Crochet Stitch

Crossed Double Crochet Stitch

Crossed Double Crochet Stitch

Hello, reader! It’s with a lot of joy that I want to welcome you to our lovely blog, Handmade Learning Here. Today, we want to bring you a very beautiful pattern; its aesthetic is breathtaking and charming. This stitch will surely enhance every project it becomes a part of. The crochet stitch I’m talking about is the Crossed Double Crochet Stitch.

This stitch is perfect for crocheting cozy blankets and afghans. Currently, it’s being incorporated into a baby blanket design!

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Moreover, this stitch lends itself well to garments that don’t require complete solidity. It provides excellent drape without being overly loose. The stitch also complements various yarn types, including acrylic, cotton, and natural fibers. However, it’s advisable to avoid overly textured yarns, as they may obscure the charming little triangles that emerge from this stitch.

Whether you’re a beginner crocheter or seeking to expand your repertoire, mastering the single and double crochet stitches in U.S. Terminology provides the foundation for a versatile stitch. If you’re new to these skills or need a refresher, check out our beginner’s tutorial. This stitch is an ideal choice for those wanting to explore something new, catering to beginners and offering a fresh challenge for intermediate to advanced crocheters looking to enhance their skill set.


The Basics of the Crossed Double Crochet Stitch:

The Crossed Double Crochet Stitch is a variation of the common double crochet but with an intriguing twist. Here is a step-by-step guide to working this stitch:

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Start with a foundation chain: Begin with a foundation chain with an odd number of stitches. This is crucial to create the characteristic overlap of the stitch.

First row of double crochets: Work double crochets into the third chain from the hook. Continue across the row.

Start of the crossed double crochet: When starting the next row, skip the first double crochet and make a double crochet in the next. Then go back and make a double crochet in the skipped double crochet.

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Repeat: Continue this alternating pattern of skipping and crossing along the row. This creates a unique and crossed texture.

Finish: End the row with a double crochet in the last stitch.


Crossed Double Crochet Stitch


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Advantages of the Crossed Double Crochet Stitch:

Intriguing Texture: The main attraction of this stitch is the visually intriguing texture it imparts to the fabric. The crossovers add dimension and movement, making it ideal for pieces that require eye-catching details.

Additional Ventilation: Due to the nature of the stitch, the resulting fabric tends to be more breathable. This makes it great for summer garments like blouses and tops.

Versatility in Design: The Crossed Double Crochet Stitch can be incorporated into various projects, from accessories like scarves and hats to blankets and decorative pillows.


Materials needed

Yarn – Any weight of yarn can be used for this beautiful stitch

Hook – corresponding to the yarn selected


Abbreviations (US TERMS):

Ch – Chain

St – Stitch

Yo – Yarn Over

SC – Single Crochet (insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, Yo, and pull through both loops on the hook)

DC – Double Crochet (Yo, insert the hook into the next stitch, pull up a loop, Yo, and pull through 2 loops, Yo, and pull through the remaining 2 loops)


Pattern Notes

This pattern is done in rows and follows a simple 2-row repeat.

Remember, the chain 1 at the end of Row 2 doesn’t count as a stitch.

However, the chain 3 at the end of Row 3 does count as a stitch. Be mindful of this when counting your stitches. When you’re working your single crochet row, the last single crochet should be made into the turning chain.


Crossed Double Crochet Pattern

Foundation: Chain an even number + 2.

Row 1: Double crochet (DC) in the 5th chain from the hook, then DC in the previous chain (4th chain from the hook). *Skip the next chain, DC in the next chain, DC in the skipped chain. Repeat from * to last stitch, DC in the last stitch.

Row 2: Chain 1 and turn the work. (Turning chain does not count as stitch). Single crochet in each stitch across.

Row 3: Chain 3 (counts as a stitch) and turn the work. Skip the first stitch, DC in the next stitch, DC in the skipped stitch. *Skip the next stitch, DC in the following stitch, DC in the skipped stitch. Repeat from * until the last stitch, DC in the last stitch.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you reach the desired length, ending with a Row 2. Remember to count your stitches at the end of each row, considering that the chain 3 at the beginning of Row 3 counts as a stitch.




Dear reader, we like to provide a varied option in addition to the written pattern so that our readers can follow and actually learn the pattern taught. We value learning! Therefore, we found a very educational video tutorial made by the Rich Textures Crochet youtube channel and we recommend that you watch it below:



Project Ideas:

Stylish Scarf: Use the Crossed Double Crochet Stitch to create an elegant scarf. The stitch’s crossovers will add a luxurious and detailed feel.

Cozy Blanket: Try making a blanket using this stitch. The unique texture will make the blanket both cozy and visually appealing.

Fashionable Crochet Bag: Apply the Crossed Double Crochet Stitch to a bag to give it a modern and stylish touch.



The Crossed Double Crochet Stitch is an exciting addition to any crocheter’s repertoire, providing a unique way to add texture and visual interest to projects. By exploring this stitch, you’ll discover countless creative possibilities and the satisfaction of crafting one-of-a-kind and charming pieces. Experiment and let your creativity flow as you delve into the opportunities offered by this fascinating stitch.


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