The Cross Over Stitch: a new fancy lace crochet stitch to add to your stitch collection! With its diagonal lines, it creates spirals that somehow remind us of the classic cable pattern on wool sweaters. The lace design, however, makes it just perfect for spring and summer cotton garments too.
We tested this stitch with Raffia, a 100% cellulose yarn that is very popular to create any sort of crochet accessories. The result is definitely unique!
The yarn you see in the swatch is Raffia, 100% paper cellulose yarn, in the shade Lilac. We used a 5 mm (US H6) Beechwood Crochet Hook, but you can choose the right hook size adjusting to your yarn and tension.
To make this fancy stitch, you will need to know how to work in Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet), Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet) and Half Double Crochet (UK Half Treble Crochet). If you’re at the beginning of your crochet journey, you can visit our YouTube Channel and get started with so many useful tutorials on basic crochet stitches and techniques! 😉
Let’s get to work! 💪
How to crochet the Cross Over Stitch
Chain a multiple of 4 + 2 stitches.
Round 1 (WS = wrong side):
- Ch. 1, skip 2 ch. from the hook, 1 sc. in every ch. st. below.
Round 2 (RS = right side):
- Ch. 3, *skip 1 sc., 4 crossed sts. (= 1 dc. in each of the following 3 sc., 1 half dc. pointing the hook in the skipped st. and working in front of the 3 dc. sts.)*.
Repeat from * to * until the end of the round. End with 1 dc. in the first sc. of the previous round.
- Ch. 1, 1 sc. in every st. below.
Repeat from Round 2.
Cross Over Stitch Chart
This stitch literally suits any kind of bag, shopper and pouch for your all-season accessories, but how about summer tops and winter sweaters? So versatile! ✨
Let us know which project you’re planning to crochet using the Cross Over Stitch and share your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #bettaknit!
If you, like ourselves, are a big fan of lace crochet stitches, check out the Ruled Lattice Stitch, another easy, super fun crochet stitch 🧶