Trinity Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

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This is another crochet dishcloth pattern, but this one has the crochet trinity stitch. I thought the texture looked cool and decided to try it out with a dishcloth. The result was awesome looking.

I’ve included some directions with pictures on how to do the trinity stitch. One recommendation when doing this dishcloth, especially if using the Lily’s Sugar and Cream Yarn, is to let the ch 1 of the trinity stitch be loose. When working with stiff cotton yarn, trying to get your hook into that chain space when doing the next row can get tiring on the hands if the tension was tight when you did the chain.

Trinity Crochet Dishcloth

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Trinity Dishcloth Pattern

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Crochet dishcloth on a blue plate

Crochet Abbreviations Used (US Terms):

Special Stitch Directions:

Trinity Stitch

The Trinity Stitch (trn st) is worked by doing a single crochet 3 together (sc3tog) starting in the last stitch worked, then a ch 1 after. It counts as 2 stitches)

trn st: sc3tog starting in last stitch worked, ch 1

More Detailed Directions

Step 1: Insert hook into the last stitch worked:

Arrow pointing to the last stitch worked

Step 2: yarn over (yo) and pull up a loop, insert hook into the next stitch, yo and pull up loop, insert your hook again into the next stitch and yo and pull up a loop. You should have 4 loops on your hook.

Three arrows showing the three stitches you will be pulling a loop through.
4 loops on the hook

Step 3: yo again and pull up a loop through all 4 loops on your hook

Step 5: ch 1. This completes 1 Trinity stitch and will count as 2 stitches total.

A completed Trinity Stitch

To start the next Trinity Stitch: you will start by inserting your hook into the last stitch worked for the previous trinity stitch and the following 2 stitches, as shown below:

Arrows point to the 3 stitches you will use for the next trinity stitch.

Ending a row with a Trinity Stitch: when ending the row on the last trinity stitch you will not do a ch 1 for the last step, instead, you will do a sc in the last stitch of the row.

Place a single crochet where the arrow points


This crochet pattern is written in US terms.

If you want to change the size of this dishcloth, the initial foundation chain needs to be an even number.

Chains at the start of the rows do not count as a stitch.

Finished size: 7.5 inches tall x 7.5 inches wide

Video Tutorial

Trinity Dishcloth Pattern

Foundation: ch 30

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc all across, turn (29 stitches)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in the first stitch, trn st 13 times, on the last stitch do the first part of the trn st but do not ch 1 as the last step, sc in the last stitch, turn (29 stitches)

Row 3 – 4: repeat row 2

Row 5 – 7: ch 1, sc in the first stitch, sc all across, turn (29 stitches)

Row 8 – 20: repeat row 2

Row 21 – 23: repeat row 5

Row 24 – 26: repeat row 2

Row 27: repeat row 5, fasten off and weave in ends

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  1. I have a lot of trouble downloading free crocheting patterns for dishcloths and potholders. I’m an expert crocheter but have crippling arthritis in my fingers and hands so I only work on small projects like dishcloths and potholders. Last Christmas I crocheted over 20 microwaveable soup bowl cozies which didn’t go fast since I can’t hold the hook and thread in the normal way.

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