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Easy Crochet Dishcloth

 

If you are looking for a quick and easy dishcloth crochet pattern, look no further! This is a great beginner project, or even a project for more experienced crocheters because it can be completed quickly between other projects. I love the texture that the variegated yarn adds to this project, but they would look great in a solid color as well!

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Materials:

  • Cotton worsted-weight yarn – I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton yarn. The pink/purple/blue/white dishcloth is made in the “Purple Perk Ombre” color. The green/blue/yellow/white dishcloth is made in the “Mod Ombre” color.
  • 5.0 mm (H8) crochet hook (I recently upgraded my hooks to the the Clover Amour hooks and I love how they move so smoothly through the yarn! My fingers are also so much happier now. They would get sore after long crochet sessions with my metal handle hooks).
  • Yarn needle

Stitches Used:

Ch – Chain

SC – Single Crochet

The Pattern:

Start by chaining 26 stitches.

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each stitch across (25), ch 1, turn

Row 2: SC in 1st stitch and each across (25), ch 1, turn.  Repeat this row until you have made a square.

You will know you have made a square when it folds in half diagonally and it forms a perfect triangle.

When you have completed the last row, you can fasten off and weave in the ends, or you can crochet a border around your dishcloth.

If you are doing a border, after your last row is finished, ch 1, turn, and continue to SC around the outside of your square dishcloth. Place 1 SC in each stitch and 3 SC stitches in each corner.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

You’re all finished!! Great work!!

 

If you are new to crochet, your dishcloth may not have turned out just the way you wanted it to, or maybe you spend more time pulling out your stitches than actually making them. THAT’S OK! Everyone starts out somewhere and if you stick with it, you’ll catch on and see your skills improving with each project you make.

Here is a picture of my first ever crochet dishcloth (made 4 years ago) compared to my newer ones. The work in progress is my most recent one. You can see that my first one is quite “wonky” looking, not quite square, and is rippled because my stitch counts are off. I remember pulling it out a million times and re-doing rows, trying to made it somewhat square. The next ones are much better, especially my most recent one. It’s interesting to hang on to your first crochet projects and comparing them down the road when you have much more experience and confidence in your skills.

If you have any questions or comments about this pattern, please get in touch with me by commenting below, emailing me, or messaging me on my Facebook page.

 

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