How to Crossed Double Crochet Stitch For Beginners

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Do you want a tutorial on how to crochet crossed double crochet? This pretty and easy textured stitch can have a lot of nice uses. i.e. scarves, dishcloths, etc. So, go through this step-by-step guide on crossed double crochet for beginners I have brought today. You will also learn what abbreviations, symbols stitch multiple and much more. Let’s get started!

Crossed Double Crochet Stitch (crossed dc)
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Deeper Look at crossed double crochet

We see appealing crosses of double crochet stitches in crossed double crochet. These are actually formed when we double crochet skipping a stitch and then another double crochet in that skipped stitch. Because of this positioning of stitches, we see a crossed shape. Below are more details about crossed crochet stitch:

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Abbreviation: The abbreviation for Crossed Double Crochet is CrDc, where Cr means crossed. Some patterns will also refer it as Crossed dc.

Stitch Multiple: The stitch multiple for the Crossed Double Crochet is 2. This means that the foundation chain number needs to be a multiple of 2 for the pattern.

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Symbol: The symbol for a Crossed Double Crochet in crochet diagrams consists of two ‘Ts’ with a single slash for the double crochet, arranged in a cross formation.

crossed double crochet symbol

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Crossed double crochet step-by-step instructions

Now, learn how to cross-double crochet with the step-by-step instructions for beginners in this section:

Pattern type: Two row repeat

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Techniques to Know:

Crossed Double Crochet Stitch Step-by-Step Pictures

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  • Foundation row: Chain in even numbers, as the crossed double crochet is worked in a pair of dc stitches.
  • Prepare for the first Crosssed Dc: Yarn over and skip the first 4 chains (these skipped chains count as your first DC and one skipped chain).
  • Row 1: In the Fifth chain from your hook make one dc. That is, yarn over, insert hook, yarn over and pull through (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through 2 loops; yarn over again and pull through the remaining 2 loops.
  • Cross back for the Crossed Stitch Dc: Now, we need to cross back to work in the skipped stitch. Yarn over, then insert your hook into the skipped chain and complete a regular DC stitch.
  • Continue this pattern across the row: skip the next stitch, DC in the next, then DC back into the skipped stitch.
  • Row 2: Turn the work and crochet one turning chain. Single crochet in first stitch and all the way across.
  • Row 3: Turn the work and crochet three turning chains. Then crochet crossed double crochet across (skip the next stitch, DC in the next, then DC back into the skipped stitch).
  • Keep repeating the row 2 and 3 until you get the desired height.

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