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Every once in a while I like to spruce up my dishcloths and add some fresh ones to my stash! If you’re like me, this free easy crochet dishcloth pattern will be perfect!

I few days ago I was washing my dishes and found myself thinking to myself about how I really should retire some of the old and worn out ones.  Doing so though meant that I would need some replacements.

Naturally I headed to my yarn stash where I always have lots of crochet cotton on hand and chose some of my brighter colours including these blues and greens, and set to work.

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I recently learned how to crochet the herringbone half double and double crochet stitches.  I not only loved the different look and variation that the herringbone added to these typically ordinary looking stitches.  I also liked the herringbone variations because it results in a more tightly worked stitch that I felt would hold up well to some tough scrubbing in the kitchen.

The Dishcloth:

These dishcloths are quick to make up following an easy pattern.  This means that they would also be a great contender in upcoming craft sales and last minute gifts for friends and family.

Around the outside edges, I worked a reverse single crochet stitch which again makes them a little bit tougher and adds a textured corded edging to the final project.

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I love making my own dishcloths and scrubbies! If you like this pattern, you may want to check out some of my other dishcloth and scrubby patterns found here: Spring Cleaning Free Pattern Wrap Up! Washcloths, Scrubbies and a Swiffer!

PDF Copy:

The free crochet pattern will be written out in full below along with a video tutorial, however if you would like to add this crochet pattern to your library or purchase a PDF Download, you may do so in either my Etsy or Raverly Shop linked below:

Easy Herringbone Dishcloth on Etsy

Easy Herringbone Dishcloth on Ravelry

Thank you so much for stopping by! Until next time, happy crocheting!


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Easy Herringbone Dishcloth:

Skill Level: Beginner

Gauge:  16 Sc x 16 rows = 4 inches

Finished Size: Approximately 6 x 7 inches

Yarn: Approximately 40 yards of your favourite worsted (Medium/#4) crochet cotton.

Hook: 6 mm (US J/10) Crochet Hook

Notions: Yarn Needle


Stitches and Abbreviations:

Ch – Chain

HHdc – Herringbone Half Double Crochet (Yarn over, insert hook in the stitch indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, draw the loop just made through the first loop on your hook.  Yarn over and pull through the final two loops on your hook.)

Lp – loop 

Rpt – Repeat

Rsc – Reverse Single Crochet – working from left to right (instead of right to left), work an sc in the previous st.

Sk – Skip 

Sl st – Slip stitch

Sp – space

Sps – spaces

Yo – Yarn over


Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern is written in American English terms.
  • Pattern is worked in rows.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as a Sc.
  • Weave in ends as needed


Free Crochet Pattern:

Ch 21.

Row 1: HHdc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each st across.  Turn.  (20 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, HHdc in the first st and in each st across.  Turn. (20 sts)

Rows 3-16: Rpt row 2.  Do not fasten off.

Edging (Worked in a round):

Rnd 1: Ch 1, rsc in each st across, work 2 rsc in the corner st, evenly work 18 rsc along rough edge, work 2 rsc in the corner st, rsc in each st across, evenly work 18 rsc along the rough edge, work 1 rsc in the final corner st.  Join with a sl st in the first st.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Video Tutorial:


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  1. Hi!
    Love yr patterns! Have been looking for washcloth patterns that would be good for me – I found a couple on yr site that I am trying – am looking for more. Came across this herringbone washcloth and wondered what you thought this would be for a man – do you think it would work? Many thanks! Stay safe during these days of covid-19! Take care! Thank you for sharing your patterns & your talent with the rest of us.

  2. Michelle Zott says:

    What brand of wooden crochet hooks do you use?