I am thrilled to be announcing the release of the Crossroads Dishcloth pattern! It has been in the works for a few months now but life happens and there were several pieces to the pattern writing puzzle to workout before I had it ready for testing and publishing.
The Crossroads Dishcloth is an advanced beginner crochet pattern and a quick project, making it great for gifting to friends and family. The pattern features the link stitch which is like the Tunisian simple stitch without the need for a special Tunisian crochet hook. I began teaching myself Tunisian crochet last year which is one reason why I love the link stitch so much. If you are not familiar with this stitch, you may find my Link Stitch Tutorial on my blog helpful as you crochet your dishcloth.
Below is the free version of the Crossroads Dishcloth pattern without the photo tutorial. You can also find the Crossroads Dishcloth pattern with my link stitch photo tutorial included in the paid pdf in my Ravelry store.
Free Crossroads Dishcloth Pattern
Approximately 50 yards worsted weight (4) cotton yarn
5 mm hook
Single crochet (sc)
Double crouchet (dc)
Foundation single crochet (fsc)
|Pattern notes |
Written in US crochet terms
Finished Size: 7″x7″
Gauge: Rows 1-9 of pattern and 16 stitches equals 4″x4″
|Before you start |
This pattern is worked in rows from bottom up.
Ch 1 and Ch 3 do not count as a stitch.
You can use any size yarn and hook for this project, just note that the dimensions and yarn requirements will be different than listed above.
A detailed Link Stitch Tutorial can be found on my blog and is also included in the paid pattern pdf which can be purchased in my Ravelry store. Simply click on the button below and it will redirect you my Ravelry store.
Free Pattern Instructions
Ch 25 or Fsc 24 and skip row 1, turn.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch and each ch across, turn. (24 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3, * skip stitch, DC next, DC skipped stitch, repeat from * across, turn. (12 x’s, 24 DC)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc each st across, turn. (24 sc)
Row 4: Ch 3, link stitch in each st. across, turn. (24 link stitches)
Row 5: Repeat row 3.
Row 6-11: Repeat rows 2-3 three times.
Row 12: Repeat row 4.
Row 13: Repeat row 5.
Rows 14-15: Repeat rows 2-3 once.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Congratulations, your dishcloth is complete!
I would love to see your projects on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @owensvillachick or using the hashtag #crossroadsdishcloth.
A special thank you to my testers for helping me make this pattern possible!
Check out their versions of the Crossroads Dishcloths!
Until next time, Happy Crocheting!