This is a free tutorial for learning the crossed double crochet stitch. This is an easy variation of the double crochet stitch that can be used in many projects.

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Crossed Double Crochet Tutorial

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?

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Crossed Double Crochet Video Tutorial

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.

Crossed Double Crochet Instructions:

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. 

  1. Skip the first stitch of the row.
  2. Make your first dc of that row in the following stitch
  3. Go BACK and make your second dc in the skipped stitch

Photo tutorials:

How to make a crossed double crochet stitch.

Skip first stitch.

How to make a crossed double crochet stitch.

Make a dc in the next st.

How to make a crossed double crochet stitch.

Go back and make a dc in the skipped st.

How to make a crossed double crochet stitch.

For the next set, skip the next st and make a dc in the next stitch over.

How to make a crossed double crochet stitch.

Two sets of crossed dc were made. You can see how each set forms an X.

How to make a crossed double crochet stitch.

It’s best to have a row or two of basic stitches in between rows of crossed dc.

So what did you think of this stitch? It’s pretty easy, right?

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:

Mesh Crochet Shoulder Bag Pattern

I’d love to see what project you used the crossed double crochet stitch for! Please tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media so I can see your makes 🙂

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