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Crochet Thread Dish Cloth Pattern

Updated on October 23, 2012
Dish Cloth with Crochet Thread or Worsted Weight Yarn
Dish Cloth with Crochet Thread or Worsted Weight Yarn | Source

Free Dish Cloth Crochet Pattern

Here is a free crochet pattern for a dish cloth that you can make in either a worsted weight cotton or in a size 3 cotton thread. Instructions for crocheting it in worsted yarn are below the instructions for the crochet thread version. Both are the same except you do not chain as many in worsted weight as you do in crochet thread.

Dish cloths are generally crocheted with a worsted weight cotton such as Bernat Handicrafter, however, I have found out that they are just as useful when made in a thread. As a matter of fact, I prefer the ones in thread over the worsted weight because they are not as bulky. And I'm not a fan of dish cloths that are too big.

Pattern Information

Skill Level: Beginner


Thread: Size 3 Crochet Thread or Bernat Handicrafter Cotton

Hook Size: E-3.50MM, or an H/8-5.00MM if using worsted weight yarn.

Finished Measurement: 7.75" x 7.75"


Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains

Dc = Double Crochet

FO = Fasten Off

Hk = Hook

Rep = Repeat

Sc = Single Crochet

Sk = SkipSl St = Slip Stitch

Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces

St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches

Crochet Thread Dish Cloth
Crochet Thread Dish Cloth | Source

Pattern Instructions For Crochet Thread

Ch 40,

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across; turn. (39 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across to last st, sc in last st; turn. (39 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next dc; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts; turn. (22 sts and 17 ch-1 sps)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, dc in next st, *sc in ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts; turn. (39 sts)

Rows 5-38: Rep rows 3 and 4.

Row 39: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.

Edging: Ch 1, work 3 sc in first st, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner st; join with sl st. FO.

Crochet Cotton Dish Cloth
Crochet Cotton Dish Cloth | Source

Instructions for Worsted Weight Yarn

This is worked the same as the one in crochet thread, except that you start off with few chains and you do fewer repeats of the pattern rows.

Ch 24,

Rows 1-4: Follow same pattern as given in rows 1-4. (23 sts)

Rows 5-22: Rep rows 3 and 4 as given above.

Row 23: Same as row 39.

Work edging the same as given above.


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      Rhelena 5 years ago

      Thank you awesomeactress and PWalker. Yes a wash cloth would dry much quicker. I've made loofahs in yarn, and they take forever to dry too. I guess there is no harm in trying everything once. :)

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      PWalker281 5 years ago

      Nice pattern, Rhelena! Crochet thread is a great option for wash cloths. I've also been considering fingering-weight hemp. I used it to make a loofah, but it was way too thick and takes ages to dry. I think wash clothes would be better since it's a flat surface. But I'll look into the #3 thread because hemp is fairly expensive. Voted up and shared.

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      awesomeactress 5 years ago

      Very informational! Thanks!

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      Rhelena 5 years ago

      Thank you RTalloni, I always appreciate feedback :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Nice post for a pretty and useful crochet item. Thanks!