Granny Square Dishcloth Pattern and Tutorial

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It is time to make a granny square dishcloth! I cannot believe I have never shared a tutorial for a granny square before on Oombawka Design! You can easily customize this to other sizes by adding additional rounds!

You can also choose to make color changes at the end of each row by finishing off after the final slip stitch to join and then replacing the “1 sl st in each of the next 2 dc and 1 sl st in the ch3sp” with “join new color with a sl st in any ch3sp.” Super easy to customize and to make to any size you want! Have fun!!

I hope you find this stitch pattern tutorial easy to follow.

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Granny Square Dishcloth Pattern and Tutorial

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Supplies

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

6 inches by 6 inches; plus edging

Gauge

approximately 3 dc = 2 cm, 1 row dc = 2 cm

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
ch1sp – chain one space
ch3sp – chain three space
dc – double crochet
R – row/round
RS – right side (aka as the ‘pretty side’ of your work)
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Working in the Back Bump

Invisible Join

Notes

  • sl st does not count as a stitch in the row end count
  • sk all dc stitches unless otherwise specified

Granny Square Dishcloth Pattern Instructions

Size: 6 inches by 6 inches

R1: Ch 4, beg in 4th ch (Note: the sk 3 ch count as 1 dc) and work (2 dc, ch 3). *In the same ch work: (3 dc, ch 3)**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [12 dc, 4 ch3sp]

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R2: 1 sl st in each of the next 2 dc and 1 sl st in the ch3sp. (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in the ch3sp. *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in the next ch3sp.** Rep from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc, 4 ch3sp, 4 ch1sp]

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R3: 1 sl st in each of the next 2 dc and 1 sl st in the ch3sp. (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in the same ch3sp. (3 dc, ch 1) in the next ch1sp.  *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in the next ch3sp, (3 dc, ch 1) in the next ch1sp**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [36 dc, 4 ch3sp, 8 ch1sp]

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R4: 1 sl st in each of the next 2 dc and 1 sl st in the ch3sp. (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in the same ch3sp.  (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch1sp across. *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in the next ch3sp, (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch1sp across**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [60 dc, 4 ch3sp, 12 ch1sp]

Your square measures 6-inches square at this point.

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Optional Edging

*(3 sc, 3 hdc, 3sc) in the ch3sp, (1 sc, 3 hdc, 1 sc) in each ch1sp across**. Rep from * to ** 4 times, sl st to the initial sc to join. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [56 sc, 60 hdc]

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5 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for your printer friendly tutorial patterns. I absolutely love them!

  2. Hi Jillian, I have tried to find where I might have missed a ch 3 for the corner in the pattern and I cannot find it. Can you please let me know which row? So I can fix it 🙂 If you were meaning the edging round, there is no chain 3 in the edging corner. The photo above the Edging instructions is the final photo for the round preceding the Edging Round (it does have a ch 3 in it). The image for edging follows the written instructions. Hope that helps 🙂 but if there is a mistake can you please respond and let me know so I can fix it 🙂 Thanks! Rhondda

  3. Hi in your written pattern you have missed chain3 at the start of the corner. However, you show it in your pictures.

  4. I’ve made granny-square dishcloths before, but I like the edging you used. I typically just single crochet all along the edge, which makes a sturdy edge, but is much plainer than what you did.