I tried it! Like I said earlier, I wanted to make a second try to learn the crochet cross stitch this weekend. So I did!
|Yup. That is a crossed stitch right there!|
I didn't start off with the Crisscross pattern from Dishcloths this time. I just crocheted a swatch and started the crochet cross stitch once I was a few rows in. The crochet cross stitch calls for crocheting a stitch one space ahead of your last worked post, and then crocheting in the skipped space.
Whenever I'm learning a new technique, I like to watch a video tutorial several times before trying it out. It doesn't seem to matter what the technique is--winding a bobbin, crocheting a new stitch, swaddling a baby (impossible!), or switching yarn colors in knitting. I like to try new things, but only after seeing someone else do them successfully.
And now I'm successful! Or something.
Hey, this victory feels pretty sweet. The crochet cross stitch makes a nice V-looking stitch that's a bit twisted. It's a nice look, and I like looking at it.
Yay for crochet!