It’s no secret to any of my friends that my knitting skills are rudimentary at best but I LOVE the look of knit and secretly wish that I was bi-yarny.
So whenever I head on over to YouTube I like to check out complicated knit stitches and marvel at the delicate and intricate fabric that results–pretty much like magic–on the end of two sticks. Seriously…you need a hook people. 😉
The last stitch I checked out–the Indian Cross Stitch demonstrated by New Stitch a Day–left me stunned!
It’s gorgeous, right?
But, if you are anything at all like me, you kinda need those hooks on the end of your ‘knitting needle’ to get anything done!
That’s where I got to work using my yarn to recreate this gorgeousness in crochet form and before I knew it, the crochet version of the Indian Cross Stitch was born!
This stitch is NOT for the faint of heart but it is for the adventurous crocheter who would love to stick another crochet tool in their belt! It’s fun to work, teaches you a lot about how you personally work your yarn (if you’re a strangler it will let you know!), and forces you to rethink how you use those hooks that we all take for granted! (Trust me…us crocheters NEED a hook on the end of our sticks!!)
If you’d like to tackle a swatch on your own, you can head on over to any of my online shops and pick up a copy for free! My challenge to you is to work the stitch into something and then come share it with me. I’d love to see what you can come up with!!