Trinity Stitch Washcloth Pattern

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The Trinity Crochet Stitch is a simple stitch to learn. The entire stitch pattern is made up of single crochet stitches(sc). This stitch creates a lovely durable fabric without any large holes or gaps and it is perfect for projects like baby blankets, warm wearables (like scarves, mittens and hats) and washcloths.

Trinity Stitch Washcloth Pattern

For this month’s Washcloth of the Month Club project I used 1 ball of Big Value Recycled Dishcloth Cotton that was sent to me King Cole Yarn and a 5 mm (H) crochet hook. This yarn is a blend of 85% Cotton and 15% Polyester. Each 100 g ball contains approximately 175 yards (160 meters). You will need one ball of this yarn for today’s project.

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Trinity Stitch Washcloth Pattern on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/trinity-stitch-washcloth-3

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The washcloth I designed measures 12 inches X 12 inches in size, but you can make your project to any size you wish with the stitch multiple I have included in the pattern.

Both a photo tutorial and video tutorial are included below.

Trinity Stitch Washcloth Pattern

Trinity Stitch Washcloth. Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial for the Trinity Crochet Stitch. #washclothcal

Supplies

  • Yarn: King Cole Big Value Recycled Dish Cloth Cotton (check your local yarn shop here). 3.52 oz (100 g) and 175 yds (160 m). 85% Cotton, 15% Polyester. Worsted Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash at 30°C. Dry flat. Warm iron.
  • Color: 1 skein Cranberry (Shade: 5062)
  • Crochet Hook: 5 mm (H) 
  • Finished Project: Washcloth:  3.23 oz (92 g) and  161 yds (147 m)
  • Scissors, Tapestry Needle (yarn needle)

Difficulty Level

  • Easy

Finished Sizes

  • Washcloth width approximately 12 inches X 12 inches length.

Gauge

  • Approximately 4 sts per 2 inches and 7 rows per 2 inches worked in trinity stitch

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • ch(s) – chain(s) 
  • g – grams
  • m – meters
  • oz – ounces
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat 
  • RS – right side
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc3tog-cl – single crochet three together cluster (*see special stitches)
  • sk – skip/skipped
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • yds – yards
  • * to ** – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
  • [ ] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
  • ( ) – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Special Stitches

Single Crochet Three Together Cluster (sc3tog-cl)

*See the photo tutorial at the end of the post.

  • This cluster stitch begins in the same st as the last st that was worked. 
  • Insert your hook into the same st as the last st that was worked, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. You now have 2 loops on your hook. 
  • Insert your hook into the next st, yarn over and pull up 1 loop.  You now have 3 loops on your hook. 
  • Insert your hook into the next st, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. You now have 4 loops on your hook. 
  • Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on your hook to complete the stitch.
Trinity Stitch

Helpful Tutorials

Notes:

  • Stitch multiple of 2 
  • The final ch 1(turning chain) of the row does not count as a stitch
  • We count the ch 1 as a stitch when it follows the sc3tog-cl
  • Make your chain stitches loosely – you will be working into them.
  • When I work into the foundation chain, I prefer working into the back bar (back bump) of the chain. You can work under the back loop only if you prefer.
  • Trinity Crochet Stitch Photo tutorial follows the written pattern below.
  • Add the Trinity Stitch Washcloth to your Ravelry library here.

Trinity Stitch Washcloth Pattern

This project is crocheted in rows.

Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 48, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [47 sc]

R2: 1 sc in the first st, sc3tog-cl (*see special stitches). *Ch 1, sc3tog-cl**. Work from * to ** across. 1 sc in the same st as the last leg of the last sc3tog-cl, ch 1, turn. [2 sc, 23 sc3tog-cl, 22 ch1sp]

R3-R40: Rep R2

R41: 1 sc in each st across. [47 sc] 

Proceed to finishing instructions.

Finishing Instructions:

  • Weave in ends.

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Create your Trinity Stitch Washcloth Project Page here.

Trinity Stitch Washcloth. Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial for the Trinity Crochet Stitch. #washclothcal

Row by Row Photos for the Trinity Stitch Washcloth

For the washcloth pattern that I shared above I added one row of single crochet to the top and bottom of the project. I like having this straight edge for my washcloths. These 2 single crochet rows are not part of the actual Trinity Crochet Stitch Pattern.

How to Crochet the Trinity Crochet Stitch

You can make your project to any size you wish with the stitch multiple. Simply chain an even number of chains to the width you want for your project and then follow the instructions below.

TIP: remember to make your chain stitches loosely as you need to work into them.

Row 1: Ch an even number of chains. Skip the first ch. 1 sc in the next ch, sc3tog-cl (*see special stitches). *Ch 1, sc3tog-cl**. Work from * to ** across. 1 sc in the same ch as the last leg of the last sc3tog-cl, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 1 sc in the first st, sc3tog-cl (*see special stitches). *Ch 1, sc3tog-cl**. Work from * to ** across. 1 sc in the same st as the last leg of the last sc3tog-cl, ch 1, turn.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern.

Trinity Crochet Stitch Photo Tutorial
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