Guest Post: Crocheted Dishcloths

Hi there…. I’m Ashley from A Crafty House and I’m so excited to be guest posting today on Nap Time Crafters!  I’m an avid knitter and crocheter and am looking forward to sharing these easy crochet dishcloths with you all today.  I’m hoping to inspire some of you out there to try crocheting — I promise, it’s not just for cute little old ladies (check out some of my free patterns).  These dishcloths are great to brighten up your own kitchen or try giving them as housewarming gifts to your new neighbor.

To crochet these dishcloths, you’ll need to know the following techniques.  While I’ve tried to provide some picture tutorials, I’ve linked to some great videos that can help you learn these techniques as well.  Don’t be intimidated — this really isn’t difficult at all!

  • CH = Chain
  • HDC = Half Double Crochet
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • SL ST = Slip Stich
Materials:
  • Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
  • Cotton Yarn – I used Sugar ‘n Cream
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • Scissors
Instructions:
Start by chaining 26.  Check out this Video from the Knit Witch to learn how to chain.
Starting in the third chain from the hook, complete 24 HDC stitches across.  To make an HDC, wrap yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the chain, wrap yarn over hook again and pull yarn through 1 loop, wrap yarn over and pull yarn through all 3 loops on the hook.  For a video on how to complete an HDC, see Crochet Geek’s video.  At the end of the row, chain 2.
Then turn the work to begin crocheting across the next row.  
The Chain 2 at the beginning of the row, doesn’t count as the first HDC, so start the first HDC into the first space from the hook.
Continue HDC rows for about 17 rows total or until the dishcloth reaches the desired length.
You can either finish off the dishcloth here (to see how to finish off, visit this video) or you can add a contrasting color for edging.  If you decide to complete the edging, attach your contrasting yarn color and SC in each HDC space for the tops and bottoms.  On the sides, complete 6 SCs for about every 5 HDC rows (SC in each row 4 times and then 2 SCs in the next row).  On the corners, complete 2 SCs in one space. Connect edging with a slip stitch, finish off, and weave in ends.  To see how to complete SC edging, visit Crochet Geek’s Video.
Enjoy!
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Thanks so much Ashley! These are my absolute fav for wiping kiddo’s faces with- much softer than a regular dish rag. Not to mention cuter:)

Amy

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  1. 3

    says

    Wow, thank you for posting this great pattern! I have been wanting to try to make a dishcloth, but have been intimidated by many other patterns. I guess I’m afraid to take the time to make them and have them get ruined.

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    Anonymous says

    Hey! I was reading through your website and loved the design and content. Is there any way I could help contribute?

    Thanks,
    Christine

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