How to Crochet the Cross Double Crochet Stitch

This stitch was originally posted on July 17, 2012

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the cross double crochet stitch. This simple pattern creates an interestingly textured fabric using crossed stitches and is great for blankets and washcloths.

Skill: Beginner
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 2

TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:
Chain Stitch – ch
Double Crochet – dc

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1: Work 1 dc in 5th ch from hook, crossing in front of dc just made, work 1 dc in last skipped ch, *skip 1 ch, work 1dc in next ch, crossing in font of dc just made, work 1 dc in last skipped ch, rep from * across row, end 1 dc in last ch, turn
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip first 2 sts, work 1 dc in next dc, crossing in front of dc just made, work 1 d in last skipped dc, *skip next dc, work 1 dc in last skipped st, rep from * across row, working 1 dc in top of tch, turn

Repeat row 2 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Cross Double Crochet Stitch (click for larger)
Example of the Cross Double Crochet Stitch

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