In today’s tutorial, I will be showing you how to make the Cabbage Patch stitch. The name of this stitch is what intrigued me to try it and I am so glad I did.
This stitch is made up of a 2-row repeat. One row of crossed double crochets and then a row of shells stitches. It works up quickly once you get the stitch pattern memorized.
Tips for crocheting the Cabbage Patch Stitch
My best tip for success with this stitch is to keep your foundation chain loose. You can do this by simply being mindful and crocheting with a looser tension or by going up a hook size for the chain only.
This unique crochet stitch would make a really lovely blanket, scarf, or wrap. Its very versatile and looks good in stripes that change color each row or every 2 rows.
I always had plans to make a baby blanket with it but haven’t quite got around to doing it yet.
This crochet stitch is worked entirely of double crochets and chains. It has alternating rows of double crochet shells, which means a group of stitches worked all in the same stitch. In this case it’s 4 double crochets. Then on the next row you make crossed double crochets all the way across.
Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar with a crossed double crochet. I have a tutorial down below.
Information needed for this crochet stitch tutorial
- I used a worsted weight yarn and a 5.5mm hook
- This is just a tutorial so please use any yarn and hook you want.
- I use US terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Dc: double crochet
- St(s): stitch(es)
- 2-row repeat
- Chain a multiple of 4 + 3 more chs
- Looks good on both sides
- Ch 3 counts as dc
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Cabbage Patch Crochet Stitch Instructions
Grab your yarn and hook and let’s get started!
Row 1: Skip 4 chs, 4 dc in next *skip 3 chs, 4 dc in next repeat from * across until 2 chs remain. Skip 1 ch. Dc in last. Turn
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) *skip 3 sts, dc in next. Ch 2, Dc back into the first skipped st. Repeat from * across. Dc in top of ch 3. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, 4 dc in each ch 2 sp across. Dc in top of ch 3. Turn.
Repeat rows 2 & 3
A Closer Look at the Crossed Double Crochet
Did you understand the crossed double crochet from row 2? Here is a color-coded picture that I hope will help you master this stitch.
In the first row, you made groups of 4-double crochets. In the second row, you will make a double crochet in the last double crochet of the group from the previous row (Purple). Then chain 2.(Green) You will finish your crossed double by making 1 double crochet back into the first stitch of that group of 4 (blue).
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And that’s all there is to it! What are you going to make, I would love to know?