Whether you need something new for the bathroom or kitchen, this cross stitch crochet dishcloth pattern may just be what you are looking for. It features a slight texture, while still giving you a nice drape, which always makes your scrubbing easier.
Another bonus of this crochet dishcloth is that you have a slight openness to the stitches, which helps to increase the drying time!
Make this easy dishcloth in a solid or a variegated yarn using up all your leftovers from other crochet projects. Keep them handy until your next craft fair or housewarming party!
The finished size measures 9 inches square. However, you can increase or decrease this to any size you need in the multiple provided for the starting chains.
It would be super easy to make a coaster, table runner, or placemat using this free crochet pattern.
Love blankets? Use this crochet blanket size chart to make a blanket for yourself or your kids.
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton yarn is my go-to for dishcloths. It crochets up well, washes well, is durable and economical! And it is readily available in just about all yarn stores.
With that said, there are many other dishcloth cottons available that you could use instead of Bernat.
The Stitch Pattern
The stitch pattern is super easy, with one row worked in straight single crochet stitches and the next row worked triple crochets and the triple crochet cross stitch.
To make the cross stitch, skip a stitch, triple crochet into the next stitch. Then come back and triple crochet into the skipped stitch.
When you come back to triple crochet into the skipped stitch, there are three ways in which you can work the stitch to obtain a different look each time.
- 1.) Insert your hook and work the stitch as normal to encase the previous stitch. This is what I did and it gives you almost a v-stitch look.
- 2.) Work the second triple crochet entirely in front of the previous triple crochet. this creates a nice cross stitch.
- 3.) Work the second triple crochet entirely at the back of the previous triple crochet. This also creates a perfect cross stitch, except now the front slant created from the cross stitch is in the opposite direction.
Crochet Cross Stitch Dishcloth Pattern – Springwater
- Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% Cotton; 1.75 oz/50g; 80yds/73m) 1 ball
- Crochet Hook: H – 5.00mm
- Tools: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 11 sts = 4".
- Finished Size: 9 by 9 inches before blocking
- Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
- Rep = Repeat
- RS = Right Side
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Sk = Skip
- Sl St = Slip Stitch
- St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
- Tr = Triple Crochet
- See the Crochet Abbreviations chart for more details.
- This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms
- Ch 25, or any multiple of 3 + 1.
- Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Turn. [24 sts]
- Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (does not count as st), tr in first 2 sts, *sk next st, tr in next st, backtrack and tr in skipped st, tr in next st; rep from * across to the last st, tr in the last st. Turn. [24 sts]
- Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as stitch), sc into first st and into each st across. Turn. [24 sts]
- Rows 4-15: Rep Rows 2 and 3. [24 sts]
- With RS facing, ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off.