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Cabbage Patch Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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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.

Cabbage Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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

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.

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).

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.

Spring Yarn Giveaway

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!

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  1. Heather Hopper says:

    I taught myself to crochet with Debbie Stoller’s The Happy Hooker book. I have taught others since! Thank you for the opportunity!

    • Janice Cremer says:

      Learned basics from my grandmother when I was a young girl, but mostly taught myself with book and watching tutorials. I love your site which I just found. I will be using this stitch for my next project. Thanks for sharing your ideas and creative takents

      • I taught myself to crochet when I was eleven years old, with a ten cent learn how book,and a ball of used yarn my mother raveled from an old sweater ,while staying with my grandmother,using an oil lamp. I am now 80 years old and still love to crochet

  2. I learned to crochet from my grandmother when I was 11…over 42 years ago. 🙂 Each project I work on brings back those memories and I would love to sit with her and crochet together again. <3

    • Heather says:

      I love this. My Grandma taught me when I was young too. I don’t get to see her much but when I sit and crochet it makes me feel like closer to her.

  3. Dicey E. says:

    I learned to crochet from a crochet designer in Portland, OR. I was recovering from having been critically ill and needed something do do during my lengthy leave of absence from my job. I didn’t like sitting around and being unproductive and have enjoyed the craft ever since!!

  4. Elaine Bowden Powell says:

    my Mom taught me to crochet at a young age. my first project was a huge granny square blanket. I’ve been crocheting for many years. I always have a WIP for traveling, Dr. appts, etc.

  5. Nicole Acuna says:

    My sweet grandma who passed away at 101 a few years ago taught me to crochet as a child. I started watching YouTube tutorials a few years ago to learn more and I’ve been hooked since 🙂

  6. Heather Price says:

    I learned to crochet over 30+ years ago just by watching and never learned to read a pattern until just a few months ago…now I am a collector too

  7. Diana says:

    My supervisor taught me to crochet a few years ago and in turn, I showed her how to loom knit! .Thank you for this opportunity and for sharing your patterns!

  8. Birg says:

    I’m self-taught as a young teenager. Both my daughter and son learned to crochet when they were around 10. Fifteen years later daughter picked up the “habit” and made baby blankets for family and friends with new babies. I continue my “habit” making prayer shawls and baby blankets for our church’s outreach program.

  9. Celia says:

    My sister showed me 2 basic stitches & I’ve learned the rest via YouTube about 2 yrs ago. I’ve been “hooked” ever since! I’m super excited to try your Cabbage Patch Stitch! Thanks so much for sharing!!?

  10. Mitzi says:

    Neighborhood girls learned together. The best time of my life. Woolworths was the only bixstore to get yarn from.

  11. Ann Finley says:

    Trying to leave a comment (tech~impaired lol) I learned to crochet a million years ago by my mother. Didn’t get serious till almost two years ago and now my day isn’t complete unless I’ve crocheted on something. Love your blog and the cabbage patch stitch. Had to sit right down and try it out. I think I’ve learned something new almost every day in the past couple of years, and it (and I) just keeps getting better and more fun. Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Liz says:

    I learned the foundation chain from a lady who babysat me. I taught myself the rest from books and the Internet. Thanks for your interesting blogs!

  13. Georgia says:

    I learned from my grandmother when I was 15yrs old,started with the basic granny square&by watching her crochet rugs using plastic bread bags back in the 70′

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