Textured Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

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This pretty textured crochet dishcloth pattern is one of the 4 dishcloth patterns I gave you a preview of a few weeks back. It’s amazing what a rich and complex design can be achieved with only two basic crochet stitches. This pattern is perfect for beginners … if you know how to work a single crochet and a double crochet, you are all set!

Textured Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

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Textured Crochet Stitch

 Textured Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

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Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsU.S. to U.K. Crochet Conversion Chart.
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Finished washcloth measures approximately 8 inches square.


Ch 26.

Row 1: Work [1 sc, 2 dc] in 2nd ch from hook, skip next 2 ch, *work [1 sc, 2 dc] in next, skip next 2 ch, rep from * across until last 3 ch, skip next 2 ch, 1 sc in last ch, turn — 25 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st), work [1 sc, 2 dc] in first st, skip next 2 sts, *work [1 sc, 2 dc] in next, skip next 2 sts, rep from * across until last 3 sts, skip next 2 sts, 1 sc in last st, turn — 25 sts.

Rows 3 – 18: Rep Row 2.

Row 19: Ch 1 (does not count as st), work 1 sc in each st across, do not turn or fasten off — 25 sts.



Round 1: Work 2 sc in same st as last sc of Row 19, continue working a sc edge around washcloth along next 3 sides, working 3 sc in each corner. Join in 1st sc of Row 19.

Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st), work a sc edge around, working 3 sc in each corner, join.

Fasten off, weave in ends.


Be sure to check out the other dishcloth patterns in the series … shown below from left to right: Textured Dishcloth (in this post), Seeing Squares Dishcloth, Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth, and Three Color Simple Stitch Dishcloth. You can also find even more kitchen crochet patterns by clicking here.

Textured Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

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59 Responses to Textured Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

  1. Preeti July 16, 2013 at 4:11 am #

    Nice pattern !! thanks for sharing ! 🙂 If I replace sc with dc and dc with tr, will this work the same way? I usually work with a thinner yarn.

    • Kara July 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

      I think that might make the dishcloth too lacy, but it may work. Perhaps doubling up the strands of yarn would work better 🙂

  2. anna July 16, 2013 at 6:18 am #

    Hi Kara !
    The pattern is beautiful !
    But for those who speaks other language, it’s a little more complicate to follow the explanation…graphics are understandable for everybody !
    But I will try your pattern…
    Have a great day !

    • Kara July 16, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

      I know, Anna, I am sorry about that 🙁 So far I haven’t had much luck finding programs that easily allow me to make stitch diagrams. Do you know of any? I would love to start including them with my patterns.

  3. Debi Y. July 16, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    Hi Kara. This is a very nice dishcloth. Once again – thanks for sharing your pattern with us. 🙂

    • Kara July 16, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

      Glad you like it, Debi!

  4. Lori Kay July 16, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    I love this pattern! It worked up quick and the texture is perfect.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Kara July 16, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

      I’m so glad to hear that, Lori!

  5. Alexis @ Persia Lou July 16, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    It’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    • Kara July 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

      My pleasure, Alexis! Hope you enjoy it 🙂

  6. Bryan July 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    I want to thank you for the nice patterns. I do not crochet near as what I used to. The reason I made these is that your finished projects always look so professional. Believe me, that is important. Any way, you started me up again. I thank you.

  7. Heidi July 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    Hi Kara,
    I am hoping to enlarge this and make it into a prop blanket for a photog friend. Thanks for the great “textured” pattern. Textured was the one thing that she said that she wanted!

  8. Norma July 31, 2013 at 2:54 pm #


    This looks like a great pattern. I will be using it in the couple of weeks.
    Thank you for sharing it.

  9. Norma July 31, 2013 at 2:59 pm #


    I am the person behind dishandwashclothmania.com and would like your permission to add links to your patterns onto my site. I am very strict about obeying copyright laws and only add links, not patterns. Thank you for considering my request.

    I did attempt to read your Terms of Use but received an error message.

    • Kara July 31, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

      Yes, you absolutely may. I am honored to be included!

