The Boho Dishcloth

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The Boho Dishcloth is beginner friendly and works up quick! It features a simple combination of single crochet, double crochet, and puff stitches to create a a fun and trendy pattern. This dishcloth would look especially great in a “boho-chic” style kitchen!

In this post you will find the pattern, recommended yarn, and materials. If you’ve never worked a puff stitch before, don’t worry! I will take you through the steps to create the puff stitch in this pattern.

I hope you enjoy making the Boho Dishcloth and whatever you choose to do with it brings you joy. I love using dishcloths in my own home, but gifting them to my friends and family is so much fun as well. With Mother’s Day coming up, you could make a bunch and give them to the women in your family or mom friends! This gift is inexpensive, eco-friendly, and extremely thoughtful. What’s better than a gift made with your own two hands?

Okay enough talking, let’s get started!

Yarn

I have been using Lion Brand Re-Up Recycled Cotton Yarn for almost all my dishcloths lately. According to the label, “it takes, on average, 20,000 liters of water to make 1 kilogram of cotton. By using one 70 gram ball of Re-Up you are saving 1,400 liters of water.” How cool is that? But not only is this a better cotton option for that reason, I think it absorbs water and washes really well. The cotton may seem thin and may split some while working with it, but I’ve been extremely impressed with how it changes when washed.

Other great yarn options are Lily’s Sugar’n Cream, I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby, Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, and pretty much any other weight 4 cotton yarn that is 100% cotton.

The yarn in this picture is I Love This Cotton and Re-Up.

Materials

To make this pattern you will need the following materials:

  • Worsted weight (4) 100% cotton yarn – about 80 or less yards
  • I/9 5.5mm crochet hook
  • Measuring tool
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • ps – puff stitch (see tutorial below)
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • ** – repeat what is in between

Puff Stitch

To work the puff stitch, yarn over and insert your hook into the stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch again and pull up another loop. Yarn over and insert your hook into the same stitch for a third time and pull up another loop. You should have 7 loops on your hook. Now yarn over and pull your hook through all 7 loops. DO NOT close the puff. Immediately single crochet into the next stitch.

Notes

  • The ch 1 or ch 2 at the beginning of each row does NOT ever count as a st in this pattern.
  • Odd rows are the right side and even rows are the wrong side. The back of your puff stitch faces out on the right side.

Pattern

If you have your supplies and have looked over the puff stitch tutorial, you are now ready to start your dishcloth!

To start, ch 28.

Row 1: Starting in the second ch from your hook, sc across. You should have 27 sts. Turn work. When you repeat row 1 later in the pattern you will ch up 1 and sc across the whole row (27 sts).

Row 2: Ch up 2, dc in the first st. Dc through the front loop of the next 25 sts. Then dc in the last st. Turn work.

Row 3: Ch up 1, sc across the row. Turn work.

Row 4: Ch up 1, sc in the first st. *ps, sc in the next 3 sts* repeat until you have 2 sts left. Then ps in the next st and sc in the last st. Turn work.

Row 5: Ch up 1. Sc across the row. Turn work.

Row 6: Ch up 2, dc in the first st. Dc through the front loop of the next 25 sts. Then dc in the last st. Turn work.

Row 7: Ch up 1, sc across the row. Turn work.

Row 8: Ch up 1. *Sc in the first 3 sts, ps* repeat until you have 3 sts left. Sc in the last 3 sts. Turn work.

You will now repeat rows 1-8 one more time. You should have 16 rows.

Next, repeat rows 1-7 one time. You should have 23 rows. Do not turn your work. You will now start the border.

Border: Sc into the same st you finished on, creating the corner. Then sc into each row going down the left side. Continue to sc around the entire dishcloth until you finish where you began. Place 2 scs in each corner so they don’t curl. Slip st into the st where you started, fasten off and weave in your ends.

You’re dishcloth is now finished and ready to use! What’s your favorite way to use a crochet dishcloth? Let me know in the comments!

Enjoy!

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Want to make more?

Check out my other free dishcloth patterns by clicking the links below!

The Redbud Dishcloth

The Dogwood Dishcloth

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