Knitting & Crocheting All-in-One For Dummies
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For the crossed double crochet stitch (abbreviated crossed dc), you work two double crochet stitches on an angle. When you make a crossed double crochet stitch, you end up with a pattern that looks like an X.

Decide where you want to place the crossed double crochet stitch and skip a stitch at that point in the row.

Don’t worry, you’ll be going back to that skipped stitch.

Work 1 double crochet (dc) in the next stitch.

Work the stitch one over from the skipped stitch.

Work 1 double crochet in the stitch that you skipped.

Work 1 double crochet in the stitch that you skipped.

By working the double crochet behind or in front of the first double crochet stitch you complete the stitch.

Gaze in wonderment at your completed crossed double crochet stitch.

Gaze in wonderment at your completed crossed double crochet stitch.

The completed stitch makes an X in the row.

Repeat the preceding steps to continue working crossed double crochet stitches across the row.

Repeat the preceding steps to continue working crossed double crochet stitches across the row.

Stitch diagrams use symbols to give you a pictorial description of the pattern design — and may or may not include written directions. These are the symbols for a crossed double crochet stitch, either of which you might find in a crochet stitch diagram.

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Pam Allen is a knitwear designer and founder of Quince & Co. Shannon Okey is an author and knitwear designer. Find her at knitgrrl.com. Tracy Barr has been an editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant on several Dummies books. Marlaina "Marly" Bird hosts her own YouTube channel, where she instructs viewers on knitting and crochet. Susan Brittain is a knitwear pattern designer and writer. Karen Manthey edits crochet diagrams for numerous books, magazines, yarn companies, and designers. Manthey was an editor at All American Crafts for 20 years.

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