Easy Beginner Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

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Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

I am so very excited to share this double crochet dishcloth pattern with you. If you are looking for a simple project that is perfect for beginner crocheters, then this crochet dishcloth pattern is the perfect project for you! 

folded double crochet washcloth

If you are not a beginner and simply want a quick crochet project without any special stitches, then this is also a great project for you!

What makes this such a good project, you might ask? This double crochet dishcloth is such a simple pattern that you can easily follow. It is a quick crochet project, that can be completed in a short amount of time and doesn’t include special stitches. 

In addition to this project not requiring a long time to make, it is also very useful for scrubbing dishes, after all, everyone has to do it! Dishcloths in general also make great gifts for housewarming or just a nice thoughtful gift in general. 

Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Crochet dishcloths are a small project, so they work well for beginners to feel like they can accomplish the easy project, made from basic crochet stitches, without getting overwhelmed. Making these crochet dishcloths are also a great project to help practice basic stitches. 

Once you get the hang of them, these dishcloths make great gifts for anyone on your list! Plus, you don’t need much yarn to make one of these. Typically, one skein of yarn will make a nice-sized dishcloth.

Simple Stitches

If you are brand new to crocheting, then you might need to learn a new crochet stitch. Otherwise, you only need two or three basic stitches to make this beautiful, crocheted washcloth. 

Different Stitches In this Pattern

Chain Stitch. A chain stitch is a basic stitch needed to create the foundation of this crochet project. To make a chain, start by creating a slip knot, then place the loop from the slip knot over your crochet hook. Hold the loop, with your finger, then wrap the yarn, from the back, around towards the front. This is called a yarn over or “YO”. Pull the new yarn through the loop that was previously on your hook to make a chain stitch. 

Double Crochet Stitches. To make a double crochet stitch, you will first want to yarn over, then insert your hook into the stitch indicated. Yarn over again and pull up a loop. There are now three loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on your hook. Then yarn over once more and pull through the remaining two loops on your hook. This makes a double crochet stitch. 

Single Crochet Stitches. Single crochet stitches are optional in this pattern, but it is sometimes fun to create a stitch pattern by working every other row in alternating stitches. 

To make a single crochet stitch, you will want to insert your hook into the stitch indicated, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Yarn over once more and pull through the two loops on your hook. This makes a single crochet stitch. 

double crochet dishcloth with single crochet

Making a Stitch Pattern

Making a stitch pattern by alternating what stitches you make in each row is entirely up to you. One fun way to mix things up a little bit is to make one row out of double crochet stitches, and the next row entirely out of single crochet stitches. The other option is to make every row out of all double crochet stitches. 

In the pattern details below, I will walk you through both of these options, in case you feel like mixing things up a little bit. 

Working in the Back Loop Only

There are a few different ways you can mix things up with your basic stitches. One of these is to work in the back loop only of your stitches. This is an easy way to give your dishcloth a great texture. However, if you don’t like this look, you can make a flat dishcloth by working your stitches through both loops. 

The Best Yarn to Use for Dishcloths

There are many different types of yarn out there, so what is the best yarn to use when making dishcloths? First, it’s important to use 100% cotton yarn for the best cotton dishcloths. This type of yarn will hold up the best and won’t melt when exposed to heat. 

When you are in the craft store’s yarn aisle, you will notice that they have a special section of yarn dedicated to making things like washcloths, potholders, and kitchen towels. While you are picking out your yarns, the yarn weight will typically be worsted weight yarn. But you can also read the packaging of the yarn to make sure it is intended for dishcloths. 

Your favorite yarns also come in many different color options. Feel free to choose a solid color, or variegated, or even change the colors as you go, depending on your preferences. To make one dishcloth, you will only need a small amount of yarn. Typically, one small skein of yarn will make an entire dishcloth, depending on the finished size you desire. 

Not let’s turn our attention to the free pattern below which will walk you through the step-by-step process of making this easy pattern for a double crochet dishcloth. 

Easy Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Skill Level: Easy Beginner Friendly

Materials Needed:

One skein of worsted weight cotton yarn

Crochet Hook size H or 5.0 mm is recommended

A yarn needle for weaving in the ends



ch – chain

dc – double crochet

sc – single crochet

st/sts – stitch/stitches

folded double crochet dishcloth

Double Crochet Dishcloth

Row 1: ch 35 stitches

Row 2: in the 3rd ch from the hook, make a dc st. Dc in the next ch space and in each ch to the end of row. When you reach the end of the row, ch 3 and turn. (33 dc stitches)

Row 3: dc in each dc stitch from the previous row until you reach the last stitch. Ch 3 and turn. Repeat row until the dishcloth is your desired size. Then finish off and weave in the ends.

stacked double crochet dishcloths

Double and Single Crochet Dishcloth Stitch Pattern

Row 1: ch 35 stitches

Row 2: in the 3rd ch from the hook, make a dc st. Dc in the next ch space and in each ch to the end of row. When you reach the end of the row, ch 1 and turn.

Row 3: sc in the first dc from the previous round, and in each st across. Ch 3 and turn. 

Row 4: make a dc in the sc from the previous row, and in each stitch across. Ch 1 and turn. 

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until the dishcloth is your desired size. Then finish off and weave in the ends. 

Optional Edging

You can make a single crochet border around either of these patterns if desired. The best way to do this is when you get to the end of your final row, chain 1 stitch. In that same stitch, make 2 single crochet stitches.

Then, make a single crochet stitch in each stitch around the edge of the dishcloth. When you come to the corner make 3 single crochet stitches in the same space.

When you get back to the first stitch, make a final single crochet stitch in the same space as the first two, then finish off and weave in the ends.

Tip: As you are making the border, make sure that your stitches lay flat. If they begin to ripple, then you have too many stitches in the spaces.

easy double crochet dishcloths

Easy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Perhaps you are looking for the perfect project for a beginner, or simply one that doesn’t take much time. This free dishcloth pattern is the perfect one for you to try out. This simple double crochet dishcloth is a fun project to make, and it also makes a lovely gift for anyone on your list. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my easy double-crochet dishcloth pattern. I hope that you have found something to inspire you and that you enjoy making this fun crochet project! Now it’s time to grab your favorite crochet hook and get started on your new project! 

Happy Crocheting!

Make sure to check out more free crochet patterns, including this fun crochet washcloth pattern and beautiful crochet dish towel pattern! 

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