Redbud Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

This crochet dishcloth was inspired by the Redbud trees blooming in my neighborhood this spring! The little bumps in the texture remind me of the pretty little buds you can see in the picture below. With this pattern, you can make a new dishcloth for your kitchen and maybe even learn a new stitch! Let’s get started. ๐Ÿ™‚


For this pattern you will need the following:

  • Approx. 80 yards of any weight (4) worsted cotton yarn
  • I/9 5.5mm crochet hook
  • Measuring tool
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle

Some great yarn options are Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream, Lion Brand Re-Up, Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton, Loops & Threads Creme Cotton, and Bernat Handicrafter DeLux Cotton. Any cotton yarn should give you great results!


  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • eesc – extra extended single crochet (see support photos)
  • ** – repeat what is in between


The finished dishcloth measures approx. 9×9″ (22.8cm) If you’d like to make a smaller or larger dishcloth, simply chain more or less in multiples of two. Make sure you have an odd number of stitches after your foundation row.


  1. To create the eesc, insert your hook into the st, yarn over and pull up a loop.

2. Loosely ch up 2. Then yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook.

3. Sc in the next st and push the bump towards you. That’s it!


Now that you’ve gathered your materials, looked over the abbreviations, and learned the special stitch, you’re ready to get started making your dishcloth! Note: odd rows are the right side and even rows are the wrong side. The eesc stitch always bumps out toward you.

To start, ch 28. Starting in the second ch from your hook, sc across. You should have 27 sts. Turn your work.

The rest of the dishcloth is worked in 4 row repeats.

Row 1: Ch up 1. Sc in the first st. *eesc, sc* to the end of the row. Turn work.

Row 2: Ch up 1. Sc across the whole row. Turn work.

Row 3: Ch up 1. Sc in the first 2 sts. *eesc, sc* until you have only 2 sts left. Sc in those stitches. Turn your work.

Row 4: Ch up 1. Sc across the whole row. Turn work.

Continue repeating rows 1-4 until your dishcloth measures 8.5″ (21.6cm). Make sure to end after a sc row (2 or 4).

Border: Sc across the top, side, bottom, and other side. Place 2 sc in each corner so your work doesn’t curl. Slip st to the first st in the top row, fasten off and weave in both ends.

I hope you enjoy your new dishcloth! I love giving these as gifts and using in my own home. Leave a comment letting me know if you make one and how you plan to use it! I would love if you’d pin this pattern using the picture below as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

XOXO, Kalley

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  1. 4.5.20
    Robin said:

    What brand and colors did you use? I love these!

    • 4.5.20
      Kalley said:

      Hi Robin! Thank you! The Bernat Handicrafter is Olive, the I Love This Cotton is Rosy and I believe the Re-Up is Natural or something like that but I can’t find the label.

      • 9.26.22
        Laura said:

        Hi there! Thank you for sharing this! I have a question: on the rows with the eesc, are there technically two SC between each eesc? Or just one?

        • 9.27.22
          Kalley said:

          No, just one!

  2. 4.5.20
    Sarah said:

    Thank you for an awesome pattern! It works up so quickly and I love the texture!

    • 4.6.20
      Kalley said:

      Thank you Sarah!

  3. 1.16.21
    Annie said:

    This was a lovely little treat to make. It turned out beautiful in deep purple. Thank you.

  4. 3.25.24
    Nancy said:

    I started this and noticed that the instructions donโ€™t call for turning your work at the end of each row, Iโ€™m confused by this, how do I proceed to next row without turning my work?

    • 3.25.24
      Kalley said:

      You turn your work after each row