How to Crochet: Front Crossed Tunisian Stitches

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Crossing stitches can add visual interest to an otherwise simple project, and it’s actually pretty easy to do in Tunisian crochet. Front crossed stitches will give you stitches that lean to the left (to the right for left-handed crocheters). Once you get the hang of it, mixing crossed stitches with different relief stitches gives you defined cables.

For the purpose of this tutorial, you should already know the basics of Tunisian crochet.

I am crossing two sets of two stitches in TSS, but have fun trying different combinations. Also note that you may use a cable needle or double-pointed knitting needle to hold the skipped stitches in front of your work to make it easier, but it is not required.

You can hover over photos for a left-handed view.

Once you get to where you want to cross your stitches, skip the stitches that will go in front then work the rest of the stitches in the cross. (I’m skipping two then working two.)


Then, keeping the stitches on your hook behind your work, work in the skipped stitches. Note the position of my hook before I continue working.



Finish your row and make the return pass as usual, and you will have completed a row with crossed stitches.


If you need help. feel free to leave a comment below.

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