Sunday, January 16, 2011

Free Pattern: Washcloth or Dishcloth-Size 3 Thread

My mom goes through more dishcloths and dishtowels than anyone I know!  Because I knew she'd use it so much, I wanted to make her a special one for Christmas.  I'd made a dishcloth with cotton yarn before, but it turned out too clunky for me.  By using two strands of size 3 cotton thread, it worked up just as fast as yarn, but it is much more flexible and absorbent, and it dries quicker than if I'd used cotton yarn.  I definitely won't go back!

Two balls size 3 crochet thread
4.25mm (G/6) hook, 3.5mm (E/4) hook

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet

Holding two strands of thread together, using a G hook, ch 35.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook.  Dc in next ch.  *Sc in next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across.  Ch 1, turn.
Row 2-28: *Sc in next dc, dc in next sc; repeat from * across.  Ch 1, turn.
At the end of Row 28, finish off.  Weave in ends.

Round 1: Attach one strand of thread with a sl st, using an E hook, sc around each side, 3 sc on each corner.  Join with a sl st, ch 1.
Round 2: *Skip one sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip one sc, sl st in next sc.  Repeat frorm * around.  Finish off, weave in ends.

©2011 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.


  1. Alli, thanks for this gift. It is the best washing wash cloth we have. It took 2 weeks for our automatic dish washer to get fixed and I fell in love with this dish cloth. It works very, very well. Far superior to anything I have ever used in my 50 years!

  2. love it thanks for posting hugs me

  3. so cute! My mom also goes through dishcloths like crazy and she would love it! Now I just have to find a place to by the thread to make her some! thanks.

  4. You can find it at any craft store (Michael's, Joann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby) or Super Walmarts often have it with the yarn.

  5. Alli, I love the pattern, but I can't get my border to come out evenly. What is your secret?

  6. Love your pattern. Do you have any l can down load.


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