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Tunisian Crochet Washcloth Pattern; Basketweave Stitch

Tunisian Crochet Washcloth Pattern; Basketweave Stitch

After experimenting with what feels like a hundred different stitch patterns for a Tunisian crochet washcloth, I finally found one that looks fantastic and doesn’t curl at all.

tunisian crochet washcloth

I’m back, once again, with another crochet washcloth pattern but this time it’s all about Tunisian crochet.

As you may know, I’ve posted a couple of washcloth/dishcloth patterns and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. They’re fun and quick to make, plus they make great gifts for friends and family.

Crochet washcloth patterns on I Can Crochet That:

Tunisian Crochet Washcloth Pattern

free tunisian crochet washcloth pattern

I saw a couple of washcloths in store that featured a basket weave pattern of sorts. So that’s what I set out to make, but using Tunisian crochet.

There are several different ways to achieve this look using Tunisian, but after a few tries I decided the knit and purl stitch combination were my favorite.

More on that in a minute…

The Yarn + The Colors

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So far for my crochet washcloths and dishcloths I’ve used Loops & Threads Cotton Blend from Michael’s.

I’ve used them quite a bit for cleaning and as a hand towel in the bathroom and after several uses and washes, they are still holding up well. Although I’ll admit I’m not 100% satisfied with them. It seems the more I wash them, the less they absorb moisture.

So, I plan on experimenting with a couple if different yarns next:

I’ll let you know what I think after I’ve tried these two.

The Tunisian Stitches

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For this crochet washcloth pattern, I did a purl stitch edge and a combination of knit and purl stitches to create a basketweave-like look and feel.

Because of the combination of Tunisian stitches, this pattern did not curl at all, which is often a big problem with Tunisian crochet.

Although I love the way it turned out, the curling with the crochet Camping Blanket was a real pain in the beginning.

Tunisian Knit Stitch How-To

I do have a video on how to do the Tunisian knit stitch, which you can watch below. But I haven’t filmed one yet for the purl stitch.

For the purl stitch how to, I recommend watching this video.

Tunisian Crochet Washcloth Pattern

Pattern Description

Quickly make this basketweave Tunisian washcloth pattern for yourself or to include in a gift basket for friends and family. Not only is it so much fun to make, but the end result is a washcloth with gorgeous texture.

You can purchase a printable version of this pattern on the I Can Crochet That Shop here. All patterns are Buy 2, Get 1 Free.

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Pattern Notes


Method Tunisian Crochet

Skill Level Intermediate

Hook 6.0 mm / US 10 – Tunisian hook with cable

Other Yarn Needle

Yarn : Loops & Threads in Country Blue

Gauge Isn’t incredibly important for this pattern

Final Size 10 1/2 ” wide x 10″ long

Abbreviations & Glossary

Bump – strand of yarn on underside of chain

FwP forward pass

RetP return pass

st(s) stitch(es)

Tks Tunisian knit stitch

Tps Tunisian purl stitch

Tslst Tunisian slip stitch – for binding off

Lts Last Tunisian stitch

Special Stitches

Lts insert hook under both vertical bars of the last stitch and complete as for Tunisian simple stitch

The Pattern

Rows include Forward Pass and Return Pass.

Foundation Row

FwP: Chain 37. Draw up a loop in back bump of second chain and in each chain across. (37 loops on hook)

RetP 37 sts

Row 1 – Row 3

FwP: Tps across, working the last st as for Lts (37 loops on hook)

RetP 37 stitches

Row 4

FwP: Tps next 3 stitches, *Tks next 5 stitches, Tps next 3 stitches* repeat 3 times total; Tks next 5 stitches, Tps next 3 stitches, working the last st as for Lts (37 loops on hook)

RetP 37 stitches

Rows 5 – 9

Repeat Row 4

Rows 10 & 11

FwP: Tps across, working the last st as for Lts (37 loops on hook)

RetP 37 sts

Rows 12 – 17

Repeat Row 4

Rows 18 & 19

Repeat Rows 10 & 11

Rows 20 – 25

Repeat Row 4

Rows 26 & 27

Repeat Rows 10 & 11

Rows 28 – 33

Repeat Row 4

Rows 34 & 35

Repeat Rows 10 & 11

Rows 36 – 41

Repeat Row 4

Rows 42 – 44

Repeat Rows 1 – 3

*For Row 44 bind off using Tslst

Weave in all ends


  1. For edging, attach yarn in the corner with a regular crochet hook and work 2 sc into corner
  2. Along the side work 1 sc into each stitch
  3. 3 sc into corner
  4. 1 sc into each stitch along the bottom
  5. 3 sc into corner
  6. Along the side work 1 sc into each stitch
  7. 3 sc into corner
  8. 1 sc into each stitch along the top
  9. When you get to the corner you started the edging in, do 1 sc in corner, join with slip stitch to next sc
  10. Fasten off and weave in end

Pin this Tunisian basketweave pattern to save for later. If you try this pattern, be sure to tag #icancrochetthat on social media. I love to see your finished projects!

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