Detailed crossed double crochet stitch tutorial perfect for beginners. Learn this amazing textured crochet stitch with my video tutorial.
Do you enjoy learning new crochet stitches? I personally love it. I am always on the lookout for new and exciting stitches and stitch combinations.
What is even more exciting is discovering a new stitch that is easy to make. Although easy to make, it looks stunning and provides the project with a great look and texture.
One of these stitches is crossed double crochet stitch. I have discovered this fun and easy stitch a little while ago.
I can not quite believe how easy it was to make and how much texture it provided.
As the name suggests, the crossed double crochet stitch is simply created by crossing over two double crochet stitches. It really is that easy!
Crossed Double Crochet Stitch Basics
As I mentioned above, this stitch is super easy to make. If you can make a double crochet stitch (US terms), then you will be just fine creating the double crochet stitch.
By swapping the order in which you work a simple double crochet, you change the whole look of the fabric created.
You will achieve a fabric with a subtle texture. Most of the times textured crochet fabric is created using complicated stitches.
Not only that, they also prove to be total yarn eaters.
That is totally not the case with crossed double crochet stitch. When you think about it, it is the same as working a simple double crochet stitches into each stitch.
In the case of crossed double crochet stitch, you just work the second stitch before the first one.
Sounds confusing? I promise you it is not at all! I have a handy video tutorial that will show you how to make this great crochet stitch.
You will be amazed at how easy it is. And kicking yourself at the same time, as to why you have not tried it before.
Projects Using Crossed Double Crochet Stitch
So far, I have used this great stitch for a couple of projects. That is not an indication of popularity of this stitch for me.
I have many more projects planned and crossed double crochet stitch is a strong contender.
However, I have used this great stitch for a crochet blanket. My Cottage Crochet Blanket is super warm and a family favourite. I loved working on this blanket, it was such a relaxing crochet project.
It was a great stash buster as I used leftover yarn I had from another project I did for crochet magazine. The blanket has six different sections and each section uses a different colour.
However, you can use more or less colours if you wanted to. That is the great thing about using crossed double crochet stitch. It is a two row repeat so it is really easy to change colours.
I love the texture of this stitch because it looks great on both sides so there isn’t right or wrong side to the blanket. It is completely reversible so you do not have to worry about which side is on show!
The blanket pattern is not only a great stash buster. It has been written out in 12 different from lovey to king size blanket. I have calculated estimated quantities for each size too.
Here is a detailed video tutorial for you. I have filmed it while I was working on the Cottage Crochet Blanket.
However, this stitch is super versatile. So what else could you use it for?
Well, the possibilities are endless. The other project the crossed double crochet stitch was part of, was my Six Weeks of Summer Shawl.
So, as you can see this stitch would also be perfect for a light and lacy crochet shawl.
I am planning to use this stitch for a couple of garment patterns too. So anything like winter sweaters, pullovers or cardigans would work well.
You could also use this stitch for other homeware projects like cushion covers, table runners or rugs for your living room.
For the kitchen or dinning room things like placements, coasters or kitchen dishcloth would also be suitable.
However, I would not choose this stitch for items like handbags or backpacks. The crossed over stitches do create texture as well as living small gaps.
This would not be desirable for keeping your items safe.
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Crossed double crochet stitch is often abbreviated as crossed dc.
crossed dc – miss next stitch, work 1 double crochet in next stitch, 1 double crochet in the missed stitch crossing the stitches over
I have added a simple row of single crochet stitches. That means that the crossed dc is worked on the same side each time creating a uniform look.
Although, this is not necessary. You can also leave out the rows of single crochet and just worked crossed double crochet rows.
For more project ideas, check out my friend Shannon from The Loophole Fox. She has used this great stitch for her In Bloom Asymmetrical Shawl.
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