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Have you ever crocheted the grit stitch before?  It is a super easy and fun stitch to add to your crochet stitch dictionary.  

the crochet grit stitch worked up in an orange cotton yarn

This stitch looks great whether it is crocheted in a solid color or made in different colors like a self striping yarn or even in striped rows.  I love the look of it when it is worked up in a worsted weight yarn.  

Is the Grit Stitch Easy to Crochet?

YES! It’s a super easy stitch pattern to remember and will add some variety to you skills.  After the first row, the stitch pattern is made with a 1 row repeat row.

close up of the grit stitch

This is a great stitch to learn even if you are more of a beginner because it only involves 2 basic crochet stitches. The 2 basic stitches that it takes to make up the crochet grit stitch are single crochet stitches and double crochet stitches.

I’m sure that it will quickly become a favorite stitch that you will use for many different crochet projects.

What Can You Make With the Grit Stitch?

The grit stitch creates a beautiful texture that is great for all kinds of things like –

  • crochet dishcloths
  • scarves
  • hats
  • headbands
  • dish towels
  • baby blankets

For this stitch pattern, I used Dishie Cotton yarn and made some washcloths. I love Dishie yarn from We Crochet. It’s a 100% cotton yarn that works up beautifully.  The free pattern for these crochet washcloths will be coming very soon, be sure to subscribe to my email list to not miss it!

the crochet grit stitch worked up as a washcloth in a multi color cotton yarn

I love to use a cotton yarn and work up a small square when learning a new stitch.  This way when you are finished and have the stitch pattern down, you have a washcloth that you can use and something to show for your time learning that stitch.

I have included the written tutorial, along with some pictures and a full video tutorial for this stitch (just in case you are a visual learner!) If you enjoy my tutorials, please be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube Channel! Thank you so much for your support!

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How to Crochet the Grit Stitch

Skill Level: Easy

Things you will need:

Abbreviation / Stitch Key:

To start the Grit Stitch

For this stitch, you will want the to start your foundation chain with any odd number of stitches.  For this test swatch, I chained 19 stitches (I did 29 stitches for a washcloth I made)

Row 1: dc in the 3rd chain stitch from hook (2 skipped chain st counts as a sc), *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 chain

step by step of crocheting the grit stitch 1st row

This is what it should look like after the 1st row

crochet grit stitch after the 1st row

Row 2: ch 1 (counts as a sc), t, 1 dc in 1st st, *skip next st, work 1 sc and 1 dc in the next st*, repeat * to * across to last 2 st, skip next st, sc in the last stitch (which will be your turning chain from the previous row)

step by step of crocheting the grit stitch 2nd row

This is what it should look like after row 2

crochet grit stitch after the 2nd row

Continue repeating row 2 for the pattern.

And that is how easy that it is to crochet the grit stitch.  

a crocheted grit stitch washcloth in bright orange cotton yarn

Be sure to Check out my Free Patterns!

If you have any trouble with this stitch, be sure to check out my video tutorial! I hope that you will enjoy this stitch and crochet so many new things with it!

I’d love to see your creations that you make from all of my patterns, be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see. Whether you make this Grit Stitch or something else entirely, tag me!

Happy Crocheting!

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