Looking for a great textured crochet dishcloth that works up super quickly? Try this textured crochet dishcloth using post double crochet!
Design Story and Inspiration for the Textured Crochet Dishcloth
I love smaller projects that give you a quick win and allow you to practice new stitch patterns or skills.
I wanted a dishcloth that had a lot of texture so it could really get in there and get the job done, so I decided to use post double crochet stitches to achieve this.
Alternating post double crochet can give you very different results, from a ribbed look to a basketweave, but this is more of a woven fabric-look that I really enjoy and that really works well for a textured crochet dishcloth!
About the Yarn
Cotton is definitely the best yarn to use for crochet dishcloths, so choose one that is durable and washes well.
For my sample here I used Lion Brand Mako Cotton, which I adore, but it does have to be hand washed, so be aware of that if you decide to try it.
You can use any cotton yarn that is worsted weight – some that I recommend are Lily Sugar n Cream, Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton or We Crochet Dishie. Any of these would make excellent crochet dischloths that last!
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This is a simple pattern with a woven stitch that uses front post and back post double crochet to achieve the texture.
The border is a simple moss stitch (single crochet, chain 1) border.
Textured Crochet Dishcloth
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Cotton worsted weight, sample shown in Lion Brand Mako Cotton
Hook: US Size I (5.5mm)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Finished Size: Approximately 8″ (20cm) square
Gauge: 16 sts and 10 sts = 4″ (10cm) in stitch pattern
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc) – insert hook around post of row below from front to back to front, complete like regular dc
Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc) – insert hook around post of row below from back to front to back, complete like regular dc
Textured Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across; turn (30 sts).
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *fpdc, bpdc; repeat from * to end, dc in turning ch; turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), bpdc, fpdc; repeat from * to end, dc in turning ch; turn.
Repeat rows 2-3 until dishcloth is 7″ from beginning. Turn at end of last row.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, [*ch 1, skip next dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * to last st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in last st, turn to side of work, *ch 1, sc in side of row; repeat from * to corner, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner] twice, ending with sc, ch 1, slip st in first sc (145 sts).
Rounds 2-4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, work even in seed stitch pattern, working a sc in each ch-1 space of the previous row and chaining 1 and skipping each sc, working a (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner.
Weave in ends.
Textured Crochet Dishcloth Video Tutorial
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That’s it! Today we learned how to crochet the Textured Crochet Dishcloth. I hope you’ve enjoyed this free pattern and will whip some up for your kitchen or bath!