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How to Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth

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Learn how to crochet textured stitch dishcloth! This pattern creates lots of texture – perfect for dishcloths, washcloths or hand towels!

This blog post originally appeared April 14, 2017 and has been updated February 22, 2021 to include new photos and updated instructions.


I have been crocheting for as long as I can remember. It’s one of the first crafts I ever learned how to do. I’ve been “hooked” ever since!

Learn how to crochet! Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from The Birch Cottage

Although, I think the very first crafty thing I learned to make was probably potholders using a potholder loom. Do you remember those? Believe it or not, you can still purchase potholder looms. The one pictured below is the one I remember using.

Red Metal Potholder Loom

Well, a couple of weeks ago, I shared how to colorfast yarn to keep the colors from bleeding, in preparation for sharing a couple of my favorite crocheted dishcloth patterns, including this Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth.

Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth

Learn how to crochet! Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from The Birch Cottage

The first crochet pattern I’d like to share with you is the Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth.  This pattern is sort of a variation on the puff stitch or seed stitch. It uses two simple stitches: single crochet and double crochet.

Learn how to crochet! Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from The Birch Cottage

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.

Learn how to crochet! Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from The Birch Cottage

Now that I know a little bit more about what to really look for in a crocheted dishcloth, I’m sure I could come up with all sorts of patterns or variations of this Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern to crochet.

Learn how to crochet! Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from The Birch Cottage

You see all those bumps (aka texture) and the thickness of the dishcloth in the image above? That’s what makes this pattern so great! It’s soft, yet strong and works perfectly for scrubbing even the most stubborn dirty dishes.

Learn how to crochet! Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from The Birch Cottage

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For all the dishcloths I crocheted, I used this Sugar’n Cream 100% cotton yarn from Lily®. 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.

Learn how to crochet! Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from The Birch Cottage
Learn how to crochet! Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from The Birch Cottage
Learn how to crochet! Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from The Birch Cottage

Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern

I first tried this Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from Petals to Picots and I just loved it! I made a couple of changes to the pattern to better fit my size preference and this is my version of the Textured Stitch Dishcloth.

Learn how to crochet! Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from The Birch Cottage

Supplies

To crochet the textured 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!

Learn how to crochet! Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from The Birch Cottage

Instructions

If you start crocheting these dishcloths, I must forewarn you that they are addictive! You know, I really was reluctant about using them. My husband was even more reluctant, but since he’s started really using them on a daily basis, he really likes them!

Learn how to crochet! Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from The Birch Cottage

Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth

Yield: 1 dishcloth

Using the textured stitch to crochet these dishcloths creates the perfect crocheted dishcloth. You can work up a dishcloth easily in an hour. Make a couple of them and give one as a gift!

Materials

  • Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn (I use Lily’s Sugar’n Cream)

Tools

  • Size H Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Small Scissors

Instructions

Abbreviations

  1. ch - chain
  2. sc - single crochet
  3. dc - double crochet
  4. st(s) - stich(es)
  5. rep - repeat
  6. [ ] - work stitches in the bracket in the same stitch

DISHCLOTH

Foundation Chain: chain 32

Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook [1 sc, 2 dc], skip next 2 ch, *work [1 sc, 2 dc] in next, skip next 2 ch, rep from * across until last 3 ch, skip next 2 ch, 1 sc in last ch, turn — 31 sts.

Row 2: : Ch 1 (does not count as st), work [1 sc, 2 dc] in first st, skip next 2 sts, *work [1 sc, 2 dc] in next, skip next 2 sts, rep from *across until last 3 sts, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in last st, turn — 31 sts.

Rows 3 – 22: Rep Row 2.

Row 23: Ch 1 (does not count as st), work 1 sc in each st across, do not turn or fasten off — 31 sts.

EDGING

Round 1: Work 2 sc in same st as last sc of Row 23, continue working a sc edge around dishcloth along next 3 sides, working 3 sc in each corner. Join in 1st sc of Row 23.

Round2: Ch 1 (does not count as st), work a sc edge around, working 3 sc in each corner, join.

Fasten off, weave in ends





Notes

Finished dishcloth approximately 9" square.

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How to Colorfast Yarn

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 difference – for me anyway. My hubby is a little colorblind, so the bleeding of colors was really unnoticeable to him, but very noticeable to me. I just couldn’t imagine giving these crocheted dishcloths as gifts to family and friends if the colors were going to bleed. Problem solved! You can read all about how to colorfast yarn here.

Give it a Try! Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth

If you try this 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!

Learn how to crochet! Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth Pattern from The Birch Cottage

You know, if you get started on this now, you’ll have a whole stack of these by the time the Christmas gift giving season rolls around! Just sayin’!

Til next time…

Pam Baker from The Birch Cottage

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Vicki

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

These are so pretty! I would like to learn to crochet something besides a chain! Also, the link to color-fasting your yarn says page can’t be found.

Pamela Baker

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

Thanks, Vicki! I've also fixed the broken links. Thanks for letting me know!

When my mom taught me how to crochet, she made me learn how to chain first. She said that learning to chain was important because it would help me to become comfortable with holding the yarn and hook and teach me to consistently keep my stitches the same size. I was so excited to finally get to crochet "something" besides a really, really long chain. The first thing I think I remember crocheting was a potholder.

There are lots of things you can crochet as a beginner. Small projects like these dishcloths, washcloths and potholders are certainly beginner friendly, but so are some scarves, afghans, and baby blankets. In fact, one of my favorite things to crochet is an afghan using the herringbone half double crochet stitch. It's really just a modified double crochet stitch, but because you work the stitches in back and forth rows, it creates this herringbone pattern. Okay, enough about crocheting! I do love to crochet and if it's something you think you'd enjoy, I certainly encourage you to give it a try!!

Pam Baker The Birch Cottage

Helen

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Can u pls tell me the colour name of the yarn u used - I followed the link but don't see anything that looks like the colour u used - it is so pretty & with the edging in yellow it really stands out. Many tks. Love the look of this - tk u for sharing. Must try this soon.

Pamela Baker

Monday 22nd of February 2021

The yarn is called Cool Breeze. Hope this helps!!

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