Homestead Dishcloth – Free Crochet Pattern

The Homestead Dishcloth is named after the beautiful Homesteads found in Virginia, my home state, and matches the Homestead Towel. It is perfect for any kitchen: farmhouse or modern. Add a unique and handmade touch to your home, or give as a thoughtful gift you made yourself! This dishcloth is 100% designed by me and thoroughly tested by a group of excellent crocheters. The texture of this dishcloth is squishy and thick. I hope you enjoy the process and the finished result, and will not only make one, but many!

You can buy a printable, ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Ravelry here!


Approx. 100 yards of 100% cotton, weight 4 yarn

US K/10.5 (6.5mm) crochet hook


Tapestry needle


5 rows of 10 double crochet = 3×3″ square

If your tension is very loose and your square is much larger than 3×3″, I recommend going down a hook size so your dishcloth isn’t too big or holey.


ch – chain

sk – skip

st(s) – stitch(es)

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet


I love to use a variety of cotton yarn for dishcloths. The purple yarn in the photo is Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton. This yarn washes well and is great for dishcloths. Another yarn I love for dishcloths is KnitPicks Dishie. This is the softest cotton I have ever used and it makes the texture so plump and squishy. Any weight 4 cotton you have will work.


The finished dishcloth is approx. 9×9″. It is meant to be loose and flowy. Also remember that cotton shrinks a bit in the wash.


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Foundation/Row 1: Start with a chainless foundation of 31 sc. Ch 2, turn work.

If you are unfamiliar with the chainless foundation technique or struggle to make it work for you, simply ch 32, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and sc to the end of the row. Ch 2, turn work.

Row 2: 2 dc in the first st, *sk 2, sc and 2 dc in the same st* repeat what is in between the asterisks until the end of the row, finishing with a sc in the last st. Ch 2, turn work.

Row 3-23: repeat row 2.

Row 24/Final row: Hdc in each st across the row (31 sts). Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Enjoy your new dishcloth!

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xo, kalley

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  1. 6.14.24
    Dana VarasoSmith said:

    So Beautiful! Can’t wait to make some πŸ™‚
    Thank You πŸ’œ