How To Crochet the Grit Stitch – Version 2

Posted by on June 22, 2012 in Stitch Guide | 6 comments

There are 2 different versions of the Grit Stitch. I’m calling this “Version 2” for reference.

CLICK HERE for Version 1.

The grit stitch can be worked in any 2 chs + 1 extra.

1)  sc in 3rd ch from hook, * skip next ch, (sc, dc) in next ch, repeat from * to last 2 chs, skip next ch, sc in last ch, turn.

2)  ch1, dc in 1st sc, * skip next dc, (sc, dc) in next sc (see fig.1), repeat from * across, sc in last stitch.

Grit Stitch TutorialI have inserted the silver hook behind the (sc, dc) from the previous row.

How to Crochet the Grit StitchYou will do (sc, dc) in the sc to the left. (brown stitch is the sc, white st is the dc)


If you’d like to practice this stitch on a dishcloth, I have a free pattern here.


Happy Crocheting!


  1. Thank you for another lovely tutorial.

  2. I don’t think I’ve ever done this stitch. I’m off to find me some dishcloth cotton.

  3. I would like to learn how you start from the beginning of grit stitch. I never read from a crochet book. I learn from a friend. I hope you can help me.. Thank you

    • Sonia, you would just begin with any odd number of chains. Hope that helps.

  4. When making a grit stitch, I have some squares that are not uniform. In other words, some of the designs look perfect and some of them hardly show up. What am I doing wrong?

    • If you are using the same hook size for all of them, it may be the yarn. Are you using variegated or ombre yarn? Sometimes patterns don’t show up as well with those color changing yarns.


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