Crossed Double Crochet Stitch, usually referred to as Crossed DC or Cross DC stitch, is a simple yet elegant crochet stitch that results in a textured but lacy fabric.
You basically work the double crochet stitches on an angle in this stitch to create a pattern that looks like the alphabet ‘X.’ So, you will skip a stitch and double crochet (dc) in the next stitch and then go back to make a double crochet stitch on the stitch you skipped. It creates crossing columns of double crochet stitches. It sounds complicated, but once you do it a few times, making Crossed DC stitch is a breeze!
Crossed Double Crochet Stitch adds quite a bit of texture to the resulting fabric. It is lacy fabric but has a lot of stability thanks to the alternating rows of single crochet. You can work with various yarns to make this stitch and it looks lovely in projects like scarves and blankets.
Crossed Double Crochet Stitch Pattern Video Tutorial
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Crossed Double Crochet Stitch Crochet Chart
This free pattern is written using US crochet terms.
|st (s)||stitch (es)|
Foundation ch: (any multiple of 2) + 1, plus 3 beg ch.
For example, start with (2 x 10) + 1 + 3 = 24 ch for a sample swatch.
|Row 1:||1dc in 5th ch from hook, 1dc in prev ch, * sk 1ch, 1dc in next ch, 1dc in prev ch just skipped; rep from * to last ch, 1dc in last ch, turn.|
|Row 2:||ch1 (counts as 1sc), * 1sc in next dc; rep from * to last st, 1sc in t-ch, turn.|
|Row 3:||ch3 (counts as 1dc), * sk next sc, 1dc in next sc, 1dc in prev sc just skipped, rep from * to last sc, 1dc in t-ch, turn.|
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 of this free crochet stitch pattern until you have reached the desired length for your work.
Sample Crochet Projects
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