Free Crochet Pattern © – Cotton 10 Inch Dishcloth With Ribbed Edging

In the spirit of the holidays I thought I’d give my loyal customers and readers a gift to say thank you for your continued support. 

I’ve (finally) written down my most requested pattern, it is for my 10 inch cotton dishcloth with a ribbed edge. 

Cotton Dishcloths With Ribbed Edges
Crochet cotton dishcloths

This pattern uses a single 2.5oz (120 yards) ball of Peaches & Cream cotton yarn. This is a worsted weight 4 ply 100% cotton yarn and is my favorite for dishcloths, scrubbies, soap saver bags, and pot holders. You could use any worsted weight cotton for this pattern. 

You will also need two different sizes of crochet hooks. If you don’t go up at least one size on the ribbed edge it causes the center to distort and ripple to much. 

Ribbed Edges On The Crochet Dishcloth
Edge detail on crochet cotton dishcloth

Please enjoy!

10 Inch Dishcloth With Ribbed Edging 

Materials 

1 ball of cotton yarn

5.0mm crochet hook

6.5mm crochet hook

Scissors 

Yarn Needle (for weaving in the ends)

Terms and Abbreviations 

Slip Stitch = Insert your hook into the specific stitch, draw a loop through the stitch and right through the loop on your hook

SC = Single Crochet = Yarn over and draw the yarn through the stitch.  Yarn over again and pull through both loops

HDC = Half Double Crochet = Wrap the yarn over your hook from back to front, insert hook into the specified stitch, yarn over again and pull a loop through the stitch (there will be 3 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

FPHDC = Front Post Half Double Crochet = Make a HDC (as described above) going around the main part(post) of the stitch in the row below. Work this around the post from the front to the back.

Front Post Half Double Crochet Tutorial
Front Post Half Double Crochet Tutorial

BPHDC = Back Post Half Double Crochet = Make a HDC (as described above) going around the main part(post) of the stitch in the row below. Work this around the post from the back to the front. 

Back Post Half Double Crochet Tutorial
Back Post Half Double Crochet Tutorial

Pattern 

*Pattern Note: numbers in () indicate the final stitch count for that row *

*Pattern Note: stitches listed in [] are all worked in the same stitch*

*Pattern Note: body is worked in rows while the  border is worked in rounds*

Body (using 5.0mm or size H crochet hook)

Foundation Row: Chain 32 (32)

Row 1: HDC 3rd Chain from hook and back down chain (30)

Chain 2 and turn 

Row 2: HDC across  (30)

Chain 2 and turn 

Row 3: To 26: Same as Row 2 (30) 

Chain 1 and begin the border 

Border (using 6.5mm crochet hook)

Row 1: SC in each stitch and  around all 4 sides 

*when creating the corners work a [SC Chain 2 SC] into the corner stitch, this will create a defined corner for the next 2 rows*

Slip stitch last stitch to first stitch and chain 2, do not turn your work.

Ribbed Edging Corner Detail
Dishcloth corner details

Row 2: Alternate FPHDC and BPHDC around *when you reach the corner chain spaces you created in the previous row, do not HDC in the chains, instead Chain 2 and continue your FPHDC/BPHDC pattern in the next SC* 

Row 3: Continue to alternate FPHDC and BPHDC around in the same way you did in row 2, this creates the ribbed edge *when you reach the corner chain spaces you created in the previous row, do not SC in the chains, instead Chain 3 and continue your HDC pattern in the next HDC* 

Ribbed Edging Detail
Front post half double crochet and back post half double crochet details

Tie off weave in ends.

I have also created a condensed printable version of my pattern that you can add to your pattern book or share with friends.

Free Crochet Pattern For A 10 Inch Cotton Dishcloth With Ribbed Edging
Free crochet dishcloth pattern

Please feel free to reach out with any questions! I’d also love to see your dishcloths.  Feel free to share them on any of my pages and tag me @afoxinthefabric or use #afoxinthefabric 

*you may make and sell items from my patterns, but please credit me as the pattern designer* 

*you may share my pattern and images but I ask that you credit me or my website as the source*

*you may not copy and sell my pattern*

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