Tunisian TSS Dishcloth – Free Crochet Pattern

Are you ready to try Tunisian crochet? Let’s start with the Tunisian TSS dishcloth pattern.

Dishcloths are the perfect size for trying a new stitch or tutorial. And if you don’t like the stitch, no worries – it was a small project. Either way you end up with a finished project.

This TSS Dishcloth pattern has instructions for both a small and large dishcloth (the small one is perfect for kids!), as well as written for both #3 DK weight and #4 worsted weight. Plenty of options for everyone!

The yarn weight options are written separately, with the small size written first with the larger size in parenthesis for each yarn weight.

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Tunisian TSS Dishcloth Pattern

Finished Measurements: Approx. 6.25 (8)” square

Yarn: #3 (DK weight) or #4 (worsted weight) yarn – 2.5 oz. (you can make 1 in each size with a 2.5 oz ball)

Sample used:
#3 Cotlin DK weight in Mustard Seed
#4 Peaches & Creme in Faded Glory (I believe Peaches & Creme is discontinued, but Sugar ‘n Cream is a great substitute. They are almost identical.)

Size I/9 (5.5 m) Tunisian hook (for #3 DK weight dishcloth)
Size J/10 (6 mm) Tunisian hook (for #4 worsted weight dishcloth)
Please Note: I used a cable hook, but you could use straight Tunisian hook if you prefer.

Notions: Yarn Needle

Difficulty: Beginner

Gauge: 14 sts and 13 rows = 4” in tss

Special Stitches:  

  • Tunisian Simple Stitch (tss) – insert hook under next vertical bar, yo, pull up loop. (CLICK HERE FOR TUTORIAL)
  • Return Pass (RetP) – Yo, pull through 1 loop on hook, *yo, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * across.
  • Tunisian Simple Stitch Slip Stitch (tss sl st) – insert hook under next vertical bar, yo, pull through both loops (sl st made).

If you’d like to see a video tutorial of this dishcloth you can CLICK HERE.


  • For a list of abbreviations please see my List of Abbreviations.
  • Size of dishcloth can be adjusted by any number of stitches.
  • You can use any weight yarn – just go up 2 – 3 hook sizes larger than the yarn recommends.
  • DK weight dishcloth pattern is written first with worsted weight stitch counts in parenthesis.

Dishcloth Pattern

#3 DK weight yarn, ch 23 (33),
#4 worsted weight, ch 25 (31),

Row 1: Insert hook in back ridge of 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up loop, *insert hook in back ridge of next ch, yo, pull up loop, repeat from * across. RetP (see Special Stitches).

Row 2: Sk 1st st, *tss (see Special Stitches) in next st, rep from * across to last st, insert hook through both loops of last st, yo, pull up loop. RetP.

#3 DK weight
Rows 3 – 20 (30): Repeat Row 2. Do not fasten off.

#4 worsted weight
Rows 18 (27): Repeat Row 2. Do not fasten off.

Bind Off Row: Skip 1st st, *tss sl st (see Special Stitches) in next tss, rep from * across to last st, insert hook through both loops of last st, yo, pull up loop. 
Fasten off.

Tunisian Dishcloths

The Tunisian dishcloths are great for learning new Tunisian stitches, craft fairs, or even giving as a gift sets. Below are the others in this series:

TSS Dishcloth (this post)
TPS Dishcloth
TKS Dishcloth

The downloadable ad-free PDF, which includes all 3 dishcloths, is available for purchase in my shops:


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