Dishcloth pattern

If you are new to crochet or would like to learn how to crochet, making a dishcloth is a great way to start. It’s small, doesn’t require a lot of supplies and can be any size. It’s not like a garment that won’t fit if you make a bit too big or small. I really like the texture of the stitches used here,  it’s in a lot of my patterns including my mug cozy (may post that pattern in the future) my flowered baby beanie, and a baby blanket(available as a free download on Ravelry).

Here we go…

Skill level: Easy


  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • sk – skip


  • Cotton worsted weight yarn – 50g
  • Crochet hook – Size I/5.00mm
  • Blunt needle

Gauge: Not important

Finished measurements: 8″ x 9″ (approximate, will depend on your tension but not important)

Ch 30.

Row 1 1sc 1dc in second ch from hook, *sk next ch, 1sc 1dc in next ch. Repeat from * to end of row. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2 *Sk 1st st, 1 sc 1dc in next st, repeat from * to end of row. Ch1 and turn.

Repeat Row 2 until work measures 8″ from beginning.

Work 1 round of sc evenly around entire cloth, working 3 sc in the corners.

Fasten off and weave in ends. That’s it!!

If you have no inclination to crochet, but would like a set of these cute dishcloths, you can purchase them in my Brooklin Girl shop.

I also have additional patterns for sale in right here on my blog (look over there on the right hand side), and in my Bubblegirl shop.

Let me know how it goes, I’d love to hear from you :)

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37 Responses to Dishcloth pattern

  1. Brenda B. says:

    I just printed your pattern out and want to try this~! It looks lovely.. I need a small project to work on in the car today and Sunday while taking a 5 hr. trip each way.. Thanks!! Looking forward to your pattern for your coffee cup cozy too..

  2. tara says:

    Pretty dishcloths, Lisa. I have a strange relationship with crochet in that I can crochet stuffies but I cannot seem to crochet flat. These are so pretty that I think I’ll have to give it another try.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Hi I love the color and pattern of these dishcloths. Can you tell me what brand of yarn you used? I am to definitely going to try to make these.

  4. minnie says:

    Hi there Lisa, I found this pattern on Pinterest and I have made the most beautiful Christmas gifts. i doubled the number of stitches and used 100% cotton yarn and it has been a most successful endeavour. Thank you

  5. kathy eichholz says:

    what size is the needle my are by letter example cdefghij

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Kathy,

      You’ll need a size I(i) crochet hook to achieve the same size as my dishcloths. But any medium sized hood will do :)

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  8. Andrea says:

    This is my first dishcloth that I have attempted. For some reason the top ended up wider then the bottom. Any idea what I did wrong?

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Andrea,

      Not sure what happened, but you may have worked into a stitch instead of skipping it and accidentally increased the number of stitches, making the dishcloth wider after that point.

  9. Brittany A says:

    Thank you very much for this! I am new to crochet, and have a ton of pregnant friends. Most of the baby blankets I like are either too complicated, or to “holey”. I have a daughter, myself, and she would always feel cold if I used our crochet blanket with a bunch of holes in it. This looks thick enough, and still light enough, to keep a baby snug and not too hot or cold. Again, thank you! Can’t wait to try this.

  10. Megan miller says:

    For row 2 and on, it says skip 1st st, which stitch am I starting in (how many in from my hook?)

  11. Kathy says:

    I am making your dishclothes. They look a little different from yours. Wondering if I need to chain 1 after I finish each row. Since the directions don’t state it.

  12. Kim says:

    I love this pattern! Thanks for making it available. Do you have anything similar in a circular version? I can’t figure out how to increase this stitch.

  13. BloominLotus says:

    Hi! I really like your pattern! Is it okay to sell finished pieces using this pattern? Thank you!

  14. jan says:

    I am confused, pattern does not say to chain 1 after row 2, yet you told Megan to chain 1 and turn. I am beginner and love the texture of the cloth, just cant seem to get the ends correct HELP

  15. scrunchyy says:

    This is beautiful!

  16. Merri Blackwell says:

    My name is Merri. I have been trying to purchase your pattern for the Dreams Baby Blanket. Your site will not let me use a credit card. I really want this pattern. Can you please tell me how to purchase this item?

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Merri,

      When you click the link for the pattern, you will be redirected to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, there should be instructions on how to pay with a credit card.

  17. Linda Kissel says:

    Hi Lisa , Im new to crocheting so i was wondering what a blunt needle is? Thank you !

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  20. MIndi says:

    This is my new favorite dishcloth pattern. I have made two today, one for me and one for a Christmas gift. :)

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  22. Rebekah Moseley says:

    I love this pattern. I am new to crocheting, and this pattern is easy to read and understand. Now I am able to get to work making them as Christmas gifts. Thanks!!

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  25. mary says:

    When working the sc edging around the dishcloth/cozy do the rows count as dc rows (needing two stitches per row) or sc stitches (needing only 1 stitch per row)?

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