Granny Triangle Dishcloth Pattern and Tutorial

Who says dishcloths need to be square? This week’s Kitchen Crochet Project is the Granny Triangle Dishcloth. You can create this dishcloth to any size by simply repeating the increase rounds and working (3 dc, ch 2) for each ch2sp around the triangle. I made this triangle a smaller size because I often want a smaller sized dishcloth for washing glass cups and mugs (the big ones are just too big!). Plus I have pretty small hands 😉

As an added bonus you can easily make this pattern into a bunting by adding a length of chain stitches between multiple triangles for any special occasion! Or even continue the repeats to make a triangular granny blanket. Lots of options!

The stitch is familiar and easy to remember – a relaxing project to make while watching television, or at the cottage.

Granny Triangle Dishcloth Pattern and Tutorial

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You can also choose to make this in one solid color – or using a variegated yarn!

 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 Triangle Dishcloth and Tutorial

Supplies

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

5.5 inches wide by 5.5 inches tall

Gauge

approximately 3 sets of: (3 dc, ch 1) is equal to 4 inches and 8 rows is 4 inches

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
ch2sp – chain two space
ch3sp – chain three space
dc – double crochet
hdc – half 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

Magic Ring (also known as the magic circle and the adjustable loop)

Invisible Join

Notes

  • sl st does not count as a stitch in the row end count
  • sk all dc stitches unless otherwise specified
  • the pattern is worked in rounds
  • tutorial photos at the end of the post!

Granny Triangle Dishcloth Pattern Instructions

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The photo tutorial is at the bottom so scroll down if you want the visual help too 🙂

Round 1: Using Color A: Create a magic ring and ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). Work 2 dc, ch 3, *3 dc, ch 3**. Rep from * to ** 1 more times. Join with a sl st in the top of the ch 3. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [9 dc, 3 ch3sp]

Round 2: Using Color B: Join with a standing dc in any ch3sp. Work (1 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2) in the same ch3sp. Work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2) in each of the next 2 ch3sp. Work 1 additional dc in the initial ch3sp. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [18 dc, 3 ch2sp, 3 ch3sp]

Round 3: Using Color A: Join with a standing dc in any ch3sp. Work (1 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2) in the same ch3sp. (3 dc, ch 2) in the next ch2sp. *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2) in the next ch3sp. (3 dc, ch 2) in the next ch2sp.**. Rep from * to ** one more time. Work 1 additional dc in the initial ch3sp. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [27 dc, 6 ch2sp, 3 ch3sp]

Round 4: Using Color B: Join with a standing dc in any ch3sp. Work (1 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2) in the same ch3sp. (3 dc, ch 2) in each of the next ch2sp. *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2) in the next ch3sp. (3 dc, ch 2) in each of the next ch2sp.**. Rep from * to ** one more time. Work 1 additional dc in the initial ch3sp. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [36 dc, 9 ch2sp, 3 ch3sp]

Optional Edging: Join yarn (I chose to use Color B) with 1 sc in any ch2sp. Work (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1hdc, 1 sc, ch 1) in the same ch2sp. For each rem ch2sp work: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, ch 1). For each ch3sp (i.e. any of the 3 corners) work: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, ch 1). Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [24 sc, 24 hdc, 18 dc]

Now weave in any ends securely and you are done!


Tutorial Photo Support for Granny Triangle Dishcloth

Round 1: Using Color A: Create a magic ring and ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). Work 2 dc, ch 3, *3 dc, ch 3**. Rep from * to ** 1 more times. Join with a sl st in the top of the ch 3. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [9 dc, 3 ch3sp]

Round 1 Granny Triangle Dishcloth

Round 1 Granny Triangle Square Complete

Round 2: Using Color B: Join with a standing dc in any ch3sp. Work (1 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2) in the same ch3sp. Work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2) in each of the next 2 ch3sp. Work 1 additional dc in the initial ch3sp. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [18 dc, 3 ch2sp, 3 ch3sp]

Round 2 Join Color with Standing DC

R2 Standing Double Crochet Complete

R2 Granny Triangle Dishcloth

R2 Granny Triangle Dishcloth Finishing

R2 Granny Triangle Dishcloth finishing2

R2 Finished Off with Invisible Join

Round 3: Using Color A: Join with a standing dc in any ch3sp. Work (1 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2) in the same ch3sp. (3 dc, ch 2) in the next ch2sp. *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2) in the next ch3sp. (3 dc, ch 2) in the next ch2sp.**. Rep from * to ** one more time. Crochet 1 additional dc in the initial ch3sp. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [27 dc, 6 ch2sp, 3 ch3sp]

This first collage shows you how to do a standing double crochet join.

1.  With a slip knot on your hook, yarn over (hold these 2 loops down with your finger so they do not twist and slide off). Insert the hook into a ch3sp, yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop. You now have 3 loops on your hook.

2.  Yarn over the hook and pull through 2 loops. You now have 2 loops left on the hook.

3.  Yarn over the hook and pull through 2 loops.

4.  Standing double crochet stitch complete.

R3 Granny Triangle Standing Dc Tutorial

The below collage shows you how to make the invisible join at the end of the round.

1.   Work the final double crochet, cut the yarn leaving a yarn tail for making the invisible join and pull through the stitch. Thread the yarn tail on your yarn needle.

2.  Insert the yarn needle under the front and back loop (top of the dc stitch) 2 stitches to the left. Pull the needle and yarn end all the way through.

The pink highlighted stitch is the stitch you will be replacing with the invisible join stitch. The yellow highlighted stitch is the final dc stitch worked in the round. The red highlighted stitch under the yellow one is the loop of the stitch I use to secure my stitch in round 3 (I go under both the back loop and the red highlighted loop).

3.  Insert your needle in between the front and back loop of the last dc stitch worked in the round (the same place the yarn ‘came from’ in image 2 – where the working yarn shown in purple is coming out between the 2 yellow loops) AND under the red loop.

4.  Pull to tighten slowly so you do not make your replacement stitch too tiny. Weave in your ends and you have completed your invisible join.R3 Finishing Collage Granny Triangle Dishcloth Tutorial

Round 3 Complete Granny Triangle Dishcloth

Round 4: Using Color B: Join with a standing dc in any ch3sp. Work (1 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2) in the same ch3sp. (3 dc, ch 2) in each of the next ch2sp. *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 2) in the next ch3sp. (3 dc, ch 2) in each of the next ch2sp.**. Rep from * to ** one more time. Work 1 additional dc in the initial ch3sp. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [36 dc, 9 ch2sp, 3 ch3sp]

Granny Triangle Dishcloth Last round

Optional Edging: Join yarn (I chose to use Color B) with 1 sc in any ch2sp. Work (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1hdc, 1 sc, ch 1) in the same ch2sp. For each rem ch2sp work: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, ch 1). For each ch3sp (i.e. any of the 3 corners) work: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, ch 1). Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [24 sc, 24 hdc, 18 dc]

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Now weave in any ends securely and you are done!


Solid Granny Triangle

The following example was crocheted by following R1-R3. Then a simple edging was worked around the outside. 1 sc in each dc and ch and in each of the 3 corners, (sc, ch 1, sc).

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  1. That is a very cool idea!!! Thanks Elaine 🙂 I had thought about adding a trunk to it but I never thought of doing them in solid colors like those on their blog – now I need to go and browse what else they have on there – I’ve never heard of them before but I’m super intrigued!!