The Not Knit Dishcloth Crochet Pattern


Love the look of knit items but haven’t quite ventured into learning to knit? Maybe you should give this tunisian crochet dishcloth a try. This dishcloth uses the tunisian purl stitch which is identical to the knitted purl stitch. The best thing about is that you won’t need to by knitting needles! Make a few for your kitchen , housewarming gifts or 50 to sell at markets or in your shops.

This dishcloth works up super fast with cotton yarn and is a great way to bring some color into your kitchen. The stitch creates a very plush fabric that is lasting, textured and beautiful. The good thing about the purl stitch is that unlike other tunisian stitches, your fabric doesn’t curl!

**This pattern is copyright of Elisabeth Desamour (Desamour Designs) © 2020. Please do not copy, share, adjust, or resell this pattern. You are welcome to sell any finished items produced from this pattern. If you sell online, please link back to my pattern. **

Pattern Notes

  • 3 pages
  • Tunisian crochet beginner pattern
  • Written in US crochet terms
  • Yarn yardage: Less than 90 yards of wrosted weight yarn to create 1 dishcloth.
  • Hook: 6mm/US J10

My sample is made with worsted weight yarn by Onyxfiberarts in the colorway Sprinkle City.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • Tps – Tunisian Purl Stitch
  • Yo – Yarn over

Tunisian Purl Stitch (Tps)- Bring yarn to front, insert hook in next vertical bar, bring yarn to back under hook, wrap around hook from back to front, draw yarn through st (purl made).

Basic Return Row- Step 1: Yo, draw through 1 loop, (this ch forms the edge st).  Yo, and draw through 2 loops. Repeat step 2 until 1 loop remains on hook. Do not turn. The loop left on the hook is the 1st st of the next row.

Note: You may choose to create this pattern with one color (Main color MC) or with a contrasting color (CC) as shown in my photos. If you choose to add a CC, attach at row 20.


Ch 41.

R1 (FP): Tss in each st.

(RP): work off all loops as in basic return row.

R2 (FP): Tps in each st.

(RP): work off all loops as in basic return row.

R3- 32: Repeat row 2 FP and RP.

Bind off.

Block your dishcloth.

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For more patterns from Desamour Designs, check out the patterns category here on the blog. I can’t wait to see how your beautiful new tee works up!

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