After releasing my Honeycomb Hand Towel pattern this summer, I knew it needed a matching counterpart, so I created the Honeycomb Dishcloth! This pattern was designed with love and rigorously tested by my best group of testers! I hope this item will become a handmade staple in your kitchen or a unique gift for a friend or loved one.
photo credit: @poppiejo.co
I have been itching to start a blog where I could give you a deeper look into my maker life and offer free patterns and tutorials. As a thank you for helping me celebrate my first blog post, here is the FREE Honeycomb Dishcloth crochet pattern! If you prefer to have a PDF copy for your records or to print, you can purchase one here for $1. The Honeycomb Hand Towel pattern is available for purchase in my shop as well.
My hope is that you enjoy making this pattern as much as I enjoyed creating it. I would love to see how you are using your dishcloths on Instagram and feature them on my page. Some of my testers use theirs in the bathroom as a washcloth! Please tag me @kneedlesandlove in any photos and hashtag #madewithkneedlesandlove and #honeycombdishcloth.
photo credit: @oneyellowfeatherco
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- approx 95 yards of weight 4/medium 100% cotton yarn. i used i love this cotton from hobby lobby
- US I/9 5.50mm crochet hook
- tapestry needle for weaving in ends
14 ehdc by 8 rows equals a 4 inch square. if your crocheting is very tight and you end up with more stitches and/or rows, consider going up a hook size so your dish cloth doesn't end up stiff.
*all kneedles & love patterns are written in standard US terms* ch - chain
sc - single crochet
sk st- skip stitch
sl st - slip stitch
ehdc - extended half double crochet (see notes)
- extended half double crochet: yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through first loop only, yarn over, pull through remaining 3 loops
- the last stitch of every row is worked into the turning ch2, however, do not skip the first st of each row
- st and ch counts are in parentheses at the end of each row
- when you come to a ch 1 spot, insert your hook into the space, not the ch. also be careful not to skip the st right after the ch1 unless the pattern calls for a sk st (see pictures at bottom)
foundation & row 1: ch 40, ehdc in third ch from hook, ehdc in every chain until the end of row, turn work (38 sts)
row 2-3: repeat row 1
row 4: ch 2, ehdc in first 6 chs, [ch1, sk1, ehdc] 4x, ehdc in next 10 chs (11 total), [ch1, sk1, ehdc] 4x, ehdc in next 6 chs (7 total), turn work (30 sts, 8 chs)
row 5: ch 2, ehdc in first 5 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 7 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 9 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 7 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 6 sts, turn work (34 sts, 4 chs)
row 6: ch 2, ehdc in first 4 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 9 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 7 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 9 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 5 sts, turn work (34 sts, 4 chs)
row 7: ch 2, ehdc in first 3 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 11 sts, [ch1, sk1, ehdc] 4x, ehdc in next 10 sts (11 total), ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 4 sts, turn work (32 sts, 6 chs)
row 8: ch 2, ehdc in first 4 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 9 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 7 sts, ch, sk1, ehdc in next 9 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 5 sts, turn work (34 sts, 4 chs)
row 9: ch 2, ehdc in first 5 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 7 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 9 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 7 sts, ch1, sk1, ehdc in next 6 sts, turn work (34 sts, 4 chs)
row 10-15: repeat rows 4-9
row 16: repeat row 4
row 17-19: ch2, ehdc in every st across, turn work (38 sts)
border: ch 2, beginning down the left side (see picture C), sc + ch1 around, chaining 2 at every corner to create an edge. scs down the sides will be in each row but only in every other st along the top and bottom. when you come to your starting place, sl st, finish off and weave in ends. congrats!
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