Make this crochet dish cloth in one or two colors as you like. It’s a great pattern to use up your odds and ends as you only need a small amount of yarn, especially if making it in two colors.
In addition to the written pattern, I’ve also included a video tutorial at the end. Although easy, I labeled it as an intermediate pattern because it requires that you work the triple crochet stitches into a skipped stitch two rows below. The triple crochets are worked entirely in front of the chain 1 spaces so that they remain free at the back. The image below shows the back view.
Crochet Dish Cloth
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% Cotton; 1.75 oz/50g; 80yds/73m) 1 ball or 2 colors.
Crochet Hook: I 5.50MM
Other: Scissors, Yarn Needle.
Finished Size: 7″ x 7″
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side
CA = Color A – Pale Yellow
CB = Color B – Green
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Tr = Triple Crochet
- Work this in one or two colors as desired.
- To Change Color: Work the stitch as normal until last step and you have two loops left on hook; drop first color, pick up new color and draw through both loops.
- Carry unused yarn up along the side if working with two colors.
- The dishcloth worked in two colors has one row more than the one in a solid color.
Row 1: (RS) With CA, ch 20, sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Turn. [19 sc]
Row 2: (WS) Ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in first 3 sts, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * across. (Change to CB in last st if working with two colors.) Turn. [15 dc and 4 ch-1 sps]
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *sk next st, working in front of previous row so that the ch-1 is not encased, 3 tr in skipped st 2 rows below, in 1 row below, sk next st, sc in next st; rep from * 3 times; sc in last st. Turn [19 sts]
Row 4: *Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across.* (Change to CA in last st if working with two colors.) Turn.
Row 5: Rep row 4 from * to *.
Rows 6-17: Rep rows 2-5.
Note: If working this in only one color, count the last row (row 17) as part of the edging and sc around three sides only for the edging.
Edging: With CA and RS Facing, sc evenly around edge working 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off.