grit crochet dishcloth

The Grit crochet dishcloth it’s an easy-level crochet pattern witch uses basic stitches: chains, single crochet stitch, and double crochet stitch and that makes it a perfect project for a beginner. So if you are looking for how-to crochet a dishcloth for beginners this crocheted dishcloth is perfect for you. The Grit crochet dishcloth not only looks fantastic but also makes a great gift for Christmas or a housewarming present. Make lots of these in all different colors! They are a great stash buster project and a relaxing one between those big crochet projects.

The grit crochet stitch is perfect for household items and accessories (and is the perfect stitch for blankets too) provides a firm fabric with a textured surface and the items look beautiful and elegant. And if you use a good quality yarn you’ll end up with a premium and luxurious-looking set that makes a highly appreciated gift. This simple crochet pattern works up quickly and easily, which is great if you need a last-minute gift!

I think the best dishcloth for washing dishes is the crocheted ones because they last longer, hold water better and it’s more sustainable and eco-friendly. And of course, it’s a good reason to buy more yarn because we always need more dishcloths for ourselves or for a friend so if a few hundred skeins of yarn appear like magic in the closet are for dishcloths!
For my Grit crochet dishcloth, I’ve used 50 g of this mercerized Giza cotton pink, (50g= 125m/ 1.76oz= 136 yards) and a 3.5 mm hook.

cotton yarn

This is very high-quality cotton yarn. Mercerizing makes cotton yarn glossy and shiny, it keeps its shape and doesn’t shrink in the wash. The yarn becomes extremely durable and more resistant to mold. Textiles in cotton stay beautiful for many years and only get softer with use. This yarn also excels when it comes to its absorbing powers, but is quick-drying at the same time. The wonderful depth of color is also characteristic of mercerized cotton. Since the fibers can absorb more color, the result is a much more intense and lasting color.

The color chart includes plenty of gorgeous colors, you just have to decide what color you like and get started. Here you can buy this yarn:


I love this yarn, it holds up really well to use and comes in 48 of the most stunning colors! I’ve used it for lots of other projects like this crochet lace scrunchie, these granny squares coasters, and this crochet coaster set.

The gauge for the stitch: for 10 cm (4″) with a 3.5 mm hook: 22 stitches x 18 rows.

The final dimensions are 24 cm x 22.5 cm ( 9.4 inches x  8.8 inches).

grit crochet dishcloth


The pattern uses US crochet terminology.

ch= chain;

st= stitch; slip stitch;

sc= single crochet;

dc= double crochet;

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First, let’s learn how to crochet the single crochet stitch and the double crochet stitch:
How to crochet the single crochet stitch:
  1. Begin with a length of chains. Insert the hook in the second chain from the hook, yarn over the hook, and pull the new loop through the chain only;
  2. Yarn over the hook, and pull a loop through both loops on the hook;
  3. One loop remains on the hook. One single crochet stitch (sc) was made.

Repeat steps 1 and 2 in each chain to the end to complete one row of single crochet stitches.

How to crochet the double crochet stitch:
  1. Begin with a length of chains. Yarn over the hook, and insert the hook in the 3rd chain from the hook;
  2. Pull a loop through this chain to make three loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook again and pull a new loop through the first two loops on the hook. Two loops remain on the hook. Yarn over the hook again and pull a new loop through both loops on the hook.
  3. One double crochet stitch (dc) was made.

Repeat steps 1 and 2 in each chain to the end to complete one row of double crochet stitches.

grit stitch


The instructions for the Grit crochet dishcloth:

The chart for the grit crochet stitch (start with a multiple of 2 chains plus 1):

chart grit stitch


The written pattern for the Grit crochet dishcloth:

Start with 55 chains.

1. Row 1: in the 3rd chain from the hook crochet a dc. *Skip 1 chain and in the next chain crochet 1sc and 1 dc in the same chain*.
 Repeat *-* until the end of the row. In the last chain crochet sc.
2. Row 2: ch  (count as sc) and crochet a dc in the first stitch of the row. *Skip the next stitch and crochet 1 sc and 1 dc in the same stitch*.
 Repeat *-* until the end of the row. In the last chain crochet sc.
Repeat row 2 to complete the pattern. In total crochet 39 rows. Next, we’ll crochet the edge in rounds. For the edge, we’ll crochet one round of single crochet stitch.
The edge: Don’t cut the yarn and continue to crochet a single crochet stitch edge around the cloth, crochet 2sc in corners. Slip stitch in the first stitch to close the round.

Tie off and weave in the ends. Watch the video tutorial to see exactly how I’ve crocheted the edge.

If you’ve made this Grit crochet dishcloth for sale or as a gift I recommend washing the clothes by hand or on the washing machine at a maximum of 40 Celsius degrees; I prefer 20 Celsius degrees for all my cotton items. Dry it flat and then iron it choosing the temperature for cotton. The dishcloth will smell and look better.

Here are some great projects to crochet for your kitchen or your bathroom:

  1. Crochet dish/washcloth set;
  2. Crochet kitchen/dish towel;
  3. Crochet Bath Pouf;
  4.  Crochet Spa Set;
  5. Face Scrubbies;
  6. Granny squares coasters.


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