Written by: Hannah Kimmel
I was first introduced to crochet dishcloths by my sister-in-law. She gave them to me for Christmas and I didn’t know what they were. After she explained it to me, they sat in my kitchen drawer for a long time because I thought they were too beautiful to use.
Finally, after many months, my other sister-in-law convinced me to give them a try. She said she far preferred the crocheted dishcloths to the store-bought rags. I gave in and used one to wash my dishes. I’ve been hooked ever since!!
I eventually learned how to make my own. The whole family loves them, and it’s always fun to get a new favorite color. The cotton yarn washes up well, and it usually retains its shape after washing and drying.
I’m going to share my favorite pattern below. I’ve probably sold over a hundred of these locally, and I’ve had a lot of good feedback on them!
I’d love for you and your friends and family to enjoy them as well, so here’s the free crochet dishcloth pattern for you to use.
1 skein of cotton yarn (any color you choose).
Size H(5mm) crochet hook.
Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends).
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
st = stitch
sk = skip
Row 1: sc across. (32 st) Ch. 2, Turn
Row 2: (Ch. 2 counts as first st) hdc in first st from hook. Sk 1st, *2 hdc in next stitch, Sk 1st.,* repeat from * across row, 2 hdc in last st.
Ch. 2, Turn.
Repeat until desired the length.
Ch. 1, Turn.
Final Row: sc across all stitches. Close off. Weave in ends.
And there you have it! One lovely dishcloth (or washcloth!) that you and your loved ones will cherish!
This is the first time I’ve written out a pattern, so please feel free to leave any comments if you have any questions. I’m more than happy to answer them! -H