Hi there…. I’m Ashley from and I’m so excited to be guest posting today on how to crochet a dishcloth! I’m an avid knitter and crocheter and am looking forward to sharing these easy DIY 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. These dishcloths are great to brighten up your own kitchen or try giving them as housewarming gifts to your new neighbor.
How to Crochet a Dishcloth
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
DIY Dishcloth Materials:
Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Cotton Yarn – I used Sugar ‘n Cream
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
DIY Crochet Dishcloth 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. 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 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.
Thanks so much Ashley for teaching us how to crochet a dishcloth! These are my absolute fav for wiping kiddo’s faces with- much softer than a regular dish rag. Not to mention cuter:)