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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!

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

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  1. Helen says:

    I am just starting this pattern – wanted to make a washcloth but am having a problem at end of row 1. I chained 36 + 3 chs= 39 chs. But at end of the row you state *across until 2chs remain (I had 2 sts) but then you go on to say “sk 2 chs, dc in last.” My question is how can you have 2 chs left then sk 2 chs and dc in last when there is only 2 chs left?? Am I doing something wrong? or reading pattern wrong? Any help you can offer would be appreciated. Tk u.

    • Heather says:

      Hi Helen, You are definately not reading it wrong… but I certainly typed it wrong. I am fixing it right now. Only skip 1 chain at the end not 2 and then dc in the last. Thank you for catching this for me! I really appreciate you letting me know.

  2. Helen says:

    Hi Heather:
    Much appreciate your getting back to me so quickly. Now I can get going on this lovely pattern – I just came across it yesterday on Pinterest and loved it so much wanted to try something small so I can see finished product – love this! I am new go your site but will certainly check it out thoroughly since I loved this stitch – am looking forward to seeing your other patterns. Tk u for sharing your talent and patterns with the rest of us – much appreciated.

  3. Ruth says:

    Don’t know if I posted before or not but I LOVE this stitch. I make baby blankets for charity and will be using this stitch a LOT..Thank you

  4. Yvonne says:

    I have never been able to ‘read’ a pattern. Something always slips by me.
    I read this one, used some leftover yarn to give it a go…hy cow!! It worked!!! I’m beyond tickled. Thank you so much!!!!!!
    I’m anxious to make a baby blanket.
    Thank you again, again, and again!

  5. Nita Whitmore says:

    Row 2 was a little agonizing for me until I read this:
    “In the second row, you will make a double crochet in the last double crochet of the group from the previous row, chain 2, then finish your crossed double by making 1 double crochet back into the first stitch of that group of 4.” The light in my foggy brain finally came on!
    Thank you so much for that detailed description. I’m also following you on Pinterest for more goodies! (=

  6. Suzanne McNeal says:

    Hello Heather!

    I am a newbie at crochet, trying to teach myself. I am very anxious to try this stitch. Is it too late to enter for the yarn giveaway?


  7. alice says:

    I really like this pattern. it is very easy to make. he done the cross stitch before and found it was easy to make. can hardly wait to see the finished product. I know by it will as beautiful as the one you showed. thank for sharing your patterns.

  8. Ann says:

    I’ve been using this stitch for years and never knew what it was called! I love to use this stitch on baby blankets. And you’re using one of my favorite colors of yarn. 🙂

  9. Diana says:

    Just found your patterns and am going to try the cabbage patch stitch on a baby blanket was very easy to read / thank you. Sami

  10. DeAnna Hurst says:

    Thank you for sharing this! This is my new favorite stitch! If you wanted to put a border around it for a baby blanket what kind of border would you recommend?

  11. Evelyn Oliger says:

    I wish this was a live tutorial.. Ive tried to do this every way but standing on my head.. It is a beautiful stitch..Just cant get the hang of it..

  12. Esther Galindo says:

    I love this pattern thank you for sharing . Does the pattern repeat from row 1 or row 2 I did not understand . Thank you .

  13. Trudi says:

    I just came across this pattern and made a trial square. It is easy and beautiful. Thank you. Any thoughts on how much yarn is required for a 4 x 5 blanket ?

  14. Chrissy says:

    For those of you that are having trouble with the cross stitch there are numerous videos on youtube showing how to do it. Just search for crochet cross stitch. HTH!

  15. tina marie aldrich says:

    I luv this pattern but I have one question, how do you end this pattern??
    I’m making a baby afghan & was trying to figure out how to end it and what kind of border would you suggest?? Thanks,

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