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I saw  that you loved the cross stitch pattern that I posted 2 week ago, so this week we will learn cross stitch version 2.

Is a beautiful stitch that will be perfect for this season’s projects.

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cross stitch version 2

You will see that this one is easy too, with only 2 rows repeat. The first row is a little more difficult because involves a little more counting and might seem difficult working in foundation chain. But after completing row 1 everything become so clear.

For those of you who work more easy following a diagram, this is the one for this stitch.

cross stitch version 2 diagram

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

  • Ch – chain
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Dc – double crochet

To begin, chain a multiple of 4 + 1 stitches.

Row 1

Ch 3. 1 dc in the 7th stitch from the hook. Ch 1. Go back to the skipped stitches and make 1 dc in the stitch before the one near the dc you already made (make sure you have 1 ch st between the dc of the cross). *Ch 1, skip 3 st(s), 1 dc in the next, ch 1, go back to the stitch before the one near the last dc and make 1 dc. Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with 1 dc in the last stitch.

Row 2

Ch 3. 1 dc in the first dc, *ch 1, skip the next dc, 1 dc in the next dc, ch 1, go back to the skipped dc and make 1 dc. Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with 2 dc, one in the last dc from the previous row and one in the 3rd stitch of the turning chain.

Row 3

Ch 3, *skip the next dc, 1 dc in the next one, ch 1, 1 dc in the skipped dc from the previous row, ch 1

Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with 1 dc in the 3rd st of the turning chain.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you get to the desired length.

cross stitch version 2

This is it. I am sure you will find a lot of projects to use this stitch and can wait to see some pictures.

If you find the written pattern a little difficult to follow, bellow yo will find the video tutorial.

Enjoy crochet!

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Stitch of the week #16: Cross stitch version 2

In the past few weeks I searched a lot for crochet stitches trying to find interesting but not so hard to make stitches and I found a lot of amazing things. Yesterday I started to search for something more simple for my next project and I found cross stitch. Is an easy to make stitch, only 2 rows repeat, but looks great.

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cross stitchI think the cross stitch is perfect if you want an easy to make but also great looking stitch.

As I said I will use this cross stitch on one of my future pattern (I will say the next pattern but I am not sure which of my current WIPs will be finished first ??). So let’s learn this stitch because it’s worth it.

Abbreviations used in this pattern

  • Ch – chain
  • St(s) – stitch (es)
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Dc – double crochet

To begin, chain an even number of stitches, or make a foundation single crochet, also of an even number of stitches.

Row 1 ( skip this row if you began with a foundation single crochet) 

Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across, ch 2 and turn.

Row 2

Ch 2 doesn’t count as a first dc, so make 1 dc in the first st, *skip 1 st, 1 dc in the next, 1 dc in the skipped stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 3

If you started with a foundation ch, repeat row 1, if you started with foundation single crochet make 1 sc in each stitch across.

Repeat row 2 and 3 as long as you want, until you’ll finish your project.

cross stitch

You can also can make the cross stitch, without the single crochet rows in between, but I like it most like this. Feel free to try both and see which you like more.

This stitch has another advantage, beside that is so easy to make: you can use any type of yarn and it will look great.

As you known bellow you will find the video tutorial. Enjoy crochet.

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I saw this stitch some time ago and I loved it. Looks so different with its texture and also look special with those “balloons” bump it up. So in this week we will learn to make the balloon stitch.

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balloon stitch

You will see that is not so hard and sure will make your projects look great. I imagine a baby blanket. It will be so cute.

Let’s see the abbreviations used in this pattern:

  • Ch – chain
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Dc – double crochet
  • FPDC – front post double crochet
  • BPDC – back post double crochet
  • dc7tog – 7 dc together ( 1 partial dc in each of the next 7 sts, yarn over and pull the yarn trough all loops on your hook and ch 1 to secure the stitch)
  • FPDC7tog – 1 partial FPDC in each of the next 7 sts, yarn over and pull the yarn trough all loops on your hook and ch 1 to secure the stitch)
  • FPDC4tog – the same procedure as with 7 sts

This stitch requires a multiple of 12+2 stitches. To begin chain the number of stitches that you need.

Row 1 

Ch 3. In 4th stitch 4 dc, *1 dc in the next 2 sts, dc7tog, 1 dc in the next 2 sts, 7 dc in the next st. Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with 1 dc in the next 2 sts, 4 dc in the next, 1 dc in the last st. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 2

1 BPDC in the first 4 sts, *1 FPDC in the next 2 sts, 1 BPDC in the next st ( the joining st of the dc7tog from the previous row), 1 FPDC in the next 2 sts, 1 BPDC in the next 7 sts. Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with 1 FPDC in the next 2 sts, 1 BPDC in the next 4, 1 dc in the last st. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 3

On row 3 and 4, all you have to do is to fallow the post of the stitches from the previous row. If you have a FPDC you will make a FPDC on this row, and if you have a BPDC you will make a BPDC.

1 FPDC in the first 4 sts, *1 BPDC in the next 2 sts, 1 FPDC in the next st ( the joining st of the dc7tog from the previous row), 1 BPDC in the next 2 sts, 1 FPDC in the next 7 sts. Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with 1 BPDC in the next 2 sts, 1 FPDC in the next 4, 1 dc in the last st. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 4

As I said you will fallow the post of the sts from the previous row. Basically row 4 is the same as row 2. So repeat row 2.

Row 5 

Is time now to “close the balloons”.

FPDC4tog, *1 BPDC in the next 2 sts, 7 dc in the next, 1 BPDC in the next 2 sts, FPDC7tog. Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with 1 BPDC in the next 2 sts, FPDC4tog, 1 dc in the last st. Ch 3 and turn.

balloon stitch

First set of balloon stitch is done.

Starting with row 6 we will proceed the same per sections, only that now the balloons have other position.

*1 BPDC (around the joining stitch from the FPDC4tog from the previous row), 1 FPDC in the next 2 sts, 1 BPDC in the next 7 sts, 1 FPDC in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * to the end of the row. Ending with 1 dc in the last st.

Row 7,8

On row 7 and 8 just follow the post of the sts from the previous row. ( row 7 will be the reverse of row 6, and on row 8 just repeat row 6).

Row 9

Time to finish another set of balloon stitch.

4 dc in the first FP st, *1 BPDC in the next 2 sts, FPDC7tog, 1 BPDC in the next 2 sts, 7 dc in the next FP st. Repeat from * to the end of the row, ending with 1 BPDC in the next 2 sts, 4 dc in the nect FP st, 1 dc in the last stitch. Ch 3 and turn.

balloon stitch

And this was it with the balloon stitch. All you have to do is to repeat what you have done until now. I am sure that after those 9 rows you just figure it out how this balloon stitch is made.

As you now bellow you will find the video tutorial.

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balloon stitch