The crossed treble crochet stitch can add a decorative element to a lacey crochet pattern. Once completed, it creates an “X” with the two trebles – one running behind the other one.
The method explained below is the same method I use in both the Lacey Little Hat and Mirabella Hat patterns. Of the various methods for making crossed tr, this seems to be one of the easiest to do and remember.
The full written instructions for the crossed tr are: skip 1 stitch, treble in next stitch, working behind last treble, treble in skipped stitch
Step One – Get ready to make the crossed tr at the appropriate place in the pattern. In the photo below, I am making a pink version of the Lacey Little Hat. I have just worked a regular treble stitch, and I am getting ready to do the next crossed tr:
Step Two – skip one stitch and work one treble in the next stitch:
Step Three – this photo shows a stitch marker in the stitch that I just skipped in the photo above:
Step Four – yarn over two times and insert the hook from back to front working behind the first treble made in step one:
Step Five – next insert the hook down into the skipped stitch:
Step Six – finish the treble crochet:
Step Seven – crossed tr completed making an “X” with the two trebles:
Another view of the finished crossed tr: