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Easy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern | Cara Dishcloth

The Cara Dishcloth Crochet Pattern is subtly textured and simple to make. This dishcloth is made with cotton yarn for easy washing and drying.

When the weather warms up it’s time to break out the cotton yarn. Crocheting for the kitchen is fun and useful.

I love using crochet washcloths, dishcloths and face scrubbies. They’re reusable and work really well.

Crochet dishcloth in green on white wood block.

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When you purchase the PDF Pattern the Dishcloth Label Printable pictured below is included!

Crochet dishcloth with labels.

I do like having many to choose from so that I can swap them out frequently for washing. If it’s a face cloth I aim for one day of use.

For crochet washcloths and dishcloths I will use them several times. However, I make sure to leave them hanging to dry completely between uses.

You can easily use this pattern as a washcloth too. The stitch pattern matches the Cara Face Scrubby. Combines these with a crochet loofah and you’ll have a nice bath gift set to give.

Crochet dishcloth in green with hanging loop.

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What kind of yarn do I need for crochet dishcloths?

I would highly recommend 100% cotton yarn for this crochet dishcloth pattern. I crocheted this one with yarn I had in my stash. The dishcloth in the picture are in Lily Sugar ‘N Cream* cotton yarn in the color sage.

Other yarns suitable for crochet dishcloths would be Red Heart Smoothie Scrubby which I used in my Bria Crochet Washcloth Pattern.

I held two strands of it together for the Heart Pocket Face Scrubby Pattern. Or for a good scrubbing power Red Heart Scrubby Yarn is highly textured. You can shop both these yarns here: Shop Red Heart Products

Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton is a super soft cotton yarn. It would makes a great summer crochet yarn. I’ve used it for my toddler sun hat crochet pattern, and in several crochet tote bags, but most recently in Annie’s Bag.

Silve crochet hook and kitchen dishcloth in green.

Dishcloths make great gifts!

Crocheters love gifting and donating. And summer time is no exception.

Crocheting dishcloths, washcloths, and face scrubbies are excellent ways to crochet in the summer and create gifts.

Crochet a set in a friend’s favorite color. Pair the dishcloth with a natural, handmade dish soap like this one from HeartJCreations on Etsy, and you’ll have a personalized gift.

Close up of textured stitch on dishcloth.

The Stitch

This classic square crochet dishcloth pattern is made with single crochet stitches. To get that lightly textured surface you’ll alternate crocheting under the front loop (flo) and back loop (blo) of the stitches.

The easy texture of alternating front loop and back loop is one of my favorites to use in my designs. It’s simple to do, and looks fantastic.

I used the same idea in my Nebbia Chunky Crochet Sweater Pattern and the matching Nebbia Chunky Scarf Pattern. These patterns both feature double crochets, which means they work up even faster.

Another thing I love about this crochet pattern is the double sided texture. Since it is worked flat in a square it’s the same on both sides.

The Suzette Stitch is another great lightly textured crochet stitch. Breann at Hooked on Homemade Happiness has a great tutorial on this stitch.

Close up of hanging loop for dishcloth.

Materials

  • Lily Sugar ‘N Cream Yarn a #4 medium weight yarn (100% Cotton, 2.50 oz. / 70.9 g, 120 yd. / 109 m) color: sage; 1 ball)
  • 4.5mm US size G+ hook,* or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

*You can really use any size crochet hook that is compatible with the yarn you’re using. The size of your crochet dishcloth doesn’t have to be exact, unless you want it to be.

Level

beginner

Notes

  1. Ch 1 at the start of a row does not count as st.
  2. Stitch multiple is an odd number, plus 1 for the starting chain.

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

Gauge

2″/5cm x 2″/5cm = 7 sc x 7 rows of sc

Construction

 This square crochet dishcloth pattern is worked flat in rows. 

Finished Dimensions

8”/20.3cm x 8”/20.3cm (12”/30.5cm x 12”/30.5cm)  square

Adjustment

To adjust the width you need an odd number of stitches, plus 1 for the starting chain.

To change the length, adjust the number of rows.

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Green crochet dishcloth with loop.

You can purchase the ad-free, well formatted PDF Pattern in one of my shops. Scroll down for the free pattern!

Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Crochet dishcloth in green with loop.

Cara Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

A subtly textured crochet dishcloth pattern with loop for hanging dry.

Materials

  • Lily Sugar ‘N Cream Yarn a #4 medium weight yarn (100% Cotton, 2.50 oz. / 70.9 g, 120 yd. / 109
  • m) color: sage; 1 ball.

Tools

  • 4.5mm US size G+ hook,* or hook needed to meet gauge.
  • stitch markers
  • yarn needle
  • measuring tape
  • scissors

Instructions

Ch 32 (48)

  1. Row 1. Sc in 2nd ch from your hook & each ch across, turn. (31, 47 sts)
  2. Row 2. Ch 1, in same st sc, in next st flo sc, *{in next st blo sc, in next st flo sc}, continue to repeat from * across til one st is left, sc in last st, turn. (31, 47 sts)
  3. Rows 3-30 (45). Rep Row 2 til square measures 8”/20.3cm (12”/30.5cm)
  4. Border
    Ch 1, sc in each st across. At the corner st place (sc, ch 1 , sc). Continue to sc evenly around each
    side, placing (sc, ch 1 , sc) in each corner.
  5. Loop for hanging crochet dishcloth.To add a loop for hanging, continue from last corner (or join yarn with a sl st to any corner). Ch 15, sl st back to corner st. This gave me about an 1.5”/3.8cm loop for hanging, you can adjust this to your needs.
  6. Finishing
    Cut yarn and weave in ends using the yarn needle.

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