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Granny Square Cloth Crochet Pattern

This pattern teaches you how to crochet granny squares for beginners.

Granny Square Cloth Crochet Pattern
Granny Square Cloth Crochet Pattern
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If you don't know how to crochet a granny square but you know the other crochet basics, this is the perfect pattern to learn. Dishcloths are fantastic for beginners, and this granny square dishcloth is a super easy pattern to make. Learn basic color changing with this pattern, and master the basic granny square. Make dishcloths a bit more interesting with granny squares that are fun to crochet. These granny square cloths from Lily Sugar n' Cream really perk up a kitchen.

NotesNote: Ch 5 at beg of each rnd counts as 1 dc and ch 2 sp throughout.


Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials List

  • Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream 4 Ply (Solids 2.5 oz / 70.9 g / Ombres 2 oz / 56.7 g): Main Color (MC) 1 ball Solids or Ombres, Contrast A 1 ball Solids or Ombres
  • Crochet Hook: 6.00 mm crochet hook (U.S. J or 10)


With MC, ch 4, join with ss. 

  1. Base rnd: Ch 5. (3 dc. Ch 2) 3 times in ring. 2 dc in ring. Ss in 3rd ch of beg ch 5. Break MC. 

  2. Rnd 1: With A, ss in next ch. Ch 5. 3 dc in same sp. *Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next sp (corner made). Rep from * twice more. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 2 dc in ch 2 sp from beg of rnd. Ss in 3rd ch of beg ch 5. Break A. 

  3. Rnd 2: With MC, ss in next ch. Ch 5. 3 dc in same sp. *Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 3 dc in next sp. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc.** (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next sp (corner made).* Rep from * to * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in ch 2 sp from beg of rnd. Ss in 3rd ch of beg ch 5. Break MC. 

  4. Rnd 3: With A, ss in next ch. Ch 5. (Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 3 dc in next sp) to corner. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc.** (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in corner sp.* Rep from * to * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in ch 2 sp from beg of rnd. Ss in 3rd ch of beg ch 5. Break A. 

  5. Rnds 4 - 11: As 3rd rnd alt MC with A as illustrated.


Machine wash or hand wash in cool water using a mild soap. Do not use bleach. Rinse well in cool water and remove promptly. Squeeze gently to remove excess water; or briefly spin dry in dryer on low setting. Re-shape and lay flat to dry. Wash colors separately, SOME COLORS MAY RUN.

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I love those cotton yarn, like Sugar 'N Cream. I probably have a dozen colors of it, so I will be able to make dishcloths in bright colors and muted colors. I usually buy variegated colors, so I won't have to worry about changing yarn.

Any pattern that you find online is yours to print and use as you wish. I believe you just use the print button and print it out. Many times I have seen here on this site, the editors will tell you just to print out the pattern. I have used the print button and printed out the pattern. Try it and if it does not work for you, let me know and I will see if I can email the pattern to you. Good luck with your group of young ones.

Our parish prayer shawl group wants to teach "young ones" how to crochet. This granny square pattern would be good beginners project. HOW do I request permission to make 25 copies for our participants to follow for learning Granny Square? NOT selling, we are providing the yarn and hooks for the learners.


I like this one better. the bigger stich is better.

I really like the two color concept especially since the middle has a cross look to it. The pattern works up really fast and is great for beginners to learn crochet.

This dishcloth like it for the 2 colors that was use. You can see the pattern.

this is a pretty and unique pattern... I really like the 2tone colors...:)

Its not my fav it needs to be brighter!!!

I like the 2 color square best.

I like the multicolored granny squares better. I also like the pattern in this one looks better in my opinion.

i happen to like a 2 or 3 color pattern, but if i am making it for someone else then i might do the single color.

I like this one best.

I am currently using this pattern to make a granny square blanket for myself. I alternate colors and stripes makes an easy square.

I Love it.

I like the Granny Square dish cloth best. Granny has always been my favorite. I have been croheting 65 years and it can be changed so many ways . I love it

I like this one best because it is mor colorful...

I love this one!

prettier, better for use

I prefer this one. I have made both and this one holds up better no matter which types of yarns are used or the use from dishcloth to just setting a vase on it.

I prefer this one. I don't know if it's the colors or what. I just like it better.

I prefer this pattern . It is a happier design.

I love the colors!

I prefer this pattern to other shown.

I like this pattern as it has a more open pattern! I prefer this for washing dishes & countertops as nothung gets stuck in the fibers.

@uniquathomas 0297341: We have many dishcloth patterns on the site. Here is a link to some of them: Also remember that we have a search function in the upper right hand corner of the page that will help you find patterns you are looking for. Hope this helps! -- Editors of FaveCrafts

Can u give me a different pattern for a dishcloth please

My question is I know how to make the granny squares, my question is how do u connect the squares together can u send a pattern for connecting the squares thank you Katie...


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