26/02/2011

Simple Crossed Stitch




























There is nothing simple about this pattern but the person that named it must have thought that there was an even harder "crossed stitch" out there. 

Instructions
Make a multiple of 4 plus 2.
Row 1: 1 dc/sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc/sc in each of the ch untill the end, turn. 
Row 2: 3 ch (counts as first tr/dc) miss first dc/sc, 1 tr/dc in each of next 3 dc/sc, yarn over and insert hook from front to back in the first dc/sc, yarn over and draw a long loop through (make sure not to squash the 3 tr/dc group) yarn over and draw through the 2 first loops on hook twice (also called a long tr/dc), *miss next dc/sc, 1 tr/dc in each of next 3 dc/sc, 1 long tr/dc in the missed dc/sc; rep from * to last dc/sc, 1 tr/dc in last dc/sc, turn.
Row 3: 1 ch, 1 dc/sc in each tr/dc to the end, turn.
Row to infinity and beyond:  repeat row 2 and row 3 till desired length.   

4 comments:

Bungalowgirl said...

Just found your blog via MakemineMindCentury and really enjoying your crochet design skills. I have just learnt for the first time a few weeks ago and am also inspired by 70's patterns and manhole covers- but I prefer the round ones. Once while backpacking through Europe I took crayon rubbings of manholes in every country but alas the tube containing them all was left on a Qantas flight and never seen again. My posts are just a little wordier than yours but I do have some great 70's inspiration to share over at Bungalowbliss.blogspot.com

Theo said...

Thanks Bungalowgirl for the nice comment.

What a brilliant idea - doing crayon rubbings of manholes! Sadly I haven’t seen any round manholes here in Ox, they seem to be mostly square?!

I will def check out your blog - love crochet pattern from the 70s.

Theresa Deegan said...

do you have any pictures of how exactly you did the cross stitch...i just can not figure it out from the written instructions...any help you could provide would be great...thanks

Patricia Pickett said...

I have tried this according to your instructions but the swatch I made curls really bad. any suggestions?