How to make a dishcloth (free crochet pattern)

It was a time to make some new dishcloths as the old ones I used for quite a long time. Since I began to use crocheted dishcloths I don’t want to use anything else. So I thought that it is a good occasion to share with you the pattern I use to make them. I like this pattern because it looks nice and it gives great scrubbiness…
So… you will need about 20 – 30 gr 100% cotton worsted weight yarn. Crochet hook you feel comfortable to work with… and let’s begin:

Row 1: ch 45, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, skip next 2 sts, sc, (ch2, 2 dc in same st as sc, skip next 2 sts, sc) repeat till the end of row, turn

Row 2: ch2, 2 dc in same st as last sc of previous row, (sc in next ch-2 space, ch2, 2 dc in same ch-2 space) repeat till the end of row (last st has to be sc), turn

Repeat Row 2 as many times as you need to make dishcloth in size you prefer to use.
When you finished last row don’t fasten off, but continue to work (ch2, 2 dc in same ch-2 space, sc in next ch-2 space) around the dishcloth to make the edging look nice.
Hope you like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Vita Apala

Hello! I am a designer behind Mon Petit Violon brand. In this little space of mine I share unique, beautiful and inspiring projects and patterns. I am an author and recently my first book "Super Cute crochet for Little Feet" was released in UK, Germany, France, Estonia an other countries! US version is coming out in March. I was born in Riga, Latvia, but currently living in Italy with my husband and our two kids. I truly believe that crochet (and other crafts as well) make the world a better place!

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  1. Came over from Flicker… LOVE the pattern for your dishcloths. I make lots of them to give away as baby gifts, and I'm always looking for a good pattern to use.

  2. Hallo Vita,

    I come from Germany and I like your TWO COLOUR BABY BOOTIES so much. My English has got rusty a little bit. But I learn again.

    Have a nice day, autumnal greetings


  3. I love this stitch I am going to try it! ๐Ÿ™‚
    ~Mippy ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Thank you for posting this! Your instructions were great…this is now my new FAVORITE dishcloth pattern! Thanks again… Debbie

  5. Vita, I really loved making this stitch — easy, fun, and very pretty results — looks more complicated than it really is. But I have a question for you. I made a shorter version of this for a baby washcloth, but I didn’t know how to count multiples well enough to make the starting chain narrower and still end up with the correct reduced number of chains for this lazy shell stitch to work out evenly. Therefore, my cloth came out very wide but short vertically, which was still pretty and useable, but not what I’d hoped it would look like. So, if I wanted to make the starting chain about half as wide the next time, how would I do that evenly for the pattern stitch plus end of row stitches? Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hi there, thanks so much for posting this pattern with images. I’ve made a few attempts at this dishcloth and when I get to rows 3 or 4, the band begins to curve a bit (the initial row is much tighter than the current row I’m working on, thus the curve that should appear straight across). Any suggestions? I thought about using a larger hook for the first 45 chains and then move to a smaller hook, in hopes this would even the dishcloth out. Many thanks!

  7. What are the dimensions of the finished dishcloth?

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