Tunisian Crochet Ribbed Stitch Dishcloth

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Welcome to the third of our Ribbed Dishcloth Series! We featured a Crochet ribbed dishcloth and before that, it was a Knit ribbed dishcloth. This week we are continuing the series with our  Tunisian Crochet Ribbed Stitch Dishcloth.

Tunisian Crochet is a combination of knitting and regular crochet and many of the stitches resemble those of knitting. The ribbed stitch is no exception! Just as in knitting, this stitch is a combination of 2 purl stitches and 2 knit stitches.

This is a wonderful stitch if you aren’t a knitter since it looks almost exactly like knitting. This is a great example of how you can essentially achieve the same look in two different methods.

Don't tell, but I actually prefer this ribbed stitch for a dishcloth in Tunisian Crochet over a knitted one! The denser material is great for washcloths and dishcloths and it gives the ribbed stitch a much more uniform look.

tunisian crochet ribbed stitch dishcloth

Tunisian Crochet Ribbed Stitch Dishcloth



  • 100% cotton yarn
  • USJ (6.00mm) Tunisian Crochet Hook   
  • Tapestry Needle



  • Ch (chain)
  • TSS (Tunisian simple stitch)
  • St (stitch)
  • Rep (repeat)
  • Yo (yarn over)
  • Sl st (slip stitch)

Tunisian Crochet Ribbed Stitch Dishcloth Instructions

Ch 28

Foundation Row (Forward Pass): Keeping all loops on the hook and draw up a loop in each bump (the bump is on the back side of the chain) across, do not turn. - 28 sts.

Foundation Row (Return Pass): Ch 1, *yo, draw through next 2 loops, rep from * across until 1 loop remains.

Row 1 (Forward Pass): Skip first st (loop on the hook counts as first st), *purl st in each of next 2 sts, knit st in each of next 2 sts, rep from * across to edge stitch, selvedge st in edge st. - 28 sts.

(Return Pass): Work off all loops as in Foundation Row Return Pass (see above)

Repeat Row 1 for pattern until your dishcloth measures desired length.

Last Row (Forward Pass): Skip first st, insert hook in next vertical bar, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook (Sl st completed), Sl st in each vertical bar across row, bind off. Weave in ends.

tunisian crochet ribbed stitch detail

Helpful TIps

  • For this stitch, always chain a multiple of 4 plus 2.
  • Make sure to complete a foundation row before starting ribbed pattern.
  • Remember, one row consists of both a forward and return pass.
  • The first and last stitches are your edge stitches and they aren’t part of the ribbed pattern. You always skip the first edge stitch and you work the last stitch (Selvedge St) as described below.
  • Last row does NOT include a Return Pass!
  • Make sure to insert your hook through the front and back loop for the last edge stitch. This is called a Selvedge stitch and there should be two strands of yarn on your hook. The photo below shows how this looks. 
tunsian crochet ribbed stitch detail
Tunisian Crochet Ribbed Stitch Dishcloth Pattern

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