Cabbage Patch Stitch | Free Crochet Tutorial | The Unraveled Mitten | Crochet Stitches | Textured | Unique | Step by Step

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)

The Details

  • 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!

Cabbage Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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

Cabbage Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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.

Cabbage Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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.

Cabbage Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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). 

If you enjoyed this crossed crochet stitch, you might also like this one!

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And that’s all there is to it! What are you going to make, I would love to know?

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    1. The chain is up to you. As long as it’s divisible by 4. So, you’re making your foundation chain as long as you want it. An example would be 123. 120 is your multiple of 4 and then +3. I hope this helps! 🙂

  1. This is such a beautiful stitch. I found this pattern a few years ago and can’t even remember how many baby blankets I’ve made with it but it was a lot and I’m starting another now

    1. How much yarn was needed for the baby blanket? How many did you chain for the starting row? What size was the finished blanket?

      1. Did you ever get a response? I, too, was curious as to the amount of chains to use!

  2. It looks so beautiful can’t wait to start. I would like to see a video on how to make the stitchI have to see you do the stitchThen I will know how to do it. -thank youfor the beautiful pattern. I Love. It

  3. I’m just returning to this art of crocheting after many years. Forgotten some sts. Glad you’re sharing patterns with new sts I’ve never seen. They’re beautiful. Can’t wait to get started! Thank you.

  4. I have searched the instructions and can’t see any where what to do after row three. Do we repeat row two and three? Just three? Or one, two, and three?! TIA

  5. How do you end the blanket? The four cluster stitches make it similar to a fan. Do you do single ceochets?
    Thank you for the pattern, by the way. It comes together beautifully!

  6. Love this pattern very easy, just wondering how you end it as in which row is the last and do you put boarder around it? Thanks.

    NANCY LE MIEUX tnlemieux@frontier,com

  8. I just want to say thank you you for your teachings and free
    patterns. I appreciate you sharing stitches so freely as well as explaining how to do them. This is the first Web sight that I really enjoy, and am able to receive and understand so well.
    Again thank you, and keep up the good work. Can’t wait until you have another giveaway.

    1. This new stitch looks pretty. It will be fun to stitch. This is the first time on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

      1. I too like the look of this stitch. When my blue yarns arrives this weekend, I will use it to make a baby blanket.

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