Well, this certainly isn’t the sexiest crochet pattern but it sure is practical.
If you haven’t used crocheted dishcloths for doing your dishes, you’re missing out. They’re fabulous for scrubbing dirty dishes and many people I know swear by them. These dishcloths are workhorses and after using them, you'll never go back to store-bought cloths.
For this crochet dishcloth pattern, I used this amazing “2nd Time Cotton” which has a little extra texture to it. This yarn is 75% recycled cotton and 25% acrylic – a fantastic blend for scrubbing and drying out a little faster than 100% cotton yarn. It’s also an opportunity to be a little bit eco-conscious and that’s never a bad thing.
This crochet pattern is relatively simple and will give you a chance to try out the lovely primrose stitch. It uses basic crochet stitches that are perfect for beginners.
Crochet washcloths and dishcloths also make a cute gift for friends and family. People can never have too many dishcloths – especially cute handmade crochet dishcloths like these ones!
Primrose Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
Yarn: Light Worsted Weight – 150 yards. 2nd Time Cotton – 642 Deep Aqua (COLOR A) and 2nd Time Cotton – 671 Bluebird (COLOR B)
Tools: Darning Needle & Scissors
st = stitch
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
SPECIAL STITCH: Primrose stitch. See tutorial here.
FINISHED SIZE: Approx. 9” x 9”
PATTERN (stripped version):
With color A chain 47
Row 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, [sc, ch2, sc] into the chain, *skip the next 2 chains and in the 3rd chain [sc, ch2, sc]*, repeat * to * until the end of the row. You’ll end up with 2 chains left and in the last chain, end with a hdc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, 3dc into the 2 chain space from the row below, *skip until the next 2 chain space and add 3dc into the 2 chain space*, repeat * to * until the end of the row ending with a dc in the top of the ch 3 turning chain from the end of the previous row. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, [sc, ch2, sc] into the 3rd stitch (the center double crochet in the shell from the previous row), *skip the next 2 stitches and in the 3rd stitch (the center double crochet) [sc, ch2, sc]*, repeat * to * until the end of the row, ending with a hdc in the last stitch. Turn.
Rows 4 – 5: Change to color B. Repeat rows 2-3.
Rows 6 – 21: Change to color A. Repeat rows 2-3.
Rows 22 – 23: Change to color B. Repeat rows 2-3.
Rows 24 – 25: Change to color A. Repeat row 2-3.
Cut the yarn, weave in ends.
Looking for more great crochet patterns: Button Up Squares Cowl Neck Warmer, Easy Breezy Buttoned Cowl, Big Chunky Scarf, Winter Wonderland Scarf, Hooded Crochet Scarf, Tulip Textured Crochet Dishcloth