Crochet Basics: Cabbage Patch Stitch

Blossom Lady
Jan 27, 2021 03:52 AM
Crochet Basics: Cabbage Patch Stitch

Crochet is an art form, a passion, a therapy, whatever you want to call it, to me it is the most fun you can have with yarn. So, let’s continue to create yarn magic, one stitch at a time! Today’s stitch is the Cabbage Patch Stitch. The name of this stitch is what intrigued me to try it and I am so glad I did. I hope you will like it, too! 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. 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.

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 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. It’s simple, you’l see. Grab your yarn and hook and let’s get started!


Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Row 3: Ch 3, 4 dc in each ch 2 sp across. Dc in top of ch 3. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 & 3

Fasten off, weave in ends, and that’s it!

Did you understand the crossed double crochet from row 2? 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. Then chain 2. You will finish your crossed double by making 1 double crochet back into the first stitch of that group of 4.

And that’s all there is to it! Really simple!

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Jan 28, 2021 01:47 PM

You don’t give the number of chain stitches to do.

Jan 29, 2021 04:27 AM

You don’t give the number of chain stitches to do.

Just saw your comment, but just asked the same thing...thought I wasn't focusing… it's 6:15 am!!! Lol...

Jan 29, 2021 04:25 AM

its early and I'm wondering if I just missed how many chains to start… thanks!

Jan 29, 2021 11:28 AM

To all the ladies wondering how many chains to start with.  Thank you soooo much thought I was having a senior moment.  I reread the instructions at least 3 times.  WHEW is wasn't my age.

Just looked it up on YouTube — a senior moment of enlightenment — 4 st.  til you have desired length then add 7 st.  turn

Pamela D Johnson
Nov 21, 2021 11:11 AM

How many stitches in the foundation row?

Pamela D Johnson Pamela D Johnsonreplied to
Nov 21, 2021 11:12 AM

How many stitches in the foundation row?

Sorry just saw the answer!😃