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Textured Crochet Dishcloth Pattern | Sunrise Dishcloth

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The Sunrise Dishcloth Crochet Pattern is bursting with texture! The stitch pattern in this dishcloth reminds me of a sun burst.

This dishcloth is made with cotton yarn for easy washing and drying.

If you love crocheting year round then you know crochet washcloths, dishcloths and face scrubbies are fabulous makes when you need something small, and quick.

Bright orange crochet dishcloth with textured stitch free crochet pattern.

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

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

Your purchase of the PDF Pattern includes the Dishcloth Label Printable in the picture below.

Crochet dishcloth with labels.
Visit the Cara crochet dishcloth pattern for a totally easy make.

Crochet dishcloths make excellent gifts. And adding that little wrapper is a nice touch!

Often times the recipients of my gifts are not 100% sure what they are receiving at first. So it never hurts to spell it out for them.

You can easily use this pattern as a washcloth too. Combines these with a crochet loofah and you’ll have a nice bath gift set to give.

Crochet dishcloth on wood table in woman's hand free pattern.
This bright orange makes me smile!

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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 Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton yarn in the color glowing. This is a #4 medium worsted weight yarn.

Orange textured Dishcloth pattern folded up on table.
Even without the single crochet border the edges are nice and straight!

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 the same yarn 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 crochet tote bag pattern.

Trinity stitch crochet swatch in orange yarn with tutorial.
The trinity stitch is so captivating (and easier than it looks)!

Dishcloths make great gifts

Crocheters love gifting and donating. And summer time is no exception-especially if you have lots of loved ones with summer birthdays!

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

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.

Orange crochet dishcloth folded on with gift tag.
Get the gift tag in my shop.

You can purchase the download pdf to print off at home of the hanging gift tag in the picture in my Etsy shop!

The Stitch

This square crochet dishcloth pattern features the trinity stitch.

The trinity stitch is mostly a sc3tog, or single crochet three together. The thing to remember about this stitch is to always start your next stitch in the same stitch as the last leg of the stitch before.

If that sound totally confusing I understand! I include a photo tutorial and video for how to crochet the stitch.

Crochet dishcloth with texture close up of the corner.

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.


  • I Love This Cotton Yarn a #4 medium weight yarn (100% Cotton, 3.50 oz. / 100 g, 180 yd. / 165 m) color: glowing; 1 ball)
  • 5.5mm US size I-9 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.




  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.




sk-skip the indicated stitch 

sc-single crochet

sl st-slip stitch


yo-yarn over


4”/10cm x 4”/10cm = 13 sts x 10.5 rows of trinity stitch


 This square crochet dishcloth pattern is worked flat in rows. A single crochet border is added around it to finish it.

Check out the Cara Dishcloth if you would like to add a loop for hanging your dishcloth.

Finished Dimensions

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


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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Crochet dishcloth pattern in orange cotton yarn with sunburst texture.

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

Scroll down for the textured Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Trinity stitch crochet swatch in orange yarn with tutorial.

Textured Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

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

Crochet this highly textured crochet dishcloth pattern. The trinity stitch creates a beautiful texture.


  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn, Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton (100% cotton, 3.5 oz/ 100g, 180 yd/ 165m) color: glowing.


  • 5.5m (I) crochet hook, I'm using my Odyssey in white.
  • scissors
  • yarn needle


  1. Ch 30, turn.
  2. Row 1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook,First single crochet.
  3. (Row 1 cont.) insert hook back into same ch, starting here sc3tog,Pull through all loops for crochet trinity stitch.
  4. (Row 1 cont.) *{ch 1, starting in the same st that you just finished: sc3tog} Orange yarn crochet stitch tutorial second one complete.
  5. (Row 1 cont.) Rep from * until 2 chs left, Two chains left in row 1.
  6. (Row 1 cont.) Begin the sc3tog as normal, but do not ch 1, and sc in last st shared with ending sc3tog, turn. Row 1 complete crochet trinity stitch.
  7. Row 2. Ch 1 (does not count), in same st sc,First single crochet in row 2.
  8. Starting in same st as sc: sc3tog,First stitch of second row crochet dishcloth pattern.
  9. *{ch 1, starting in same st: sc3tog} Second stitch in row 2 of crochet dishcloth tutorial.
  10. Rep from * until 2 chs left, Repeat trinity stitches across until last two stitches.
  11. Begin the sc3tog as normal, but do not ch 1, and sc in last st shared with ending sc3tog, turn.Single crochet in last.
  12. Row 3. Ch 1, in same st sc, starting in same st as sc: sc3tog, *{ch 1, starting in same st you just finished: sc3tog} rep from * until 2 chs left, begin the sc3tog as normal, but do not ch 1, and sc in last st shared with ending sc3tog, turn.
  13. Rep Row 3 for 8”/20.3cm (12”/30.5cm), or to your desired length. Do not cut yarn.

    Continue for border from where you are. Ch 1, turn corner and sc evenly along edges, placing 1 sc per row edge and (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner, sl st to first sc.

    If you would like to add a loop for hanging, continue from final corner: ch 10, sl st back to first sc.

    Cut yarn. Weave in ends.

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