Granny Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Learn how to crochet a granny square dishcloth with this easy printable crochet pattern.
There's no easier way to learn how to crochet a granny square dishcloth than the Granny Crochet Dishcloth Pattern. It begins with a small granny square and is then worked corner-to-corner for a striped effect. The end result? A fun, colorful dishcloth you’ll love. The cool thing about crochet dishcloth patterns is that they're just practical granny squares. You might not mind washing dishes as much with a vibrant granny square dishcloth like this on hand. It’s also perfect for yarn hoarders. Bust your stash in a jiffy by making a few. You can never have too many dishcloths in a world of endless dirty dishes.
Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook
Crochet Gauge12 dc and 7 rows = 4” [10 cm]
Finished SizeApprox 8 “ [20 cm] square
- Lily® Sugar’n Cream® (Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds; Ombres and Prints: 56.7 g/2 oz; 86 m/95 yds) Contrast A 02223 (Mod Ombre) or 02741 (Playtime) or 02220 (Green Dream) or 00001 (White) 1 ball
- Lily® Sugar’n Cream® Contrast B 01742 (Hot Blue) or 01628 (Hot Orange) or 01740 (Hot Pink) or 01712 (Hot Green) 1 ball
- Size 5.5 mm (U.S. I or 9) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
How to Crochet a Granny Square Dishcloth
Note: Ch 5 at beg of each rnd counts as dc and ch 2.
With A, ch 4. Join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
1st rnd: Ch 5. (3 dc. Ch 2) 3 times in ring. 2 dc in ring. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 5. Break A.
2nd rnd: Join B with sl st in any ch-2 sp. Ch 5. 3 dc in same sp as last sl st. [Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1. 2 dc in first ch-2 sp. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 5. Break B.
3rd rnd: Join A with sl st in any ch-2 sp. Ch 5. 3 dc in same sp as last sl st. [Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. 2 dc in first ch-2 sp. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 5. Break A.
4th rnd: Join B with sl st in any ch-2 sp. Ch 5. 3 dc in same sp as last sl st. *(Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc.** (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in first ch-2 sp. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 5. Fasten off .
Proceed in rows as follows:
-- When changing colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of last st. Draw new color through last 2 loops to complete st and proceed in new color.
-- Ch 2 at beg of row does not count as hdc.
1st row: (RS). Join A with sl st in any ch-2 sp. Ch 2. 1 hdc in same ch-2 sp. 1 hdc in each dc and ch-1 sp to next ch-2 sp. (1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next ch-2 sp (corner). 1 hdc in each dc and ch-1 sp to next ch-2 sp. 1 hdc in next ch-2 sp. Turn. Leave rem 2 sides of Granny Square unworked. 35 sts.
2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to next ch-1 sp. (1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next ch-1 sp (corner). 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Join B in last st. Turn. 37 sts.
3rd row: With B, ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to next ch-1 sp. (1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next ch-1 sp (corner). 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Turn. 39 sts.
4th row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc to next ch-1 sp. (1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next ch-1 sp (corner). 1 hdc in each hdc to end of row. Join A in last st. Turn. 41 sts.
Cont in this manner, working 2 more rows with A and 2 more rows with B. 49 sts. Fasten off .
You're on a roll. If you've got more leftover yarn, check out other easy dishcloth patterns in23 Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns for Beginners
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Feb 08, 2017
How cute are this vintage granny square dish cloths?! I love these! I also love a project that works up quickly so I can get that instant gratification. Think of all the color combinations you can come up with! I think if I made it bigger it would make a cute square trivet or centerpiece for the kitchen table.
Dec 08, 2016
I really love making dishcloths and this one is a great pattern to practice crocheting the granny square pattern, as well as adding rows, changing colors, and making corners. Turned on the point (or corner) it is in a miter shape. Change out your dishcloths to match seasons or holidays by crocheting in seasonal or holiday colors. Great gift idea made with the recipient's favorite colors!
Jun 15, 2016
Love love love it! =)
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Aug 14, 2014
I like the red and white stripe idea but would make the granny portion in blue to give a flag-like look. Nice for 4th of July or Memorial day.
Nov 20, 2020
What a great idea! I am making afghans for veterans, and this would be wonderful for the next pattern I use.. Thank you for your comment!
Mar 23, 2012
This is a good one as well.
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