The Crossed Box Crochet Stitch is an interesting crochet stitch pattern to work, especially when worked in multiple colours.
The fabric of the Crossed Box Stitch is an open fabric, but is one that has a fair amount of texture in it that is created by the “crossed boxes.” The boxes are worked as sets of three double crochet stitches that are crossed over one another. These crossed boxes are worked in-between rows of chain stitches and long double crochet stitches. I look forward to seeing how you will use this stitch in a crochet pattern!
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Materials for this Tutorial:
For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of Pima Cotton Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn in two colours. It is a worsted weight, 100% cotton yarn. The hook shown in the video below is a 5 mm birchwood crochet hook by Rowan Yarns. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose, even experiment with stripes of colour!
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Crossed Box Crochet Stitch:
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Rpt – Repeat
Sl st – slip stitch
Yo – yarn over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Weave in ends as needed.
- This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial.
- I will be working in two different colours in this tutorial: Colour A and Colour B.
To begin you will make a foundation chain. For this pattern you will need a multiple of eight plus three stitches for your foundation chain (8 + 3).
For example, with colour A, ch 27.
Sc in the 2nd ch from your hook, sk the next 4 chs, 3 dc in the next st, ch 2, working over the previous 3 dc work 3 dc in the 3rd skipped ch (this is your crossed box cluster), ch 1, *sk the next 5 chs, 3 dc in the next st, ch 2, working over the previous 3 dc work 3 dc in the 4th skipped ch, ch 1; Rpt from * across, sk the next ch, sc in the final st switching to colour B. With colour B, Ch 1, turn.
With colour B, hdc in the 1st st, ch 7, *Sk the next crossed box cluster, dc working over the ch-1 in the row below and into the middle skipped stitch below, ch 7; Rpt from * across, ending with a ch 7 and an hdc in the final st. Ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1), turn.
3 dc in the 1st st, ch 1, sk the next 7 chs and dc, 3 dc in the next ch st, ch 2, working over the 3 dc just made work 3 dc in the 7th skipped ch, ch 1, *sk the next 6 chs and dc, 3 dc in the next ch st, ch 2, working over the 3 dc just made work 3 dc in the 6th skipped ch, ch 1; Rpt from * across to the final hdc, [3dc, ch 1, dc] in the top of the final hdc and switch to colour A. With colour A, ch 1, turn.
With colour A sc in the 1st st, ch 3, sk the next ch-1 and 3 dc, dc working over the ch-1 and ch-7 and into the ch-2 sp three rows below, ch 7, *sk the next crossed box cluster, dc working over the ch-1 and ch-7 and into the ch-2 sp three rows below, ch 7; Rpt from * across ending with a dc, ch 3, sc in the 3rd ch of your turning ch. Ch 1, turn.
Sc in the 1st st, ch 1 sk the next 3 chs and dc, *3 dc in the next ch, ch 2, working over the previous 3 dc work 3 dc in the 3rd skipped ch, ch 1, sk the next 6 chs and dc, 3 dc in the next ch, ch 2, working over the previous 3 dc work 3 dc in the 6th skipped ch** Rpt from * across ending your final repeat at **, sk the next 2 chs, ch 1, sc in the final st switching to colour B. With colour B, Ch 1, turn.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern you will repeat rows 2-5 for as long as you would like. Fasten off, weave in your ends.
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