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Learn to Crochet The Birch Cottage Dish Towel

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Learn how to crochet The Birch Cottage Dish Towel using the moss stitch. The moss stitch creates a beautiful woven almost basket weave type pattern.

Do you remember that I had previously shared with you how to crochet the moss stitch? I love the woven pattern this stitch creates! As you  may recall, this stitch is also called the linen stitch or the granite stitch. It’s gotta be one of my all time favorite crochet stitches.

In fact, when I was trying to think of what to call this crochet dish towel, I thought about calling it the “modern farmhouse dish towel” or the “modern cottage dish towel” or simply the “moss stitch dish towel.” Although I do think it’s a modern twist on a classic, to me, there truly is no place like home. And since The Birch Cottage represents my ideal home, it only seemed befitting to call this crocheted dish towel pattern “The Birch Cottage Crochet Dish Towel”.

I think you’ll love it, too! I’ve crocheted probably a dozen or more of these dish towels and I’m sure some of them will become Christmas presents.

The Birch Cottage Crochet Dish Towel



Approximately 16″ [40.6 cm] wide.


16 rows = 4” in moss/linen stitch


Ch – chain
Ch-sp – chain space
Sc – single crochet
Sk – skip
St(s) – stitch(es)

This towel 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.


Foundation Chain: With size G crochet hook and using the main color (MC), ch 64.

Row 1: Starting in 4th ch from hook, sc across row.

Row 2: Ch 2, sk 1, sc 1, *ch 1, sk 1, sc 1, rep from * to end of row.

Row 3: Ch 2, *sk 1, sc in ch-sp, rep from * to end of row.

Row 4-7: Repeat row 3.

Rows 8-9: Using CC, repeat row 3.

Rows 10-11: Using MC, repeat row 3.
Change to CC.

Rows 12-13: Using CC, repeat row 3.

Rows 14-15: Using MC, repeat row 3.

Rows 16-19: Using CC, repeat row 3.

Rows 20-57: Using MC, repeat row 3 (38 rows)

Rows 57-60: Using CC, repeat row 3.

Rows 61-62: Using MC, repeat row 3.

Rows 63-64: Using CC, repeat row 3.

Rows 65-66: Using MC, repeat row 3.

Rows 67-68: Using CC, repeat row 3.

Rows 69-75: Using MC, repeat row 3.

Row 76: Last row: Ch 1, sc across row.

Secure and weave in all ends.

Like I said, I absolutely love to crochet with the moss stitch. And I think it just might be the perfect stitch for crocheting dish towels and dishcloths.

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Learn to Crochet

If you’re new to crocheting or would like to learn to crochet, 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. In any case, I’m truly happy to provide these tutorials for you:

If you give this crochet pattern a try, I’d love to hear about it! Please leave me a comment below or tag me #thebirchcottage or #ahandmadehome on social media.

If you’d like, you can even share your photos on Facebook on A Handmade Home Facebook Group Page for The Birch Cottage.

Happy crocheting…

Pam from The Birch Cottage

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