Looking for a dishcloth that’s so pretty you won’t want to use it for cleaning? Look no further than the “Cedar Ridge Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern”! 🌟 It’s the perfect blend of style and function, making it a must-have for anyone who wants to add a touch of elegance to their home.
With its charming vintage and feminine vibe, this simple dishcloth is practically begging to be hung up for display. But don’t let its good looks fool you: it’s also incredibly easy and fun to make. Even if you’re new to crochet, the step-by-step video tutorial included with the pattern will guide you through the process with ease.
And let’s not forget the eco-friendly factor. This dishcloth can be used over and over again, helping to reduce waste and lower your carbon footprint. Plus, it’s a great gift for anyone who appreciates handmade items or wants to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
So, if you want to bring some beauty and practicality into your kitchen (or bathroom, I won’t judge), head read on and get ready to make an “Easy and Fun Striped Crochet Dishcloth”. Your home will thank you! 🧶🍽️✨
Watch Video Tutorial Here
Tips for beginner crocheters! Watch the video all the way through a few times so that you know what to expect.
If you’re new to crochet, or even if you’re an experienced crocheter, video tutorials can be incredibly helpful. That’s why I’ve created a step-by-step video tutorial to accompany the “Cedar Ridge Crochet Dishcloth” pattern.
By watching the video, you’ll be able to see the pattern in action and follow along at your own pace. This can be especially helpful for visual learners or those who prefer to learn by watching someone else do it first. You can pause, rewind, or fast forward the video as needed to make sure you’re on track.
Plus, if you encounter any issues or have questions while you’re making the dishcloth, you can refer back to the video for guidance. It’s like having me right there with you!
So don’t be afraid to give the video tutorial a try. I promise it will make the process of making the dishcloth even more enjoyable and rewarding. You can find the video tutorial by clicking the embedded video below.
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Best yarn for this crochet dishcloth pattern
When it comes to choosing the right yarn for your crochet dishcloths, there are a lot of options to consider. As a crocheter, I often struggle between using acrylic yarn, which is inexpensive and durable, and cotton, which has a lovely texture and absorbency. For this particular pattern, I decided to go with cotton because of its natural ability to absorb water and its durability.
If you’re looking for some great cotton yarn options, I highly recommend checking out the selection from WeCrochet. Their Dishie and Dishie Multi lines are both fantastic choices for dishcloths. Not only do they come in a wide range of beautiful colors, but they are also incredibly soft and absorbent.
Another excellent cotton yarn option is Billow. This yarn has a lovely texture and comes in a range of soft, muted colors. It’s also incredibly easy to work with, making it a great choice for beginners.
Lastly, if you prefer a classic brand, I recommend Bernat Handicrafter Cotton. This yarn has been a staple in the crochet world for years and for good reason. It’s affordable, easy to find, and comes in a wide range of colors. Plus, it’s a sturdy and absorbent choice for your dishcloths.
I’ve included affiliate links for these yarns above, so if you decide to make a purchase, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Happy crocheting!
Looking for a Vintage Dishcloth Pattern?
This one is perfect! To achieve that classic vintage look, you’ll want to choose your yarn carefully. Think soft, muted colours like cream, light blue, or pink. You know, the kind of colours that make you want to pour a cup of tea and sit down to read a good book.
And while you’re at it, why not add a little pizzazz with striping and a thicker edging? Who says dishcloths can’t have a little personality? Not me! With a touch of creativity, you can make a practical kitchen essential into a charming and unique work of art.
How many stitches do you need to crochet a dishcloth?
How many stitches does it take to make a dishcloth, you ask? Well, that depends on the size you want it to be! Luckily, with crochet, you can easily adjust the size by changing the number of stitches in the beginning chain.
For this pattern you need to keep your beginning chain a multiple of two. For a standard-sized dishcloth of about 8-10 inches square, you’ll need anywhere from 20-30 stitches per row. But who says you have to settle for standard? Go ahead and get creative with your dishcloth size – just make sure to adjust your stitch count accordingly.
Whether you’re looking to create a giant dish-drying masterpiece or a petite washcloth fit for a dollhouse, this crochet pattern has got you covered!
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Free Crochet Pattern for the Cedar Ridge Crochet Dishcloth
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
st – stitch
sts – stitches
sl st – slip stitch
rpt – repeat
Not required for this design
11.5” x 11.5” with trim
9.5” x 9.5” without trim
Sometimes the yarn used in my designs gets discontinued so below I have listed a few great substitutes if you are unable to find the yarn used in this pattern. Some items below click through to an affiliate link at no extra cost to you.
Main Colour of Dishcloth
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn by Yarnspirations
1 skeins x 84yds/1.75oz – 77m/50g
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn by Yarnspirations
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Recommend Cotton Worsted Weight Yarns
To make dishcloth, larger increase the starting chain by a multiple of two to make the dish cloth smaller decrease the starting chain, making sure to also keep it a multiple of two.
An increase or decrease of two stitches will equal approximately 3/4 of an inch larger or smaller.
Striping is achieved by working two rows of the main colour followed by 1 row of the contrast colour.
How to make colour changes
- Work to the end of the row with the main colour to last stitch.
- When you reach the last stitch of the row, work the stitch as you normally would, but stop just before the last step of the stitch. Work a single crochet stitch, insert your hook, yarn over with the main colour, and draw up a loop, but do not complete the stitch
- Drop the main colour yarn and pick up the contrast colour yarn.
- Yarn over with the contrast colour and draw the loop through the two loops on the hook to complete the last stitch of the row.
- Chain one with the contrast colour to start the new row.
- Turn the work and work the next row with the contrast colour.
- Repeat this same method each time you make a colour change.
Instruction for Crochet Dishcloth
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (27) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: (Sc, ch 2, sc) in 1st st, skip next st. *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next, skip next st.* Repeat from * to * until end of row. (14 ch 2 spaces) Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: (Sc, ch 2, sc) in 1st ch 2 space. *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2* space Repeat from * to * until end of row. (14 ch 2 spaces) Ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 3 until pieces length equals width.
Last row: Work 2 single crochets into each chain two space. Fasten off. Be careful not to make these stitches too tight or the end of your dishcloth may pucker.
You will now be working around the entire dishcloth.
Round 1 (13:07 in video): Using the main colour yarn join with a slip stitch to the fasten off point (the last stitch of the dishcloth).
Turn your work so that are working down the side of the dishcloth. Work 1 sc into the end of each row to 2nd last stitch. Work 4 sc in the last of last row.
Working across the last row of the dishcloth and work sc into each sc to 2nd last stitch. Work 4 sc into the last stitch.
Turn your work so that are working down the side of the dishcloth. Work 1 sc into the end of each row.
Change to contrast yarn. Join to with slst, ch 1 turn.
Round 2: (Sc, ch 2, sc) in 1st st, skip next st. (sc, ch 2, sc) in next, skip next st. Repeat from * to * around the entire dishcloth. Join with slst, ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 2, 1 – 2 more times or until trim is desired thickness.
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