HOW TO: Crochet the “Cross Pattern”



– a step-by-step picture & video guide

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This stitch makes a really lovely texture to any project. I know it as the “cross pattern” due to the lovely cross that the stitch make, but it may be known under many names. It is a vital part of some of my crochet patterns. The good thing is that the pattern is made almost only with double crochet stitches. This makes it easy to learn.

If you have bought one of my patterns, you might wonder how it is done. The pattern always offers written text in addition to charts, but now I will share a step by step picture guide with you. In addition there is a video of how to crochet this stitch on the bottom.

Today I suggest that you learn the stitch & then you should use it in a project! You can make you own project, but on the bottom of this post I have also included all crochet patterns that are using the “Cross pattern”!

 

Cross Pattern – the STEP-BY-STEP picture guide:

1. How to start:

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Since the purpose of this post is to learn the stitch I suggest that you start by making a small test square:

1. Chain 15 stitches, turn.

2. Single Crochet along chain row, turn. (or Double crochet – see written description – row 1)

Then you are ready to start the “Cross pattern”!

(If you are uncertain about “Chains” check my “Beginners Guide to Crochet Part 1″ – and for “Single Crochet” the “Beginners Guide To Crochet Part 2″.)

2. Chain 3 stitches

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3. Crochet Double Crochet stitches across the row

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Crochet double crochet stitches across the row.

4. Chain 3 stitches

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Chain 3 stitches.

You are ready for the special stitch – the cross.

5. Special Stitch – DDCR (cross):

5a: Skip the next 2 dc

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Skip the next 2 “Double Crochet” (dc).

Notice that my nail is pointing on the basis of the next stitch (third stitch).

5b: 1 dc in the basis of the next stitch

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This picture is showing where the hook is inserted in the basis of the next stitch (third stitch).

From here you just finish a normal “Double Crochet”.

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This picture is showing you how it should look when you have finished 1 “Double Crochet” (dc) in the basis of the next stitch.

5c: 1 dc in the second of the 2 stitches that you skipped

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This picture is showing where you should crochet the “Double Crochet”.

Crochet the “Double Crochet”.

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This picture is showing how it is going to look after you have finished the “Double Crochet”.

5d: 1 dc in the basis of the first stitch you skipped

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This picture is showing you where the “Double Crochet” should go

– the basis of the first stitch you skipped.

Crochet the “Double Crochet”.

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This picture is showing how it should look when you have finished the “Double Crochet”.

You have now finished the whole “Special Stitch” – DCCR (cross).

6. Double crochet in the next 3 stitches

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Continue:

  • Repeat 5 & 6 until end of row
  • End row with double crochet in third chain
  • Every other row: Crochet Double Crochet stitches across the row
  • Every other row: Start with number 5 or 6 every other time

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  • The picture shows how the two “Special stitches” – DCCR (cross) is not right above each other, because you start the row with either DCCR or 3 “Double Crochet” stitches every other time.

 

Cross Pattern – the written description:

Cross Pattern:

Special Mask – DCCR (cross): Skip the next 2 dc, 1 dc in the same place as the basis for the next st, 1 dc in the second of the 2 st that you skipped, 1 dc in the same place as the basis of the first st you skipped.

Row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each ch across row, turn. (or crochet single crochet).

Row 2: Ch 3, skip first dc, 1 dc in each dc and finish with 1 dc in 3rd 3 ch. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, skip first dc, * 1 DCCR over the next 3 dc, 1 dc in each of the following 3 dc, repeat from * and finish with 1 DCCR over the last 3 dc, 1 dc in 3rd 3 ch. Turn.

Row 4: as row 2

Row 5: Ch 3, skip the first dc, * 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 1 DCCR over the next 3 dc, repeat from * and finish with 1 dc in each of last 3 dc and 1 st in the 3rd 3 ch. Turn.

Repeat rows 2-5.

 

Cross Pattern – video guide:

This shows how to crochet the “Cross stitch”.

You can see that there is crocheted a row with “Double Crochet” – this shows how to do the “Special Stitch – DCCR”.

Compare this with the written instructions & you should have a feel about how it’s done.

My crochet patterns that are using the “Cross Pattern”:

Click on the picture to view the Crochet Pattern Descriptions.

“Headband with Cross Pattern”

Joy of Motion-439

“The Cozy Cowl”

Cardigan

“The Joy of Motion Cardigan”

“The Genus Hat”

“The Genus Hat”

“The Candle Covers”

“The Candle Covers”

 I hope you enjoy this stitch!

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