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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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100+ Crochet Gift Ideas

If you are looking for crochet gift ideas, you are not alone. Summer is a perfect time to start on handmade gifts for friends and family. As holidays arrive, there is no time left to crochet Christmas gifts as bigger projects may take several days to finish. In order to help you make your choices, we have organized all yarn gifts into several categories.

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Easy Fruit to Grow

Are you looking for easy fruit to grow in your backyard? In fact, even if you don’t have a farm, you can grow fruit for your family. Imagine going to your backyard in December or January and smelling the sweet honey aroma of blooming trees! Most importantly, in a couple of months, you’ll harvest tender juicy fruit. Moreover, you can grow fruit from your kitchen scraps. Almost all our loquat trees come from seeds that we planted a few years ago. Surprisingly, all these trees provide a good harvest of winter fruit.

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Bernat Velvet Yarn Crochet Pattern: Modern Color Blocks

You would love this Bernat Velvet Blanket Pattern while crocheting a modern color block blanket. While velvet yarn is not the easiest to work with, it is soft and luxurious. You will be repeating the same stitch and the same row until you use the whole skein of yarn. No complicated instructions, no counting stitches or rows. Easy crochet blanket to make!

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Cluster Crochet Stitch Blanket

This quick crochet blanket is created using a simple cluster stitch. Even a beginner would not have any trouble crocheting this crochet cluster. As a result, you’ll have a chunky handmade creation to warm you up during colder months. What yarn should you use for this quick blanket pattern? We recommend Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Grey Heather in combination with Caron Latte Cake Yarn or any contrasting yarn (you can use a small ball of leftovers).

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17 Crochet Beach Cover Up Patterns

Looking for crochet beach cover-up patterns? Whether you are searching for a quick crochet project or want to learn something new, we have a collection of easy, breezy free patterns for your crochet library. This lovely round yoke sleeveless tunic is crocheted in the round from the top down. It comes with a full written pattern for sizes S – M – L – XL – XXL, a diagram, and video tutorials.

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Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern: Spring Unicorn

If you are looking for a fast crochet scarf, this infinity scarf crochet pattern is for you! Most importantly, you’ll learn how to make a warm scarf which is a basic life skill. How do you crochet an infinity scarf for beginners? After picking your yarn, crochet hook, and free pattern, practice the stitch for the scarf to see if you like the results. Infinity scarf is a quick one-skein project, so after all the prep work you can crochet it in 1-2 evenings.

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15 Small Easy Doodles to Draw for Beginners

Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be composed of random and abstract lines. Looking for an easy tutorial on how to draw balloons? We have an easy 4-step tutorial to help you practice and learn. Suitable even for absolute beginners and small kids, this easy doodle can be drawn by anyone.

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