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How To Crochet The Crossed Treble X Stitch Tutorial

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Learn how to crochet the beautiful the treble cross stitch. This tall stitch is great for cable stitches, texture or an open crochet design.

This lovely stitch pattern looks great between rows of single crochet. For a more solid fabric you can add stitches in between sets of x stitches.

In the picture below the crossed treble crochet stitch creates the open mesh fabric for the Annie’s shoulder bag crochet pattern. This bag is great for a day at the beach or farmers markets!

Treble x stitches between single crochet rows in blue.

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In this tutorial I’m using treble crochet stitches (tr), but you can also use one of the other taller crochet stitches like double crochet stitches in the same way.


In this pattern the turning chain is a chain 4, and it counts as the first stitch of the row. For this reason I use a standing stitch which I demonstrate in the video.

Stitches / Crochet Abbreviations

(US Terms)

ch(s) – chain(s)

rep – repeat   

sc – single crochet 

st(s) – stitch(es) 

tr – treble stitch

Find more crochet stitch tutorials here.

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Video Tutorial

Watch how to do it in the video tutorial on my YouTube.

Scroll down for the photo tutorial.

Treble x stitches between single crochet rows in blue.

How to Crossed Treble X Stitch

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn how to crochet the crossed treble x stitch.


  • Any weight yarn, I'm using a #4 medium worsted weight yarn.


  • A crochet hook size to match your yarn weight. I'm using a 5 mm hook (US Size H-8)


  1. You'll need a row of stitches. Start with a slip knot on your hook and chain 30 for the foundation chain.30 chains in white on hook. You can adjust the number of chains, note here that I skip the first 3.
  2. Tr in the 4th ch from your hook, and in each ch to the end of the row. (27 sts)Row of treble crochet in white.
  3. To start a new row ch 4, or use an alternative. This counts as the first treble crochet of the row.Chain 4 alternative to start treble crochet row.
  4. Skip the next st.
  5. Yarn over 2x for a treble.Yarn wrapped twice on hook.
  6. Work a treble crochet in the next stitch.Treble crochet worked next to skipped space.
  7. Treble crochet in the skipped stitch by going behind the stitch you just made to work a normal treble in the stitch you skipped.
  8. It helps to fold over the stitch you just made to see where your hook is.Hook inserted into skipped stitch. Insert hook from front to back like usual in the stitch.
  9. One crossed x treble crochet stitch complete.Crossed x stitch in treble crochet.
  10. Now you can repeat as you like. Here I place a few stitches in between. X stitches with treble crochets.
  11. I recommend placing a treble as the first and last stitch, or one of the basic crochet stitches.
  12. In the Annie's Bag crochet pattern there is another crossed treble stitch next. It's repeated across the row. Then the next row is sc. You make a few rows then a repeat row of x trebles. Treble x stitches between single crochet rows in blue.

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