Linen Stitch Tutorial and Dishcloth Pattern
It’s time to learn a new crochet stitch pattern! 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 Linen Stitch in this photo tutorial plus give you instructions for a dishcloth in sizes 6″ x 6″, 9″ x 9″ and 12″ x 12″. Happy Crocheting!
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Linen Stitch & Dishcloth Pattern
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- Worsted weight cotton yarn in any color of your choosing.
- Approximately 22 yds of Color A – I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream* in Soft Ecru.
- Approximately 22 yds of Color B – I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream* in Tangerine.
- Size I Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
t-ch – turning chain
() – indicates stitch counts
Chain an even number of stitches
4.3 stitches & 4 rows = 1″
6″ x 6″
9″ x 9″
12″ x 12″
- 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 6″ x 6″ dishcloth with stitch counts for 9″ x 9″ and 12″ x 12″ written in parenthesis. The 9″ dishcloth stitch counts will be written in italics and the 12″ dishcloth stitch counts will be written in bold.
Row 1: sc in the 4th ch from hook (counts as sc and ch 1)
Row 1 cont’d: Sk next st, sc in the next st.
Row 1 cont’d: *Ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st** Repeat from * to ** across. Do not complete the last sc (leave two loops on hook)
Row 1 cont’d: To change colors at the end of the row, pull new color through last loop of last sc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2 (count as sc, ch 1)
Row 2 cont’d: Sk the first sc, sc into the next ch-1 space
Row 2 cont’d: sk the next sc, sc into the next ch-1 space.**
Row 2 cont’d: Repeat from * to ** across until you reach the t-ch
Row 2 cont’d: Work last sc into the t-ch. (Change color on last yarn over of last stitch as shown above) Turn.
Row 3-24 – Repeat Row 2
This will give you approximately an 6″ x 6″ square. You can add a simple sc border around the square to finish it off. I did a smaller dishcloth with a larger 2-color border. If you want to make a larger border and still want a 6×6 dishcloth, reduce your starting chain.
Ch 26 (38, 52)
Row 1: Work 1 sc in the 4th ch from hook (counts as sc and ch 1), *ch 1, sk next st, 1 sc into the next st** Repeat from * to ** across, changing colors in the last yarn over of the last sc, turn. (25, 37, 51)
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as sc and ch 1), sk the first sc, sc into the next ch-1 space, * ch 1, sk next st, sc into next ch-1 sp** Repeat from * to ** across working last sc in the t-ch, changing colors in the last yarn over of the last sc, turn. (25, 37, 51)
Row 3-24: Repeat Row 2 (for 6″ dishcloth)
Row 3-36: Repeat Row 2 (9″ dishcloth)
Row 3-48: Repeat Row 2 (12″ dishcloth)
Fasten off, weave all ends.
You can add a simple single crochet 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.
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