Oh how I love beautiful texture in crochet! Take this crochet grit stitch. Simple, basic stitches combined into something beautiful! Perfect for a dishcloth, an afghan, a pillow.. you name it. This dense bumpy texture is delicious! The crochet grit stitch is so fun and easy to memorize. If you want to get really technical about it, the stacking of the alternating single and double crochet stitches is same as for the Lemon Peel Stitch.
If you’d like to see it in action, check out the Lemon Peel Soup Mug Cozy. The stitch also looks really nice as an all-over baby afghan (and you all know how I love those mindless crochet makes you can do while watching TV in the evening!)
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Before moving over to my awesome new Stitch Dictionary Binder, I used to attach hang tags to my swatches. To learn more or to learn about stitch swatching in general please visit my post about stitch swatching here.
Crochet Grit Stitch Tutorial
This lovely bit of texture is about easy as it gets! The basic pattern is an alternating single crochet and double crochet. In the next row, the double crochet goes over the single crochet in the prior row and the single crochet goes over the prior row’s double crochet.
It might sound a little confusing, but it’s an easy pattern to memorize and pretty soon you’ll be a grit stitch crochet expert! You might even want to use this pattern ALL THE TIME!
Here is what you will need:
- Any size hook. I used US H8/5 mm crochet hook (Check out my favorite hooks here)
- A yarn weight that works with your hook size. I used worsted weight yarn.
- tapestry needle and scissors
Remember, you can make your swatch with any size hook and yarn weight. Read all about How to Swatch Here.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.
Chain a multiple of 2 + 1, plus 2 for the foundation ch (for information on what this means, please read How to Swatch)
R1: Skip first 2 ch (counts as a sc), dc in next ch, *skip next ch, work 1 sc and 1 dc in the next st*, repeat * to * across to last 2 ch. Skip the next ch, sc in the last ch, turn.
R2: ch 1 (counts as a sc), 1 dc in 1st st, *skip next dc, work 1 sc and 1 dc in the next sc*, repeat * to * across to last 2 st, skip next dc, sc in turning ch, turn.
Repeat row 2 for pattern.
Did you enjoy learning how to crochet the grit stitch? I love to see your creations! Please share your Grit Stitch projects with me on Facebook or tag me on Instagram. To learn more stitch patterns, please visit our Crochet Stitch Dictionary.