How to Crochet the Tunisian Crossed Stitch

How to Crochet the Tunisian Crossed Stitch
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We’re getting close to the end with today’s stitch: the Tunisian Crossed Stitch.  I love the pattern this creates and there are many ways you can “shake” up this stitch.  To get started though, I want to keep it simple!

How to Crochet the Tunisian Crossed Stitch

For this Crossed Stitches pattern, two TSS are crossed pairwise.  Skip the first stitch, insert the hook in the second front bar, pull up a loop, then insert the hook in the skipped front bar and pull up a loop.  Repeat with each pair of sts.



Materials List:

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I used:

Worsted/Aran/#4 weight yarn–Brava Worsted by Knit Picks in Cornflower, Tidepool, Alfalfa, and mint.  I was able to get 2 squares out of each skein. As there are 12 squares, if you are using the same yarn, you will need 3 of each.  I also used Brava Worsted Speckle in Tidal for borders and joining.

You can find Brava Worsted at WeCrochet

Fiber: 100% premium acrylic

Weight: Worsted

Crochet Gauge: 11-14 sc = 4″ on I-K hooks (5.5mm-6.5mm)

Yards: 218

Grams: 100

Machine was and dry

I used a 6.5mm Tunisian hook from Furls and also one from Love To Crochet–a set I bought on Amazon.


Stitch markers

Tape Measure

Yarn Needle


F–Forward Pass

R–Return Pass




*–indicates where to start repeat



TSS–Tunisian Simple Stitch



Written Instructions

To work this swatch with me, I recommend doing at least 4″ x 4″ square to learn the stitch before doing a pattern.  For the CAL, you will need to do this for 12″ x 12″ square.  This stitch has a multiple of an even number of stitches.

Complete a normal foundation row–you can find instructions for this in the Introduction to Tunisian post, here.

Chain an even number of stitches:

Row 1

F: Crochet a row of [2 crossed sts] and a left edge st.

R: Normal return pass.


Row 2

Repeat row 1 working both F and R passes.



Bind off

You can do this with a 6.5mm regular crochet hook if you prefer—with the starting loop on your hook: insert hook as we have been for the Crossed Stitches, yo, pull thru all loops on the hook.  You are slip stitching all the way down this row.

Insert hook as to work a Crossed Stitch, yo, pull thru all loops on the hook.  Repeat this process until you reach the left edge stitch: insert hook thru two loops on the left edge, yo, pull thru all loops.  FO.  Weave in ends.

Photo Tutorial

tunisian crossed stitch



Video Tutorial


Where to find the pattern

Sunflower Store

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Learn Tunisian Series Links

Learn Tunisian Series (round up post and CAL information)

Introduction to Tunisian

Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS)

Tunisian Knit Stitch (TKS)

Tunisian Purl Stitch (TPS)

Tunisian Reverse Stitch (TRS)

Tunisian Full Stitch (TFS)

Tunisian Half-Double Crochet Stitch (THDCS)

Tunisian Double Crochet Stitch (TDCS)

Tunisian Smock Stitch

Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch

Tunisian Basket Weave Stitch

Tunisian Crossed Stitch

Tunisian Wide Ribs Stitch