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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.

two textured crochet dishcloths laying flat

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?

2 crochet dishcloths one folded and with striped laying on top of a cream dishcloth

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.

two crochet washcloths folded and stacked with a bar of soap on the top

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.

close up of texture crochet stitches in dishcloth

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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pin image showing different examples of textured crochet dishcloths

Purchase an ad-free, printable PDF of the crochet pattern right here or save and purchase the matching dishcloth and kitchen towel together.

Textured Crochet Dishcloth Free Pattern

Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:                            

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!

Abbreviations:

ch(s): chain(s)
FHDC: Foundation half double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
mhdc3tog: modified half double crochet 3 together (see notes)
st(s): stitch(es)
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”

Notes:

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.)

2 crochet textured dishcloths with a bar of soap

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

Border

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,

how to mhdc3tog showing step by step with hook and yarn

yo, insert hook into the same st and pull up a loop,

how to mhdc3tog showing step by step with hook and yarn

insert hook into the next st and pull up a loop,

how to mhdc3tog showing step by step with hook and yarn

insert hook into the next st and pull up a loop,

how to mhdc3tog showing step by step with hook and yarn

yo, pull through all 5 loops on the hook,

how to mhdc3tog showing step by step with hook and yarn

ch 1.

how to mhdc3tog showing step by step with hook and yarn

Continue starting the next mhdc3tog in the last st of the previous mhdc3tog,

how to mhdc3tog showing step by step with hook and yarn

to end the row, hdc in the last st of the final mhdc3tog, turn.

how to mhdc3tog showing step by step with hook and yarn

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.

how to mhdc3tog showing step by step with hook and yarn

Rows 1, 2 and 3 completed.

how to mhdc3tog showing step by step with hook and yarn

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