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X-Stitch: Crochet Stitch Tutorial

X-Stitch + Treble

How often do you find a great design on Pinterest, can’t find the pattern but have some sort of stitch or drawn chart? The X-Stitch is one of those drawn tutorials I stumbled across that has been a low-key obsession for me. ? I like the height of the stitch, and it’s easy to get into a rhythm with all of the loops working across a row. In being true to me, I had to tweak it a bit and add in a treble stitch between each X for a different look.

 

Ready to learn?

Grab some yarn and a hook to practice this stitch!

The X-Stitch will be the main feature of the upcoming X-capade Cardigan (have you seen it yet? SO EXCITED!) and more designs that I think you’ll love.

Materials Needed:

  • Small amount of yarn (less than 2 ounces)
  • Recommended hook for yarn
  • Patience ?

Abbreviations

  • YO = yarn over
  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • sk = skip

Note

  • I use a starting treble stitch which three single crochet without ch 1 rather than a ch 4 because it creates a nicer edge for larger projects.
  • The X-Stitch covers 4 stitches, so make sure you sk 2 stitches between the legs of the stitch, or you’ll be missing a stitch at the end of the row.

X-Stitch Instructions:

  • X-Stitch: each X-St is followed by a treble as follows – YO 2 times, insert hook in next stitch, YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), YO (4 loops on hook), skip next 2 stitches, insert hook in next stitch, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] four times, chain 2, YO, insert hook from right to left under two loops in center of the X (not under the legs of the X), YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice. Complete a standard treble crochet in the next st [YO 2 times, insert hook in next stitch, YO, pull up a loop, (YO and pull through 2 loops) three times].

X-Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Let’s break it down

1. Ch a multiple of 5+1. In this example, ch 16

2. Ch 4 (starting treble shown), YO twice, insert hook in next ch (see pics. 1 & 2 above),

3. YO, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook; see pic. 3), YO, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook; see pic. 4),

X-Stitch Crochet Tutorial4. YO (4 loops on hook; see pic. 5), sk 2 ch, insert hook in next ch, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook; see pic. 6), 

5. [YO, pull through 2 loops] four times (see pics. 7-10)

X-Stitch Crochet Tutorial

6. Ch 2, YO, insert hook from right to left under two loops in center of the X (refer to arrows in pic 11; pic 12; not under the legs of the X)

7. YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice (see pics 13 & 14).

X-Stitch Crochet Tutorial

8. Complete a standard treble crochet in the next st (see pic. 15): YO 2 times, insert hook in next stitch, YO, pull up a loop (see pic. 16), (YO and pull through 2 loops) three times (see pics 17-19

9. Repeat across the row, turn (see pic. 20)

X-Stitch Crochet Tutorial

 

This is a versatile stitch that can be used for a variety of projects by itself or with other solid stitches, like in the upcoming X-capade Cardigan. ? *shameless plug*

 

X-Stitch Crochet Tutorial

 

X-Stitch Crochet Tutorial
X-Stitch Crochet Tutorial
X-Stitch Crochet Tutorial

 

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