Practice your Tunisian Simple Stitch using this free crochet dishcloth pattern. This Tunisian crochet pattern is perfect for beginners.
Making dishcloths is a great way to practice new crochet stitches.
Our 365 Crochet Challenge focus for the month of March is learning new skills. We’ve already covered foundation crochet stitches and crochet cables. This week and next week is all about Tunisian crochet.
How to do Tunisian Crochet
If you’ve never done Tunisian crochet before I highly recommend checking out this blog post and video tutorial. It will take you through everything you need to know to get started, including tools needed, foundation row, Tunisian simple stitch, and how to bind off.
Tunisian crochet uses a long or corded crochet hook. Similar to knitting you’ll go across your row and pick up stitches (forward pass) and then on the return pass you’ll work those stitches off your hook until only 1 loop remains. Each row of Tunisian crochet consists of a forward pass and a return pass.
Materials and Pattern Information
- 48 yds Lily Sugar n Cream 100% Cotton Worsted Weight yarn or similar
- 6.5 Tunisian Crochet Hook
- Yarn needle
Gauge: not important
Finished Size: 7.75 in x 7.5 in
- US Terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Yo: yarnover
- Tss: Tunisian simple stitch
- Lts: last Tunisian stitch
Special Stitches (see video tutorial here)
Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS): Insert hook from right to left under the vertical bar of the stitch, yarn over, pull up loop.
Last Tunisian Stitch (LTS): Insert hook from right to left under 2 vertical bars at edge of work, yarnover, pull up loop.
Last loop on the hook after return pass counts as 1st loop next row forward pass
Some curling is normal
You can purchase an ad-free, printable version of this pattern in my shop. Please note, I do plan on putting all (4 or 5) dishcloth patterns together in a bundle and selling them that way as well but that won’t be until next week.
Tunisian Simple Stitch Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
Ch 26 to start
A (forward pass): Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up loop. *insert hook into next ch, yo, pull up loop. Repeat from * across keeping all loops on hook. (26 loops)
B (return pass): Ch 1, *yo, pull through 2 loops. Repeat from * across until 1 loop remains on hook
A: Skip first vertical bar (same bar as 1st loop), *tss across until 1 bar remains unworked, lts in final stitch. (26 loops)
B: Ch 1, *yo, pull through 2 loops. Repeat from * across until 1 loop remains on hook.
Row 2-25: repeat row 1
Bind off Row: Insert your hook under 2nd vertical bar. Yo, pull through the vertical bar and loop on your hook. *Insert your hook under next vertical bar, yo, pull through the vertical bar and loop on your hook. Repeat from * across. Finish off.
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