hook (Image 4). The stitch that sits behind the mdc will be missed.

yarn swatch of honeycomb stitch using aqua yarn and purple crochet hook. step by step images

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your crochet stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

pattern notes

  • Written in UK terms
  • This pattern gives you the basic principles for the Corner to Corner stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.
  • Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.

honeycomb stitch pattern

Chain in an odd number of chs plus 1

Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook (missed ch does not count as st) and across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st here or throughout) dc in first st and each st across. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, dc in first st, *edc in next st, dc in next st; repeat from * to end. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, dc in first 2 sts. *MDC, dc in next st; repeat from * until you have 1 st remaining. Dc in last st. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, edc in first st. *dc in next st, edc in next st ensuring that your hook is going in between the upside down V on the other side of the work; repeat from * across. Turn.

yarn swatch of honeycomb stitch using aqua yarn and purple crochet hook. image indicates where to insert hook
yarn swatch of honeycomb stitch using aqua yarn and purple crochet hook. image indicates where to insert hook

Row 6: Ch 1, dc in first st. *mdc, dc in next st; repeat from * across. Turn

Repeat row 3-6 until you reach your desired 

honeycomb stitch step by step video tutorial

I know sometimes it’s easier to watch a video tutorial, so here’s a step by step video tutorial to show you the honeycomb stitch which is available in both left and right handed versions.

yarn swatch of honeycomb stitch using aqua yarn and purple crochet hook

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