Crossed stripes block – free crochet pattern

New year, new Moogly CAL (click to get to the 2020 CAL archives where all previous blocks are already available)… and new free crochet pattern from me!

Thank you for inviting me to design for you again, Moogly.

Introducing the…

FREE crossed-stripes crochet block from ACCROchet

Crossed-stripes FREE crochet block

Yarn: Red Heart Yarns, With Love (100% acrylic, 198 g, 338 m/370 yds)

  • Colour A – White
  • Colour B – Tan

Hook: Furls Crochet 6 mm hook

Notions: stitch markers, yarn needle

Gauge: 13 sc x 9 rows (in pattern) = 4 in/10 cm

Finished size: 12 in/30 cm sides


  • Ch(s) – chain(s)
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Ea – each
  • Hdc – half-double crochet
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sk – skip
  • Sl st(s) – slip stitch(es)
  • St(s) – stitch(es)


  • Starting chains do not count as stitches.
  • Cut colour after each change.


With A, ch 33

Row 1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn.

Row 2. Ch 2 (does not count as dc), dc in same st, [sk 1, dc in next 2 sts, working in front of 2 dc just made dc in skipped st] 10x, dc in last st, turn. (32 sts)

Row 3. Ch 1, sc in ea st across, turn. (32 sts)

Rows 4-5. Repeat Rows 2-3 once, change to B.

Rows 6-7. Repeat Rows 2-3 once, change to A.

Rows 8-11. Repeat Rows 2-3 twice, change to B.

Rows 12-13. Repeat Rows 2-3 once, change to A.

Rows 14-17. Repeat Rows 2-3 twice, change to B.

Rows 18-19. Repeat Rows 2-3 once, change to A.

Rows 20-23. Repeat Rows 2-3 twice.

At the end of last row, finish off.


Crochet tip from Felted Button – optional: for a neater border, work a row of sl sts across both raw edges as follows: with right side facing, join B with sl st in sc row end, [2 sl sts in dc row end, sl st in sc row end] 11x. Finish off. (34 sts)

Repeat on other side.  

Border: Now working around square, hdc in ea sc and sl st around, placing 2 hdc in ea corner, join with sl st in 1st hdc, finish off weave in all ends. (140 sts)