Shouldn’t dishcloths be as beautiful as they are functional? This textured crochet dishcloth pattern delivers dishcloths that receive high marks in both the beauty and functionality categories. Keep reading for the free pattern or purchase an inexpensive PDF version here.
About the Textured Crochet Dishcloth
I feel like it isn’t that often that I can write about an event and know that no matter where you are, you are most likely being affected by the same thing. It’s different than something happening in one part of the world and everyone else hearing about it, isn’t it?
Since many of us are staying safe at home during this time, we are shopping our yarn stashes and searching for projects to use up our scraps. I wanted to design a pattern for those cotton scraps you probably have and what better way to use them than in a beautiful dishcloth?
There’s also a matching kitchen towel that you don’t want to miss!
Yarn used for the Dishcloth
Both sample dishcloths were made with Lily’s Sugar’n Cream yarn which is a Category 4 weight, 100% cotton yarn.
The dishcloths take less than 1.5 oz of yarn each to make a generous 9″ square dishcloth.
You could make every stripe in a different color if you have lots of cotton scraps. Each striped section would take about 0.12 oz of yarn. That isn’t much at all. (Excuse me while I go dig through my stash of yarn balls.)
Stitches used for the Dishcloth
While these gorgeous stitches may look complicated, they are really easy to master and I’ve provided a photo tutorial for the most complex steps.
The stitches that look like they are a star or jasmine stitch are actually a modified half double crochet 3 together with hdc worked in the next row. (You may remember seeing this before in the Courtney Crochet Scarf.) The combo of these stitches makes a complicated looking stitch that uses less yarn than similar stitches.
After working the 4 row repeat that makes up the body of the dishcloth, you’ll finish it off with a simple single crochet border. I like that the border completes the look of the dishcloth without distracting from the beautiful stitches.
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Textured Crochet Dishcloth Free Pattern
US size I/9, 5.5 mm crochet hook
Lily’s Sugar’n Cream (category 4, 71g / 2.5 oz, 109 meters / 120 yards)
- Solid Dishcloth
- 1.48 oz in Ecru
- Striped Dishcloth
- 0.77 oz in Ecru
- 0.71 oz in Griege
Large Eye Yarn Needle – these are my favorite!
FHDC: Foundation half double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
mhdc3tog: modified half double crochet 3 together (see notes)
FLO: front loop only
MC: main color
CC: contrasting color
yo: yarn over
Gauge: 4” x 4” = 14 sts by 11 rows (taken in stitch pattern)
Finished Size: 9” by 9”
To change the size, start your fhdc with a multiple of 2+1.
To start with a chain, ch 30, hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across.
When working the color changes, you can carry the yarn up the sides and hide the carried yarn with the border.
Mhdc3tog: yo, insert hook into the last completed st, pull up a loop, insert hook into the next st, pull up a loop, insert hook into the next st, pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 5 loops on the hook. (See photo tutorial.)
Textured Crochet Dishcloth Pattern Instructions:
Row 1: With MC, FHDC 29, turn
Row 2: Join CC, ch 1, hdc, (mhdc3tog, ch 1) to the end of the row, hdc in last st (the last mhdc3tog will end in the last st of the row and then you will also put a hdc in the last st of the row), turn
Row 3: ch 1, skip hdc, hdc in ch-1, [skip hdc, 2 hdcs in ch-1] 13 times, skip hdc, 2 hdcs in last st, turn
Row 4: Join MC, ch 1, sc in each st, turn (29)
Row 5: ch 1, hdc FLO in each st, turn (29)
Rows 6-21: repeat rows 2-5
Rows 22-24: repeat rows 2-4
Top: ch 1, sc in each st, (29)
Side 1: ch 1(for the corner), place 1 sc at the end of each row and in the space between each row 2 and 3 (30)
Bottom: ch 1 (for the corner), sc in each st (29)
Side 2: ch 1(for the corner), place 1 sc at the end of each row and in the space between each row 2 and 3 (30), join with a sl st to the 1st sc on the top. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Crochet Textured Dishcloth Photo Tutorial
Row 2: hdc in first st,
yo, insert hook into the same st and pull up a loop,
insert hook into the next st and pull up a loop,
insert hook into the next st and pull up a loop,
yo, pull through all 5 loops on the hook,
Continue starting the next mhdc3tog in the last st of the previous mhdc3tog,
to end the row, hdc in the last st of the final mhdc3tog, turn.
Row 3: ch 1, skip the 1st hdc, hdc in ch, (skip hdc, 2 hdc in ch) repeat to end of row placing 2 hdcs in the last hdc of the previous row.
Rows 1, 2 and 3 completed.
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