Houndstooth Stitch Tutorial and Coaster Pattern

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Happy Thursday! Welcome to this week’s Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch – Kitchen Crochet Edition event. This week I am going to show you the Houndstooth Stitch (one of many different variations) in this photo tutorial, plus give you instructions for a 4″ x 4″ coaster and dishcloth in sizes 6″ x 6″, 9″ x 9″ and 12″ x 12″. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and patterns! Happy Crocheting!

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Houndstooth Stitch Tutorial & Coaster/Dishcloth Pattern

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Materials:

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Skill Level:

Easy

Abbreviations:

ch(s) – chain(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts

Multiple:

Chain a multiple of 2+1

Gauge:

3.3 sts & 2.8 rows = 1″

Finished Sizes:

Coaster: 4″ x 4″
Dishcloth: 6″ x 6″, 9″ x 9″, 12″ x 12″

Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms
  • Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
  • This pattern is written for a 4″ x 4″ coaster with instructions for a 6″ x 6″, 9″ x 9″ and 12″ x 12″ dishcloth. The instructions for the dishcloth are written for the 6″ x 6 sizes, with the other two sizes written in parentheses. The 9″ dishcloth stitch counts will be written in italics and the 12″ dishcloth stitch counts will be written in bold.

Photo Tutorial:

With Color A, Ch 13

Row 1:  Work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook

Row 1 cont’d: work 1 sc in each remaining ch across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (count as a dc)

Row 2 cont’d: Sk the first st, *1 sc in the next st

Row 2 cont’d: 1 dc in the next st**

Row 2 cont’d: Repeat from * to ** across until there is 1 st remaining, sc in the last st, changing to Color B on the last yarn over of the sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (count as a dc)

Row 3 cont’d: sk the first st, *1 sc in the next st

Row 3 cont’d: 1 dc in the next st**

Row 3 cont’d: Repeat from * to ** across until there is 1 st remaining

Row 3 cont’d: sc in the last st, changing to Color A on the last yarn over of the sc, turn.
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Row 4: Repeat Row 2
Row 5: Repeat 3
Row 6: Repeat Row 2
Row 7: Repeat 3
Row 8: Repeat Row 2
Row 9: Repeat 3
Row 10: Repeat Row 2
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off, weave ends.

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This will give you approximately a 4″ x 4″ square. You can add a simple sc border around the square to finish it off.

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Written Instructions:

Coaster:

With Color A, Ch 13
Row 1: 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, turn. (12)
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as dc), *1 sc into the next st, 1 dc into the next st ** Repeat from * to ** across until there is 1 st remaining, 1 sc in the last st, change to Color B in the last yarn over of the sc, turn. (12)
Row 3: Ch 3 (count as dc), *1 sc into the next st, 1 dc into the next st ** Repeat from * to ** across until there is 1 st remaining, 1 sc in the last st, change to Color A in the last yarn over of the sc, turn. (12)
Row 4: Repeat Row 2
Row 5: Repeat Row 3
Row 6: Repeat Row 2
Row 7: Repeat Row 3
Row 8: Repeat Row 2
Row 9: Repeat Row 3
Row 10: Repeat Row 2
Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each st across, fasten off and weave ends.

Finish:

You can add a simple border by joining your yarn with a sl st in one of the stitches, sc evenly around placing 3 sc sts in each corner, join in beginning sc with an invisible join. Fasten off, weave ends.

Dishcloths:

With Color A, Ch 21 (3141)
Row 1: 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook and in each st across, turn. (20, 30, 40)
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as dc), *1 sc into the next st, 1 dc into the next st ** Repeat from * to ** across until there is 1 st remaining, 1 sc in the last st, change to Color B in the last yarn over of the sc, turn. (20, 30, 40)
Row 3: Ch 3 (count as dc), *1 sc into the next st, 1 dc into the next st ** Repeat from * to ** across until there is 1 st remaining, 1 sc in the last st, change to Color A in the last yarn over of the sc, turn. (20, 30, 40)
Row 4: Repeat Row 2
Row 5: Repeat Row 3
Row 6: Repeat Row 2
Row 7: Repeat Row 3
Row 8: Repeat Row 2
Row 9: Repeat Row 3
Row 10: Repeat Row 2
Row 11:
Repeat Row 3
Row 12: Repeat Row 2
Row 13:
Repeat Row 3
Row 14: Repeat Row 2
Row 15:
Repeat Row 3
Row 16: Repeat Row 2
Row 17 For 6″ Dishcloth
Ch 1, sc in each st across, fasten off weave ends (20, 30, 40)
Row 17 For 9″ & 12″ DishclothRepeat Row 3
Row 18: Repeat Row 2
Row 19:
Repeat Row 3
Row 20: Repeat Row 2
Row 21:
Repeat Row 3
Row 22: Repeat Row 2
Row 23:
Repeat Row 3
Row 24: Repeat Row 2
Row 25 For 9″ Dishcloth
Ch 1, sc in each st across, fasten off weave ends (20, 30, 40)
Row 25 For 12″ Dishcloth:
Repeat Row 3
Row 26: Repeat Row 2
Row 27:
Repeat Row 3
Row 28: Repeat Row 2
Row 29:
Repeat Row 3
Row 30: Repeat Row 2
Row 31:
Repeat Row 3
Row 32: Repeat Row 2
Row 33:
Ch 1, sc in each st across, fasten off weave ends (20, 30, 40)

Finish:

You can add a simple border by joining your yarn with a sl st in one of the stitches, sc evenly around placing 3 sc sts in each corner, join in beginning sc with an invisible join. Fasten off, weave ends.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

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  1. I am just crocheting your houndstooth dishcloth pattern for the first time. I found your nice free pattern after trying this new stitch on some mini Christmas stockings. Now I am using the stitch for my first dishcloth and will post it on Ravelry. Thanks for writing up all the different cloth sizes.

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