Free Tunisian Purl Stitch Dishcloth Pattern

One of my most exciting Saturday nights was just me and a bottle of wine and a crochet book.” – Jessica Pare

Tunisian crochet fascinates me. Known by many names – tricot crochet, afghan stitch, and (my favorite) idiot, fool or dolt stitch – it’s a unique form of hooking that is a combination of knitting and crochet. Using either a long crochet hook or a hook with a cable, work is never turned like traditional crochet or flat knitting.There’s very little to find on the history of Tunisian crochet or why it has that name, especially since most people knows quite where it came from, despite the name. It creates a firm thick fabric, perfect for household items such as blankets, pillow covers…and of course dishcloths! The newest member of our Scrub-A-Dub club uses this technique – the Tunisian Purl Stitch Dishcloth.

Free Tunisian Crochet Dishcloth - Tunisian Purl Stitch Dishcloth from

Designer Tian Connaughton created this nice little pattern for a super scrubby dishcloth. This project is perfect for those looking for a quick project to practice this technique before moving on to larger projects. Using either Dishie Multi or Dishie solid or a mix of both – either way, you’ll have a wonderful and useful project for your kitchen.

Be sure to download this fun pattern at the links below – and check back here each week to see the club pattern.

Handy Links
Tunisian Purl Stitch Dishcloth
All free dishcloth patterns
Dishie Multi
All Tian Connaughton’s patterns


  1. Susan B / July 19, 2018

    This is off topic, but will you be selling Dishie at Stitches Midwest?

    • admin / July 19, 2018

      Hi Susan! We’ll have it in several kits. 🙂