Three Color Simple Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

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three color dishcloth pattern

We continue our fun month of kitchen patterns with this simple crochet dishcloth pattern. If you missed it, you can click here to see last week’s pattern and the other patterns as they are released. This week’s pattern uses three colors. Of course you could do it all in one color, but I love the bright and cheery effect that the different colors have. Enjoy!

three color dishcloth pattern

Three Color Simple Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Here’s what you need:

  • 3 colors worsted weight cotton yarn
  • H hook
  • tapestry needle, scissors

Click here to reference the Crochet Abbreviations Chart.


Finished washcloth measures approximately 8 inches square.


With CA, ch 30.

Row 1: 1 sc in 4 ch from hook (counts as ch-1 sp and 1 sc), *ch 1, skip next ch, 1 sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn — 14 sc and 14 ch-1 sps.

Row 2: Join CB, ch 2 (counts as ch-1 sp), *work 1 sc in next ch -1 sp, ch 1, rep fr * across, work 1 sc in ch sp of turning ch, turn — 14 sc and 14 ch-1 sps.

Row 3: Join CC and rep Row 2.

Rows 4 – 30: Rep Row 2 for pattern alternating CA, CB, and CC.

Fasten off.



Join CB in any st around edge. Work a single crochet edging around all 4 sides of washcloth, working 3 sc in each corner.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

crochet dishcloth pattern

From left to right: Textured Dishcloth, Seeing Squares Dishcloth, Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth, and Three Color Simple Stitch Dishcloth (this post).
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33 Responses to Three Color Simple Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

  1. Rajeswari July 9, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    Lovely dish clothes Kara! The green and orange combination is very summery and bright 🙂

    • Kara July 9, 2013 at 10:57 am #

      I like the colors too! Thanks, Rajeswari 🙂

  2. Gail July 9, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    Loving this series. Love making dishcloths and I’m happy I came across your blog. Thank you.

    • Kara July 9, 2013 at 10:57 am #

      I am happy you did too, Gail! So glad to have you along 🙂

  3. Sarah July 9, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    Super cute! I love this stitch and in 3 colors its fantastic. Well done!

    • Kara July 9, 2013 at 10:56 am #

      Thanks so much, Sarah!

  4. Debi Y. July 9, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    That looks like a nice and sturdy dishcloth. Thanks for sharing your pattern with us. 🙂

    • Kara July 9, 2013 at 10:56 am #

      Thanks Debi 🙂

  5. Marilyn July 9, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Kara, I think this is my favorite dish cloth pattern of the set! Well done, my friend!

    • Kara July 9, 2013 at 10:53 am #

      Thanks, Marilyn!

  6. sharon July 10, 2013 at 5:09 am #

    thanks for the easy to follow instructions. will be making this very soon!

    • Kara July 10, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

      My pleasure, Sharon!

  7. Annie July 10, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    When will you post the other dishcloth patterns. Really would like to make the hole set. Thanks Annie.

    • Kara July 10, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

      Hi Annie 🙂 I will have a new one each week. Hope you’re enjoying them so far!

      • Annie July 11, 2013 at 6:24 am #

        Yes Iam injoying them, looking forward to more to come thank you.

  8. Marilyn July 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    Kara, where do you find your inspiration for crochet patterns? Yours are always simply beautiful!

    • Kara July 12, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

      Awww … you are always so sweet to me, Marilyn!

  9. Elle July 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    These are beautiful when first made. However, they stretch terribly when wet, and when washed, and dried, come back in a rectangle, not a square. wish I had made and used a prototype bedpforehand!Imade about 25 of them as gifts! But the recipients still seemed to like them.

    • Kara July 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

      My stitches tend to stretch when wet and when I’m using them but the stitches tighten back up again right after I wash and dry it.

  10. Karen July 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    On this one do you have to cut the yarn when changing each row or do you just carry it up the side?

    • Kara July 30, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

      You can just carry it up the side. Nice and easy 🙂

      • Bethany August 27, 2016 at 7:33 am #

        I wish I had read the comments first… I have thought about carrying up the side, but I didn’t figure out how to it could be done, and never saw anyone do it on a tutorial. Now I have a beautiful dishcloth with 21 ends left to weave in… (sniff) :,(

  11. Gloria August 1, 2013 at 2:10 am #

    Why is it so hard to print here? I did get one pattern printed but oh my I sure didn’t want a pic the size of my paper. Isn’t there a way to print smaller pics?
    thanks so much

    • Kara August 1, 2013 at 6:49 am #

      Hi Gloria 🙂 At the bottom of the post there is a printing icon. It should let you choose and eliminate parts of the post you can print. Hope that helps.

  12. kim January 1, 2015 at 6:37 pm #

    Hi, I love these patterns and the pretty colors. What kind of yarn did you use for these?

  13. shoshy roback April 20, 2015 at 11:08 am #

    Is the Happy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern the same as the textured dishcloth? I like to add everything I make to Ravelry but can’t find it on your page in Ravelry. Thanks

  14. Cindy August 23, 2016 at 9:07 am #

    For those of us who don’t understand the chrochet symbols, it would be nice if we had a chart or something to learn the stitches!

  15. Victoria April 26, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

    Hi love the colors you used. If you don’t mind me asking what is the color names you used? I have those colors but they don’t seem to be the right shades and look awful together. Lol.

    • Kara May 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm #

      Hi Victoria 🙂 Unfortunately, this yarn has been discontinued by Knit Picks … it was their organic cotton.


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