  10. Sara - My Merry Messy Life August 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    Love this Kara! I’ve been following your dishcloth posts this summer and they are ALL good. I love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

  11. Minerva January 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your free patterns, they are all beautiful. Your hard work and talent is greatly appreciated.

  12. Anna January 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    I love this pattern! I’ve used it on a couple dish cloths for me and another for my sister!! Thank you

    • Kara January 14, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

      So happy to hear you enjoy it 🙂

  13. Cathy February 20, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    I am in love with these patterns. What brand of yarn and colors did you use in the pictures?

    • Kara February 20, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

      So glad you like them Cathy! The yarn I used for those pictured was a cotton yarn from Knit Picks but they no longer carry it. They have one now called Dishie but I have not used it so can’t really tell you how it is. Sorry 🙁

  14. Jen March 1, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    I love this pattern; I am having a hard time b/c I am new but when adding the border on the sides; I’m not sure where to make the sc’s (not the top and bottom). I can see where the sc goes on the top and bottom but I have no clue on the sides where to add the sc’s. Thank you 🙂

    • Kara March 4, 2014 at 9:53 am #

      Hi Jen 🙂 When working the edging on the sides, work 1 sc per row. Hope that helps!

  15. Anita March 3, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    I, too, am a beginner crocheter. I’ve been getting along fine with projects including a large afghan and a round lapghan. With this project, which I’m making 12 of for an upcoming bridal shower (gifts), I have trouble knowing where to place the border stitches on the side. Seems no matter how I try (I’ve made 4) each one ends up a little lopsided looking. Can you tell me, after making the first corner on the first border round, how many stitches for each side between corner stitches? And the same for the second round. Would be a great help to me.

    • Kara March 4, 2014 at 9:56 am #

      Hi Anita 🙂 You would work 1 sc per row up the sides. Hope that helps!

  16. Amy March 3, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

    I too am a beginner and am still in the learning process of reading patterns. It seemed easy while reading it until I started it. I was on my 6th row until I noticed that it was lopsided. I either had too many stitches on one end or not enough. I have pulled it apart to crochet back together 3 times and still can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. I would love for you make a tutorial possibly in the future. I’m more of a visual learner then read and figure out what I’m doing. Placement of the hook and where stitches are to go is my biggest issue. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Your work is beautiful btw.

  17. Teshae April 19, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Thank you so much, it was very kind of you to share these as free patterns! I just finished my first one and it came out great! Love the texture this stitch pattern gives.. will definitely be making more.

    • Kara April 19, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

      So glad you like them! It’s my pleasure 🙂

  18. Donna April 21, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    Oh this is perfect! I am making a “Kitchen set” for my friend for her birthday in bright summery colors-I have the towel topper, pot holders, larger towels to dry glasses and a sachet for potpourri. I have been looking for a more textured dishcloth and I really like the looks of this! Thank you so much!

    • Kara April 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

      What a great gift idea! You are a good friend 🙂

  19. Trish November 16, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    I just finished making this. What a pretty pattern!

    I was looking fora nice pattern for Christmas gifts. This one is perfect.

    • Kara November 16, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

      So glad you like it, Trish!

  20. Mandy December 10, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    Hi. I made up this dishcloth, but with a couple of modifications. I use the Sugar ‘n Cream yarn and it’s pretty chunky. So, I began with 27 stiches, then did a second row of sc only. Then, I began the pattern, but with a ch 2 at the beginning of each row, instead of a ch 1. A ch 1 was just too tight and it came out warped. (I do have a fairly tight stitch.) I really love this. It makes up super quickly! Thank you.

  21. Jessica December 15, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    This is my favorite pattern for cloths. I use it all the time

  22. cajunmile February 2, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    Thanks for the pattern. I enjoyed making these dishcloths. The size was perfect.

    • Kara February 3, 2015 at 12:48 pm #

      So glad you liked them!

  23. Breanna March 23, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

    I must be doing something wrong :(. I think (ha!) I am following the pattern correctly, but it keeps getting shorter and shorter. Not sure exactly what I’m doing wrong. Please help!

