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Easy Half Double Crochet Dishcloth Beginner Pattern

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Learn how to crochet an easy dishcloth with half double crochet stitches. This simple crochet pattern uses basic stitches. It’s a fast and easy first crochet project even for beginner crocheters.

This easy crochet dishcloth pattern is made simply. Even beginners can remember the single repeat row quickly.

I love gifting dishcloths year round. They work for a summertime birthday gift, a housewarming gift or Christmas gifts. These crocheted dishcloths are the perfect gift idea.

White crochet dishcloth with loop, hook, scissors and yarn bowl.

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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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Learning the basic crochet stitches with dishcloths is a great way to practice and also make a useful project. Who needs perfect stitches if you’re just going to scrubbing dishes with it?

When I learn a new crochet stitch, a dish towel or washcloth is just the perfect way to practice.

You can make several in different colors. Match them easily to your kitchen decor, or bathroom and call it a washcloth. They make great gifts.

Crochet dishcloth with loop, scissors, hook.

The Yarn

In this easy pattern I use Dishie yarn. It is a #4 medium worsted weight cotton yarn.

You can substitute a different brand of yarn, but make sure it’s in the same weight category. It’s also highly recommended to use 100% cotton or cotton blend yarns for dishcloths, and washcloths.

Find more free patterns for making with cotton yarn here.


  • 95 (105, 115) yd of Dishie*, a #4 medium worsted weight yarn (100% cotton, 190 yd / 100 g), color: Mint.
  • 5 mm crochet hook* (US Size H-8) or hook size to meet gauge.
  • Yarn needle, Measuring tape, Scissors


This easy project comes in 3 different sizes: 8″, 10″ and 12″. So choose a size and use it as a crochet washcloth, dishcloth or face scrubby.


To make a different size you can start with any number of chains, plus 1 for a turning chain. Adjusting the length is a simple matter of adding or subtracting rows.

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White crochet dishcloth with loop, hook, scissors and yarn bowl.

How to Simple Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn to make an easy half double crochet dishcloth pattern.


  • 95 (105, 115) yd Dishie, a #4 medium worsted weight yarn (100% cotton, 190 yd / 100 g), color: Mint.


  • 5 mm crochet hook (US Size H-8) or hook size to meet gauge.
  • Yarn needle, Measuring tape, Scissors



4″ / 10 cm x 4″ / 10 cm = 14 sts x 12 rows in hdc

Stitches / Abbreviations US Terms

ch - chain stitch

hdc - half double crochet

sc - single crochet

sl st - slip stitch

st - stitch

Skill Level



Start with a slip knot on your hook.
8” = ch 29
10” = ch 36
12” = ch 43

White chain on redwood crochet hook.

Row 1. Hdc in the second chain from your hook Half double crochet in the 2nd chain.and in each ch across, 3 half double crochet in white.turn. (28, 35, 42 sts)Hook ready for row 2.

Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, First half double crochet of row.hdc in next st and in each st across, turn.Two rows of white half double crochet.

Row 3. Rep Row 2 until work measures 8” (10, 12) or to desired height.3 rows of half double crochet in white with ergonomic hook.

White dishcloth with hook, yarn in bowl.

Single Crochet Border

Get the full tutorial on how to add a simple border of single crochet stitches here.
Ch 1, turn and work along the edge.Single crochet stitches along edge of dishcloth.
Sc evenly down the side until the next corner. Usually 1 sc per row gives a nice straight edge.
At the next corner place a (sc, ch 1, sc) all in the same stitch, turn and work along the next edge.Corner of dishcloth border with single crochet stitches.
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.White crochet dishcloth with last loop on hook.
Pull up a long loop through the last st.
Cut yarn and weave in ends.

To Add a Hanging Loop

To add a loop for hanging, continue from last corner (or join yarn with a sl st to any corner). Ch 16, sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Fold over to make the loop and 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.


Pull up a long loop for seaming and cut yarn.

Using the yarn needle sew down loop end securly and weave in ends

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