This quick and easy crochet dishcloth pattern can be used in your kitchen or as a washcloth. The pattern is beginner-friendly and uses a simple stitch.
A simple one-row repeat and a single crochet border are all it takes to make these beautiful dishcloths. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn to make these easy crochet dishcloths.
You can make a stack of them in multiple colors all in one day. Dishcloths are so relaxing and perfect for you when you are bored with big projects like blankets and cardigans that take days to complete.
Crochet dishcloths are my favorite items to gift. Everyone wants them and never gets tired of getting new ones.
Easy Crochet Dishcloth
- Any worsted weight cotton yarn. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in colors Camomile, Coral Rose, and Jute.
- J (6mm)hook for the foundation chain and an H(5mm) hook for the rest of the dishcloth.
- Yarn needle to weave in the ends.
The finished dishcloth is 8-1/4 inches wide and 8-1/2 inches long.
The initial chain can be adjusted to make the dishcloth smaller or bigger.
It takes around 65 yards of yarn to make one dishcloth.
The pattern is written in standard US crochet terms.
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
sc2tog: Insert your hook into the next ch-2 space and pull up a loop, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, YO, and pull through all the 3 loops on your hook.
Gauge is not crucial. Just start working your dishcloth from the pattern and if it seems too narrow, switch to the next size hook.
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Easy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
A bigger hook is used only for the foundation chain.
With the bigger 6mm hook, Ch 25. You can chain any multiple of 3 + 1 to start.
Row 1: Switch to the smaller H(5mm) hook. (1 dc, ch 2, sc) into the 4th ch from hook, * sk next 2 chs, (2 dc , ch 2, 1 sc) in next ch, repeat from * to end. Turn. (8 pattern repeats)
Note: In the next row, the sc of the last pattern repeat is not worked into the ch-2 space but into the top of the turning ch-3. This will make sure your dishcloth has a cleaner edge.
Row 2: Ch 3( counts as a dc here and throughout), (1 dc, ch 2, sc) into the first ch-2 space, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 space across until just one ch-2 space is left, (2dc, ch 2) in the last ch-2 space, 1 sc on top of beginning ch-3. Turn. (8 pattern repeats)
Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 14 Rows and work the leveling row below.
Leveling Row: Continue with your working yarn, ch 1, 1 sc in first st, sc2tog across next ch-2 space and next st, *(1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog across next ch-2 space and next st), repeat from * to end, (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) on top of beginning ch, pivot your work to start working border along the left edge of your dishcloth.
Border for Easy Crochet Dishcloth
Round 1: Distribute sc sts along the left edge until you hit the next corner, work (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner, continue working sc sts along the foundation chain side to the next corner, work (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner, work sc sts along the right edge all the way up to the next corner.
Work (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner, 1 sc in the next st (first st of leveling row), 1 sc in each st across to next corner, (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner.
Note: In the next round you will have actual sts to work into.
Round 2: Repeat Round 1 above and after (sc, ch 1, sc) in the last corner, sl st to next st. Fasten off.
Finishing the Easy Crochet Dishcloth
Weave in any tails left.
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