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Free Crochet Pattern: Rice Stitch Crochet Washcloth

Learn to crochet the double crochet rice stitch crochet pattern with this Rice Stitch Crochet Washcloth. Featuring a classic scalloped border and a soft cotton yarn, this small project is perfect for gift-giving. Stock your closest with a rainbow of Rice Stitch Washcloths for the whole family!

pale yellow textured crocheted washcloth with scalloped border-with a piece of lavendar on top - Rice Stitch Crochet Washcloth free crochet pattern

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pale yellow ball of cotton yarn-creme brulee in KnitPicks Dishie

The Rice Stitch pattern is composed of alternating front post and back post crochet stitches. It’s so easy to memorize that you won’t have to keep looking at the pattern. That leaves your mind able to concentrate on something else (audiobook, TV) while you crochet.

In this sample I used KnitPicks/WeCrochet Dishie worsted weight (#4) yarn in color Creme Brulee. Dishie is 100% cotton, the perfect fiber for a washcloth. It comes in 100 gram balls of 190 yards [174 meters] each.

I used size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook. This stitch pattern shows up best with a solid color yarn, but you can certainly use a variegated colorway if that’s what you love.

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The Rice Stitch crochet stitch pattern is below, written in American crochet terminology.


ch: chain
BPdc: (back post double crochet) yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around post of stitch indicated yarn over and pull up a loop, (yarn over and pull through 2 loops) two times
FPdc: (front post double crochet) yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, (yarn over and pull through 2 loops) two times
hdc: half double crochet
rep: repeat
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side

closeup of double crochet rice stitch crochet pattern fabric

Rice Stitch Crochet Stitch Pattern

Chain a multiple of 2 stitches plus 2.

Row 1 (WS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. Skipped chains count as hdc.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc throughout), FPdc in next st, *BPdc in next st, FPdc in next st; rep from * to last st, hdc in last st, turn.

Rep Row 2 for pattern.

Rice Stitch Tutorial

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