After writing my first dishcloth crochet pattern, I can’t seem to stop looking for great textured crochet stitches for future washcloths/dishcloths.
Last week, I got stuck on the border of this baby blanket. At one point, my blanket had a different border on each corner. What can I say? I was overanalyzing.
I needed to step back from that project and work on something quick and relaxing. As a break, I designed this dishcloth/washcloth crochet pattern.
It was just the break I needed.
Of course, I had to write out the pattern and share it with you.
Here’s the Textured Dishcloth Crochet Pattern:
- I/9 (5.5) Crochet Hook – if you crochet loosely, consider going down a hook size.
- 1 Skein of Cotton Yarn or Cotton Blend Yarn (Find out the best yarn for dishcloths)
- I used the following yarns.
- Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton – Rosy
- Paintbox Cotton Aran – Light Caramel & Paper White
- If you’d like to use a different brand of yarn, you’ll need approximately 90 yards.
- Tapestry Needle & Scissors
- Finished dishcloth measures approximately 8”x8” as written. Instructions for adjusting the size are given at the end of the pattern.
- Pattern is worked through back and front loops. See the video linked below if you are unfamiliar with this.
- You will not be working into the turning chain.
- For detailed instructions on how to create the stitch used throughout this dishcloth, please watch this YouTube video.
- Cluster Stitch: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop. Pull through two loops. Yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, pull up a loop. Pull through 2 loops. Pull through 3 loops.
Row 1: cluster in the third chain, *dc in the next stitch, cluster in the next stitch* across to the last stitch. Remember, you will not be working into the top of the chain. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: cluster in the back loop of the first stitch, *dc in the front loop of the next stitch, cluster in the back loop of the next stitch* across to the last stitch. Remember, you will not be working into the top of the turning chain. Ch 2, turn.
Continue repeating row 2 for a total of 16 rows. At the end of the last row, do not finish off. Continue to the border.
Single crochet evenly around the entire dishcloth. Work 3 sc stitches into each corner.
Adjusting the Size:
If you would like to adjust the size of this dishcloth/washcloth, simply chain any odd number. Then, work rows until your pattern is a square.
Most dishcloths are somewhere between 8” and 9” wide.
You can make also make a pretty crochet blanket using this stitch. That crochet pattern is available here.