Hi there! I’m glad you joined me this weekend. Today I have a lovely washcloth made with a perennial favorite among crocheters – the Linen stitch. You may also see this stitch referred to as the Moss stitch, the Woven stitch, the Seed stitch, and even the Granite stitch. As popular as this stitch is, it’s no wonder it’s got so many names.
• DESCRIPTION: This stitch pattern is a favorite among crocheters because of its simplicity and beautiful texture. Alternating single crochets with chains creates a solid fabric with a gorgeous feel and beautiful drape.
• GAUGE & SIZING:
Gauge (tension) isn’t very important in this project. For reference, my gauge is 10 SC worked in pattern stitch and 17 rows per 4″.
Play around with hook sizes until you find one that makes a fabric you like. This pattern is written to produce a washcloth that is roughly 10.5 inches by 9 inches. To change the size, just chain a multiple of two and go from there!
ABBREVIATIONS & STITCHES USED:
ch = chain
st = stitch
sp = space
SC = single crochet
* * = Repeat what is in asterisks the indicated number of times
NOTE: The ch 1 spaces are between the Vs when looking at your piece from the side so you will be working your SCs between the Vs..
About 65 yards of any #4 cotton or cotton blend. Sample made in I Love This Cotton in Lime Dot Print and Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Pale Lilac.
A 4.0 mm (F) hook
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch markers if desired.
1. SC in 2nd chain from hook.
*Ch 1, sk 1, SC in next.*
Repeat across and turn.
2. Ch 1, sk first SC.
*SC in ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk 1*
Repeat across and turn.
Repeat 2 until piece reaches stated measurements or desired size.
Weave in your ends:
Thread the needle with one yarn tail. Weave the needle back through several stitches, about an inch. Turn and go back through, beginning in the second stitch from needle. Repeat once more. Repeat with any other yarn tails. Snip the tails.
You can change colors as desired. As you can tell you can really make the pattern more pronounced by changing colors. My pattern is below:
Begin with the lilac.
5 rows of lilac
2 rows in the main color
2 rows in lilac
The rest is worked in the main color.
I really hope you have enjoyed this simple stitch. It is a really versatile stitch and is great for anything from garments to bags! Let us know down in the comments what you make! If you’d like a Print ‘n’ Go Version, you can purchase it here.