Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Free Crochet Pattern...Granny Berry Dishcloths!

This is my new go-to dishcloth pattern...hard working and generously sized, they will make any kitchen fabulous. These are so pretty and simple to make that I plan on making a whole bunch for gifts this year...not to mention my own kitchen!

The ones here are shown as a set for a quick gift, but let your imagination run wild with all of the different color combinations you can imagine!

Granny Berry Dishcloths
By Jennifer Dickerson


  • 8 inches wide and 8 inches tall
  • H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
  • Cotton yarn (about 3/4 of a ball for each dishcloth)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends


This dishcloth is a classic granny square with a simple single crochet edging. Here is a photo tutorial to guide that may help you when making your granny square:

Granny Square Photo Tutorial

Let's begin! 

Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch. 

 Round 1: Chain 4, work (3 dc into center of ring, chain 1) 3 times, then 2 dc into center of ring.  Join to close with a slip stitch. 

Now if you want to make round 2 in the same color, simply slip stitch until you reach a ch1 at the corner and keep going.  If you want to switch colors...cut yarn, leaving a tail, and fasten it with a slip stitch. Join the new yarn at one of the corners as shown and tie securely. 

Round 2: To work the corner of round 2, first chain 4, then 2 dc in same space, then chain 1, then 3 dc in the same space...first corner done!
Then chain 1, then work the next corner by working 3 dc in next space, chain 1, then 3 dc in same space, chain 1, repeat two more times to complete the round. 

Round 3: Work the corner in the same manner as the previous round: chain 4, 2 dc in same space, chain 1, 3 dc in same space, chain 1.  To work the sides, simply work 3 dc in the next space then chain 1...repeat until you reach a corner again.

Keep working in this manner, with two clusters in the corners and one cluster on the sides until you finish the round. Just be sure there is a ch 1 in between each grouping of 3 dc as you work each round. That is what gives you those pretty spaces in between each cluster and keeps it nice and flat.

Repeat round 3 five more times, join with a slip stitch and fasten off.  If you would like your dishcloth to be larger, simply work round 3 as many times as you need to achieve the desired size.

Edging: To work the edging, tie on a new color at one of the corners and work a single crochet into each space all the way around the square.  Join with a slip stitch and fasten off.

Weave in any ends.

© Jennifer Dickerson 2013
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only.  In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages).  Thank you!

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  1. They are almost too pretty to use, thanks for sharing the pattern with all of us.

    1. Thanks! They work up so fast, that it's totally worth it! :)

  2. A lovely reader asked me what the colors are called that I used for the dishcloths pictured...they are:

    Solid Purple: Lily Sugar 'N Creme in "Grape"
    Printed Blue-Purple: Lily Sugar 'N Creme in "Jewels"


  3. These are really pretty! Word of warning, I tried to make gifts like this for the kitchen for family & friends to use. When I went to the homes that I gave as gifts with candy, cookies or bread. I found them hanging on the wall. Just like the day that I made them. (Never been used!)Like they were expensive painting. Yes, I was proud that they were hanging up. I made them to be used!


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