Whitley Dishcloth | Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Whitley Dishcloth Pattern

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The Whitley Crochet Dishcloth pattern uses the paired single crochet stitch and the half double crochet front loop only stitch to create a beautiful texture on the front of the dishcloth and a ridged back to help when you need to scrub things.

The back side of the Whitley dishcloth
Ridges on the back side of the Whitley Dishcloth

If you are not sure how to do these particular crochet stitches don’t worry, we have tutorials for each stitch. And we also have a video tutorial for how to make this dishcloth that shows you how to do the stitches.

Whitley Crochet Dishcloth with a mug sitting on it

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Crochet Abbreviations Used (US Terms):


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
  • If you want to change the size of this dishcloth, the initial foundation chain can be any number
  • Initial chains in a row do not count as a stitch.
  • Finished Size: 8 inches x 8 inches



Gauge is not important for this pattern, but for those who like to work with one:

  • 14 stitches x 10 rows of half double crochet = 4” x 4”

Video Tutorial

Whitley Crochet Dishcloth Pattern:

Foundation: ch 29

Row 1: hdc in 2nd chain from stitch, psc in next stitch, psc all across.

Row 2 : ch 1, turn, hdc-flo in 1st stitch, hdc-flo all across

Row 3: ch 1, turn, hdc in 1st stitch, psc in next stitch, psc all across

Rows 4 – 25: repeat rows 2 and 3 (row 3 for odd number rows, row 2 for even number rows)

At the end of row 25, tie off and weave in ends.

Whitley Crochet Dishcloth Pattern


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