This cotton yarn dishcloth pattern is worked up in a mercerized cotton, but any cotton yarn will work just as well. You can easily adjust the size in any even number of chains. It’s beginner-friendly and works up quick and easy.
I worked this dishcloth in Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn. It’s a nice sturdy cloth, and has good scrubbing abilities. It’s perfect for use in the kitchen or bathroom and makes for a nice gift idea as well. Also, mercerized cotton is a strong yarn, so I think this will be a very durable dish or washcloth to have.
The pattern is worked simply with a row of single crochets alternated with a row of single crochets and chains one spaces. You can’t really see the spaces in the image above, but once the cloth is wet it stretches nicely and you have a nice flexible cloth for washing your dishes.
Although square after crocheting, it stretches to a length of about 11″ when wet. So it’s actually a fairly large cloth, even though it looks small after completion. How you make it is up to you, but you can always decrease by a few rows if 11″ long is too big.
Mercerized Cotton Yarn Dishcloth Pattern
- Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns – 24/7 Cotton (Medium, #4; 100% Mercerized Cotton; 3.5oz/100g; 186yds/170m) Color: Silver, 1 ball
- Crochet Hook: H 5.00mm
- Other: Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 4 sts = 1".
- Finished Size: 7.25" by 7.25"
- Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
- Rep = Repeat
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Sk = Skip
- Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
- St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
- Ch 30,Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Turn. [29 sts]Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st; rep from * across. Turn. [14 ch-1 sps]Row 3: Ch 1, sc into first st and into each st and ch across. Turn. [29 sts]Rows 4-31: Rep Rows 2 and 3. Fasten Off at last row.