Free Crochet Pattern: Dishcloth with Ridges

By Rachel Choi – 15 Comments
Crochet dishcloths are really fun! They are great for brightening up any kitchen or bathroom and clean those dirty counter tops and dishes at the same time. This dishcloth has ridges for extra scrubbing power. The ridges are created by crocheting in the back loops only, although it may be difficult to see the ridges in the photo to the right. For super absorbency use 100% cotton yarn. This dishcloth is made with self striping yarn, if you use other types of yarn feel free to change colors as desired. crochet ridge dishcloth
Skill Level: beginner crochet skill level

Finished Size: 6 1/2″ (16.5 cm) square

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 50 yards)
Crochet Hook J (6.00 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Crochet Pattern: Dishcloth
Note: all stitches are worked in the back loops only
Row 1: ch 25, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 24 sc
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 24 sc

Repeat row 2, 24 times or until dishcloth is as long as you desire.

If you need help with crocheting this dishcloth, let me know and I’ll be glad to help!

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  1. Angela says:

    Hi Rachel,
    Dishcloths are wonderful projects! I crochet many of them for fund raising because everyone loves them. I also do a LOT of home canning and that requires the use of many towels and dishcloths and you can’t beat these cotton ones for their cleaning and absorbing qualities.

  2. Shannon says:

    Hi Rachel,
    Great dishcloth! I’ve been wanting to make them, I’ll have to add this to my UFO’s LOL.

    I love the rose and the sunflower you made. I have several projects going with both of them. How about a tulip? Puffy like the rose.

    Thanks again for all your great advice, patterns, and tips! I check your site daily! You always have fun ideas!

  3. Sharon says:

    Very simple idea that looks great! This would be a great “purse project”–something small enough to carry in a purse and work on when stuck waiting somewhere. Hmmm, I have a dr. appt. today and I think this will be a great one to take with me lol. You have made a very nice site.

  4. Darlene says:

    Hi Rachel:

    Saw your dishcloths on the “One Pretty Thing” site. What a great idea!!!

    I have directions for knitted dishcloths but knitting takes so much longer to do. I am definitely going to try your pattern. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I used to crochet when I was a young girl. This is a great project to help me get back into it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Kat W. says:

    Hi Rachel ~ I came to your site yesterday when my sister sent me this pattern via “One Pretty Thing”. So I made one of these dishcloths yesterday — and I love it! The next one, tho, I will make a little wider (am going to ch 32, see how that appeals to me). It is so easy ‘n quick, and I’m now *hooked* on crocheting thru the back loops. LOL I really, really like that effect. Can’t wait to make one of those RUGS with ridges too!

    Question: Is there a reason you don’t sc all around the cloth for the finishing? I think I will do that on the next one to see if I like the looks better.

    Thank you so much for your site. Your mom must be soooo proud of you. *I’m* proud of you and we just met. LOL I’m curious (Kurious Kat – LOL) ….. about how long has this site been active? …. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and your sweet purr-sonality. 😉

    • Rachel says:

      Hey Kat!
      That’s awesome! Yes, feel free to make it as big as you want and also make a border on it as you like 🙂 I was just keeping it simple, but a border would be pretty. This site has been up since the end of January 2009.

  7. Renee says:

    Ty for shring 🙂 I am doing one in Bernat Cotton Ultra soft *Strawberry 🙂

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  11. Monique says:

    This is great I am learning how to read the patersn and it is projects like this that make it easy to understand. thank you!

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  13. Pamela says:

    Rachel ~ thanks for the patterns, making my first dishcloth. I love your website, been surfing it all evening.

  14. Kitty says:

    Was looking through archives of available patterns, searching for a scarf pattern. I came upon this and you asked if I am a fan of crocheted dishcloths. Yes, indeedy I am. I always make them using cotton yarn. And while it’s true they are thick and take a while to dry, these babies are tough! They are generally fast and sometimes even fun to make. Afghans are wonderful works of art for sure, but ya gotta wonder how darn long is it gonna take to finish it. Not so with a dishcloth. You get to see the finished product in a flash…well, almost in a flash. Try making one. I mean there are only so many potholders one can use, right? Thanks for sharing these, Rachel.

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