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Free Crochet Pattern: Everyday Dishcloth

For as long as I can remember I have used homemade dishcloths, even to this day my kitchen is full of them. Dishcloths were one of the first things my Grandma taught me how to crochet.

Homemade dishcloths make great gifts for many occasions, such as Mothers day, housewarmings, bridal showers, weddings and even just to show your appreciation for someone!

This pattern uses the basket stitch, which provides ridges in the dishcloth which help when you are trying to clean off tough grease. This is a beginner friendly pattern, but perfect for any skill level. 

If you would like an inexpensive PDF copy of this pattern, you can find it on Etsy, Ravelry, Lovecrafts and here on the website.

Or pin it for later!

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This is a beginner crochet pattern, you will need to know the following techniques: single crochet, slip stitch, working in the back loop and working flat in back and forth rows.


  • 1 skein of Paintbox Pick Your Palette Cotton Aran Weight
  • J/10 - 6mm crochet hook
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry Needle


You can find Paintbox yarn on LoveCrafts. One thing I love about paintbox yarns is that there are some many beautiful colours to choose from.  You will not have a problem finding a shade to match the rest of your kitchen decor! See all the different colour selections here


Finished Size

Approximately 25cm x 20 cm (9"x8")


14 sts x 14 rows = approximately 10cm x 10cm (4"x4")

Stitch Abbreviations

  • ch - chain
  • sc - single crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • st - stitch
  • rep - repeat
  • bl - backloop


  • ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch
  • this pattern is worked back and forth in rows


ch 26

Row 1:  sc in 1st ch from hook, sc across (25 st)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in bl of first st, rep until end of row (25 st)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in bl of first 2 sts *1 sc below sc from previous row, sc in bl of next 3 sts, rep from * to end of row (25 st)

Row 4: rep row 2

Row 5: ch 1, turn, *sc below sc in previous row, sc in bl of next 3 sts, rep from * to end of row (25 st)

Row 6 - 33: rep row 2, row 3, row 2, row 5


  • sc crochet evenly around the outside edge of the dishcloth
  • sl st to join
  • cut yarn and weave in ends

The border provides a nice clean edge for the dishcloth, you could even use a contrasting colour!

Buy the PDF pattern on Etsy.

Buy the PDF pattern on Ravelry.

Buy the PDF pattern on Lovecrafts. 

Buy the PDF pattern here on the website.

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Stay Warm, 



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