    • Breanna March 23, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

      Nevermind. I’m an idiot 🙂

      • Maria March 28, 2015 at 5:45 pm #

        Can you explain what you were doing wrong? I must be another idiot because I somehow keep losing stitches every row! haha

        • Kara March 28, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

          The most common places for people to skip stitches are at the beginning and end of the row. After you finish a row, count to make sure you did t skip one. Hope that helps 🙂

          • gerdakr July 27, 2015 at 6:41 am #

            Hi Kara 🙂
            What’s the multiple of this pattern if I want to make it bigger ??
            Thanks for a great pattern 🙂

  24. Zarnaz August 13, 2015 at 11:04 am #

    I would like to know how many chains I should crochet in the beginning if I want to make it a little wider?
    P.S. I have made your Crunchy Stitch dishcloth, I’m using it as a washcloth and it feels amazing! It scrubs really well! 😀 and the pattern was really addictive… 🙂

  25. Leanna August 19, 2015 at 8:22 pm #

    Is the pattern supposed to start with 27? I have been using the 26 to start and it doesn’t leave 3 chains.

    • Elisia Peters December 5, 2016 at 10:51 am #

      Hi did Kara ever reply to you? I’m running into the same problem.
      Also what are the multiples in this pattern as I would like to make it a little larger.
      Thank you

      • Kara December 7, 2016 at 10:21 am #

        Hi Elisia 🙂
        The multiple of this pattern is to chain a multiple of 3+2

  26. Leslie September 8, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

    I LOVE this pattern 🙂 I’m running into a small problem. Everything is nice and textured and symmetrical and tight….except between my first 26 chains and the next row of the first “clusters” the gap in that “skip 2 chains” is showing through in my end product. How are you able to avoid this? Am I missing something somewhere?

    • Sonya December 16, 2017 at 9:12 pm #

      I’m having the same issue. Did you receive an answer?

  27. Julianna October 8, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    I made one this morning and it worked up so quickly and beautifully! I would like to link your post to a blog post I’m writing with beginner crochet tips if I have your permission!
    Thanks for sharing this fun pattern!

    • Kara October 9, 2015 at 9:30 am #

      Of course, I would be honored 🙂 So glad you liked it!!

  28. Nichole March 28, 2016 at 11:12 pm #

    I absolutely love this pattern! It makes such a beautiful dishcloth. I was wondering if I would be able to sell the dishcloths I make using this pattern. Of course I would use my own pictures (so people know what mine look like) and link back to your pattern here.

    • Kara April 6, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

      Hi Nichole 🙂 So glad you like it! Yes, it is absolutely fine with me if you sell your finished dishcloths. Thanks for asking and good luck!

  29. Paula J. Jones June 15, 2016 at 9:53 pm #

    I love making this dish cloth. Thank you for the pattern.

  30. Sarah July 9, 2017 at 8:49 pm #

    My first time using cotton yarn and making a dish cloth. It was an easy and fun pattern. I am very happy with the final product. I plan to give some as gifts for Christmas.

  31. Cathleen July 29, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

    I love these dishcloth patterns! I have a question–I also love the cotton colors that you used for the samples – please share the brand of cotton as well as the color names! I need to get these particulat colors of these lighter shades of greens and oranges – thanks in advance!!!

    • Kara July 30, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

      Hi Cathleen 🙂 Unfortunately, the yarn I used for these has been discontinued. It was an awesome organic cotton from Knit Picks but they no longer carry it.

  32. millie September 22, 2017 at 7:46 am #

    Am working on crunchy stitch dishcloth with an I hook. The 26 sts don’t seem to be enough for an 8 in. Any suggestions? Thanks

    • Kara September 29, 2017 at 4:44 pm #

      Hmmm … it should get you close to 8 in. Perhaps the chain is coming out too tight? You can try chaining with a larger hook and then switching back to the I for your first row.

  33. Tiffany November 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

    Hi there. I loved the look of this. I used a 5.5mm hook so I had to cut it short about 11 rows. I am confused by the edging. Where to insert the hook alone the side ends. And also how to join the first stitch of the last row.

  34. Rhonda Uhrich January 31, 2018 at 9:07 pm #

    Is the textured dishcloth pattern a trinity stitch?

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