Learn how to easily add a loop to your crochet dishcloth. These loops are a great way to hang your crochet washcloths to dry.
Crochet dishcloths are a great project for beginner crocheters. A simple square dishcloth or easy washcloth pattern is hard to beat.
They’re the perfect gift in summer too. We have plenty of birthdays in the summer and dishcloths are so fun to make.
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You might like the Cara Dishcloth which has only one repeat row and it’s a free pattern here. This easy crochet dishcloth pattern is made by alternating working into only the front loop and back loop.
I love that the texture is the same on this one whether you’re on the right side of the work or the wrong side! It’s such an easy pattern for any level crocheter.
3 beginner dishcloths
Plus 2 Gift Tags!
Three crochet patterns for simple dishcloths using the basic stitches. These totally beginner friendly crochet dishcloths patterns are easy to make. The pattern includes 3 dishcloths patterns complete with photo tutorials and video tutorial links. Plus 2 printables: circle gift tags and a label wrapper that’s perfect for gifting or displaying at craft fairs.
- #4 medium weight yarn* (100% cotton, 190 yd / 100 g). The best choice is a 100% cotton yarn or a cotton blend for dishcloths and washcloths.
- Here I’m using a 4.5 mm hook* (US size G+)*, or crochet hook size needed to meet gauge.
- Yarn needle
- Measuring tape
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
In this tutorial below I show you a few different ways to add a loop, whether you have finished your dishcloth or not.
I always recommend adding a single crochet border around your dishcloths, even if you’re adding a fancier border.
In this tutorial I’m using one of my basic dishcloth crochet patterns, the half double crochet dishcloth. There is also a single crochet dishcloth pattern and this dishcloth made with double crochet stitches.
The moss stitch is easy if you like to learn new stitches you can find the free crochet pattern here.
Patterns For Wash Cloths
Watch the video tutorial on my YouTube.
Scroll down for the written pattern with pictures!
- Your finished (or almost complete) washcloth or dishcloth.
- Yarn of the same weight and color.
- Crochet hook to match your yarn.
- Yarn needle
- Measuring tape
If your dishcloth is still on your hook:
- To add a loop for hanging, continue from the last corner.
- Ch 15. This gave me about an 1.5”/3.8cm loop for hanging, you can additional chains to suit your needs. Remember it should be about twice as long as you want your finished loop.
- Fold the length of chain down back to corner st and sl st to join.
If you have already finished your dishcloth completely:
- Insert hook into any corner stitch.
- Join yarn with a sl st to attach it.
- Then follow the same instructions as above.
For a thicker hanging loop:
- If you are familiar with foundation stitches then I recommend using a foundation sc here.
- Otherwise you can start with the above instructions, then add one more chain for a turning chain.
- Skip the first chain and insert hook in the 2nd ch from your hook and work a sc.
- Sc in the next chain.
- Continue working sc into each chain.
- Now bring the end where you made the first stitch down to the corner stitch, creating the loop.
- Sl st to join it.
- Pull up a long loop.
- Cut yarn.
- And weave in ends using the yarn needle.
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