Monday, September 24, 2012

Single Double Cross Stitch Rows


by M. J. Joachim
Side one of Single Double Cross Stitch Rows
The Single Double Cross Stitch Row pattern consist of alternating rows of single crochet cross stitches and double crochet cross stitches. It’s a very simple pattern that would be lovely for a very soft, pull over sweater. This was my first thought when I started mixing up my stitches, and I’m adding it to my future list of projects to be completed. At least I did until I looked at my table – tablecloths and placemats always come to mind when I do that, and this easy pattern would be perfect for them! Oh, but then there’s the idea of making another afghan…you can never have too many of those. Mile-a-minute strips, bordered with single crochet and joined together with slip stitches, perhaps…

Yes, I believe this pattern sequence will be useful for lots of different projects, depending on the yarn one chooses to use.
Side two of Single Double Crochet Cross Stitch Rows


Single Double Cross Stitch Rows Tutorial
Foundation: Make an even number of chain stitches (+1 more chain); single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across.
Step 1:  Chain 1, turn; single crochet in 3rd stitch from hook; cross over and single crochet in 2nd stitch from hook
Step 2:  Make single crochet cross stitches across row >>>
>>>skip next stitch, single crochet in following stitch
>>>cross over and single crochet in missed stitch




[Repeat Step 2 across row, ending with 1 single crochet in last stitch of row]
Step 3:  Chain 3, turn; double crochet in 3rd stitch from hook; cross over and double crochet in 2nd stitch from hook
Step 4:  Make double crochet cross stitches across row >>>
>>>skip next stitch, double crochet in following stitch
>>>cross over and double crochet in missed stitch
 

[Repeat Step 4 across row, ending with 1 double crochet in last stitch of row]
Repeat Steps 1 – 4 for pattern
That’s all for now, good peopleJ
M. J.

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