I designed this dishcloth using one of my favorite crochet stitches. It is named after Virginia’s state tree and flower: The American Dogwood. Dishcloths make excellent market items, but I especially love to give them as gifts for Christmas, Mother’s Day, birthdays, etc. We use them in our own home all the time as well. I hope you love and enjoy making this pretty little dishcloth!
For this pattern you will need the following:
- H-8 5 mm crochet hook
- 80-90 yards of any worsted weight (4), cotton yarn. I used Re-Up from Lion Brand.
- Yarn needle
I love Re-Up yarn because not only is it recycled, it actually becomes thicker and studier after you wash it. This makes it perfect for a dishcloth! You can find it at most Michaels, Joanns, and Walmarts. Of course, you can use any cotton yarn to make this dishcloth. My testers used I Love This Cotton, Peaches and Cream, Lily Sugar’n Cream, Knit Picks Dishie, and Loops & Threads Cotton Air.
CH – chain
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet ST(S) – stitch(es)
SK – skip a stitch
** – repeat what’s in between
7 sts + 4 rows of dc = approx. 2×2″ (5×5 cm) square. Gauge is not super important for a dishcloth. Finished dishcloth measures approx. 8×8″ (20.3×20.3 cm) unblocked.
To start, ch 32. Starting in the second ch from your hook, sc across. You should have 31 sts. Turn your work.
Set up row: Ch up 1, sc in the first 2 sts. *ch 3, sk 3, sc 3 * until 5 sts remain. Then ch 3, sk 3, sc 2. Turn your work.
The rest of the dishcloth is worked in 4 row repeats.
Row 1: Ch up 1, sc in the first st. *sk 1, 7 dc in ch space, sk 1, sc 1* Turn your work.
Row 2: Ch up 4, sk 3. *sc 3, ch 3, sk 5* – on the last repeat you will sc 3, ch 1, sk 2, and then dc in the last st. Turn your work.
Row 3: Ch up 3, 3 dc in the ch 1 space. *sk 1, sc, sk 1, 7 dc in the ch space* until there’s only 3 sts and the ch 4 space left. Then sk 1, sc 1, sk 1, 4 dc in the ch 4 space from the previous row. Turn your work.
Row 4: Ch up 1, sc in the first 2 sts. *ch 3, sk 5, sc 3* until there’s only 6 sts and the ch 3 space left. Then ch 3, sk 5, sc 1 in the last st and sc 1 in the ch 3 space from the previous row. Turn your work.
Repeat rows 1-4 three more times for a total of four times (16 rows + the 2 rows at the beginning = 18 rows).
Next: Ch up 1, sc in each st + 3 sc in the ch 3 spaces across the top row. You should have 31 sts. Do not turn.
Border: Begin crocheting down the left side of your dishcloth to create a border (see photos below). I did a 2 row moss stitch border, so I did *sc 1, ch 1, sk 1* around the dishcloth twice. You can do any kind of border you want. It doesn’t matter where you place your sts as long as they’re even. Remember to slip stitch and fasten off your work before securely weaving in both ends.
Thank you for making my pattern! I hope you will tag me on Instagram @kneedlesandlove so I can see all your pretty dishcloths and share your posts! For a printable PDF copy of this pattern and others, visit my website or Ravelry.
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