This beautiful crossed half double crochet stitch almost looks knit and is a very simple stitch pattern. In many of the tutorials that I found for this stitch, there is a row of regular hdc stitches between the rows of crossed half double crochet stitches. In this tutorial, each row will have the crossed stitches and only the very first row will be regular hdc stitches. I really love how the stitch looks when it’s worked in this manner. There is nothing complicated here, so let’s get started!
In my Light Frost Easy Blanket Sweater Crochet Pattern (see here), I used the beautiful crossed half double crochet stitch.
You should know how to:
hdc – half double crochet
ch – chain
Check out the picture tutorial below to see how this stitch is created!
Crossed Half Double Crochet Stitch Pattern:
Chain an even number of stitches
Row 1 Half double crochet (hdc) in 3rd chain from hook and each stitch across row.
Row 2 Ch 2, *skip the next hdc, hdc in the next hdc, then hdc in the skipped hdc*. Repeat from * to * across. Turn.
Repeat row 2 for as long as you’d like.
First, start by chaining an even number of stitches. You will make your first row by making a hdc stitch in the 3rd chain from the hook. Then work an hdc in each stitch across the row and turn.
For the following rows, you can see how this stitch works up below.
A quick tip would be to count your stitches after each row to make sure you haven’t accidentally placed any stitches in the wrong place causing an increase or decrease. It’s sometimes easy to cross the stitches into the wrong stitch. If you’re concerned, simply practice on a small swatch.
This is such a simple stitch pattern, but results in a beautiful look.
I hope that you enjoy trying out this pattern!
Happy, happy crocheting!