April 10, 2008

How to Crochet a Dishcloth

If you want to learn how to crochet a dishcloth, you only need to know a few simple crochet stitches and you will be on your way to creating a great gift or home project for yourself. I like a dishcloth that is created by making your stitches in the back loops of your previous row. I have a few pictures demonstrating this here. The reason I like this, is that it creates texture in your dishcloth. Texture makes it easier to scrub your dishes clean.

How to Crochet a Dishcloth
Basic instructions:

You will need worsted weight cotton yarn and a crochet hook (H, I, or J are fine)

Make a chain about 12 inches in length.
You can decide if you want your dishcloth to be single crochet, half double crochet or double crochet. Just pick one and stick to it.

Row 1: if you pick sc, begin in your first stitch -- if you pick hdc, begin in the third stitch from your hook -- if you pick dc, begin in the fourth stitch from hook
Make your stitches all the way across, then ch 1 for sc, or ch 2 for hdc, or ch 3 for dc, turn

Row 2: In BACKLOOPS ONLY, If you are using sc stitch, then begin sc stitching in the very first stitch and go all the way across, if you are using hdc stitch, or dc stitch, then your chain counts as your first stitch and you begin crocheting in the second stitch (remember BACKLOOPS ONLY)

Continue making Rows identical to row 2 until your washcloth measures 12 inches.

You could adjust this pattern to make your dishcloth bigger or smaller, but I like to make them a bit bigger because I throw towels in the dryer and my cotton dishcloths tend to shrink.

I hope you enjoy learning how to crochet a dishcloth. Bookmark my page and let me know how your dishcloth turns out!

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2 Comments, Leave a Comment:

Very informative. I just might make a dishcloth now!

Cool! I love to knit dishcloths but I am an awful crocheter.

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