Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Double Crochet Crossed Stitch

by M. J. Joachim
Updated 4/20/16

The Double Crochet Crossed Stitch consists of a row of crossed double crochet stitches that alternates with a row of single crochet stitches. The beginning of each double crochet row is chain 3 (which counts as the first dc in that row; the end of each double crochet row is a solitary dc in the last stitch of the previous row. Single crochet rows always start with chain 1, and end with a single crochet in the last stitch of the row.

Foundation Chain: Make a multiple of 2 chain stitches (+2 more chains)

Step 1: Double crochet in 5th chain from hook, then dc in 4th chain from hook, crossing over the double crochet you just made.

Step 2: Skip next chain (or stitch), double crochet in next chain (or stitch); cross over dc just made, and dc in missed chain (or stitch).

{Repeat Step 2 across row, ending with 1 dc in last chain or stitch.}

Step 3: Chain 1, turn; single crochet across row

Step 4: Chain 3 (counts as 1st dc in row), turn

{Repeat steps 2 – 4 for pattern.}

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