The Cross-Over Block Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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The cross-over block stitch is a really easy stitch to crochet - if you can chain, single and double crochet then you can crochet this awesome stitch.Crochet Stitch of the Month – The Cross-Over Block Stitch

Welcome to my monthly stitch of the month post. This month I’m featuring a stitch I call the “Cross-Over” Block Crochet Stitch.

Earlier this month I was looking for a stitch for an infinity scarf I was hoping to make (look for that pattern coming shortly). I came across a stitch called the Block stitch – I was looking for something super easy and this definitely fit the bill. But I wasn’t wowed by the look and I felt it could use a little somethin’ somethin’ to spruce it up. I decided that crossing-over the block might give it some extra flair and texture so I gave it a try. Yep, that’s all it needed. I was in LOVE!

Now, I’m not implying that I invented this stitch. I’m sure it’s already out there and everybody uses it but somehow I’ve missed it. So, if you know if this stitch exists and what it’s called please let me know.

The cross-over block stitch is a really easy stitch to crochet so fear not. If you can chain, single crochet and double crochet then you’ve already got all the crochet skills you need to make this awesome stitch.

It’s the perfect stitch to use when you want an easy crochet pattern to do while you’re watching Netflix or your kid’s soccer game.

Cross-Over Block Stitch

Start by chaining multiples of 3 + 2 to the desired length.

Row 1: Insert your hook into the 5th chain from the hook, dc in each chain until the end of the row. Turn.

Row 2: Ch3, then in between the 3rd and 4th dc (the dc under the ch DOES NOT count as the 1st dc), do 1sc, ch2, *skip 3 dc and do 1sc, ch2 between the dc from the previous row * rep until the end of the row, ending with a sc in the last dc. Turn.

Row 3: Ch3, 2dc into the ch space below, plus 1dc crossed-over to the sc at the bottom of the turning ch. *2dc into the next ch space, plus 1dc crossed back over (to the right) into the sc from the previous row*. Rep until the end of the row ending with an additional dc in the last ch space (no cross-over).

Continue Rows 2-3 until you have reached the desired length for your project. 

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Heart Graphghan Baby Blanket Crochet PatternMoss Stitch CowlOmbre Textured BlanketLily CowlGeometric Basket Crochet PatternColor Block BackpackPrimrose DishclothColor Block Bag Crochet PatternRound Crochet Bag Pattern


9 Comments on The Cross-Over Block Stitch Crochet Tutorial

  1. Vonette Lane Perkins
    November 6, 2017 at 1:21 PM (3 years ago)

    Love the way this looks. Question. If you were making a scarf, would you start with the length you wanted or the width?

    • Jamey
      August 15, 2019 at 3:12 PM (2 years ago)

      Vonette, I would start with the width myself but I think that decision is ultimately your choice to make.

  2. Karen Day
    November 18, 2017 at 10:48 AM (3 years ago)

    I love getting these free patterns. Thanks.

  3. Jessica
    March 11, 2018 at 7:16 AM (3 years ago)

    Thank you for the wonderful video. I’m using your baby blanket pattern and the video helped tremendously!

  4. D. Brown
    October 11, 2019 at 12:26 PM (2 years ago)

    Is it possible to do this pattern for a baby blanket using Bernat chunky yarn and a size “N” hook? I’m not sure if doing it this way is causing my chain 3 at the beginning of the row to leave a large gap. By the way I LOVE this stitch and pattern! I’m always looking for a stitch that challenges my brain and not the same old sc or dc… 😉

  5. Kathryn
    November 4, 2019 at 7:58 AM (1 year ago)

    Love your patterns and tutorials! So easy for beginners to follow along and learn.

    Thank you!

  6. Susi Phelps
    November 5, 2019 at 5:02 PM (1 year ago)

    Love this Crossover stitch. Can’t wait to try it. Susi

  7. Josephine Boda
    March 26, 2020 at 8:05 AM (1 year ago)

    Thank you for a lovely pattern. You are very kind to not only give this pattern to us but a video as well. I so appreciate you and your beautiful work.

  8. Suzanne Dimech
    November 14, 2020 at 1:10 PM (5 months ago)

    Love this pattern I haven’t crocheted for years but I am going to attempt this as a baby blanket.
    Question id what size hook do I need and what yarn?
    Thank you
    Sue Sydney Australia


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