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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Crossed Double Crochet - a video tutorial

Finally a new crochet video tutorial to add to my collection! This one is called Crossed Double Crochet and is such a pretty stitch. Take a look at this sample...

Crossed Double Crochet...only four little rows of three repeats each, but you can see that it would be a perfect crochet stitch for a scarf or wrap with its lacy look and pretty little holes.

Crossed Double CrochetAnd this crossed double crochet pattern only uses two basic stitches, the chain stitch and the double crochet! Easy peasy! Just click on the colored words if you need to brush up on either of the stitches.

Below is a short video showing how to do this design from beginning to end. After the video, you will also find the written instructions for this stitch. So grab a hook and some scrap yarn and give it a try along with me. You'll love it! I promise!

So now that you've seen how easy it is to work this crossed double crochet design, here is the written pattern in case you have to refer back to it.

Crossed Double Crochet

Beginning chain needs to be a multiple of 3 stitches, plus 2 more.

Row 1: dc in 7th ch from hook, ch 1, 1 dc in 5th ch from beginning (so go backwards two chains and cross this stitch in front of the first dc), *skip next 2 unworked chains, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in first skipped ch*, repeat from * to *, 1 dc in last ch. Ch 4, turn.

Row 2: sk first 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in last skipped dc, *sk 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in skipped dc*, repeat from * to *, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, ch 4, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until project is complete.

I'm working on a crochet project right now that uses the crossed double crochet design, only in a little bit different way than is shown here. There are many ways you can use this stitch, so I'll be showing you a few different ideas on how to incorporate this stitch into your projects and some of the different effects you can get from it.

Happy Stitching!

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