The X Stitch

The X stitch is made up of sets of crossed double crochets arranged in a diagonal lattice. This stitch is made in multiples of 2 plus 2

This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.

UK Translation

Double Crochet (dc) = treble crochet

The Pattern

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Start with a foundation chain in multiples of 2 plus 2 (plus 2 for your turning chain)

Row 1. In the 5th chain from your hook make a dc (turning chain counts as a stitch). For your next stitch you’re going to be working behind the dc you just made, in the 4th chain of the turning chain make a dc.

How to make the X stitch
Where to place your hook to make the 2nd part of the X stitch

*skip a stitch and make a dc. In the skipped stitch and working behind the dc you just made but inserting your hook into the front of the chain, make a dc* repeat between *and* across the row. Dc in the last chain.

This first row is the most difficult. When you start row 2 it will become much easier to get your hook into the stitches.

Turn

Row 2. In the first stitch make your turning chain. Dc in the next stitch. *skip a stitch and make a dc. In the skipped stitch and working behind the dc you just made, make a dc* repeat between *and* across the row. Dc in the last 2 stitches

Staggered placement of the stitches in each row
The stitches in each row are staggered

Turn

Row 3. In the first stitch make your turning chain. *skip a stitch and make a dc. In the skipped stitch and working behind the dc you just made, make a dc* repeat between *and* across the row. Dc in the last stitch

Turn

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach the length you need.

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