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Easy Tunisian Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Updated: Jun 21, 2022

tunisian crochet dishcloth pattern

Take your first steps into Tunisian crochet with this wonderful dishcloth pattern from Staci Perry. As a beginner’s pattern, absolutely no previous experience with Tunisian crochet is needed to get started on this project.

Pattern: Tunisian Shaker Dishcloths by Staci Perry

Yarn: Any DK yarn

What is Tunisian Crochet?

tunisian crochet dishcloth pattern

Also known as Afghan crochet, Tunisian crochet uses elongated hooks or hooks connected to cables (interchangeable crochet hooks). It creates a dense textured fabric that works up quickly and has the appearance of being woven. As a result, Tunisian crochet is often regarded as being a mixture of knitting and crochet.

Traditional crocheting requires you to work on one stitch at a time, Tunisian crochet combines elements of both knitting and crochet techniques to work an entire row of stitches at one time. The technique is achieved by opening the stitches on the first row and holding them all on your hook, then closing stitches on the return row until just one loop remains.

Unlike traditional knitting and crochet, Tunisian crochet is never turned.

The Tunisian Shaker Dishcloth Pattern

tunisian crochet dishcloth pattern

Memorising the steps for this pattern is really easy, once you’ve completed one section all you need to do is repeat the process until your dishcloth is complete. Aim to make your dishcloth around 20cm across for the ideal size. If you decide to follow the pattern, but make smaller rows, you can also crochet a variety of other items, including face scrubbies, coasters, and placemats. The pattern itself has a section that guides you through changing the size of your project, should you wish to aim for a smaller or larger end result.

If you’ve found this blog helpful and give Sarah’s pattern a go, tag Crafty Llama on Instagram so we can see your Tunisian crochet dishcloths. All of the tools you need to complete this project are available in our Crochet Shop.

Happy crocheting!

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