The Twist and Cross Stitch Pattern is a very simple crochet pattern that works over a 2 row repeat. The double crochet segments are framed on the sides with a really fun, little twisty column. Join me as I show you step by step how to create this beautiful stitch pattern.
The crochet hook used is my absolute favorite hook. It’s the Furls Odyssey in Turquoise; however, they now have a bunch of colors that I love! The yarn is also lovely! It’s a super soft, inexpensive and absolutely lovely yarn that I just love, as well (Oh, and it rarely splits!). So much so that I became an affiliate with the Furls company and LoveCrafts. What that means for you is that when you purchase using my link, you allow the company to pay me a small commission without costing you a penny more. This helps me to continue making free tutorials and patterns. Here is the link if you’d like to check them out for yourself:
Dc: Double Crochet
FpDc: Front Post Double Crochet
Instead of working a ch-3 at the beginning of row, instead try using the Chainless Starting Double Crochet.
Directions for the Twist and Cross Stitch Pattern
Ch a multiple of 9 + 3 chains
1 (WS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (the 3 skipped sts count as a dc) and in next ch, ch 1, *sk next ch, dc in each of the next 2 ch, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in ea of next 5 chs, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in ea of next 2 chs, ch 1; rep * to last 4 chs, sk next ch, dc in ea of the last 3 chs, turn.
2 (RS): Ch 3 (or work a Chainless Starting Double Crochet), dc in ea of next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next ch and dc, work FpDc around post of next dc, working in front of FpDc just made, work Fpdc around skipped dc, ch 1, *1 dc in ea of the next 5 sts, ch 1, sk next ch and dc, work FpDc around post of next dc, working in front of FpDc just made, work Fpdc around skipped dc, ch 1; rep * to last 3 sts, dc in last 2 sts and top of turning ch, turn.
3: Ch 3 (or working Chainless Starting Double Crochet), 1 dc in ea of next 2 sts, ch 1, dc in ea of the FpDc, ch 1, *1 dc in ea of next 5 sts, ch 1, dc in ea of the FpDc, ch 1; rep * to last 3 dc, 1 dc in ea of last 3 sts.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you reach desired length.
Here is the video tutorial for you: https://youtu.be/8r9XalISbdc
To access the pdf of this stitch, simply click below.
As always, I sincerely thank you for your support in our yarny adventures and hope that you’ll join me soon for another tutorial.
💕 Stacy J