Reversible Dishcloth Crochet Tutorial and Free Pattern

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Today I have a pretty, reversible crochet stitch pattern for you to try! This project is worked in 2 colors of yarn and uses only single crochet and double crochet stitches. The stitch is reversible and will make lovely baby blankets, afghans, dishcloths and washcloths.

Reversible Dishcloth | Lets Learn a New Crochet Stitch Pattern Kitchen Crochet Edition 10

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Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch Pattern: Kitchen Crochet Edition!

KITCHEN CROCHET THURSDAYS

Here are links to our last 4 posts (just to make it super easy for you!)

  1. The Simplest Crochet Dishcloth
  2. Ribbed Half Double Crochet Dishcloth
  3. Forked Half Double Crochet Dishcloth
  4. Very Basic Dishcloth
  5. Up and Down Dishcloth
  6. Linen Stitch Crochet Dishcloth
  7. Ribbed Single Crochet Stitch Dishcloth
  8. Very Merry Scrubby Dishcloth
  9. Seed Stitch Tutorial and Dishcloth

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Supplies

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

6 inches by 6 inches
For the 9 inches by 9 inches, 12 inches by 12 inches and optional edging instructions, please scroll to the end of the post!

A 4 inch by 4 inch square has been added to the end of the post. To crochet this square you need a 5 mm (H) hook. I used a 5 mm (H) Orange Osage Hook.

Gauge

approximately 16 sts in 4 inches; 13 rows in 4 inches

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
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

Invisible Join

Alternate Ways to Work into the Starting Chain (back bump)

Stitch Pattern Multiple

Ch a multiple of 3 sts + 1 (+3 for the starting ch)

Reversible Dishcloth Pattern and Photo Tutorial

Reversible Dishcloth Pattern Instructions

Size: 6 Inch by 6 Inch Square

Note: For best results work in the back bump of the starting chain for this project.

R1: Ch 22, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook (the sk 3 chs count as 1 dc). 1 dc in the next ch. *Ch 2, sk 2 chs, 2 dc in the next ch**. Rep from * to ** across until you have 5 chs remaining. Ch 2, sk 2 chs, 1 dc in each of the last 3 chs; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn. [14 dc and 5 ch2sp]

Row 1 Reversible Dishcloth Pattern and Photo Tutorial

R2: Ch 1, 1  sc in each of the next 3 sts. Working behind the ch 2 of the previous row, 1 dc in each of the 2 skipped chs (immediately below the ch 2).

Row 2 Reversible Dishcloth Pattern and Photo Tutorial

*1 sc in each of the next 2 dc. Working behind the ch 2 of the prev row, 1 dc in each of the 2 sk chs (immediately below the ch 2). ** Rep from * to ** across to the last 3 dc. 1 sc in each of last 3 dc; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [24]

Row 2 complete - Reversible Dishcloth Pattern and Photo Tutorial

R3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and a ch 2). *Sk the next 2 sc. 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc; ch 2. ** Rep from * to ** across to the last 3 sc. Sk 2 sc. Work 1 dc in the last sc; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [12 dc and 6 ch2sp]

Row 3 Reversible Dishcloth Pattern and Photo Tutorial

R4: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first dc. *Working behind the ch 2 of the prev row, 1 dc in each of the 2 sc (immediately below the ch 2). 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc**. Rep from * to ** across ending with 1 dc in each of the last 2 sc (working behind the ch 2). 1 sc in the 3rd ch of the turning ch; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [24]

Row 4 Reversible Dishcloth Pattern and Photo Tutorial

R5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 2, sk 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 3 sts. 1 dc in each of the last 3 sts; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [14 dc and 5 ch2sp]

Row 5 Reversible Dishcloth Pattern and Photo Tutorial

Rep R2 to R5: 3 more times.

R18: Rep R2 one more time.

R19: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across. [24]

Proceed to edging instructions at the end of this post.

Front

Reversible Dishcloth Pattern and Photo Tutorial

Back

Reversible Dishcloth Pattern and Photo Tutorial back

Additional Sizes

Size: 9 inches by 9 inches

Note: For best results work in the back bump of the starting chain for this project.

