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Crochet cross stitch

Guide

Feel free to use any type of yarn (or even thread) for your project. Most yarns have the recommended crochet hook size on the label.


Techniques used in this stitch

UK / US crochet term:

Chain stitch – ch

Slip stitch - slt

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc/sc

Half treble / half double crochet – htr/hdc

Double treble / triple crochet – dtr/trc

Long crochet – Lc: yarn over hook 4 times, insert hook into st, yarn over and pull through st. Yarn over hook and draw yarn through first 2 loops on hook. Repeat the preceding step 4 more times until you have only 1 loop left on hook.

Left and right 4x4 Lc cross stitch: (see tutorial below).

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 10 + 2

Row 1: Skip 2ch and work 1htr/hdc in each of next ch, turn.

Row 2: Make 1ch and work 1dc/sc in middle loop of each htr/hdc below, 1dc/sc in second ch, turn.

Row 3: Make 5ch, * work left 4x4 Lc cross stitch: skip 5 stitches and work 1Lc in each of next 4st below, 1ch.

From the front, make 1LC in each of first 4 skipped stitches.

Make 1 ch and skip 1st below; rep from *.

Work 1 dtr/ trc in last st instead 1ch and turn.

Row 4: It is important to work this row very loosely. If needed, you can use a crochet hook with a larger size. Make 1ch and work 1slt in dtr/trc, in each Lc and in each 1ch (between groups of 4 Lc). When you work a slt over a 1ch, insert your hook under top 2 loops of the 1ch.

Work slt in fifth ch and turn.

Row 5: Make 2ch and skip first slt, work 1htr/hdc in each front loop of next slt, turn.

Row 6: Repeat row 2.

Row 7: Make 5ch, skip first dc/sc and work 1dtr/trc in each of next 4st below, make 1ch and skip 1st, * work right 4x4 Lc cross stitch: skip 5 stitches and work 1Lc in each of next 4st below, 1ch.

From the back, make 1LC in each of first 4 skipped stitches.

Make 1 ch and skip 1st below; rep from *.

Work 1dtr/trc in each of next 5st below, turn.

Row 8: Repeat row 4.

Row 9: Repeat row 5.

Repeat rows 2 - 9 until you have reached your desired length.

Cotton 100%

Colors & Rows:1 – beige; 2 – dark beige; 3 – blue; 4 – dark blue; 5 – dark beige; 6, 7 & 8 – beige; 9 – dark blue; 10 – brown; 11 & 12 – ecru; 13 – blue; 14 – beige; 15, 16 & 17 – dark beige; 18 – blue; 19 – 20 beige; 20 – dark blue; 21 – dark beige; 22, 23 & 24 – ecru; 25 – dark blue.

Cotton 100%

Colors & Rows:1, 2, 3 & 4 – green; 5, 6, 7 & 8 – light green; 9, 10, 11 & 12 – purple; 13, 14, 15 & 16 – lilac; 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 – ecru.

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