Easy Half Double Crochet Dishcloth Beginner Pattern
Learn how to crochet an easy dishcloth with half double crochet stitches. This simple crochet pattern 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.
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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.
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.
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- 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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How to Simple Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
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
Start with a slip knot on your hook.
8” = ch 29
10” = ch 36
12” = ch 43
Row 1. Hdc in the second chain from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (28, 35, 42 sts)
Row 2. Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next st and in each st across, turn.
Row 3. Rep Row 2 until work measures 8” (10, 12) or to desired height.
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.
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.
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.
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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