Up and Down Dishcloth Free Pattern with Tutorial

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Follow my step-by-step photo tutorial to learn how to crochet this stitch pattern and make the Up and Down Dishcloth. This free pattern includes written instructions in 4 sizes. This simple pattern is created by working single crochet and double crochet stitches.

Up and Down Crochet Dishcloth Free Pattern with Photo Tutorial

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

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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

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Up and Down Dishcloth Free Pattern with Tutorial

Supplies

Difficulty Level

BEGINNER

Finished Size

6 inches by 6 inches
For the 4 inches by 4 inches, 9 inches by 9 inches and 12 inches by 12 inches please scroll to the end of the post!

Gauge

3 sts per inch
2.8 rows per inch

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
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

Stitch Pattern Multiple

Ch a multiple of 2 sts

Notes

  • an alternate sc edging is included at the end of the post

Pattern Instructions

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Up and Down Dishcloth Free Pattern with Tutorial 2

Up and Down Dishcloth

Size: 6 inches x 6 inches

(Sample Shown in images)

R1: (RS): Ch 18. Beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. [17]

Row-1 Up and Down Dishcloth Free Pattern with Tutorial

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st** rep from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st. Ch 1, turn. [17]

Row-2 Up and Down Dishcloth Free Pattern with Tutorial

 

R3: *1 sc in the sc, 1 dc in the dc** rep from * to ** across; ending with 1 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn [17]

Row-3 Up and Down Dishcloth Free Pattern with Tutorial

R4-R17: Rep R3.

The dishcloth measures 6 inches by 6 inches at this point.

EdgingEdging Up and Down Dishcloth Free Pattern with Tutorial

Round 1:

After the final ch 1; turn to work down the side edge. Work 17 sc evenly down the side edge.

Ch 1, turn to work along the bottom edge and work 17 sc evenly across.

Ch 1, turn to work along the side edge and work 17 sc evenly up the side edge.

Ch 1, turn to work along the top edge and work 17 sc evenly across.

side-edge Up and Down Dishcloth Free Pattern with Tutorial

Round 2:

Work 1 sc to the 1st ch1sp in the corner and work the rest of the round as follows:

Ch 2, *1 sc, ch 2* in each sc and in each ch1sp around. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

Free Pattern Up and Down Dishcloth Free Pattern with Tutorial

Optional Sizes

Size: 9 Inches by 9 Inches

R1: (RS): Ch 28. Beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. [27]

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st** rep from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st. Ch 1, turn. [27]

R3: *1 sc in the sc, 1 dc in the dc** rep from * to ** across; ending with 1 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn [27]

R4-R25: Rep R3.

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

 

Size: 12 Inches by 12 Inches

R1: (RS): Ch 38. Beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. [37]

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st** rep from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st. Ch 1, turn. [37]

R3: *1 sc in the sc, 1 dc in the dc** rep from * to ** across; ending with 1 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn [37]

R4-R34: Rep R3.

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

 

Size: 4 Inches by 4 Inches

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

R1: (RS): Ch 12. Beg in 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. [11]

R2: *1 sc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st** rep from * to ** across to the last st. 1 sc in the last st. Ch 1, turn. [11]

R3: *1 sc in the sc, 1 dc in the dc** rep from * to ** across; ending with 1 sc in the last sc, ch 1, turn [11]

R4-R10: Rep R3.

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

Up and Down Dishcloth Free Pattern Oombawka Design Crochet

Alternate 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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2 Comments

  1. I just found your site and am thrilled! Thank you for your easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful picture tutorials on your free patterns. I am going to try to crochet your Up & Down dishcloth. The texture and border look wonderful. If I can master this pattern, I plan to try your other dishcloth patterns.
    Truly appreciate you sharing your knowledge, love of your craft and time with us. I would never learn how to crochet without this type of help.
    Bobbie 🙂

  2. I really like the look of randomness that the combination of the yarn and stitch give. I’m still learning how to work with variegated yarns! This is a perfect stitch for a washcloth too. Thanks for the instructions!