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Bouncy Bubbly Crochet Pattern for a Dishcloth

Here is the “bouncy bubbly” crochet pattern for a dishcloth to go with this Bouncy Bubbly Kitchen Towel. The pattern is for a smaller dishcloth, but you could easily increase the size and crochet up a placemat or even a kitchen rug.

The texture of the dishcloth makes this for a natural dish scrubbie. It’s a solid texture, which means it will take longer to dry after using. So make sure to hang it up after each use to prevent any foul smells from occurring.

Make a bunch for your kitchen and bathroom, as well as a bunch to go in with your handmade gift baskets! It’s perfect not only for gifting, but for cleaning up your yarn stash as well.

Bouncy Bubbly Crochet Pattern for Dishcloth
Bouncy Bubbly Crochet Pattern for Dishcloth

The Yarn

I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, a medium worsted weight cotton yarn. It’s durable and perfect for washing and scrubbing even the toughest dishes.

Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream is a good substitute, but Red Heart, Lion Brand and other yarn companies also sell great dishcloth cottons.

The reason for cotton yarn is that it is much more durable that acrylics and other yarns.

The Stitch Pattern

The bead stitch is made by inserting your crochet hook into the previous row, You pull up a loop and then make a few chains through the first loop before pulling through both loops to secure the stitch.

It is fairly easy to make and it forms little bead-like textures on the fabric. I combined the bead stitch with rows of single crochets and chain one spaces to help keep the fabric loose.

I find the stitch a bit tedious to make, but the final result is well worth it!

Bead Stitch

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Bouncy Bubbly – Crochet Pattern for a Dishcloth

This dishcloth has a lot of scrubbing action, making it great for the toughest dishes.
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Materials

  • Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% Cotton; 1.75 oz/50g; 80yds/73m) 1 ball.
  • Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Measurements

  • Gauge: 10 sts = 3"
  • Finished Size: 7" by 7"

Abbreviations

  • Bead St = Bead Stitch
  • Bl/bls = Back Loop/Back Loops
  • Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
  • FO = Fasten Off
  • Hk = Hook
  • Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
  • Rep = Repeat
  • RS = Right Side
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sl St = Slip Stitch
  • Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
  • St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
  • WS = Wrong Side
  • YO = Yarn Over

Special Stitch Instructions

  • Bead Stitch: Insert hk into indicated st, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through one lp on hk) twice, yo and pull through both lps on hk. When you work into the next stitch make sure the bobble is facing the right side.

Notes

  • Ch-1 made at end of row counts as turning ch.
  • Keep your ch-1's loose as the bead st is worked directly into the ch-1, and NOT into the ch-1 sp.

Instructions

  • Ch 20 (or any multiple of 2),
  • Row 1(WS): (Sc, ch 1) in 2nd ch from hk, *sk next ch, (sc, ch 1) in next ch, rep from * across. (9 ch-1 sps) Turn.
  • Row 2(RS): Sc in first st, *bead st in ch, sc in next sc; rep from * across. (19 sts) Turn.
  • Row 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1) in first st, *sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in next st, rep from * across. (9 ch-1 sps) Turn.
  • Rows 4-19: Rep rows 2 and 3.

Edging:

  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 3 sc into first sc, sc around evenly working 3 sc into each corner; join with sl st in first sc.
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, working in bl only, sc evenly around working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc. FO.

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8 Comments

  1. I love this and am going to do it now. The only change I would make is to always do dishcloths with acrylic. Cotton turns soft with water, acrylic scrubs really well and removes grease better.

    1. Susan that’s a good tip. I had no idea you could do dishcloths in acrylic and only crocheted them in cotton up until now. Will definitely try it in acrylic for the next cloth. Thanks so much for the tip. :)

      1. You are welcome Rhelena. I figured this out on soap savers — the little pouches you make to put bars of soap into to make it last longer. Cotton thread disintegrated rapidly and 4-ply cotton just soaked up all of the soap and became a mess. Acrylic works perfectly. It stretches when wet, so you need to do a really tight pattern for soap savers or dish clothes.

      2. May be oK in dish water with Acrylic, but when you try to wipe off the kitchen counter, you’ll wish you were using cotton.

        1. All of my towels are cotton and that works wonderfully — the more they’re washed, the softer and more absorbent they get. I scrub with the acrylic, wipe up or dry with cotton, one in each hand. This is a gorgeous pattern too.

  2. I love this pattern and really would like to make it, however I am having problems making the bead stitch. Can you or anyone else show a video of this or explain in a different way. Thanks!

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