Learn how to crochet the Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth using the crunchy stitch. Crocheted dishcloths are easy to make and make for thoughtful handmade gifts!
This blog post originally appeared May 1, 2017 and was updated February 22, 2021 to include updated photos and instructions.
Learn how to crochet Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth! Like I shared before, I have been crocheting for as long as I can remember. It’s one of the first crafts I ever learned how to do and I’ve been “hooked” ever since!
I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to share some crochet tutorials with you. I did, however, think it was important to first share how to colorfast yarn so you would know how to keep the colors of your yarn projects from bleeding.
Crochet Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth
The second crochet pattern I’d like to share with you is the Crochet Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth. It uses two simple stitches: slip stitch and half-double crochet.
I had been trying different patterns all winter as I was trying to find the perfect crochet pattern for making dishcloths. I tried a few variations, some with loose, almost lacy, stitches and some with small tight stitches, but found the patterns I liked the most were dishcloth patterns with a little bit of bulk and texture, like the Textured Stitch Dishcloth I shared with you previously.
Now that I know a little bit more about what to really look for in a crocheted dishcloth pattern, I’m sure I could come up with all sorts of patterns or variations of both the Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth Pattern and the Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern to crochet.
In the picture above you can see the Textured Stitch Dishcloth in the middle and the Crunchy Stitch Dishcloths on the bottom and top. Although the Crochet Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth doesn’t have the same texture as the Textured Dishcloth, it still has plenty of texture in a sort of scrunched up way. I guess that’s why it’s called the Crunchy Stitch!
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What yarn to use
For all the dishcloths I crochet, I use 100% cotton yarn and typically use Sugar’n Cream 100% cotton yarn from Lily®. I have also used I Love this Cotton Yarn from Hobby Lobby. You can purchase Lily brand yarn at your favorite craft store, including JoAnn Fabrics, Michaels, Walmart or even Amazon. It’s important to use 100% cotton yarn because of its absorbency and durability properties.
Crochet Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth Pattern
This crochet dishcloth pattern featuring the crunch stitch has quickly become my favorite pattern. I love the close stitches and it gives the dishcloth the perfect weight and flexibility for washing dishes. If you wash dishes by hand, you’ll love the crunchy stitch dishcloth!
To crochet the crunchy stitch dishcloth, there are a few supplies you’ll need. I’ve included affiliate links, where applicable, as these are products I use and love. I hope they’ll make your crochet experience an enjoyable one!
- Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn (I use Lily’s Sugar’n Cream)
- Size H Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Small Scissors
Crochet Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth Pattern Tutorial
- 1 skein cotton yarn
- Size H crocket hook
- tapestry needle
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- hdc = half double crochet
- rep = repeat
- st(s) = stitch(es)
Foundation Row: Chain 32
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, *1 hdc in nect ch, sl st in next, rep from * across, turn (31 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), *sl st in next hdc, 1 hdc in next sl st, rep from * across, turn (31 sts)
Row 3: *Sl st in hdc, 1 hdc in next sl st, rep from * across, sl st in top of turning ch (31 sts)
Row 4-31: Rep Rows 2 and 3.
Row 32: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc), work 1 hdc in each st across, do not turn or fasten off (31 sts)
Round 1: Work 2 hdc in same st as last hdc of Row 32, continue working a hdc in each st around the dishcloth along the next 3 sides, working 3 hdc in each corner. Join in top of beginning ch of Row 32.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
If you start crocheting these dishcloths, I must forewarn you that they are addictive! If you crocheted the Textured Dishcloths, then you know what I’m talking about! The crunchy stitch dishcloth has quickly become my favorite crocheted dishcloth pattern.
I have to admit though, that before I started colorfasting my yarn, I wasn’t very happy with the way the colors were bleeding. This one little step really made a BIG difference – for me anyway. I just couldn’t imagine giving these crocheted dishcloths as a gift to family and friends if the colors were going to bleed. Problem solved!
Give it a Try! Crochet Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth
If you try this Crunchy Stitch crocheted dishcloth pattern, I’d love to hear about it. Also, if you have a favorite pattern, tutorial or crochet source, I’d love to hear about that, too! I’m always looking for information that will be helpful to my readers!
I like to crochet while watching TV with my hubby in the evening. It’s a great way for me to not feel so guilty about sitting around doing nothing. Plus, if you get started crocheting these dishcloths now, you’ll have a whole stack of these by the time the Christmas gift giving season rolls around!
Til next time…