Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Crochet Round Dishcloth Pattern

There are lots of square dishcloth patterns out there but there’s something really lovely about a round crochet dishcloth. This crochet round dishcloth pattern is a very easy pattern.

It has a little touch of texture, making it great for washing dishes. You could also use this round dishcloth as a facecloth or as a pan or pot holder!

You can make this pattern using one solid color…

Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern using one solid color

Or, if don’t mind weaving in more ends, you can easily make this pattern with multiple colors for a stunning striped dishcloth…

Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern using two colors

You can also use Ombre yarn, which is a skein of yarn that changes colors gradually so you can include multiple colors without having to weave in any extra ends!

Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern using Ombre yarn

The pattern is very quick to make – you can crochet this round dishcloth in 30 – 45 minutes and it uses just a small amount of yarn (approx 50 yds). Making it a great “quick-make” project or a useful “scrap-busting” pattern.


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Best Yarn for Round Crochet Dishcloths

Yarn Type

First, you want to ensure you are using the best yarn for your round crochet dishcloth. Because the dishcloth should be durable and washable, I recommend 100% cotton yarn for making crochet dishcloths. Cotton yarn is absorbent and will hold the water. It also won’t break apart when the bottom of the dirty pot needs some heavy duty scrubbing!

Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

There are lots of cotton blends of yarn out there such an a cotton-acrylic blend. But the moment you add that softness that comes from acrylic yarn, the cotton loses it’s heavy-duty feature. Therefore, I recommend sticking with 100% cotton yarn for dishcloths and avoiding any type of mixture or blended yarn.

Yarn Weight

When it comes to choosing the right 100% cotton yarn for your dishcloth, you’ll want to look at the yarn weight. There are five sizes of yarn ranging from 1 being the smallest/lightest to 5 being the biggest/chunkiest. You can read more about Yarn Weights here.

For this round crochet dishcloth, I recommend a size 4 (medium) weight yarn. This will ensure your yarn is strong enough to help you wash those dishes. I’ve used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn, which size 4 (medium) and is 100% cotton. It’s also washable and dryable, a must in my opinion for a dishcloth!

Tips for Crocheting in the Round

Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of people say that they have trouble having their work lie flat when they crochet in the round. No matter what they do, their flat circle seems to curve into a hat. Luckily for this dishcloth, it will be wet most of the time and whether it lies completely flat doesn’t really matter. But I’m sure you still want your finished dishcloth to look lovely when it’s on your counter. Here are some tips for getting your work to lie flat:

  • Count your stitches.
  • Loosen your tension.
  • Try a bigger hook.
  • Block your finished work.

Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern Details

Skill Level

Easy

Size

This crochet pattern creates a round dishcloth that has a diameter of approx. 7.5”

Gauge

After Round 4 following the pattern, work should measure 4”. Gauge is only important if you want the dishcloth to be the same size as mine. Want to learn more about gauge? Read my Guide to Gauge.

Materials

Yarn: Approx. 50 yds of any size 4 (medium) 100% cotton yarn. I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn. The colors used in the main photos are “Indigo” (navy blue) and “Overcast” (grey). 

Crochet Hook: H/8 (5.00mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 

Other Materials: yarn needle, scissors. 

Terminology

This pattern is written for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terms, here’s my US to UK Conversion Chart

Abbreviations

ch = chain
st = stitch
sts = stitches 
sl st = slip stitch 
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet 
tr = triple crochet 
YO = yarn over 

Special Stitches

Triple/Treble Crochet Stitch (tr): YO twice, insert hook into next st. YO and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook). YO, pull yarn through last 2 loops on hook. 

Pattern Notes

  • The pattern is worked from the center out. 
  • Always work into the 1st st (the st attached to the chain). 
  • Chains never count as stitches. 

Changing Colors

The pattern does not include directions for where to change colors because there are so many possibilities. You can make the dishcloth in one solid color or use any number of colors.

Change colors after finishing a round by placing the new color on your hook and pulling the new color through the loop of your current color. Fasten off the old color. With your new color, ch 1 and begin the next round. 

Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

To Make the Dishcloth Striped

To make the dishcloth stripped like in the image above, use color A (I used navy blue) for the Magic Ring and Rounds 1, 3, 5, & 7 and color B (I used grey) for Rounds 2, 4, 6 & 8.


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Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern Instructions

Start: Make a Magic Ring/Circle.

Round 1: 10 hdc into Magic Ring (10 sts). Pull tight. Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. 

Round 2: Ch 1 and turn. 2 hdc into each st around (20 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. 

Round 3: Ch 1 and turn. *2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * around (30 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. 

Round 4: Ch 1 and turn. *2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 2 sts.* Repeat from * to * around (40 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. 

Measurements (optional): If size / gauge is important to you, work after Round 4 should measure 4”. 

Crochet Round Dishcloth Pattern

Round 5: Ch 1 and turn. *2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 3 sts.* Repeat from * to * around (50 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join.

Round 6: Ch 1 and turn. *2 hdc in next st. 1 hdc in next 4 sts.* Repeat from * to * around (60 sts). Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join.

Round 7: Ch 1 and turn. Note: anytime two sts are in parentheses, make both sts into the same st. *(Sc, tr) in next st. Working 1 st into each of the next 5 sts: sc, tr, sc, tr, sc. (Tr, sc) in next st. Working 1 st into each of the next 5 sts: tr, sc, tr, sc, tr.* Repeat from * to * around (70 sts). Sl st into 1st sc to join. 

Round 8: Ch 1 and turn. *(Sc, tr) in next st. Working 1 st into each of the next 6 sts: sc, tr, sc, tr, sc, tr.* Repeat from * to * around (80 sts). Sl st into 1st sc to join. 

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends. 

Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

And now you have a new round dishcloth!