Mercerized Cotton Yarn Dishcloth Pattern

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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.

A cotton yarn dishcloth is draped over a glass.

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.

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Mercerized Cotton Yarn Dishcloth Pattern

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  • 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.

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