Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Easy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Free Dishcloth Pattern for Crocheters

Need a quick & easy gift? These crocheted dishcloths are perfect!

free dishcloth pattern for crochet by the funky felter

If you are in need of a holiday, housewarming or birthday gift, these crocheted dishcloths are seriously perfect. They are quick and easy to whip up several at once. Then stack them and tie with a pretty bow - that's it! You're done! 

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These are a favorite of my mom. She's quite a practical woman too and loves how well they wear over time as she uses them in the kitchen and washes them. The crocheted dishcloths are not just for looks. They really last and work well for cleaning up messes, spills and even pots and pans in your kitchen. See below for the full free crochet pattern on these dishcloths. 


Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn
Size J/10 (6mm) Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle & Scissors


I prefer cotton yarn for these, but you could substitute a worsted weight yarn or your yarn scraps of similar weight. I personally like how the cotton wears and doesn't stretch out too badly over many uses and washing multiple times. My mom and I have had some of our cotton yarn dishcloths for years and years and years - and are still using them daily!


Finished size: about 8-1/2 inches square with edging

Ch 22
Row 1: 1 sc and 1 dc in 2nd ch from hk, [sk next ch, 1 sc and 1 dc in next ch] repeat to end of row, ch 1 and turn.
Row 2: [sk st, 1 sc and 1 dc in next st] repeat to end of row, ch 1 and turn.
Row 3 and beyond: Repeat Row 2 until crocheted dishcloth length measures about 7-1/2 inches (or your prefered length).
Handle: At end of last row, ch 15 and sl st to attach at corner base for a loop handle. (I like hanging my dishcloths on hooks in my kitchen. You can skip this if you like.)
Edging: Work a hdc in each st around edge of the crocheted dishcloth. For the corners, you can either simply work 3 hdc in each corner st OR work a pattern of 2 hdc, then 3 hdc, then 2 hdc in each of the 3 corner sts for a more rounded edge. (I personally prefer the 2/3/2 stitch pattern around corners, but it looks good either way.) 
Finishing: Then sc in each ch st around the loop handle joining with a sl st at base. Tie off and weave in ends.

Note: This is a version of the double crochet grit stitch. There are quite a few variations of this crochet stitch pattern online. Its textured surface works well for dishcloths, hand towels and other utilitarian items.

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easy free crocheted dishcloth pattern for gifts by the funky felter

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