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Learn to Crochet: crossed double crochet tutorial

Whether you just want to learn to crochet or are ready to expand your knowledge of crochet stitches, this simple stitch is a wonderful addition to your toolbox. Crossed Double Crochet Stitch (also called criss-cross stitch) is a product of a small modification to a basic double crochet stitch. 

Why should you learn Crossed Double Crochet Stitch and what is great about it?

It is a very easy crochet stitch to learn;
Crossed Double crochet stitch only uses 2 basic crochet stitches;
With an easy repeat of 2 rows, it is fast to learn and master;
It is truly reversible;
Its lacy texture makes it great for summer crochet tops and dresses, especially with cotton yarn.

Most importantly, if you learned to crochet double crochet stitch, you can use it for many of your crochet creations such as blankets, cardigans, and scarves. As a matter of fact, with our step-by-step clear tutorial, you’ll find the process effortless.

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12 Free Mosaic Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Mosaic crochet (also called overlay mosaic crochet or just overlay crochet) is a technique that uses BLO (back loops only) single crochet stitches and FLO (front loops only) dropped double crochet stitches to create intricate designs. In fact, you would crochet textured stitches that lay over (hence the name overlay crochet) previous row stitches. As a result, it creates very intricate patterns reminiscent of tapestry or cross-stitching.

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10 free granny square crochet patterns

Free granny square crochet patterns are so popular for a variety of reasons. Initially, they are relatively simple to crochet. Firstly, even a newbie can discover exactly how to make a standard granny square after a few practice rounds. Second, they are effortless to customize. Also, you can make your own unique squares for coasters, as an example. You can change the colors, the size, the shape, really anything you want! Third, you can join granny squares with each other to produce all kinds of awesome accessories, like granny square baby blankets, square bags, and even hats.

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Double Crochet Blanket – Fall Leaves

Try this double crochet blanket if you want a fun crochet stitch. In addition to double crochet (dc), you will be also using chain (ch) stitches. Most importantly, even if you are a beginner, don’t be intimidated by this pattern. It looks more complicated than it really is. In fact, concentrate on the structure of the leaves made with double crochet stitches. After that, it is almost a mindless crochet project you can relax with.

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Easy Corner-to-Corner Crochet Shawl

A corner-to-corner crochet shawl uses a popular technique of C2C crochet that consists of diagonal rows to create a square. As we create a triangle, you would be only increasing rows, so there is no need to learn the decrease. As a result, each angled row has numerous “tiles,” additionally called “squares” or “blocks.” In short, each tile has 3 double crochet stitches, plus 3 chains that represent a fourth dc stitch. Note: to keep your edges straight, make the last double crochet of the row into the top of the turning chain instead of the chain space.

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Holiday Tablescapes

We have collected an amazing plethora of holiday tablescapes that can take as little as 5 minutes for a quick seasonal table runner to an elaborate holiday pumpkin cornucopia. Consequently, you can pick a tablescape that fits your style and your budget. Time is of the essence around the holidays. As a matter of fact, the less time you spend on decorating, the more time you will have to enjoy the holidays and socialize with your guests.

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How to Crochet a Triangle Shawl Using a Granny Stitch

Can you crochet a triangle shawl using a granny stitch? As a matter of fact, there is a plethora of free crochet patterns for a granny triangle shawl or wrap. We’d like to share our free pattern for a triangle wrap using a classic granny stitch. Most importantly, its simplicity makes it a popular stitch for beginners.

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