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Free Pattern: Dishcloth

For my first tutorial, I thought a dishcloth would be a good start. Whenever somebody learns to crochet, the first thing they make is a dishcloth. If this was not the case with you, please let me know in the comments. I would love to hear what the first thing you ever made was!

Right now, making these are also a good way for me to try new yarn, new stitches or new patterns. Then you also end up with something possibly useful afterwards.

Crocheted red dishcloth

Before you start

You’ll need to know how to make chain stitches, single crochet and triple (treble) crochet.
I used worsted weight cotton yarn and an 8mm hook size.
This pattern will work just as well if you use a smaller hook down to 5mm, but it will have less open spaces and be smaller. That might be something you prefer.

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
tc – triple (treble) crochet
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch

Making this dishcloth

This dishcloth has small bumps on the one side for extra “scrubbing power”, and it also creates a nice 3d-effect.

ch 26

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (25 stitches)

Row 2: ch 1, turn. * sc in first st, tc in next st. Repeat from * 12 times across the row. End with sc (25 stitches)

The triple crochet is what causes the bump, and can be popped out on either side of the dishcloth.

Row 3: ch 1, turn. sc in first stitch and across the row (25 stitches)

Row 4-25: Repeat rows 2 and 3 alternatively until you have 25 rows. Don’t fasten off.

Border: Work 23 sc evenly around the edges, working 3 sc in each of the corners. Join with sl st to the first sc.

Crocheted red dishcloth close-up

Let me know if you make some of these, and send pictures. I’d love to see it!

Feel free to make as many dishcloths as you want, and you can also sell them. However, please don’t claim this pattern as your own or reproduce it anywhere else. You’re welcome to link back to this site or pattern.

Have fun!

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