These dishcloths are hands down, the best dish cloths ever. They are so sturdy and they clean just about everything. Throw them in the washer and use them again! Trust me, if you can crochet at all, even if you only know the basics, you can make these! They work so great for gifts!
*If you would like to purchase an inexpensive printable version of this pattern please visit my Etsy shop HERE
**I have also created a slightly larger version of this pattern. If you'd like to try that one please visit by clicking HERE
I also have a "fancier" version of this cloth as well. I use a higher quality yarn and it works a little better as a washcloth instead of a dishcloth. Check that one out by clicking HERE
1 skein of 100% cotton yarn (depending on the size of your ball, you can make a few cloths). Choose your favorite color!
Crochet Hook. Choose your size. I suggest anything from a size H-J. I will be using an I hook.
Stitches Used: Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet and Slip Stitch
*NOTE* The dishcloth will NOT turn out or work right if you don't use a 100% cotton yarn! Trust me on this. Buy the right yarn. You don't want to be washing your dishes with a dishcloth that sheds!
I used Peaches and Creme brand yarn but there is also a super similar option - Lily Sugar 'N Cream Yarn that comes in a HUGE ball so you can make tons of these dishcloths to give to everyone you know! You can find it in the Amazon link below.
So lets get started!
Start with a chain of 25.
(HDC) Half Double Crochet in the 3rd chain from the hook. Continue with HDC to the end (You should have 22 stitches across.
Chain 2 and turn your work. HDC 22 times, Chain 2 and turn your work. Continue until you have 16 rows total. (Do not fasten off!)
This is what your cloth should look like at this point. Hopefully yours looks a little straighter than mine ;)
You are now going to add a single crochet row around all 4 sides of your cloth to give it a little finish.
Start by putting one single crochet in the stitch you are on right now (refer to photo to see where my hook is at). Rotate your cloth so you can crochet down the left side.
Single Crochet in each space down the side. It doesn't have to be exact, just make sure its all even as you go down or your cloth will bunch.
Single crochet 2 at the end of the row (in the corner) I found this gives it a little more square look. If you want it extra square looking, go ahead and put 3 single crochet in each corner.
Rotate your work again and single crochet along the bottom in each chain.
Single crochet 2 in the corner stitch and rotate your work again to single crochet along the right side of the cloth.
Don't forget your 2 single crochets in your corners and rotate to finish the final side of the cloth. Slip stitch to the beginning and fasten off your work. You're done! :)
The finished product!
If you do plan on giving these as gifts, try folding a few together or even rolling and stacking 3 or 4 of them with a bow to hold them in place!
Enjoy and go wash some dishes! :)
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