This beginner crochet dishcloth pattern gives you two options on how to make this; a solid color, or a simple three-color striped pattern. Either way, the only stitch this pattern calls for is the single crochet. Both dishcloths are finished off with a simple single crochet edging.
The first option is designed for the absolute crochet beginner, meaning that you can make this your very first crochet project.
The second option is for a striped dishcloth, which requires you to know how to make simple color changes at the end of each round. I chose three colors and changed my yarn at the end of each row. This way, you always have one strand of loose yarn on each side of your work making it easy to grab the next color. All colors are worked in sequence and you don’t have to worry about weaving in a million loose ends. How cool is that?
Beginner Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter, 100% Cotton #4
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
Finished Size: 7″ by 7″ for the plain, and 7.5″ by 7.5″ for the striped version.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Sc = Single Crochet
Solid Color Beginner Dishcloth
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Turn. [20 sc]
Rows 2-24: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [20 sc]
Edging: Ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc in each corner; join with slip stitch in first sc. Fasten Off.
Striped Dishcloth for Advanced Beginners
For the striped version I added two extra rows to accommodate the color sequence, thus to keep it square, I increased the width as well. Aside from that, I used the same yarn and hook size.
The finished size for the striped dishcloth is approximately 7.5″ by 7.5″.
Choose any three colors that you like, but I chose the following:
CA = Light Yellow
CB = Pink
CC = Green
Color is changed after each row, at the last step of last stitch made in each row.
Unused yarn is carried up at each row to avoid loose ends.
Striped Dishcloth Instructions
With CA, Ch 23,
Row 1: With CA, sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across, changing to CB at last step in last sc. Turn. [22 sc]
Row 2: With CB, ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across, changing to CC at last step in last sc. Turn. [22 sc]
Row 3: With CC, ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across, changing to CA at last step in last sc. Turn. [22 sc]
Row 4: With CA, ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across, changing to CB at last step in last sc. Turn. [22 sc]
Rows 5-26: Rep rows 2-4 consecutively, ending last rep with CB and changing to CC at last step in last sc. Turn and continue with edging.
Edging: With CC, Ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc in each corner; join with slip stitch in first sc. Fasten Off.
This pattern is also available at Ravelry.
And be sure to check out the rest of the dishcloth pattern collection here: Free Dishcloth Crochet Patterns