How to crochet the Crunch Stitch Dishcloth

How to crochet the Crunch Stitch Dishcloth

After I learned how to do the Crunch Stitch with Beth Graham in her Fun & Fantastic Textured Crochet Stitches Craftsy class, I love the textured stitches.  I have a tutorial “How to Crochet the Crunch Stitch”.  Then, I thought, what can I do with this stitch?  I had an idea to start with a dishcloth first, and I want to design more patterns with this stitch.

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If you want to take a quick peek at the Craftsy classes, they have free mini classes also, when you

sign up.  Then I started to enroll into more classes, and I learned so much from them.  Here are my

favourite classes.

1.  Crochet: Basics & Beyond with Kim Werker

It’s a good start for beginners.  From holding your hook to creating a beautiful granny square blanket

crochet basic and beyond

2.  Quick & Easy Crochet Cables with Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby

For those of you who already know the basics and want to upgrade and develop your skill.

Quick & Easy Crochet Cables

3.  Modern Crochet Afghans: Color & Texture : Color & Texture by Salena Baca

Learn to make three stylish, modern afghans.

Modern Crochet Afghans

4.  Amigurumi: Woodland Animals with Stacey Trock

Make fun and cute bears, deer, raccoons, and bluebirds.  I’m going to make one for my daughter soon.

Amigurumi: Woodland Animals with Stacey Trock

Let’s get started with the dishcloths with the crunch stitch.



CH – chain

SLST – slip stitch

HDC – half double crochet

SC – single crochet

Pattern Notes:

  • Crunch stitch uses a combination of HDC and SLST. If you don’t do the SLST properly, it will be too tight.  If you crochet tight, you may want to upsize your hook to J[6mm]
  • This pattern is written in American crochet terms.

Dishcloth size for this pattern: 

Approximately 9”x9”


Multiples of 2 (+1 for foundation chain)



Dishcloth Body:

CH 25

ROW 1: 1 SLST in third CH from hook (2 skipped CHs count as first HDC), *1 HDC in next CH, 1 SLST in next CH * – repeat across. Turn your work. (24 stitches)

ROW 2: CH 2 (counts as first hdc), 1 SLST in next HDC, *1 hdc in next SLST, 1 SLST in next HDC* – repeat across. Turn your work.

Row 3-26: Repeat Row 2

I have a tutorial “How to Crochet the Crunch Stitch”.  You can go to take a look.

Dishcloth Border:

Round 1:  Beginning with CH1 from the previous row, make 3SC in the first stitch, SC across until you reach the last stitch, make 3SC in the last stitch of the row, SLST with the first SC

Round 2: CH2, 3HDC in the same stitch as the CH2 (this is the corner stitch), HDC in each stitch until you reach the next center corner and make 3HDC. Repeat this process to the next two corners until you reach the end, and SLST with the first HDC of the round using Slip Stitch.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Did you make the can and bottle cozy?  Tag @myshevon on Instagram or send me a snap, I would love to see it. 

Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoy.


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