Crossed Stitches and Ripples – Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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The Crossed Stitches and Ripples, is a stitch combination I’m sure you’re going to love.

This is the stitch used for the lovely hat pattern called the Løv Slouchy Beanie.

The stitch is characterized by rippling waves & small bubbles created by crossed stitches.

I’ve also included a way for you to grab the printable version in a bundle, more details about that further down.

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STITCH EXPLORATION CAL:


This crochet stitch pattern is released together with 29 other stitch pattern during the Stitch Exploration CAL.

All stitches are created to challenge you to test new stitch patterns, either in our patterns or you can make them as squares & join together as a blanket.

Find the list of stitch patterns here.

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FOR THIS TUTORIAL I USED:


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Crochet Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet stitch pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Notes


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TO MAKE A 15 cm x  15 cm / 6 x 6 INCH SQUARE


With the hook & yarn give, I crocheted:

  • Ch 24 st, for a total of 23 stitches per row.
  • 31 rows.

Crochet a blanket!

Use this crochet stitch pattern to crochet a blanket! Learn more about crochet blanket sizes & making one with any size crochet hook & yarn:

  1. Crochet Blanket Sizes
  2. Any Yarn & Hook Blanket Calculator
  3. Other Crochet Stitches for Blankets

Stitches You Will Need


EXTENDED SINGLE CROCHET:

Written description: draw up a loop from stitch given, you have 2 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

Techniques You Will Need


CROCHETING IN THE Back AND FRONT LOOP:

This means that you will not crochet through the whole stitch as usual. A typical stitch contains two loops. One in the front, nearest you, and another stitch in the back, furthest away from you. One is called the front loop (the one nearest you), the other one the back loop, the one furthest away from you.

For this stitch you will crochet both in the front & back loop.

CROSSED STITCHES AND RIPPLES – CROCHET STITCH TUTORIAL:


Ch a multiple of 8 st.

Base row: Sc 1 in 3rd ch from hook, sc 1 in each ch from previous row.

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How the base row looks finished.

Row 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sl st), sl st in FL of the next 2 st, *sk 1 st, FLesc 1 in next st, FLesc 1 in prev st, sk the 2 FLesc st just made, sl st in FL of the next 6 st*, repeat from *to* until you have 4 st left, sk 1 st, FLesc 1 in next st, FLesc 1 in prev st, sk the 2 FLesc st just made, sl st in FL of the next 2 st, turn.

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How it looks after ch 1 and 2 slip stitches in the front loop.
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1 stitch skipped and pull up a loop from the front loop of next st.
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Yarn over and pull through the first loop on hook.
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Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
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Draw up a loop of front loop of the skipped stitch.
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Loop pulled up.
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Yarn over and pull through first loop on hook.
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Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
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First row finished.

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sl st), sl st 1 in BL of each st from prev row, turn.

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Row 2 finished.

Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sl st), sl st in FL of the next 6 st, *sk 1 st, FLesc 1 in next st, FLesc 1 in prev st, sk the 2 FLesc st just made, sl st in FL of the next 6 st*, repeat from *to* until end of row, turn.

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Row 3 finished.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

Repeat row 1-4 until project is desired size.

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CROCHET PATTERNS USING THIS STITCH:


WANT THE PRINTABLE VERSION?


If you like the half double crochet and chain even – crochet stitch tutorial, I’m sure you’re going to love the other 29 stitches me & two of my blogger friends, Knitting with Chopsticks & E’Claire Makery have made as well.

We’ve gathered the collection of 30 crochet stitch tutorials in a super affordable e-book.

Grab the bundle here.

Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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