Crossed Double Crochet Afghan Block Pattern

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Let’s Learn A New Crochet Stitch! This week we will teach you how to crochet the crossed double crochet stitch. You can use this stitch to make this pretty crossed double crochet afghan block !

Crossed Double Crochet Afghan Block Pattern

Stitch: Crossed Double Crochet Stitch

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Supplies

Yarn: Red Heart With Love

Hook: 5.00 mm

Stitch Multiple: multiples of 2 (add 2 for the starting chain)

Finished Size when blocked: 8″ x 8″ square

Abbreviations: Xdc – crossed double crochet (see Special Stitches), st -stitch, sts – stitches, ch – chain, sc – single crochet, dc – double crochet

Special Stitches:
Crossed Double Crochet Stitch (Xdc): this stitch is worked over 2 sts: skip the next st, 1 dc in the next st, now go back to the skipped st and work 1 dc – this creates an “X” or, a Crossed Double Crochet Stitch.

Crossed DC TUT

Chain 22

R1 (right side): Skip 3 chs (these 3 chs count as a dc st), Xdc across to the last ch (you will have 9 Xdc stitch sets), 1 dc in the last ch of the row, ch 1, turn (20)

row 1

R2: Skip the 1st st, 1 sc in each st across, remember to work 1 sc in the turning chain at the end of the row, ch 3, turn (20)

row 2 Xdc tut

R3: Skip the 1st st, Xdc across (you will have 9 Xdc stitch sets), remember to work 1 dc in the turning chain at the end of the row, ch 1, turn (20)

row 3

turning chain

Repeat R2 and R3 – five more times. (20)

Do not finish off – proceed to Edging.

Edging:

Keep the right side of your work facing you and ch 3 (these 3 chs count as a dc st); work 1 dc around the row end of the current row, work 1 dc in the sc row end, work 2 dc around the row end st of the next Xdc row, repeat down the row ends – working 2 dc around the row end st on the Xdc rows and 1 dc into the row end st of the sc rows. 1 dc in the corner of the beginning ch row. You will have 21 dc in total (counting the ch 3 at the beginning). ch 1, turn

Work 2 dc in each space between the Xdc sts and 1 dc in the corner st for a total of 21 sts along the starting chain row, ch1 turn

Work 2 dc around the row end st on the Xdc rows and 1 dc into the row end st of the sc rows. 1 dc in corner st. You will have 21 dc in total, ch 1, turn

Work 2 dc in each space between the Xdc sts and 1 dc in the corner st for a total of 21 sts

sl st to the 3rd ch of the initial ch 3 of the border, finish off and weave in ends (or use the invisible join technique to finish off). Total of 21 sts.

Block to size.

Crossed DC 8x8 Square

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9 Comments

  1. Hi Shilpa, could it mean work 1 dc, skip the next stitch? Or simply skip one double crochet? Which pattern did you find this wording listed in? Thank you, Rhondda

  2. Hi, I am working on one dolls dress and stuck in ‘DC Skip’ stitch, can u please help me and show how to do DC Skip??

  3. This is great!!! I am making a cotton pink breast cancer dishcloth for a coworker….she will be surprised.

  4. Hi Patrice,

    This one is pretty simple to make into an Afghan. Crochet your chain to the length you want for the blanket and make sure it is divisible by 2 stitches. Chain 2 more to allow you to start (for the ‘turning chain’) and then make your blanket to the height you wish 🙂

    Stitch Multiple: multiples of 2 (add 2 for the starting chain)

    All the best, Rhondda

  5. Hi,

    I have used the double crossed stitch in a hat and want to make an afghan. Any idea on how to make this square bigger – how many chains?
    thanks!

  6. Hi Nancy, Thank you 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions when you try the stitches. All the best, Rhondda

  7. Great page. Would love to learn all these stitches. I do a lot of knitting and crocheting for charity