Crossed Trebles (US crossed double crochet)

Crossed trebles (also known as crossed double crochet if you are in the US) are an easy and pretty variation of the basic treble stitch and there are a couple of simple ways in which you can incorporate them into a crochet fabric or stitch pattern.

To make a crossed stitch, simply miss one stitch and go back to work the one you missed so that the two stitches cross over

Crossed trebles worked on every row. There is no right or wrong side to the resulting fabric
Rows of crossed trebles alternating with rows of double crochet (US single crochet) Each side will look slightly different so be careful if you use this stitch pattern ans are sewing them together





Instructions for crossed trebles

Photographs below show crossed trebles (US crossed double crochet)worked along a row of double crochet stitches (US single crochet stitches)

Miss one stitch, wrap yarn around hook and insert it into the next stitch
make a crochet treble stitch (US double crochet)
Wrap yarn around hook and bring hook down in front to insert into the missed stitch
Your hook will look like this when you have inserted it
Hook the yarn again and pull it through
you will then have three loops on your hook like this
Hook up the yarn again and pull it through 2 loops, leaving you with 2 loops on the hook
Hook the yarn again and pull it through leaving you with just one loop on your hook. You have now completed a crossed treble (US crossed double crochet)

You can do a whole row, or experiment with incorporating this stitch within a pattern


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Scarf pattern using a crossed stitch

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