R1: Ch 37, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook (the sk 3 chs count as 1 dc). 1 dc in the next ch. *Ch 2, sk 2 chs, 2 dc in the next ch**. Rep from * to ** across until you have 5 chs remaining. Ch 2, sk 2 chs, 1 dc in each of the last 3 chs; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn. [24 dc and 10 ch2sp]

R2: Ch 1, 1  sc in each of the next 3 sts. Working behind the ch 2 of the previous row, 1 dc in each of the 2 skipped chs (immediately below the ch 2). *1 sc in each of the next 2 dc. Working behind the ch 2 of the prev row, 1 dc in each of the 2 sk chs (immediately below the ch 2). ** Rep from * to ** across to the last 3 dc. 1 sc in each of last 3 dc; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [44]

R3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and a ch 2). *Sk the next 2 sc. 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc; ch 2. ** Rep from * to ** across to the last 3 sc. Sk 2 sc. Work 1 dc in the last sc; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [22 dc and 11 ch2sp]

R4: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first dc. *Working behind the ch 2 of the prev row, 1 dc in each of the 2 sc (immediately below the ch 2). 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc**. Rep from * to ** across ending with 1 dc in each of the last 2 sc (working behind the ch 2). 1 sc in the 3rd ch of the turning ch; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [44]

R5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 2, sk 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 3 sts. 1 dc in each of the last 3 sts; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [24 dc and 10 ch2sp]

Rep R2 to R5: 5 more times.

Rep R2 to R4: 1 more time. [44]

Proceed to edging instructions at the end of this post.

Size: 12 inches by 12 inches

R1: Ch 49, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook (the sk 3 chs count as 1 dc). 1 dc in the next ch. *Ch 2, sk 2 chs, 2 dc in the next ch**. Rep from * to ** across until you have 5 chs remaining. Ch 2, sk 2 chs, 1 dc in each of the last 3 chs; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn. [32 dc and 14 ch2sp]

R2: Ch 1, 1  sc in each of the next 3 sts. Working behind the ch 2 of the previous row, 1 dc in each of the 2 skipped chs (immediately below the ch 2). *1 sc in each of the next 2 dc. Working behind the ch 2 of the prev row, 1 dc in each of the 2 sk chs (immediately below the ch 2). ** Rep from * to ** across to the last 3 dc. 1 sc in each of last 3 dc; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [60]

R3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and a ch 2). *Sk the next 2 sc. 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc; ch 2. ** Rep from * to ** across to the last 3 sc. Sk 2 sc. Work 1 dc in the last sc; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [30 dc and 15 ch2sp]

R4: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first dc. *Working behind the ch 2 of the prev row, 1 dc in each of the 2 sc (immediately below the ch 2). 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc**. Rep from * to ** across ending with 1 dc in each of the last 2 sc (working behind the ch 2). 1 sc in the 3rd ch of the turning ch; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [60]

R5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 2, sk 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 3 sts. 1 dc in each of the last 3 sts; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [32 dc and 14 ch2sp]

Rep R2 to R5: 8 more times.

R38: Rep R2 one more time.

R39: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across. [60]

Proceed to edging instructions at the end of this post.

Size: 4 inches by 4 inches

Reversible Stitch Pattern Dishcloth Oombawka Design

R1: Ch 13, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook (the sk 3 chs count as 1 dc). 1 dc in the next ch. *Ch 2, sk 2 chs, 2 dc in the next ch**. Rep from * to ** across until you have 5 chs remaining. Ch 2, sk 2 chs, 1 dc in each of the last 3 chs; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn. [8 dc and 2 ch2sp]

R2: Ch 1, 1  sc in each of the next 3 sts. Working behind the ch 2 of the previous row, 1 dc in each of the 2 skipped chs (immediately below the ch 2). *1 sc in each of the next 2 dc. Working behind the ch 2 of the prev row, 1 dc in each of the 2 sk chs (immediately below the ch 2). ** Rep from * to ** across to the last 3 dc. 1 sc in each of last 3 dc; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [12]

R3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and a ch 2). *Sk the next 2 sc. 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc; ch 2. ** Rep from * to ** across to the last 3 sc. Sk 2 sc. Work 1 dc in the last sc; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [6 dc and 3 ch2sp]

R4: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first dc. *Working behind the ch 2 of the prev row, 1 dc in each of the 2 sc (immediately below the ch 2). 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc**. Rep from * to ** across ending with 1 dc in each of the last 2 sc (working behind the ch 2). 1 sc in the 3rd ch of the turning ch; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [12]

R5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 2, sk 2 sc**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 3 sts. 1 dc in each of the last 3 sts; changing color on the last yarn over of the last st. Turn [8 dc and 2 ch2sp]

Rep R2 to R5: 1 more times.

R10: Rep R2 [12]

Proceed to edging instructions.

Optional Edging

Work 1 sc in each st and each row end and in each corner work: 1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

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