***Correction Made. See the end of pattern***
I just finished this lovely little piece over the weekend. It’s relatively easy to create and is based on the Crossover Stitch, which creates an “X” cable into an entire row. Below, I have written the pattern and supplies. Let me know if you have any questions or need any additional support. You can email me at email@example.com with quirks or kinks you came across while doing this. I’ll post a video in the near future of the whole project.
This particular crossover stitch is a variation of the sweater pattern that is used on https://makeanddocrew.com/dwell-free-pattern-chunky-crochet-sweater/. If you find that you like how I’ve changed the double crochets to half-doubles and added and subtracted a few other things to this stitch pattern, you might want to try Make and Do Crew’s amazing sweater pattern. I made this for my sister a couple Christmases ago, and it was lovely. Anyway, I just want to give credit where credit is due. I didn’t invent the initial stitch, but I have made my own variations and this project is for a table runner, not a sweater.
The Crossover Stitch Table Runner by Tiffani Lynne Crochet
***You may use this pattern to make items for sale, but please credit me for the original pattern***
I used a lovely acrylic blend for this. It was very silky and durable. Before you get all judgey, just know that I always use acrylic to test a pattern. Skeins of hand-dyed yarn are too expensive to waste on a project that I’m not sure about yet. So, I will remake this piece, and probably in wool (because wool doesn’t attract dust mites and it’s just as durable as acrylic).
Color: Sage (but any color you like, or even multiple colors, will work)
Yardage: 500 or two skeins
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Foundation Row: Ch 276 (more or less if you need the runner longer or shorter. Just make sure your number of chains ends in an even number. That’s easier to work with and calculate if you need to make adjustments).
Row 1: 1 hdc in fourth chain from hook. *to end, chain two turn. 262
Row 2: 1 hdc in the first ch from the hook *ch 1, sk 1 ch, 1 hdc in next ch; rep from * to end; turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, sk next ch1sp work 2 crossed stitches as follows: 1 hdc forward into next ch1sp, 1 hdc back into just skipped ch1sp going behind forward dc, *1 hdc forward into next unoccupied ch1sp, 1 hdc into back into previous ch1sp; rep from * to end when last forward dc occupies first tch, 1 dc into second tch; turn.
I have a video below. In it, you can see how the Crossover Stitch is worked, and you can spy my incredibly messy office. Once the college classes I’m teaching are over for the summer, I’ll clean my office and y’all can be impressed 😉 But for now, just ignore the student notes I have scrawled here and all the computer-related wires strewn about. Note only the movement of the crochet hook around the yarn. This might help make the directions a bit easier. Please let me know if you need help.
Row 4: Ch 1, 1 hdc into first st, 1 hdc into next and each st to end, working last hdc into top of tch; turn.
Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as 1 hdc and a ch1sp), sk 2 sts, 1 hdc into next st, *1 ch, sk 1 st, 1 hdc into next st; rep from * ending last rep in tch; turn. (See note above.)
***I had mistakenly written the hdc as a dc in the directions for row 5. I’ve since corrected that.***
Repeat Rows 1-3 twelve times. The pattern is 36 rows wide and almost six feet long. The table runner, literally, runs the length of my large coffee table. Again, you can cut that length short by any measure. This is a flexible pattern.