An Introduction To The Crunch Stitch: Written Tutorial For A Quick Washcloth!

By Crochet Contributors Sara & Helen. Follow them on their blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

The crunch stitch is a great stitch for a beginner or a more confident crocheter. It has a fabulous but simple texture that would be great for anything from washcloths, to bags, to baskets and garments! It really is that versatile so is a great stitch to have in your stitch library!

To work up a crunch stitch washcloth you need:


hdc–half double crochet
ss–slip stitch
*to* – repeat the Instructions between the two *

Row 1: Chain 31

Row 2:  slip stitch in third chain from hook (2ch at beginning count as a hdc), *hdc in next st, ss in next st. Repeat from *  until you complete the row. Note: you will end the row with a slip stitch.

Row 3: ch2 (counts as a hdc) , sk the first st, slip stitch in the next stitch (which will be the hdc from the previous row), *hdc in the next st (which will be the slip stitch from the previous row), slip stitch in the next st. Repeat from * until you complete the row

Row 4+: Repeat row 3 until your washcloth is as long as you would like it to be. Fasten off and sew in ends.


Don’t work your slip stitches too tight. If you do it will make it difficult to work your hdc’s into them in the next row.


For Right Handed

For Left Handed