Crochet Pattern: Modern Farmhouse Dishcloth

Flat lay of crochet dishcloth with wood crochet hook

Easy crochet pattern for a beautiful, modern dishcloth. Using simple stitches, this dishcloth crochet pattern is perfect for a beginner or any crocheter looking for a quick project.

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I always feel odd calling these dishcloths. I don’t want to pigeonhole them for only kitchen use, but I had to call them something.

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The texture of the cloth does makes them perfect for cleaning dishes or wiping up spill, but it is this texture that also makes them so versatile.

Other Uses

  • Homemade baby wipes (yes I went there)
  • Use in the shower
  • Wiping noses
  • Face cloth
  • Napkin (especially in lunchboxes)
  • Spa cloth
  • Gift Basket
  • Replaces any reason for paper towel
  • If you have any other uses, please leave a comment for others below
Flat lay of crochet dishcloth with wood crochet hook
Modern Crochet Dishcloth – Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie in Blueberry

Gauge

Finished Size: 8″ x 8″ (20 cm x 20cm) Square

Crochet Stitches Used

Abbreviation
US Terminology
UK Terminology
CHChainChain
HDCHalf-Double CrochetHalf-Treble Crochet
LHDCLong Half-Double CrochetLong Half-Treble Crochet
SKSkipMiss
Flat lay of crochet dishcloth with wood crochet hook
Modern Crochet Dishcloth – I Love This Cotton in Pewter

Yarn

The yarn I used for the dishcloths in this pattern are

  • Yarn:  1 oz/30g (50 yds/46 m) 100% Cotton Medium Weight Yarn
  • Yarn Used for dishcloths in photos:
    • 1 oz – Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton in 95 Antique Cream
    • 1 oz – Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton in Pewter
    • 1 oz – Sugar’n Cream in Teal
    • 1 oz – Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie in Blueberry

Materials

Crochet Hook: US H/8 5.00 mm

Flat lay of crochet dishcloth with wood crochet hook
Modern Crochet Dishcloth – I Love This Cotton in Antique Cream

Notes

Each row begins with a CH1 and turn. This CH1 does not count as a stitch.

Crochet Pattern

Chain 28

Row 1:  HDC in 2nd CH from hook = 27 HDC

Row 2: CH 1, turn. HDC in 1st stitch, *CH 1, SK next stitch, HDC in next stitch*, repeat until last 2 stitches.  CH 1, SK 2nd to last stitch, HDC in last stitch. 

Row 3: CH 1, turn.  LHDC in 1st stitch of previous row, *CH 1, SK next stitch, LHDC into top of HDC in previous row*, repeat until last 2 stitches.  CH 1, SK 2nd to last stitch, HDC in last stitch. 

Row 4: CH 1, turn.  LHDC in 1st stitch of previous row, *CH 1, SK next stitch, LHDC into top of LDHC in previous row*, repeat until last 2 stitches.  CH 1, SK 2nd to last stitch, HDC in last stitch. 

Row 5-29: Repeat Row 4

Row 30: CH 1, turn.  LHDC in 1st stitch of previous row, *HDC in next stitch, LHDC in previous row*, repeat until end with HDC in last stitch. 

Fasten off. Weave in ends. 

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