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This ribbed crochet dishcloth pattern has just enough texture to grab dirt yet is smooth on your hand side to be comfortable to use.
In the ribbed series this stitch is the vertical one-sided post stitch ribbing. It works nicely for dishcloths because the extra texture helps with scrubbing.
The pattern is designed with the border built in so there is no fussing around with working in the round once the piece is done. How many of you have a deep dislike for working in the first row down the side where the rows are a little cattywampus?
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Use cotton yarn, category 4 for this free ribbed dishcloth pattern. I used Premier just cotton yarn in cream. See my review of dollar tree yarn here. You can work this pattern longer to make a kitchen towel, it would be so pretty hanging on a hook in your kitchen or as a makeshift light hot pad. I have several kitchen towels and cotton dishrags I love using them on a daily basis.
How to make ribbed crochet dishcloth pattern
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Finished size of this crochet dishcloth pattern: 8.5″ x 8.5″
Gauge: 4″ = 18 stitches and 19 rows
- Category 4 cotton yarn 80 yards/50 grams
- 4.5mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
Terms used in this pattern:
SC: Single Crochet
FPTC: Front Post Treble Crochet
Crochet the ribbed dishcloth pattern
Chain 37. If you’d like to make this into a kitchen towel, chain 57.
Row 1: In second chain from hook, sc across row. Chain 1, turn. 36 stitches.
Row 2: Repeat row 1. Turn.
Row 3: Chain 2 (does not count as stitch) Dc across row. Chain 1, turn.
Row 4: Sc across row.
Row 5: Sc first four stitches. FPTC in post from row 3. *sc next. FPTC next.* Repeat until 3 stiches remain. Work sc in remaining 3 stitches.
Row 6- 33 repeat row 4 and 5. Work two more rows of single crochet for rows 34 and 35. Work more row 4 and 5 repeat if you’d like to make it into a kitchen towel length of about 18″ length.
You may also like my favorite crochet dishcloth pattern done in the lemon peel stitch. It’s a free crochet pattern on this website. The project works up quickly and also has great texture for all the things you use crochet dishcloths for.