Here is a quick and easy weekend pattern for those looking to grow your Tunisian crochet skills. This pattern uses alternating knit and purl stitches to create a beautiful set of dishtowels.

Size: approximately 8.5 x 9 inches (22 x 23 cm)

You will need:

Yarn: Any lightweight (#3) cotton yarn of your choice. 

Please read the patterns notes before selecting a yarn.  

Tunisian Hook: 5 mm

Additional materials: Yarn needle and scissors.

Please note that this is the free version of the pattern. To have access to the full pattern, which includes photos and stitch descriptions, you can purchase the PDF pattern below.


CH – Chain                                                         RP – Return Pass 

SC – Single Crochet                                          KS –  Knit Stitch   

ST – Slip Stitch                                                   PS – Purl Stitch    


Chain 39. 

Foundation Row: Insert your hook into the second stith of the chain (the second stitch from your hook, see photo 1), yarn over, and pull up a loop. Leave this loop on your hook. Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop, see photo 2

You should now have 3 loops on your hook. Cast on using each of the stitches of the chain until you have 39 loops on your hook. 

Complete a RP. Your completed foundation row should look like the one in photo 3. 


Base Row: KS into the second vertical stitch of the row, then PS into the next stitch. For the remaining stitches of the row, alternate between casting on 1 KS stitch, then 1 PS stitch until you reach the final stitch of the row. Cast on 1 stitch in the final stitch of the row, by inserting your hook between the legs of the stitch, as shown in photo 4. 

Complete a RP. 

For the single-color dishcloth, repeat the Base Row 28 more times (so that you end up with 29 Base Rows total), then complete a bind off row. For a striped cloth, crochet 3 Base Rows, then skip to “Stripe Row Counts”.


Bind Off: KS into the second vertical stitch of the row. When you have two loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through both loops (like you would to close a SC). PS into the next stitch and when you have two loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through both loops. Repeat with the remaining stitches of the row, following the KS/PS sequence until you reach the final stitch of the row. SC into the final stitch of the row. 

If you want a dishcloth without the “hanging loop”, CH 1, and cut your yarn. Weave in any tail ends, and you are finished. 

Hanging Loop (optional):  After crocheting the final SC, CH 10, see photo 5

SL into the final stitch of the row to form a lop, see photo 6. CH 1, turn your cloth around. Skip the first stitch of the row, then SC into each of the stitches along the loop. SL into the corner stitch of the cloth, CH 1, and cut a long tail of yarn.

Using the long yarn tail, reinforce the hanging loop by sewing back and forth along the stitches joining the loop to the towel, then knot the yarn and weave in your tail ends. 


Stripe Row Counts

Color 1 – Foundation row, plus rows 1 through 3. 

Color 2 – Row 4

Color 1 – Row 5

Color 2 – Row 6

Color 1 – Rows 7 through 13

Color 2 – Rows 14 through 16

Color 1 – Rows 17 through 23

Color 2 – Row 24

Color 1 – Row 25

Color 2 – Row 26 

Color 1 – Rows 27 through 29

Once you finish Row 29, complete a bind off row and finish the rest of the pattern.  

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Atenas Ruiz-Ramos

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I’m Atenas, the designer and content creator for Mode Bespoke.

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