How To Crochet Textured Stitch & Hostess Washcloth

Hi friends! After I shared the crocheted Cascading Kimono pattern here on the blog, I had several requests to do a video on the textured stitch that I used in that pattern.  It’s a gorgeous stitch and I think it really makes the kimono’s collar pop and at the same time it can be used for just about any project. I’ve whipped up a washcloth using this stitch that I think would be perfect for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, or as a house warming gift. Make a few, tie ’em up with a pretty ribbon, gift and done. 😉

Today, I’ll share the pattern below as well as a video tutorial to show you how you do it. The fun thing about this stitch is that it is SUPER easy. The pattern can look a little difficult for a beginner, but once you see how it’s done you will realize how simple it is.  So let’s get started!

Above: Don’t you think these would make a nice hostess gift or housewarming gift?

Can you spot the textured stitch on the collar of the kimono?

By the way, I’m sure that there’s an official name for this stitch, but I don’t know it. If you do, would you let me know in the comments section below? 🙂

Here’s the video, and you can also see the written pattern below:


Textured Crochet Stitch Pattern

Skills & Abbreviations:

Sc2tog – single crochet two together

ch – chain

st – stitch

sp – space

With your preferred yarn and hook (for the washcloth I used a US Size H Crochet Hook and 100% Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn and you can make your chain about 12 inches long or as long or short as you’d like)

Chain an even number of stitches

Row 1 Sc2tog in 2nd & 3rd ch from hook, *ch1, sc2tog over next two chains; repeat from * to last ch, ch 1, sc in last ch.

Row 2 Ch 1, turn, sc2tog over 1st st and ch-1 sp, * ch 1, sc2tog over 1st st and ch-1 sp; repeat from * to last stitch, ch 1, sc in last st.

Repeat row 2 until your piece is as long as you’d like!

To finish the washcloth, I just made a simple border of one round of single crochet stitches. Tie off and weave in those ends! 🙂

I have a washcloth addiction problem…lol.

Here are some other washcloths you might like to try:


Farm House Washcloth Crochet Pattern


Prettiest Lil Washcloth Crochet Pattern
Sunshine Knit Washcloth Pattern

I hope you enjoyed this fun, textured pattern! Happiest crocheting to you.



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  1. Love the kimono pattern. Going to attempt making one. Never tried a clothing item. Fingers crossed. After reading the washcloth pattern, it seems easy enough. Will start there. Thank you!

  2. Silly question time! I have made several cotton washcloths over the years
    but when I take them out of the washing machine they take on a whole new
    shape so I have avoided doing anything but simple stitches. How do you
    take care of yours? It would be nice to gift them out at this time of year.
    All your new clothing designs have been so amazing! I’m bad at having
    the patience for longer projects so I haven’t attempted one yet. For now,
    I will just admire them on your blog.
    Happy Halloween.

    1. Welcome Gail! Thanks for taking the time to let me know that you like the stitch. So glad to have you!

  3. I do washcloths of cotton for a local breast cancer support group. Do you think this would work up soft enough?
    Thanks for all you great blog entries, and have fun trick-or-treating!

    1. Hi Ginger! It does have more of a raised textures than other washcloths, but if you use a very soft cotton I think it would be fine. Just my opinion. Very sweet of you to make washcloths for a breast cancer support group. 🙂 And we will certainly have fun trick or treating. 🙂 Thanks Ginger!

  4. Thank you Jessica for taking the time to show us the textured stitch. I am more of a visual learner , now I am more confident to attempt making this beautiful kimono .

    1. Hi Marika!
      I’m happy to hear that you think you’d like to give it a try. I’m definitely a visual learner too!

  5. Hi Jessica,
    Thank you for this pattern. I have never made a washcloth because I have heard they stretch out when used. But I think I will try this one and test it! I LOVE all your patterns. Thank you so much for sharing and for the video. Can’t wait to see what you do next!

    1. I agree – they do stretch out! But I still like them. So glad you enjoy the patterns and let thanks so much for letting me know lady!

  6. I love all your patterns. I need to try out this stitch. Thank you for sharing your crochet patterns.
    I made wash clothes for all my grandchildren last Christmas. They are really fun to make. The wash cloths I made were wider though. My grandchildren loved them.

  7. I am new to chrocheting. I love that you have tutorials to show how to do the stitches. I love the sweater pattern! I don’t think I am ready for that yet, but I am glad I found your site. I am doing a wave dishcloth right now. It is kinda of confusing. I keep trying! Can’t wait to try this wash cloth.

    1. I’m glad you found my blog too! Nice to meet you Debbie. So glad you like the tutorials. 🙂

  8. Dear Jessica,
    many thanks for this pattern! I love it, absolutely. It’s simple and beautiful.
    Happy Christmas!

  9. Your website is so attractive and your photographs are so well done. I love seeing one of your emails waiting for me to check out the beautiful gifts you offer us. Thank you for adding to the beauty of the world. Yes!

    1. How sweet! Thanks so much Carrie. I have so much fun with this blog and your words mean a lot to me. Have a wonderful week!

  10. Bonjour, merci pour la vidéo, je n’arrivais pas comprendre le point avec les explications (Je ne suis pas très douée en anglais pardonné moi). Je vous souhaite un bon dimanche. Douce journée Douceur de Chat.

  11. I haven’t done crochet in decades, but wanted to get back into it, so I’ve been following you and getting emails. I tried this pattern in 2 colors and it came out so nice. I wish there was a way to share the picture here. It’s on my instagram (melissastandifird). Thank you.

  12. This will be my first clothing item other than mitts and hats. I’m so in love with it. Wish me luck. I’m going to use a variegated wool. I’m excited. Thank you so much for sharing.

  13. I’m still confused on where to insert hook after the first row. I get where to insert on chain, but confused on going from row 1 to row 2.

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