Crochet Pattern: Granny Square Dishcloth

By Rachel Choi – 13 Comments
Crochet 4 little granny squares then sew them together to create this dishcloth. You can also use this dishcloth as a trivet or hot pad. There’s nothing like a handmade touch to brighten up your kitchen! Below are the instructions for crocheting each of the granny squares. Once you make four squares, use a yarn needle and sew them together. 100% cotton yarn is recommended for extra absorbency.

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 6 3/4″ (17 cm) square

crochet granny square dishcloth

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 50 yards of color A, and small amount of color B and C)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
Yarn needle
crochet yarn size 4

11 dc = 3’’
4 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 3’’w x 2’’h (7.5 cm x 5 cm) ch 13.
Row 1: dc in third ch from hook and in each ch across: 11 dc
Row 2 – 4: ch 2, turn, dc in each dc across: 11 dc
Finish off.

Crochet Pattern: Granny Square (make 4)
Round 1: with color A (blue in photo), ch 4, sl st in forth ch from hook forming a loop: 4 ch
Round 2: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout), 2 dc in loop, ch 2, (3 dc in loop, ch 2) 3 times, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 12 dc
Round 3: change to color B (white in photo), ch 3, turn, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-2 space, ch 2, (3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-2 space, ch 2) 3 times, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 24 dc
Round 4: change to color C (yellow in photo), ch 3, turn, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, (ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-2 space, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space) 3 times, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-2 space, ch 2, sl st in top of beginning ch-3, finish off: 36 dc

Using photo as a guide, sew 4 granny squares together with a yarn needle.

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  1. Sybil J. Chialiva says:

    If you make a dish cloth, make sure you don’t use acrylic yarn. If you are wiping down a stove or toaster, or anything that may still be hot, acrylic yarn can melt, and stick to the appliance (and to your skin) and leave a big painful mess. Always use cotton or any other organic yarn, because they won’t melt.
    Rachel, this is a lovely little pattern, thank you! I love granny squares, and always have. Looks like you’re having fun! 🙂

  2. Geneva says:

    Hello Rachel,
    What a nice little granny square! I will probably make a dishcloth or 2 (cotton) and a tiny granny square blanket for a doll. You design such nice patterns! Thank you for all the free patterns you give us — that’s very generous of you, Rachel. Again, I’m sorry I goofed and broke the rules about sharing a pattern. From now on, I will just give out your link so I can share correctly. I look forward to seeing what new designs you will place in your store.

  3. Angie says:

    I LOVE it! Thanks for posting!

  4. Debbie D. says:

    Thanks for sharing these patterns – very generous of you. I, too, will refer people on to your website if they want access to the patterns.

  5. Laurie says:

    I like this pattern too! It’s different from most others that I have crocheted. I also really appreciate your generosity in sharing your free patterns. Believe me, all comments related to patterns from you, are sent to your website and you are given the credit deserved.

    Thank you so much for not only your patterns, but also all your crocheting tips.

  6. Grace says:

    Thanks for sharing this one, Rachel. I love, love, love grannies. Can you suggest an appropriate yarn to use. I see that Sybil’s posting says not to use acrylic yarns. Thanks for all your free patterns, tips and tutorials. They are all very helpful.

  7. Dee Barrett says:

    Thank you, Rachel.
    I’m 74, and started teaching myself to crochet a year ago, and I love it, thanks to the internet and websites like yours.
    I’m always looking for “Easy” patterns, since I’m still a long way from being an “intermediate”, and the Granny square has been a challenge for me, so I’m hoping I can finally conquer it with this pattern.
    Wish me luck!

  8. Renee says:

    Love this! A great way to use up scraps and tail ends too. I did a “patchy” version in two colors. Worked up quick and easy. Thanks!! 🙂

  9. Shelly says:

    Thank you for sharing. This is really neat!!!!

  10. Michelle says:

    I love your little granny square pattern, and have been working up some to make into a scarf. I created part one of a video tutorial that I’m uploading to Vimeo with a link to your pattern. Thanks so much!

  11. fairouz says:

    so lovely

  12. Susan says:

    Is it possible to make a granny square that is a hexagon – 6 sides? I can start it, but by the time I get to the 3rd and 4th round, it is too full – it ripples and I was hoping to just make a potholder. I am definitely a beginner. I love your patterns – beginning level, though.

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