The Simplest Dishcloth – Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

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This week, for our first dishcloth I have chosen a very simple stitch pattern made up of single crochet stitches. This pattern stitch is easy enough for beginners and very versatile. Great as a wash cloth or face cloth too!

If you would like a 6-inch or 12-inch dishcloth, please scroll to the end of the post. I have included the instructions for these sizes as well! The pattern below is written for a nine inch square dishcloth.

LLANCS Kitchen Edition | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

 

Starting this Thursday we will have a new theme for our Thursday Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch Event. We will be focusing on Kitchen Crochet! Expect to see dishcloths and other kitchen crochet items which are handy to use, great for gift giving and quick and easy projects for you to make!

Quick and Clean, The Simplest Dishcloth

LLANCS Kitchen Crochet Edition | Dishcloth 1 oombawkadesigncrochet.com

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Supplies

Difficulty Level

BEGINNER

Finished Size

9 inches by 9 inches

At the end of the post instructions are included for 4 inch by 4 inch, 6 inch by 6 inch and 12 inch by 12 inch.

Gauge

3.3 sts per inch
3.6 rows per inch

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

ch – chain
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
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

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Invisible Join

Stitch Pattern Multiple

Ch a multiple of 2 sts + 1

The Simplest Dishcloth Pattern Instructions

Size: 9 inches x 9 inches

(Sample Shown in images)

R1: Ch 31, sc in second ch from the hook and in each rem ch (Note: sc in the back bump of the chain stitches see images below) ; ch 1, turn. [30]

R2: (RS) Sk first st, 2 sc in next sc, *sk next sc, 2 sc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** across, ch 1, turn [30]

R3-R33: Rep R2, finish off using an invisible join and weave in ends.

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R1: Chain 31…

Ch 31 | Kitchen Crochet | LLANCS

…sc in second chain from the hook and in each remaining chain; chain 1, turn.

work in the back bump | Kitchen Crochet | LLANCS | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

Kitchen Crochet | LLANCS | sc in each ch across | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

 

R2: Skip the first stitch, 2 sc in next sc…

Sk the first st | Kitchen Crochet | LLANCS | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

…*skip the next sc, 2 sc in next sc**. Repeat from * to ** across, ch 1, turn

Kitchen Crochet | LLANCS | Row 2 | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

R3-R33: Rep R2, finish off and weave in ends.

Kitchen Crochet | Finished Dishcloth | LLANCS

 

3 Additional Sizes

The Simplest Crochet Dishcloth

Size: 12 inches by 12 inches

R1: Ch 41, sc in second ch from the hook and in each rem ch; ch 1, turn. [40]

R2: (RS) Sk first st, 2 sc in next sc, *sk next sc, 2 sc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** across, ch 1, turn [40]

R3-R43: Rep R2, finish off and weave in ends.

Size: 6 inches by 6 inches

R1: Ch 21, sc in second ch from the hook and in each rem ch; ch 1, turn. [20]

R2: (RS) Sk first st, 2 sc in next sc, *sk next sc, 2 sc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** across, ch 1, turn [20]

R3-R22: Rep R2, finish off and weave in ends.

The Simplest Dishcloth Pattern Oombawka Design Crochet

Size: 4 inches by 4 inches

This size only uses a 5 mm (H) Orange Osage Hook

R1: Ch 13, sc in second ch from the hook and in each rem ch; ch 1, turn. [12]

R2: (RS) Sk first st, 2 sc in next sc, *sk next sc, 2 sc in next sc**. Rep from * to ** across, ch 1, turn [12]

R3-R12: Rep R2, finish off and weave in ends.

 

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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10 Comments

  1. Thank you Melinda 🙂 I’m happy you like the stitch pattern! and I have to admit I love dishcloths too – I love being able to crochet simple projects I can use, or I can give as gifts 🙂 Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  2. Hi Suzy! RS is right side – so the side facing you is the ‘good’ side of your project that should be facing outwards when you are finished. This would be important for things like an edging round – so you would know which side should be facing you when you join your yarn to edge the piece. Hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda

  3. Hi, I am new to crochet & I have one question. On r2, (RS) Sk first st, What does RS mean??
    thanks for helping
    suzy

  4. I love this pattern. I have made dishcloths for friends for many years they are always enjoyed. this will be a new pattern to share with them. thank you.

  5. Hi Sheryl! I’m happy to help 🙂 I’m glad the post helped you find the back bump of the starting chain 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  6. Very welcome Marlene 🙂 I love working with cotton yarn so it is a fun switch for me too! Plus they make great usable gifts! Have a great week, Rhondda

  7. I love the learn a new stitch series. I have made the dishcloth and I enlarged it to a dishtowel size. Thank you for the wonderful Kitchen patterns.

  8. Well hello there. I felt like I was stupod because I couyld not figure out where the back top of the stitch was. Hmm you made it very plain today and Thankyou. I really appreciate this getting into my brain. neat pattern and will be looking forward to more dishcloths patterns