How to Crochet: Back Crossed StitchesBy Candace – 5 Comments
Crossed stitches are great. They add visual interest to a project, and they look the same way on either side, so it’s possible to keep a reversible project reversible. There are two ways to cross stitches: By crossing the second stitch in front of the first stitch, or crossing the second stitch in back of the first. This tutorial deals with the latter.
For left handers, you can hover over the pictures with your cursor to see the left hand view.
Start making your stitch (mine is a dc). Instead of inserting your hook into the next stitch skip the number necessary for your pattern (2 stitches in this example) and insert the hook in the next stitch after the skipped stitches.
Finish working the stitch as usual. Chain one fewer than the number of stitches you skipped. If you skipped two stitches, chain one.
Start making your next stitch, and slip your hook behind the last stitch you made.
Insert the hook into the first skipped stitch from front to back. Here are some views of the hook from both the front and the top.
Finish working the stitch as usual.
Your stitches are now crossed!
Need clarification? Leave a comment, and I’ll be glad to help.