the cali color-block dishcloth and towel crochet pattern

Hey there! Welcome to another crochet dishcloth pattern. I am SUPER excited about this one because I used my brand colors and it is super fun and trendy! I also included a towel version because, why not?! It’s the same layout as the dishcloth just on a larger scale.

You should be able to make one towel and a few dishcloths (or just a bunch of dishcloths) from four skeins of Dishie Cotton from KnitPicks. This is my absolute favorite cotton yarn because it is soft and does not split. It also comes in a gorgeous variety of colors. I recently got my grandma hooked on it as well for knitting dishcloths! I used the colors Kenai, Conch, Mint, and Creme Brulee.

I can’t wait to see the colors you put together for your dishcloths and towels! You are absolutely welcome to substitute another worsted weight cotton yarn if you don’t have access to Dishie or want to use your stash. 🙂

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This pattern is beginner friendly – all you need to know is how to single crochet and chain! I used the moss stitch (also commonly known as granite or linen stitch), which is my favorite for kitchen items because it creates a thick fabric that is modern and classy. It almost has a woven look to it and it works up surpringly quick too!

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What you’ll need:

  • 4 colors of Dishie Cotton or another worsted (4) weight, 100% cotton
  • H/8 5.0mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tool

Gauge:

Once you finish 3 rows of the dishcloth pattern, your width should be 8 inches (20.32cm). The height does not matter for gauge. You can also swatch for your towel this way by starting the dishcloth pattern and measuring after 3 rows. If your stitches are significantly tighter than mine, size up to a 5.5mm hook.

I love using my Furls Streamline hook. You can check out their amazing, ergonomic hooks here, or my blog post reviewing them here! This is the color “Camwood.”

Size:

Finished dishcloth measures approx. 8×8″ (20.32×20.32cm)

Finished towel measures approx. 13.5×25″ (34.29×63.5cm)

Abbreviations:

CH – chain

SC – single crochet

ST(S) – stitch(es)

SK – skip

** – repeat what is it between

Dishcloth Pattern

If you’d like to purchase a PDF copy of this pattern for $3, click here. It’s also printer friendly!

With color A, ch 37.

  1. in the 3rd ch from your hook, sc, *ch1, sk1, sc* to the end of the row (18 total scs)
  2. ch2 and turn. *sc in ch1 space, ch1* repeat this until you get to the end of the row. your final sc will be in the ch2 space from the previous row.

Repeat row 2 until your color A section measures 2″ (5.08cm) tall. See the video above for how to change to color B.

Using color B, repeat row 2 only two times (2 rows total).

Using color C, repeat row 2 for 3″ (7.62cm).

Using color D, repeat row 2 for 3″ (7.62cm).

Weave in all your ends.

Towel Pattern

With color A, ch 63.

  1. in the 3rd ch from your hook, sc, *ch1, sk1, sc* to the end of the row (31 total scs)
  2. ch2 and turn. *sc in ch1 space, ch1* repeat this until you get to the end of the row. your final sc will be in the ch2 space from the previous row.

Repeat row 2 until your color A section measures 6″ (15.24cm) tall. See the video above for how to change to color B.

Using color B, repeat row 2 four times (4 rows total).

Using color C, repeat row 2 for 9″ (22.86cm).

Using color D, repeat row 2 for 9″ (22.86cm).

Weave in all your ends.

I hope you love both of these! I think they are so fun to make and you can add so much variety with the colors. They make great housewarming or holiday gifts for family and friends. They are also machine washable with your other towels.

Happy making! Make sure to pin for later. 🙂

XOXO, Kalley

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