Easy Ombre Dishcloth

Easy Ombre Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
Easy Ombre Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

Made in the style of a simple granny square, this free crochet pattern from Lily Sugar n' Cream for dish cloth is perfect for beginners. The ombre yarn provides the variation in color without switching balls. If you've never crocheted a dishcloth before, you absolutely must try this Easy Ombre Dishcloth Crochet Pattern. Ombre is such a stylish and sophisticated effect, and this project comes together so quickly. Get the best of both worlds when you make a dishcloth that is both pretty and practical. The best projects are those that can be put to good use. 


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge13 dc and 6½ rows = 4 ins [10 cm]

Finished SizeApprox 10 ins [25.5 cm] square

Materials List

  • Yarn: Lily® Sugar’n Cream® Naturals (56.7 g/2 oz) 1 ball of #02046 (Earth Ombre).
  • Crochet hook: Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.


  1. Ch 5. Join with sl st to form a ring.

  2. 1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). [3 dc. (Ch 2. 4 dc)] 3 times in ring. Ch 2. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

  3. 2nd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. *1 dc in each of next 4 dc. (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

  4. 3rd to 8th rnds: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 dc in each dc to next ch-2 sp. (2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * 3 times more. 1 dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

  5. 9th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each dc around, having 3 sc in corner ch-2 sps. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

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It would be neat to make a set of dish cloths along with a set of towels to give as a housewarming gift. I bet you could make 2-3 of these dish cloths with just one ball of Lily Sugar 'N Cream. I only wish they made more ombr color choices!

If I don't turn at beginning of each round it comes out lopsided

lol mine turned out round but I liked it..I now know where I WENT WRONG so next one will be corrected. I may make the round one again. lol

how can I enlarge the easy ombre dishcloth to make a small afghan?

@bgl the instructions on this article might help! http://www.favecrafts.com/Crochet-Afghans/How-to-Resize-Crochet-Afghan-Patterns Hope that helps! -Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts.com

I love it when the total number of stitches is at the end of each round or row. That is most helpful to me. I do not consider myself a pro and have been trying to crochet for about 40 years.

As I sit here crocheting this pattern, I do realize that something is off because as mentioned below, the pattern does not create a 'square', as it should. I could work on tweaking it to get it to square off, however this messes up the pattern of where the holes should fall. I think I'll try a different pattern.

The round two instructiions were a bit confusing the way they were written but after I figured it out it was way easy and turned out good.

Love this pattern. Thank you so much for sharing. I only have 1 issue. With my first attempt with this pattern I finished with a triangle shape. The dishcloth looked exactly like one you have displayed only it came out triangular. I will try to post a picture of it. It's actually interesting and pretty. I don't know where I went wrong as of yet but I know I will definitely make another one and maybe I'll be able to pinpoint what actually happened. Then I can make more of both shapes! ;-) !

@ crochet mom: Hi! Sorry you are having trouble with our patterns. There should be no downloading to do with this pattern, as the project instructions are posted in full. If you would like to print the pattern, click the "print" button near the title. This should print the full pattern with the picture included. Hope this helps! -- FaveCrafts Editors

I like this pattern and several of the others but I do have a problem. I'm not as literate as some on the computer and have trouble downloading. Sometimse I can't get the pictures and that makes it hard to work some without the illistrations

This was a nice easy beautiful dishcloth! I had used verigated cottton yarn. I had made others from Fave crafts for my sisters X-mas presents. She told me she loves ithem! She has been waiting a long time for me to make her some so she was very happy! Recommend this one for anyone! Thanks Fave Crafts!! crochet mom

Love that you shared the instructions to such a great way to make washing dishes fun and eco-friendly. Thank you so much! Becki

To normajohn 7703912 . In this pattern the initial ch 3 counts as the 1st of 4 dc, then you ch 2 and do 4dc's, until you have 4 sets of 4dc's, in this case. The main pattern instuctions are in the (). Because of the ch3 being counted as a double the first set of 4 dc's has different instructions (ie: ch. 3 3dc) Hope this helps and is not more confusing. Annie B.

Sorry for this newbie comment but I am confused. I have joined a ring and completed the 3dc in the ring but what does it mean in the parenthesis (ch2.4dc) ? Does it mean to do 3 dc and then chain 2 and do a fourth dc? I can't get it to come out to the dc needed to make the 4 sides of the granny square. From the picture it looks like there are 4 dc per side and then a space......4 dc and then a space. I would appreciate any help. Thanks, Norma

I love the easiness of this...will send to my buddy who is a newbie to crocheting. Can I ask for help? I am looking for a pattern for crocheted pot scribbies...they are made out of strips of a fabric called toole(excuse my spelling...bought the fabric and can't find my pattern......HELP!!!

I just love to crochet wash cloths. I can't get enough patterns!! I like the idea of crocheting two together and making pot holders. First time visitor to this site and I will return.

I just finished making 25 of these dish cloths! It was VERY easy and they went together very quickly. I turned them into the thrift store where I volunteer. The donations to the thrift store help support our local food bank.

Love it! Easy to crochet works great and looks nice. Also washes very well. ls


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