Crochet Cotton Dishcloth Free Pattern

This week on the blog, we’re bringing you a free crochet pattern to use with our much-anticipated 100% Cotton cone range. We’ve loved seeing all of the things that you’ve been making with it so far, and we can’t wait to see your versions of our dishcloth pattern.

This cotton is durable, soft and sustainable, and is the best material choice if you’re looking to make a dishcloth or a washcloth. For this pattern, we’ve used a combination stitch (similar to a Suzette stitch) to create a beautiful soft texture and a pretty scalloped edge. The textured finish also makes this pattern practical for use in the kitchen or as a gentle exfoliating face cloth for the bathroom.

We have a large range of beautiful shades available, all perfect for Spring – for our dishcloths, we used shades Apple Green and Pink Orchid

If you make one of our cotton dishcloths, we’d love to see it! Remember to tag us on Instagram using @Woolyknit or send us your photos in an email.

 

**Pattern is in UK terms – see conversion table below for US terms**

 

 

Materials & tools

Woolyknit 100% Cotton Cones (Apple Green & Pink Orchid)  |  4mm crochet hook  |  Tape measure  |  Darning needle

FINAL SIZE:
19x19cm

THE STITCH:
Similar to a Suzette stitch in that you use a combination stitch followed by a skipped stitch, for this pattern you’ll do a tr and a dc in the same stitch and then skip the next stitch (repeating to the end of the row). It makes a lovely textured finish that still gives you a soft cloth perfect as a dishcloth for the kitchen or a gently exfoliating washcloth for the bathroom.

STITCH ABBREVIATIONS: 
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
sk – skip
st(s) – stitches

Pattern is written in UK terms – for US terms, see conversion below:

UK

US

Dc – double crochet

Sc – single crochet

Tr – treble crochet

Dc – double crochet

NOTES:
The same combination stitch is used throughout, starting with a tr on each row to create a scalloped edge. Turning chain does not count as a stitch. Yarn is held double.

Pattern Instructions

Starting with main colour and holding 2 strands of yarn together, ch 40.

Row 1 – Tr in 4th ch from hook and dc into the same stitch. *sk next stitch, tr and dc into next stitch* repeat to the end of the row, finishing on a combination stitch; ch1, turn (38sts)

Row 2 – Tr and dc in first stitch, *sk next stitch, tr and dc into next stitch* repeat to the end of the row; ch1, turn (38sts)

Row 3-4 – Repeat row 2. In final dc of the row, change to second colour. (38sts)

Row 5-6 – Repeat row 2. In final dc of row 6, change back to main colour. (38sts)

Because of the simplicity of this pattern, it’s really easy to customise it how you like by changing colours whenever you want. If you want to create a striped pattern, remember to work your rows in multiples of 2 so that the scalloped edge lines up with your stripes.

Repeat row 2 until you have 32 rows completed, or until your work is square.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Care Instructions

The durability of our cotton range means that you’ll be able to wash your cloths again and again. Be sure to handwash them or machine wash at 30 on a gentle cycle and do not tumble dry.

This makes a lovely pattern with a really pretty scalloped edge and a beautiful texture. These dishcloths are a great quick project and perfect for handing out to all of your friends and family.

If you make one of our cotton dishcloths, we’d love to see it! Remember to tag us on Instagram using @Woolyknit or send us your photos in an email.

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