Learn how to crochet The Birch Cottage Dishcloth using the moss stitch. The moss stitch creates a beautiful woven almost basket weave type pattern.
Months and months ago now, I shared with you how to crochet the moss stitch. Then back in January, I shared with you how to crochet The Birch Cottage Dish Towel using the moss stitch. And, finally, today, I’m sharing with you how to crochet The Birch Cottage Dishcloth. Because, you can’t have a dish towel without a dishcloth, right?
The moss stitch has quickly become my favorite crochet stitch for dish towels and dishcloths. I just love the woven look the moss stitch (also known as the linen stitch or the granite stitch) creates, especially when you crochet with a contrast color. But the look of the stitch isn’t the only reason I love the moss stitch for both the dish towel and the dishcloth.
I also love the way the crochet dishcloths work when you use them. When they get wet, they kind of scrunch up and create just the perfect cloth for cleaning dishes, wiping down counters or wiping up spills. As for the dish towel, it creates the perfect texture for absorbing water.
The Birch Cottage Crochet Dish Towel
Crochet Dishcloth Materials:
As with any crochet project, there are a few supplies you’ll need to complete this crochet dishcloth pattern:
- 1 skein Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton for Main Color (MC)
- 1 skein Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton for Contrast Color (CC)
- Size G Crochet Hook
- Tapestry needle
Below is a collage that shows you step-by-step how to crochet the moss stitch. If you need more assistance, please read my blog post on how to crochet the moss stitch here.
Crochet Dishcloth Measurements:
Approximately 8″ [20.3 cm] wide.
You can make this crochet dishcloth pattern as big or small as you want simply by adjusting the number of chain stitches in your foundation chain. Just remember to keep the foundation chain an even number of stitches.
16 rows = 4” in moss/linen stitch
Ch – chain
Ch-sp – chain space
Sc – single crochet
Sk – skip
St(s) – stitch(es)
rep – repeat
This dishcloth uses the moss or linen stitch with two yarn colors. To change colors, work the last sc of the row until you have two loops on your hook, yarn over with the new color, completing the last sc of the row with the new color.
Crochet Dishcloth Instructions:
Foundation Chain: With size G crochet hook and using the main color (MC), ch 26.
Row 1: Starting in 4th ch from hook, sc in the 4th ch from the hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in the next ch-sp; repeat from * to end of row, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, sc in the next ch-sp, *ch 1, sk 1, sc 1 in the next ch-sp; repeat from * to end of row, finishing with a sc in the ch 3 sp at the start of Row 1, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, sc in ch-sp, *ch 1, sc in ch-sp, rep from * to end of row, finishing with a sc in the ch-2 sp at the start of the previous row, turn.
Row 4: Repeat row 3.
Row 5: Repeat row 3, changing to CC in the last sc.
Rows 6-8: Using CC, repeat row 3.
Rows 9-22: Using MC, repeat row 3.
Change to CC.
Rows 23-25: Using CC, repeat row 3.
Rows 26-30: Using MC, repeat row 4.
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
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If you liked this crocheted dishcloth pattern, you might also like these other crocheted patterns:
Learn to Crochet
If you’re new to crochet or would like to learn more about crocheting,
I’ve created a series of video tutorials to help you. You’ll find the video tutorials on YouTube. I’d love it if you’d subscribe to my channel. A few of the crochet videos you’ll find are:
- How to Hold a Crochet Hook
- How to Hold Crochet Yarn
- How to Make a Slip Knot
- How to Crochet the Moss Stitch
- How to Colorfast Yarn
The moss stitch or linen stitch is definitely my go-to crochet stitch for crocheting dishcloths and dish towels. I have actually found since I’ve pretty much been using crocheted dishcloths exclusively that I prefer the smaller sized dishcloths for hand washing dishes. So, that’s something to keep in mind.
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Til next time…