Learn how to crochet this simple dishcloth in double crochet stitches. The free pattern below makes a quick and useful dishcloth that even beginning crocheters can make!
Crochet dishcloth make wonderful gifts, anytime of the year. You can make this easy pattern look great in solids, or striped in different colors. Stripes is a great way to use up scrap yarn.
In the summertime when I’m looking for the perfect gift, crocheted dishcloths are my go to! And the best part is that even for the holiday season these are great gifts.
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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.
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The best yarn to use for dishcloths is cotton yarn. You’ll want to use 100% cotton, or a cotton blend. Cotton yarn makes a good crochet dishcloth because it’s absorbent and machine washable.
You can read more about choosing the best yarn for crochet dishcloths in this post.
For this pattern I’m using Dishie yarn. This is a #4 medium worsted weight yarn. You can substitute another cotton #4 yarn.
More Free Dishcloth Crochet Patterns
Once you get the hang of this easy crochet dishcloth pattern, you might enjoy some of these too. These make great dishcloth or washcloth patterns.
The Sunrise Dishcloth is a fun and textured free crochet pattern that’s includes tutorial.
The Grana Washcloth is textured in simple stitches, which makes a great dishcloth. It’s made with basic crochet stitches so it’s the perfect project for beginners.
If you’re making gifts, you may also like the Buco Kitchen Towel. This pattern is made with basic stitches and includes a simple way for it to hang from the oven handle. I hate towels on the floor!
Get more ideas on what to crochet with cotton yarn here.
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- 60 - 80 yd #4 medium worsted weight yarn, in cotton.
- 5 mm US size H-8 crochet hook
- yarn needle
- measuring tape
- 1" / 2.5 cm x 1" / 2.5 cm = 3.5 dc x 2 rows of dc
Stitches / Abbreviations US Terms
- Ch 30 for an 8" width, Ch 37 for 10" width, Ch 44 for 12" width.
- Row 1. Dc in the 3rd ch from your hook, skipped chains are the turning chain and do not count as a st.
- Row 1 (cont.) Dc in each ch across, at the end of the row turn your work. (28, 35, 42 sts)
- Row 2. Ch 3, dc in next st and in each st across, turn. (28, 35, 42 sts)
- Rep Row 2 until dishcloth measures 8", 10", 12" tall, or continue the repeat row until you've reached your desired length.
- Ch 1, turn and work along the edge.
- Sc evenly down the side until the next corner. Usually 2 sc per dc gives a straight edge.
- At the next corner place a (sc, ch 1, sc) all in the same stitch, turn and work along the next edge.
- Sc evenly down the side until the next corner, place a (sc, ch 1, sc) all in the same stitch, turn and work along the next edge.
- Repeat all the way around.
- At the last corner join the last stitch to the first stitch with a sl st.
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