Free wavy dishcloth crochet pattern
Give your dishes a crochet clean with this free crochet dishcloth pattern, or hook it up in soft cotton and use as a crochet washcloth!
Just stitch a simple square with basic peephole chevrons with this free crochet dishcloth pattern. Whether you use it as a crochet dishcloth or a crochet washcloth, it's a quick and easy pattern that even beginners can hook up in no time. The contrasting stripes really show off the undulating chevron rows. Pick colours you love and get hooking.
You will need
Cascade Ultra Pima (100% cotton, 100g/210m), 1 skein of each:
- Yarn A Natural (3718)
- Yarn B Lavender (3778)
A 4mm (US G/6 hook)
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.
Start with Yarn A and alternate yarns every three rows to achieve the stripy effect.
Free wavy wash cloth crochet pattern
Using Yarn A, Ch63.
Row 1 (RS) Tr in fourth ch from hook (counts as 2tr in same st), tr in each of next 3 ch, *skip 2 ch, tr in each of next 4 ch, ch2, tr in each of next 4 ch; repeat from * to last 6 ch, skip 2 ch, tr in each of next 3 ch, 2tr in last ch, turn.
Row 2 Ch3, tr in st at base of ch, *tr in each of next 3 tr, skip 2 tr, tr in each of next 3 tr, (tr, ch2, tr) in next ch-2 sp rep from * to last 9 tr, tr in each of next 3 tr, skip 2 tr, tr in each of next 3 tr, 2tr in top of beg ch-3, turn.
Rows 3 - 27. Repeat Row 2
With Yarn B, work the Finishing Row and Foundation Row.
Finishing Row Ss in first st, *dc in next st, htr in each of next 2 sts, tr in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st, ss in each ch; rep from *, omitting last ss on final repeat and working ss into last st.
Foundation Row Rejoin yarn to other side of foundation ch, ch3 (counts as tr), htr in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st, ss in each ch, *dc in next st, htr in each of next 2 sts, tr in each of next 2 sts, htr in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st, ss in each ch; rep from * to last 4 sts, dc in next st, htr in each of next 2 sts, tr in last st.
Fasten off and weave in ends
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