Beginner Crochet Pattern: Single Crochet Dishcloth

This single crochet dishcloth is one of the first beginner crochet patterns that I give my students. I love having a project like this that includes a lot of repetition and can be finished in one day so that they have something to show for their efforts after the class. Crochet can be a fantastic hobby. I personally use it to help me relieve anxiety and stress and it’s a really cool way to make my friends and family some unique gifts for their home.

This dishcloth is made with 100& cotton yarn. Cotton is the best type of yarn to crochet anything that is going to repeatedly be in water with. Why? Because it will dry better (no one wants a cloth smelling of mildew) and you can easily throw it in the washing machine and dryer to launder it. Cotton is also a great fiber to withstand heat. The texture of these crochet dishrags are perfect to get your dishes clean, yet soft enough to not be abrasive on your hands.

Beginner Crochet Pattern: Single Crochet Dishcloth

Skill Level:



Cotton Yarn, Any Color, One Skein (I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream
Size H/5.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Sitch Markers (optional)


ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet stitch




4” square 13 sc, 14 rows


To begin, create a slip knot.

Foundation Chain: Chain 27

Row 1: Sc in the second chain from the hook. Sc across the entire row. Ch 1 and turn your work. 

Row 2: Sc 25. Ch 1, turn your work. (Total stitch count – 26)

*Repeat row 2 until you reach a height of 5.5”

Border: Single crochet border. In each stitch around the outside of the dishcloth, place a single crochet, sc 3 in all 4 corners. 

Fasten off and weave in ends

I’ve included a video below showing how to begin and complete the first two rows of this project.

Care Instruction:

Care Instruction: Machine wash, tumble dry, do not bleach, iron, or dry clean.







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