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Cross Stitch Single/Double Crochet

Updated September 6, 2023
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Cross Stitch Double (US Single) Crochet

Learn how to crochet this cross stitch double crochet stitch. This is such a simple stitch which offers a truly unique look. This stitch is more effective when using heavier weight yarn (aran weight and above). Be aware though, this stitch will ONLY work in the round making it great for the following type of projects..

Pattern use ideas

  • Cushions
  • Hats
  • Bags
  • Phone Cases
  • Glasses Cases
  • Cowls
  • Baskets

Materials and Tools

Yarn used: Paintbox Simply Chunky 305
Hook size used: 6mm (US J)

Pattern notes

Written in UK terms (See the UK to US Conversion chart)

This pattern gives you the basic principles for the cross single/double crochet, designed to help you create your own projects.

Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.

Crochet Terms

Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through

Cross Stitch Double Crochet(s): csdc(s):  Insert hook into stitch, yarn under, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

Cross Stitch Double Crochet Stitch Pattern

Foundation: Chain in any number of stitches and join to form a circle

Row 1: Ch 1 (does not class as a st), csdc in each stitch. Ss in first st.

Repeat Row 1 until you reach your desired height

Video Tutorials


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  • Angeliki
    February 9, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    very nice but a bit quick 🙂
    struggle to see how you make the circle .
    very beautiful!!

    thanks for the nice videos!

    • BellaCocoTeam
      February 11, 2020 at 8:43 am

      Hi Angeliki

      You’re welcome To make the circle you are making a slip stitch (insert hook, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook) into the chain at the very end 🙂

      • Elizabeth
        July 19, 2021 at 2:54 pm

        Hi, does it matter which side i insert the hook when making the slip stitch?

        • BellaCocoTeam
          July 31, 2021 at 9:07 pm

          You should insert the hook in the same way as you would when making a normal stitch

  • Kahlea
    April 11, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Hello, I am a complete beginner – could I use this stitch to make a baby blanket?

    Thanks 🙂

    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 15, 2020 at 5:23 pm

      Hi Kahlea You can only work this stitch in the round, so while it’s great for making bags and cowls but unfortunately not flat pieces like baby blankets. If you like the look of this stitch I would have a look at some of my other tutorials such as grit stitch which has a lovely texture too

  • Elisa Snyder
    April 25, 2020 at 1:54 am

    Would this stitch work on border of blanket?

    • BellaCocoTeam
      April 28, 2020 at 5:59 pm

      Yes you could use this for a border provided you keep working in the same direction, and don’t turn your work over after each round

  • Lyn millowick
    July 19, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Thankyou for all of your tutorials I have learnt many patterns thanks to you. I am 58 and only learnt last year. I have learnt the waffle stitch which I have made many blankets(my favourite), now cross stitch single crochet. Love the tutorials. Thanks again

    • BellaCocoTeam
      July 19, 2020 at 2:19 pm

      You’re very welcome 🙂


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