Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A Tisket A Tasket Dishcloth

A Free Crochet Pattern

I have a quick little pattern for you this week. This is a practice pattern for a basket that I am going to share next week. This Dishcloth will help you practice the Tunisian knit stitch and the Tunisian purl stitch for the body of the dishcloth. The pattern repeat is often referred to as the seed stitch in knitting. You will also learn how to make the attached i-cord stitch for the border of the dishcloth. These Dishcloths might look familiar to you. I designed them based off of my knit learner's curve dishcloths. I didn't want you crocheters to feel left out.

I like my dishcloths to be on the small side, so you will be able to make these with a regular crochet hook. I'm not going to lie; the i-cord edging (or just crocheted i-cord in general) is very fiddly and awkward. I found using a cable needle or a double pointed knitting needle to hold the stitches together made all the difference at making the edging look great.

I found this youtube video really helpful for the attached I-cord.

I will have a PDF for this pattern that will be added to next week's basket pattern, so be on the look out for it.
~edit~ Here is the Ravelry link for purchasing the Basket Pattern 

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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: worsted cotton yarn
Hook: H/8 5mm
Notions: tapestry needle, cable needle
Size: 4 by 4 inches
Gauge: 13 sc and 14 rows (not really needed for this pattern)
Special Stitches:

  • TPS:  (forward pass) Place yarn in front of your work, insert your hook into the left vertical bar of the st below, yo and pull your yarn through.  
       (Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.

  • TKS: (Forward pass)working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars below the horizontal bars in the st below, yo, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook.

(Return pass): follow instructions in the pattern.


Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.


Row 1: ch 15, insert hook into each ch and pull up a loop for a total of 15 loops on the hook,
return pass: yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 2: Forward pass: (tks, tps) repeat (to) for 15 stitches
return pass: yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 3: Forward pass: (tps, tks) repeat (to) for 15 stitches
return pass: yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.

Row 4-15: Repeat rows 2 and 3

Finish off

I-cord Edging

With a new color, ch 3, pull up a loop in each ch, insert the hook in a corner st, yo and pull up a loop for a total of 4 loops on the hook, {take the back 3 loops off the hook and put them on the cable needle, (yo and pull through one loop on the hook, take the next st off the cable needle and onto your hook) repeat (to) 2 times, take the last loop off the cable needle, place the loop on the hook, insert the hook into the next st of dishcloth, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops}

You should have 4 loops on your hook again.

Repeat {to} until you have gone all the way around the dishcloth.

To finish off, yo and pull through all 4 loops, sl st into the starting ch of the edging.

Finish off. Weave in your ends.

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  1. Do you have patterns for knitted dish towels? Thanks, Sharon Cowley

  2. I just have a couple of knit ones: https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/knit-dishcloths-19