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 quick once you get the stitch pattern memorized.
Still curious about that giveaway? Keep reading I’ll give you all the details after the tutorial!
- I used a #4/worsted weight yarn
- 5 mm hook
- Please feel free to use any yarn weight/hook combo your heart desires
- I use US terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Dc: double crochet
- Sk: skip
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Sp: space
Ch a multiple of 4 + 3 more chs.
Row 1: Sk 4 ch, 4 dc in next *sk 3 chs, 4 dc in next repeat from * across until 2 chs remain. Sk 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.
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).
And that’s all there is to it! What are you going to make, I would love to know?
Spring Yarn Giveaway *CLOSED*
Now here’s the part where I tell you about the free yarn. This giveaway is completely hosted by me. I went to my local craft store and purchased these lovelies just for you. In part celebration of National Crochet Month but also because I appreciate all of you who take the time to visit my little bloggy. So, thank you, truly, you guys are the best.
The winner will receive 5 skeins of Vanna’s Choice Yarn in the colors: mustard, dusty purple, dusty blue, pink, and fern. One skein for each of the five Fridays of National Crochet Month (aren’t I clever LOL).
Seeing as this is my first giveaway it is open to US addresses only. I wanted to get my feet wet a little before I do the full-on cannonball into an international giveaway. I hope you understand.
Follow the Instructions below to enter!