The Beginner Half Double Crochet Dishcloth is a great beginner crochet project, because it was designed specifically to practice the half double crochet stitch.
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This crochet dishcloth pattern features beginner-friendly stitch repeats making it helpful for you to get the hang of the most basic stitches.
You will find chain stitches, single crochets, half double crochets, and a slip stitch in this pattern.
Plus, it’s another chance to practice making slip knots.
The Beginner Half Double Crochet Dishcloth is also great, because it is a small project, so you never get bored.
After you’re done, you can put them to use! Use it as a dishcloth or a washcloth!
Crochet dishcloths and washcloths make for great gifts and they’re big sellers at craft fairs, which is another great benefit to this quick and simple pattern!
To keep your dishcloth in top condition, it’s important to care for it properly. Cotton yarn is an excellent choice for dishcloths, as it is absorbent and durable.
After each use, rinse your dishcloth thoroughly and hang it to dry. Regularly wash your dishcloth in the washing machine using a mild detergent and warm water, and air dry or tumble dry on low heat.
Following these care instructions will ensure that your beginner half double crochet dishcloth remains fresh and ready for use.
100% Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)
- Any Color – 2.5 oz (120yds)
H/8/5.00mm Crochet Hook
Approx. 8”W x 8.25”H without blocking
Not important for this project
arnd = around
BLO = back loop only
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
Written in U.S. Terms
- Beginning chains do not count as stitches.
- Where asterisks appear, repeat the instructions between them.
- This pattern is worked in a stitch multiple of 2 + 1. To make this washcloth larger, add a multiple of 2 chains to the beginning chain and repeat the rows as indicated.
- There is a stitch chart on the last page.
- Video tutorial available on Youtube for the similar Single Crochet Dishcloth.
R1. Ch 26, hdc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (25 hdc)
R2-4. Ch 1, BLO hdc in each st across, turn (25 hdc)
R5-7. Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, ch 1, skip next st, hdc in next, *ch 1, skip 1, hdc* across, turn (13 hdc, 12 ch-1)
R8. Ch 1, hdc in each hdc and in each ch-space across, turn (25 hdc)
R9-11. Ch 1, BLO hdc in each st across, turn (25 hdc)
R12-14. Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, ch 1, skip next st, hdc in next, *ch 1, skip 1, hdc* across, turn (13 hdc, 12 ch-2)
R15. Ch 1, hdc in each hdc and in each ch-space across, turn (25 hdc)
R16-18. Ch 1, BLO hdc in each st across, turn (25 hdc); at the end of R18, turn project slightly, so the left side is facing upward and continue:
R19. Ch 1, sc in the end of each row and in each stitch arnd the outside; Fasten.
- Hide all loose strings.
And that’s how you make the Beginner Half Double Crochet Dishcloth!
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