Tunisian Crochet Shaker Dishcloths

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Tunisian Shaker Dishcloths, inspired by my knit version. No Tunisian Crochet experience necessary – you don’t really even need a special Tunisian Crochet hook! Pattern includes instructions for coasters, as well as info on modifying to any size.

This pattern is a FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD, to accompany the video tutorial, below.

Size: Finished dishcloth is about 7.25” (19cm) in diameter
Hook/Needles: Size US K (6.5mm), two knitting needles size 10 or 10.5 (6 or 6.5mm)
Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted, or any worsted (also called 10 ply) weight yarn, in cotton or a cotton blend, in two colors. 20 grams of yarn for each dishcloth (10 grams each color).
Additional Materials: Tapestry needle
Gauge: 4 stitches per inch

I recently released a video on how to create a crocheted provisional cast-on without picking up stitches. That technique will NOT work for this pattern. Because each Tunisian crocheted row requires working both left-to-right and right-to-left to complete a row, that modified provisional cast-on sets you up in the wrong position. Please work the provisional cast-on as indicated in the video and pattern.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The yarn I used is Knit Picks Comfy Worsted, (my favorite dishcloth yarn) in the following colors: White, Honey Dew, Sea Foam, Marlin, Creme Brulee, and Fizz.

The crochet hook I’m using is Knitter’s Pride Dreamz in size K, 6.5mm.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Amanda”.

My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.

12 comments on “Tunisian Crochet Shaker Dishcloths

  1. I wanted to try this pattern but didn’t have a crochet hook that would work so I went to Joann to see what I could find that I could use right away. I found Clover’s Double Ended Tunisian Crochet Hook (cost about $10) and it’s working great. Thanks for your videos, they are also so helpful. I love them.

  2. My first one looks like a Pinterest fail…but I will keep at it! I’m an avid crocheter but had never tried Tunisian crochet before. Love your clear videos and you should be a hand model 😉

  3. Bob – the raglan shoulders/sleeves is not a seam in that pattern, but a series of increases. There are no seams in that sweater, it is knit in one piece.

    S t a c i

  4. My Tunisian dishcloth had a huge middle hole. I’m not sure what I did wrong, even after going back over it from where I started. Any thoughts?

  5. Love these!! I’ve made two and they’re both sloppy looking. I started with a K, did the next with a J and I’m about to start another with the next size down… I have this discrepancy with my knitting too, so I should have known it would be the same with crochet! I have always had to go down 2 needle sizes for your patterns. Isn’t it crazy how, even using the same yarn and hooks/needles, we can get such different gauges? This is what I get for not swatching! 🙂

  6. OMGosh; I just finished my first potholder. I learned about “provisional cast on” –I was clueless prior to your video; short rows and the kertchner stitch. They all worked out beautifully!! That dreaded kertchner stitch really is wonderful–making a lovely flat seaming that blends in great. I am “chuffed”…..Thank you so much for this video.

  7. Dear Staci, I so love this pattern and your video was so clear that I mencioned it on my blog and translated it to the Dutch language. Thank you so much for your ideas!

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