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Faux Crossed
Single Crochet
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Front Crossed Regular Crochet Stitches

Faux Crossed Single Crochet
This stitch looks like the vertical support threads are crossed, but you don*t have to cross any stitches to achieve the effect.  My tension and guage did not allow those little X*s to show up until I stretched the piece from top to bottom, instead little knobs or balls seemed to be the visual focus of this stitch.
Work with Odd number of chs.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hk and in every ch across.
Row 2: DO NOT CH 1. Instead, work 1 Sc into 1st st.  *Insert hk into same st, yo and pull loop onto hook. Insert hk into next st. Yo and pull loop onto hk. Yo and pull through all 3 loops.  Repeat from * across. Add 1 Sc extra into last st.
Turn and repeat Row 2 to complete desired pattern.

Front Crossed Half Double Crochet -FXHdc
Work even number of stitches
Row 1: In second ch from hk, 1 Sc and in each st across. Turn. This row is optional.
Row 2: Ch 2. *Sk 1 st & Hdc in next st. Work Hdc in skipped st by crossing hook in front of current Hdc. Repeat from * across the row. Work a single Hdc into last st of row to create an even edge.
Repeat Row 2 as many times as needed to create a square. Finish top edge with a row of sc in each st

Front Crossed Double Crochet- FXDc
This variation of the crossed stitches has more stability since the threads wrap around the first stitch of the X. However; the final effect is more of a V than an X.
Work even number of stitches
Row 1: In second ch from hk, sc and in each st across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3. *Sk 1 st & dc in next st. Work Dc in skipped st by crossing hook in front of current DC. Repeat from * across the row. Work a single DC into last st of row to create an even edge.
Repeat Row 2 as many times as needed to create a square.
Finish top edge with a row of sc in each st.

Front Crossed Treble Crochet-FXTrc
This variation of the crossed stitches has more stability since the threads wrap around the first stitch of the X. However; the final effect is more of a V than an X.
Work even number of stitches
Row 1: In second ch from hk, sc and in each st across. Turn. This row is optional.
Row 2: Ch 4. *Sk 1 st & Trc in next st. Work Trc in skipped st by crossing hook in front of current Trc. Repeat from * across the row. Work a single Trc into last st of row to create an even edge.
Repeat Row 2 as many times as needed to create a square.
Finish top edge with a row of Sc in each st.
This stitch looks more like an extended V or a Y, rather than an X.
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Front Crossed
Hdc
Front Crossed
Dc
Front Crossed
Trc
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Abbreviations:  
Beg: Beginning
 Ch: Chain stitch
Dc: Double Crochet   
Sc: Single Crochet  
Trc: Treble Crochet
Lp: Loop  
Hk: Hook
 Sk: skip stitches
Sl St: slip stitch
Yo: Yarn Over hook