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The Cabbage Patch Stitch: A 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. Lisa Olson says:

    I learned to crochet from my Mom who was left handed and I am right handed. So, I crochet kind of funny but I really love it. I’m so glad I found your website through a pin on pinterest. You have an fantastic site and I’m learning so much here. Great patterns and tutorials!

  2. Carol D says:

    I’m “new” here, but LOVE what I see…Your patterns are lovely….and who doesn’t love a chance to win some awesome yarn? I’ve used Vanna’s Choice before and really liked working with it..so I have my fingers – and my toes – crossed…and hoping against hope!
    Thank you for the opportunity! My budget is hurting right now, so winning this would be so great.
    Thanks again…and good luck to all!

  3. I had an aunt who taught me when I was 11-12 years old. I’m left-handed but I crochet right-handed. She held her hook in her right hand and I didn’t know any different so I held mine in my right hand as well…lol.

  4. I taught myself to crochet from library books and then about a year later, a friend taught a basic crochet class in our homeschool group and gave me a couple of pointers. Since then I have been hooked. 🙂

  5. Kathleen Marie says:

    My Nana taught me to crochet when I was just a little girl! I love to make pretty & useful items. I’m currently obsessed with making coffee cup cozies! I can’t wait to make one with this stitch! Thank you for sharing!
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway also!
    Nice to meet you!

  6. Carla Schwarz says:

    Learning to crochet was one of the Home Ec skills when I was in Middle School. I’m left handed and just couldn’t “get it” no matter who tried to teach me! And believe me, I went to many different people! My teacher finally just passed me because she saw how hard I was trying! I sat with hook and yarn and a booklet (that has.stayed with me for 43 years!) and I practiced and practiced! I love this art and anyone getting married in my family knows that they are getting an afghan!

  7. Eadie says:

    I learned when I was 13 or 14. A high school friend taught me. One of the best gifts anyone has ever given to me.

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