How to crochet crossed stitches

The lace in Flag Iris shawl uses crossed stitches.

The lace in Flag Iris shawl uses crossed stitches.

It seems we are developing a bit of a thing for the humble crossed treble here at The Crochet Project. First Joanne used them in Aberfoyle from our Three From The Top book then Kat used them in her stunning Flag Iris shawl. And why wouldn't we, they are quick and fun to work and create a beautiful lightly textured eyelet lace look.

Aberfoyle from Three From the Top uses crossed stitches to create eyelets in the yoke.

Aberfoyle from Three From the Top uses crossed stitches to create eyelets in the yoke.

Luckily crossed stitches are very easy once you know how so here is our quick guide.

HOW TO

STEP ONE
Miss the  next stitch

 

STEP TWO
Work a treble crochet (US double crochet) in the following stitch.
(As a reminder to treble you need to yarn over, insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop through the stitch, yarn over and pull through two loops, yarn over and pull through the last two loops)

STEP THREE
Now you will work a treble into the stitch you missed in step one. You still make the treble in the same way inserting the hook from front to back with the yarn held at the back. It feels slightly strange at first but just give it a go. You work over stitch you worked in step two and it gets encased by this stitch as you make the first yarn over and pull through the loops

 


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