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Are you relatively new to crochet?  If so, then this double crochet dishcloth pattern is the perfect pattern for you to make.  Crochet dishcloths are a great project to start with as they are an easy, small project to tackle and take a small amount of yarn.

Dishcloths are the perfect project for any crocheter, but especially for beginner crocheters.  This has to be one of, if not the easiest crochet washcloth pattern that there is.  

This free pattern is made with mainly all double crochet stitches with just a few other basic crochet stitches like chains and single crochet stitches around the edges.

close up shot of the stitch detail of one of the double crochet dishcloths

Even if you have crocheted for awhile, sometimes you just need a mindless and quick crochet project that you can work on while riding in the car or watching tv.  And, this is definitely that type of pattern.

Not only is this a super easy and quick crochet pattern, it is a super useful thing to crochet.  It’s something that you can make that you will use day after day.

A great idea is to crochet each one in a different color and have a specific color that you use everyday.  You will soon have a whole stack of fun and colorful crochet washcloths that you will enjoy using on a daily basis.  

How to Make a Double Crochet Stitch

Making a double crochet stitch is super easy!

You will yarn over, insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop,  You should have 3 loops on your hook.  You will then yarn over and pull through 2 loops ( 2 loops should remain on your hook), yarn over again and pull through the last 2 loops on your hook.

That’s how simple it is to make a double crochet stitch!

If you are super new to crochet and need to know how to crochet a double crochet stitch, then you can check out my more in depth tutorial for that HERE.  

What Yarn Works Best for Crochet Dishcloths?

The best yarn to make a crochet dishcloth with will always be cotton.  A 100% cotton yarn is best!  Preferable a worsted weight cotton yarn as it will work up best for dishcloths.

Here are a few of my favorite cotton yarns that I use are

Cotton is a very durable yarn and holds up very well and is the best choice for this easy crochet dishcloth pattern.

If you are super new to crochet and have never used a cotton yarn before, it is a little different than acrylic.  I know most people tend to learn crochet using an acrylic yarn because it is usually cheaper, more yardage for your money and it’s what is easily available at most craft stores and even Wal-Mart.

Cotton yarn doesn’t tend to stretch like acrylic and sometimes it can feel like your work seems tighter when using cotton yarn.  But, don’t worry, you will easily adjust after a bit of practice.  

I just thought that I would mention it because there is definitely a bit of difference when working with a 100% cotton yarn as opposed to an acrylic yarn.

One of my favorite ways to make a crocheted washcloth is to use a multi color cotton yarn, like Dishie Multi, and to use a simple pattern like this one.  

Using a basic stitch pattern with a multi colored yarn is better than using different stitches because they will get lost in all the colors and you won’t be able to see them as well as in a solid color.

I like to find a few different and coordinating colors, like I have here, and to make a set of square dishcloths.  They are an easy project and even make for great gifts!  Pair a set of them with a bar of cute, handmade soap for the perfect little gift set.

Another great thing about making this free dishcloth pattern is that it doesn’t take very much yarn at all to make.  1 skein of Dishie will easily make 2 dishcloths.

If you have a bunch of cotton yarn laying around, this is a great way to use some of it up!  Each simple double crochet dishcloth only takes approx. 50 yards of yarn to make.

You could even use scraps of cotton yarn in different colors and stripe them.  This would be a great way to do some stash busting!

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Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

All crochet terms are US crochet terms.

Skill Level – Easy

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Things you will need:

Finished Size:

  • Each dishcloth measures approx. 9” x 9”

Abbreviation / Stitch Key:

Pattern –

Row 1: ch 32, dc in the 3rd ch from hook and in each ch st across OR fdc 30 st (30)

Row 2 – 15: ch 2 (does NOT count as a st), t, dc in each st across (30)

Do NOT cut yarn.

Single Crochet Border –

ch 1, do NOT turn, evenly sc around the entire piece placing 2 sc in each corner, join with a sl st into 1st sc after you have made your way all the way around the dishcloth.

cut yarn and weave in all ends.

If you wanted to do a little bit fancier of a border around the edge, instead of just doing basic single crochet around, you could do a beautiful crab stitch border.  If you want to learn a new stitch technique, this is a good one.

The crab stitch is also known as the reverse single crochet and is easy to do, you can find a tutorial for it HERE.

I hope that you found this post helpful and inspiring!

I’d love to see your creations that you make from all of my patterns, be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see. Whether you make this Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern or something else entirely, tag me!

Happy crocheting!

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