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Crossroads Dishcloth Pattern

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
Stitches St(s)
Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Double crouchet (dc)
Foundation single crochet (fsc)
Pattern notes
Advanced Beginner
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.

Tester Photos

A special thank you to my testers for helping me make this pattern possible!

Check out their versions of the Crossroads Dishcloths!

Stacy ~ @stacysecoy
Whitney ~ @pretty.pine.tree.crochet
Silvia ~ @silvia_pilla

Until next time, Happy Crocheting!


Owensvillachick Designs

Published by Ethy Owens

I am an educator, wife and mother of two fantastic boys. My favorite things are chickens, gardening, knitting and crochet! Not necessarily in that order as I have been knitting and crocheting for a decade and I don't go a day without "yarning" (as my youngest son calls it). Combining my passion for all things yarn, I have entered the land of my hobby becoming my job. Apprehensive at first, I have loved every minute of being creative with my hooks and needles while also being available for my family.

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