How To Crochet Grit Stitch – Free Video Tutorial

Free Video Tutorial On How To Crochet Grit Stitch

This is a free video tutorial on how to crochet grit stitch – super easy and subtly textured crochet stitch. It is suitable for various projects from homewares to garments.

Crochet grit stitch is such a fantastic stitch to have in your stitch dictionary! It is an easy combination of basic crochet stitches that creates a subtle texture without any extra effort.

The only stitches you need to master is single and double crochet stitches. The crochet grit stitch is so fun and easy to memorize.


free tutorial on how to crochet grit stitch

How do you crochet grit stitch?

As I mentioned above, the crochet grit stitch uses basic crochet stitches – single and double crochet.

To create the grit stitch, you will alternate single and double crochet on Row 1.

On Row 2, you will then work double crochet into single crochet from previous row, and single crochet into each double crochet from previous row.

It might sound a little confusing, however once you get the swatch onto your hook, you will master the crochet grit stitch on no time.

In simple terms, you will work sc, dc, sc, dc on Row 1 and dc, sc, dc, sc on Row 2. You can then simply work as many sets of these two rows as you need to complete your chosen project.

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Crochet Grit Stitch Video Tutorial

I have filmed a quick video tutorial on how to crochet this super easy textured stitch. Check out the video tutorial below and subscribe to my YouTube channel!

YouTube video

The scarf in the video uses Knitcrate Audine Wools Mellow in Cordial. I used 2 skeins for the scarf.

It is great choice of stitch for a scarf as it is completely reversible. It creates the same lovely subtle texture on both sides of the scarf.

reverse of crochet grit stitch

Written Instructions

Here are written instructions on how to crochet grit stitch. Sometimes, you might come across different names for this stitch.

It is sometimes referred to as lemon peel stitch or griddle stitch.

crochet chart of single and double crochet

If you wanted to use this stitch in a project, you will need to start with multiples of 2 + 2.

Stitches and abbreviations used (in US crochet terms)

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

sts – stitches

beg – beginning

prev – previous

For a quick swatch, chain 12.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc, 1 dc in next st, * 1 sc in next, 1 dc in next; repeat from * across ending last repeat with sc, turn. [11 sts]

Row 2: 3 ch (counts as 1st dc throughout), * 1 sc in next dc, 1 dc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc in first dc, * 1 dc in next sc, 1 sc in next dc; repeat from * across working the last sc into top of beg 3 ch from prev row, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 & 3 for the pattern.

crochet grit stitch

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this herringbone double crochet stitch tutorial. I have more free crochet tutorials that you might enjoy right here on the blog. 

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How To Crochet Grit Stitch – Free Video Tutorial

About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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