THE CROSSED DOUBLE CROCHET
I love making variations of the basic crochet stitches. It’s interesting to me that just one simple change can change the entire look of the stitch.
When I first discovered the crossed double crochet stitch I thought it was so pretty! I immediately knew that I wanted to incorporate it in more of my designs.
This is a very simple variation that anyone can do. Even if you’re just a beginner! As long as you know how to make a basic double crochet stitch, then you can certainly make a crossed double crochet stitch. Are you ready to give it a try?
Like I said in the beginning, this is a very easy stitch that is suitable for beginners. If you’re looking to step away from basic crochet stitches to give your projects a little extra flair, this is a great stitch to learn!
You can use this easy crochet stitch variation for practically any project from blankets, to scarves to bags and more. Just make sure that your project has an even number of stitches across since the crossed double crochet stitch is worked in groups of two.
Video Tutorial for the Crossed Double Crochet Stitch:
- your favorite yarn and hook combination
- Intermediate beginner – the maker should have knowledge and be comfortable with basic crochet stitches first.
- chain 1 does not count as a stitch
- make sure to have an even-numbered row of beginning stitches
- this stitch works best when you have 1-2 rows of basic stitches in between crossed double crochet rows
STITCHES USED AND ABBREVIATIONS:
- ch = chain
- yo = yarn over
- st/sts = stitch/stitches
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
Instructions for the Crossed Double Crochet Stitch:
This tutorial is just for a practice swatch. However, if you’re a confident crocheter and want to just jump into making a project (dishcloth, scarf, etc.) then go for it!
Make sure your project has an even number of stitches across. This will not work with odd numbers since you will be working in sets of 2.
Step 1: Start with an even-numbered row of any basic stitch such as sc, hdc or dc (to do this, make a chain and work one basic stitch in each chain all the way across, then, chain 1 and turn)
Step 2: *ch 1 from the previous row does not count as a st*
Skip the first st and make one dc in the second stitch. First double crochet made of this row is now made. Note the skipped stitch.
Step 3: Now, go back and make one dc in the skipped st.
Step 4: Moving forward, continue this pattern of skipping one st, making one dc and then going back to make one dc in the skipped st.
See the X patterns that form after making a couple sequences.
Make sure to have 1-2 rows of basic stitches in between crossed double crochet rows for best results.
See? I told you this was an easy stitch! So what did you think? Pretty easy, right?
What will YOU make using this stitch? Did you make a practice swatch? Did you just go for it and make a project with it? Either way, I’d love to your work! Please do share and tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media. I absolutely love seeing all your makes ❤️
Now it’s time to find a fun project to use this stitch for! If you’re looking for inspiration, why not start with this easy and pretty mesh crochet shoulder bag? This crochet bag pattern is also beginner-friendly as it uses just basic crochet stitches. Give it a try:
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