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Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern: Simple Summer Dishcloth

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One of our favorite go-to crochet projects around the office is the simple crochet dishcloth.  Not only are crochet dishcloths and easy and portable project, they are the perfect size to try out new stitches and techniques.  If you have not tried yet – learn to Tunisian croche [3]t with this simple but beautiful free crochet dishcloth pattern [4].  Tunisian crochet is a very fun technique to master, and while it may look intimidating, it really is easy to work. By practicing a new technique on something the size of a dishcloth, you won’t become overwhelmed and you’ll have the bonus of having made something useful.  Crochet dishcloths are perfect for scrubbing at the sink, but we also love them in the bathroom as facecloths.  Don’t be scared to try something new, especially when it comes to Tunisian crochet.

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Simple Summer Tunisian Crochet Dishcloth
Pattern Courtesy of Yarnspirations [6]

SKILL Beginner

MATERIALS
Lily Sugar’n Cream® (Solids: 2.5 oz/70.9 g; 120 yds/109 m; Ombres: 2 oz/56.7 g; 95 yds/86 m); White (00001) 1 ball
Optional for embroidery: Sunshine (00073), Tangerine (01699)
Size U.S. J/10 (6 mm) Tunisian crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
Optional: Large eyed blunt tapestry needle for Cross Stitch.

SIZE Approx 8″ [20.5 cm] square.

GAUGE 14 sts and 13 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Tunisian simple st (Tss).

INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Work all rows with right side of work facing.
Chain (ch) 26. Note: Work into horizontal bumps at back of foundation chain for 1st row.
1st row: Forward pass: (Right to left). Draw up a loop in 2nd ch from hook. Draw up a loop in each remaining (rem) ch to end of chain, leaving all loops on hook. 26 stitches (sts) on hook. Do not turn.

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Return pass: (Left to right). Yarn over hook (Yoh) and draw through last loop on hook (edge st). *Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Repeat (Rep) from * until 1 loop rem on hook. Do not turn.

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**2nd row: Forward pass: (Right to left). *Tunisian simple st (Tss) in next st. Rep from * to end of row. Do not turn.

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Return pass: (Left to right). Yoh and draw through 1st loop on hook. *Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Rep from * to end of row. 1 loop rem on hook. Do not turn.**

Rep from ** to ** until work from beginning measures approx 8″ [20.5 cm], ending on return pass.

Finishing row: (Right to left). *Slip stitch (sl st) in next vertical bar. Rep from * to end of row. Fasten off.

Optional: Cross Stitch Daisy: Using Chart as reference, find center of Dishcloth and cross stitch daisy on dishcloth.

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For a video demonstration of the Tunisian Simple Stitch, watch the video below.  We walk you through the process from beginning to end, making this new but fun technique easy to understand and even easier to accomplish!

 

What have you made using Tunisian crochet lately?