Cross-Over Long Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

This post, for me is going to be a milestone in my crocheting blogging journey.  Not because it is a tutorial or because I love writing about anything that has to do with crocheting; but because it is my first requested tutorial.  
Reposted from under a comment that was made.
“Help! THis is kind of an interesting coincidence, but I started working on an afghan last night that was NOT working at all. I was going to send you the instructions for you to look over and then noticed that the stitch that is giving me fits is the same one in the eyelet dishcloth. Perhaps the instruction you have are more clear than the ones I have. The instructions for the stitch that crosses over the double crochets are not real clear in mine and it ends up looking like a puckered blob. 
Today I am going to do a step by step tutorial on the “Cross-Over Long Double Crochet Stitch”.  This is an easy textured stitch to work but it looks harder to do than it really seems.  A lot of people have trouble understanding the instructions so they get frustrated and walk away. I am going to take you through the stitch step by step and hopefully guide you through it to a successful end.
If you have never done a “Cross-Over Long Double Crochet” this is where you stop reading, grab a ball of yarn and crohcet hook.  Ready?  Lets learn a new stitch.
Cross-Over Long Double Crochet:
ch 15
Row 1:  sc in second ch from hook and each ch across.  You should have 14 sc  by the end of the row.
Row 2: ch 3 to turn, work 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 
make one long dc in the first st of this row (same place as the beginning ch-3), * skip 1 st, work 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, make one long dc in the skipped stitch **, 
repeat the directions between * and ** as many times as needed to go across the row.
Note:  Long Double Crochet Yarn over hook, insert hook through the stitch where you want the long loop to begin, then yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch and continue pulling to draw up a long loop that will reach over to the next stitch to be worked in the row, yarn over hook, pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over hook, pull through last 2 loops on hook.  
Note:  If your piece is curling because it is too tight, you are not pulling your long loop over far enough to keep it flat.  This is usually where most people make a mistake is in this stitch.
Note:  I myself,  generally skip a stitch and work the 3 double crochets and go back to the skip stitch.
Additional Rows: Repeat row 1 and 2 to desire length.
I hope you have taken the time to learn a new stitch this week, and if there is a stitch you are have trouble with.  Write and let me know,  I would love to write a tutorial for you. Please don’t stop working on your project because you do not know a stitch, help is only a key stroke away! 
Until next time, keep those hooks flying.





About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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9 Responses to Cross-Over Long Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

  1. Looking forward to trying this out.

  2. daniellajoe says:

    Thanks one more to learn 🙂

  3. It is so exciting to try a new stitch. I plan on starting a baby afghan using this stitch for my fourth grandchild due in July. Have fun and let me know if you like it.

  4. lyonwriter says:

    Thanks Pam!
    I have had a problem getting into WordPress, so I apologize for not commenting sooner. Thank you for taking the time to post this. It has been a BIG help. I am still not happy with my personal results in practicing, but have seen improvement. Since I was wanting to make the afghan as a gift, I think my “perfectionist” side is coming out in full force as I work on it. I might email you a picture to look at since to me, mine still does not look “right.”

  5. Lisa,
    I am so please this has helped. I have seen your work and I know you can do this stitch, just takes a little practice. Good luck and I look forward to seeing the finished project.

  6. Linda says:

    Thank you!!!! Directions in my pattern didn’t make sense to me but yours do. Looks great! Thanks.

  7. I am so glad you found this useful….happy crocheting.

  8. Kimberly says:

    Can you let me know what the count would be to make this bigger? I want to make a baby blanket but suck at figuring out math for how many chains are needed.

  9. Kimberly this pattern is done in Any multiple of 4 plus 1 ~ I hope this helps.

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