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Granny's Square Dishcloth

Look! It's the easy dishcloth crochet pattern of your dreams. You're welcome.

Updated February 16, 2021
Grannys Square Dishcloth

Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced crocheter, you can’t go wrong with a dishcloth pattern. The Granny’s Square Dishcloth is the best dishcloth pattern to pick up (and finish) tonight. This sturdy design is great for cleaning up all of your messes. Just make sure you use the best yarn for dishcloths for your masterpiece. You don’t want it falling apart on you. This easy dishcloth pattern is also the perfect excuse to buy more yarn. Make a few to keep in your kitchen or set them aside as cute homemade gifts, especially for new homeowners. There’s no such thing as too many dishcloths.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge12 dc and 6H rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

Finished SizeApprox 11 ins [28 cm] square.

Materials List

  • Bernat® Handicrafter Cotton Naturals (400 g/14 oz) 1 ball of #00003 (Off White).
  • size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.


Note: Ch 5 at beg of rnd counts as dc and ch 2.

  1. Ch 5. Join with sl st to form a ring.

  2. 1st rnd: Ch 5. (3 dc. Ch 2) 3 times in ring. 2 dc in ring. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch 5.

  3. 2nd rnd: Sl st in next ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp. [Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

  4. 3rd rnd: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp. [Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1. Join with sl st to top of ch 3.

  5. 4th rnd: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and ch-2 sp. Ch 3 (counts as dc). (2 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in same ch-2 sp. [(Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 2. 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp] 3 times. Ch 1. Miss next 3 dc. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. (Four 3-dc groups on each side of square, including corner groups).

  6. Rep last rnd 4 times more, having 1 more 3-dc group on each side of square on next and every following rnd. Seven 3-dc groups on each side of square.

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Calling all begins and newbies. This is a very easy project that turns out a very nice gift for you to give. They make wonderful teacher gifts too. And think about this. Your children can t break them on the way to school. Everyone can always use some more of these.

I made a few sets of these for Christmas gifts this past Christmas. I made sets of three with one being the natural color, one, red, and one a combination of natural and red. I then folded then into squares, stacked them, and tied a bright red Christmas bow around them. I used them as quest gifts when I needed an unexpected present.

This is so easy but comes out so pretty and is so useful. I like the colorful ones as well, but in my kitchen one color dishcloth will look much better. Granny square will never run out of style. Simple and always in fashion. Great for gifts and for display. Thanks for sharing it.

Guess I am a few years to late to ask questions...Sorry

am new to this please tell me what the abbreviations mean..sure would love to make these.but sure do need help... Thank Ya..

My hairdresser just requested some dishcloths. She likes 8-9 inch ones, but as this one is a Granny, it's easy to stop going around a row or two earlier. Thank you.

I like the size of this one, and the holes seem smaller, which I also like.

They are both great dishcloths but I like this one because it is bigger and looks neater.

I like simple plain colors in the kitchen. In my opinion this granny square is rch in color because it is neutral and plain.

Great for all skill levels and size makes this one a HIT!

This is my Fave! Size is great Bigger the Better and using other cotton colors turns out beautiful too!

I prefer one color as when I have gifts to do one never knows what another person's color preferences are, and it has been my experience that a 1-color item is always more pleasing when the preference is unknown.

Love the simplicity yet beauty of the single color in the kitchen. It also washes better!

I prefer this pattern. The patterns are virtually identical so it all comes down to which you prefer one color or two.

Prefer the one colour version, I like simple things in my kitchen and I can stick them all in the machine together...... just my personal preference.

Really both look alot alike so I guess it came down to "visual" the one color beige better than the two color that "LOOKS" like a granny square...not that I dont like granny squares...just like the one color better....

I like this dishcloth better than the other as it looks a better stitch and more of a conventional dishcloth

I like this pattern the best, it seems more practical for a dishcloth.

I prefer this dishcloth too because it was worked tighter and looks better this way.

I prefer this dishcloth over the other since the pattern is more consistent and a bit tighter. For a dishcloth, a tighter weave is better for purposes of scrubbing or wiping down a counter or dishes.

I'm much more interested in this one because of the solid color. Multicolor yarns always have me rolling my eyes--I'm a professional designer, and simple is always better.

This is the one!

like the flatter structure of this pattern.

I love the 100% cotton crocheted dishcloths. I usually like a smaller size like a 9in square or there abouts. Easy to adjust any pattern. I like the ones that are not too tightly woven. Thanks for the granny square pattern. I

100% cotton yarns work best, because they are absorbent (acrylic and wool aren't). Most purchased dishcloths are cotton or a cotton these are every bit as washable, dry-able, and sanitary as any dishcloth you would buy in the store. And personally, I find that crocheted dishcloths work better than the woven ones you buy in stores. Hope that answers your questions.

Are these washable and dryable? Are they sanitary? Are there yarns better suited than others? Do they clean dishes as well as regular dishcloths? Just wondering! Thanks!


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