Of all the things I’ve crocheted a dishcloth has not been one of them! It was definitely time. Read on for the Free Rustic Farmhouse Dishcloth Pattern. With my kitchen recently renovated I felt a handmade touch was necessary to finish it off! I was looking for a design with texture and a pop of colour. I found the perfect shades of Bernat handicrafter in Salt & Pepper and Sky that suited my kitchen perfectly.
I’m sure there are thousands of dishcloth patterns out there but I like to wing it and come up with my own thing! I had debated about doing multi colour borders but I loved this shade of sky so much I made all my cloths in this colour. I would suggest picking colours that match your taste and style.
I made these farmhouse dishcloths nice and big but you can go even bigger by growing that border colour or just increasing your starting chain. For display or gifting I’ve included a folding tutorial and added some twine for a rustic feel. I live in a farmhouse after all and rustic is my thing.
Now lets get into this pattern! You can purchase the Ad free PDF HERE
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Big Ball (100% Cotton (14oz/400g/710yds/650m)
Bernat Handicrafter Big Ball Cotton Yarn
*Each dishcloth weighs approximately 75 grams (60g centre and 15g border)
One large ball will make approximately 6 dishcloths without border’s. Shown in (MC) Salt & Pepper and (A) Sky
Finished Measurement: 11.5 x 11.5″
Crochet Hook Requirements:
US I/9 (5.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn needle
- Twine (optional)
12.5 sts and 12 rows equal to 4″ in pattern
Blo – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Rep – Repeat
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
Sp(s) – Space(s)
St(s) – Stitch(es)
WS – Wrong Side
( ) – Work step in parentheses in indicated stitch
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Row 1 (RS): With MC ch 32, work (1 sc, 1 dc) in 2nd ch from the hook, sk next ch, *work (1 sc, 1 dc) in next ch, sk next ch; rep from * across until 1 ch remains, work 1 sc in last ch, turn—31 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, work (1 sc, 1 dc) in first st, sk next st (dc previous row) *work (1 sc, 1 dc) in next st (sc previous row), sk next st; rep from * across until 1 st remains, work 1 sc in last st, turn—31 sts.
Note: work will measure approximately 10″ in width (pull work slightly to stretch)
Rep Row 2 until work measures 10″ ending on RS. Last Row add 3 sts in final st and continue to work a sc border around entire dishcloth. Add 3 sc sts in each corner. Sl st to starting corner and fasten off. Weave in ends.
Round 1: With A join yarn into any st with a sl st. Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st and in each st to first corner, *in corner st work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), work 1 sc in each st to next corner; rep from * around until reaching starting sc st, sl st in sc to join.
Round 2-3: Ch 1, work 1 sc in the blo of first st and in each st to first corner, *in corner st work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), work 1 sc in the blo of each st to next corner; rep from * around until reaching starting sc st, sl st in sc to join. After last Row fasten off and weave in ends.
For gifting or display fold cloth. Lay dishcloth out WS facing in diamond shape. Fold in side corners pointing to centre. Roll up the bottom corner to top corner. Tie in a bow with twine for a rustic touch.
Try It in Sprightly!
Sprightly Cotton Worsted Yarn
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