Here is my first pattern with the cross-over long double crochet stitch. It is for a pair of fingerless gloves to help keep your hands nice and cozy in chilly weather. They are great for working on the computer. They reach just past my knuckles, which is a bit long if you want to use them for crocheting. But they would be just perfect if you made them one round shorter than what is instructed in the pattern. Otherwise they are the perfect length for most other activities.
These gloves are designed for small hands. They are crocheted with a 4.5mm hook and Patons Canadiana – The New Generation yarn. The yarn is a “Category 4 – Medium Worsted Weight”, but I find it is slightly thinner than most other yarns in that category. Maybe it seems that way because the yarn is so soft, but it does work up quite nicely with a small hook. Anyhow, if you used regular worsted weight and a bigger hook, you could probably achieve the perfect size for the average hand.
If you like this stitch, you might also enjoy the matching patterns: a brim hat, twisted cowl, and a cell phone holder and coin purse. Other patterns to come with this stitch include a purse and wallet. So if you like this one, stay tuned by subscribing to my newsletter and you’ll be notified the same week they are published. Hope you enjoy.
If you have never crocheted the cross-over long dc before, or if you just need more clarification on the stitch you can check out the tutorial on how to crochet the stitch. Cross-Over Long DC. It is actually very easy once you have mastered the basics of crocheting.
Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate.
Yarn: Patons Canadiana The New Generation, or any other worsted weight yarn that you have on hand.
Hook Size: 4.50mm, or any hook suitable for the yarn.
Gauge: Measures 2″ across 8 sts and over 4 hdc rows.
Finished Size: When laying flat they measure 3″ wide and 7″ long. They are suitable for small hands, however, you can make them larger by using a thicker yarn and larger hook.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Prev = Previous
Rep = Repeat
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Working the Cross-Over Long Double Crochet:
For this pattern the cross-over long double crochet is worked into the last stitch made in previous round, or into the skipped stitch of current round. To make the stitch, yarn over and insert the hook from front to back into designated stitch. Yarn over at the back and pull through. You should have three loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through first two loops. Yarn over and pull through last two loops. Cross-Over Long DC
You can place a stitch marker in the last ch to help you see where to work the first cross-over long dc.
The 4 chs made for the thumb are counted as sts for the next rnd.
Ch 24, join with sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, hdc in first ch and in next 2 chs, backtrack and work the cross-over long dc in last ch made before joining, *sk next ch, hdc in next 3 chs, cross-over long dc in skipped ch; rep from * around; join with sl st to first hdc. (24 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, hdc in first st and in next 2 sts, cross-over long dc in last st of prev rnd, *sk next st, hdc in next 3 sts, cross-over long dc in skipped st; rep from * around; join with sl st to first hdc. (24 sts)
Rnds 3-8: Rep rnd 2.
Rnd 9: Ch 1, hdc in first st and in next 2 sts, cross-over long dc in last st of prev rnd, ch 4, sk next 5 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, cross-over long dc in last of the skipped sts, *sk next st, hdc in next 3 sts, cross-over long dc in skipped st; rep from * around; join with sl st to first hdc. (24 sts counting the chs)
Rnds 10-14: Rep rnd 2.
Rnd 15(Edging): Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st around; join with sl st. 24 sts. FO.
Edging for thumb and arm opening:
Join yarn to any st, ch 1, sc evenly around; join with sl st. FO.