The Zeros and Crosses crochet stitch is an easy stitch to learn and looks great in so many projects!
The zeros in the stitch are created with just a chain stitch and skipping a stitch. This gives the project an open filet crochet feel.
The crosses are created by skipping a stitch, then working a double crochet, then working another double crochet behind that one in the stitch you just skipped.
This crosses are worked into the chain spaces from the zeros row below. It is a great stitch pattern and provides both a lacy look and a bit of texture.
This stitch is also reversible and looks great from both sides of the project!
I have worked this sample and a scarf in this stitch using a worsted and DK weight yarn and it worked up nicely in both. I will be trying it out in some other yarns soon. Let me know if you try it too!
Zeros and Crosses Crochet Stitch Pattern Tutorial
- ch- chain
- dc – double crochet
- ch sp – chain space
Multiples of 2 stitches plus 1, add 3 for the foundation chain
Row 1 – worked on the Right Side – 1 dc in the 6th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, work 1 dc in the next ch; repeat from * to end, turn.
Row 2 – Ch 3, skip the next ch space, *1 dc in next ch sp, insert hook from behind dc just worked in ch sp just skipped; repeat from * to end of row, end with 1 dc in 4th of ch 4. turn.
Row 3 – Ch 1, 1 sc in first st and every st to end of row, turn.
That is it! You can adjust this pattern as much as you like…you could do several rows of Zeros and then move into Crosses, or follow the three row repeat from Rows 1 – 3.