Want to learn how to crochet a dishcloth? This easy spider stitch crochet dishcloth pattern uses just two stitches for a beautiful finished project that’s easy enough for even a beginner to make.
The crochet spider stitch creates a really pretty ridged stripe. Not only does this extra texture help increase its absorbency, it also makes it a hard working cleaning cloth, too. Even better- it’s absolutely gorgeous to look at!
How to Crochet a Dishcloth
Crochet dishcloths are one of the best projects for beginners, since they’re simply square shaped blocks. When worked in rows, like this dishcloth pattern, they require no increasing or decreasing. You can use just plain stitches, or a simple pattern repeat, like the spider stitch.
Looking for more crochet stitches that make great dishcloths? You can also check out Katie’s Berry Stitch washcloth pattern here.
What Size is a Crochet Dishcloth?
Most dishcloth crochet patterns vary in size based on their purpose. Most dishcloths measure between 7” square to 12” square. This particular dishcloth is a nice oversized 10” that’s perfect for washing dishes.
If you prefer to use your pretty crochet cloths as washcloths or face cloths, you might prefer a smaller size, such as a 5-6” square. Some people even like to make crochet hand towels, which range from 11 x 18” to 16 x 28”.
What Yarn Should You Use for a Crocheted Dishcloth?
Natural fibers, like cotton, are the best yarns for crochet dishcloths. Since they’re both durable and absorbent, they will hold up best to frequent use. Plus, cotton yarn dries more quickly than other fibers.
As an added bonus, cotton yarn will also be heat resistant- meaning that you can use your dishcloth as a hot pad, too. (Though if you have a really hot pan and a delicate surface, you might prefer a double layered potholder.)
- G/4.0mm Crochet Hook;
- 2 skeins Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, Worsted  weight, 100% cotton yarn, 3.5oz/100g; 186yds/170m, shown in Teal and Ecru
- Yarn Needle
- Ch- chain;
- Sc- single crochet;
- Sk- skip;
- Sl- slip;
- St- stitch;
Gauge / Finished Size
- Measures 10” square.
- Want to make this in a solid color? You’ll only need one skein of yarn, and you can skip the color change and repeat until you have a square.
- If you prefer a different size, you can start with any even number of chains for your foundation chain.
Spider Stitch Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
With Teal yarn:
Row 1: (Sc, ch 1, sc) into 2nd ch from hook, *sk 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) into next ch,* repeat * to * across. [22 (sc, ch 1, sc) groups]
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sk 1st st, (sc, ch 1, sc) around 1st ch of prev row, *sk 2 sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) around next ch,* repeat * to * across. [22 (sc, ch 1, sc) groups]
Rows 3-35: Repeat Row 2.
With Ecru yarn:
Row 36: Sl to first ch of previous row, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) around 1st ch, *sk 2 sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) around next ch,* repeat * to * across. [22 (sc, ch1, sc) groups]
Rows 37-45: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off and weave in all ends. Block lightly.