Block #11 of the Stash Busting Crochet Along features the Crossed Cable Crochet Stitch. This crochet stitch is a great introduction to crossed stitches and would be suitable for a variety of projects: blankets, scarves, home decor and more
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Learn to Crochet the Crossed Cable Stitch
The primary component of the crossed cable stitch is the crossed 3-dc.
To make this, you’ll skip a stitch. double crochet in the next 3.
Then dc into the skipped stitch 4 stitches to the right. Your crossed stitch will encapsulate the 3 dc and should be visible from both sides of your work.
To make your own project with this stitch, chain any multiple of 4 plus 3 more and follow the instructions for the block below (skipping the border obviously)
Its pretty easy once you get the hang of it and it creates such a delicate fabric and would be pretty in stripes or a solid color.
Wondering what to make with this stitch? A reader told me she made a striped baby blanket using this one. I think this would make a really cozy pillow cover with some super bulky yarn.
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Materials and Crochet Pattern Information
-#4/ Worsted Weight Yarn (Bernat Super Value used in sample)
-5.5mm crochet hook
-Needle to weave in ends
Gauge and Sizing
-Gauge: 2 groups x 5 rows = 2 in
-1 group= 1 crossed 3-dc group
-Finished: 12 x12
-I use US Terminology
-Sc: single crochet
-Dc: double crochet
-Sl st: slip stitch
-Long dc: long double crochet
-WS: wrong side
-Ch 1 and 2 do not count as a stitch
-To make this square bigger or small use ch a multiple of 4 plus 3
-Long dc: Worked same as normal dc except you’ll elongate the first loop you pull up.
-The long dc is worked around the 3 dc stitches.
Crossed Cable Stitch Crochet Square Pattern
Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (38)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2. *Skip 1 st. Dc in next 3. Long dc in previous skipped stitch. Repeat from * across. Dc in last st. Turn (9 crossed dc groups)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Turn
Rows 4-26: Repeat rows 2 and 3. Ending on a row 2, do not turn. Continue to border. * If you end on a row 3, you’ll have to turn and then continue to border.
You’ll now be working in joined rounds.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st.
Repeat rnd 1 until your block is 12 inches square. I did 2 rounds. On last round finish off and weave in ends.
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