Saturday, March 15, 2008

Cyndi's Favorite Dishcloth

Finished size: Approximately 8 inches

(US) size H hook, 1.75 ounces Worsted Weight Cotton in desired color (Example was made using Peaches ‘n Cream’s Peppermint)

Chain 30

NOTE: turning ch does not count as a stitch.

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (29 sc)

Row 2: sc in front loop only of 1st sc, (sc in back loop only of next sc, sc in front loop only of next sc) 14 times, ch 1, turn.

Rows 3-24: Repeat row 2. Do not fasten off.


Round 1: Working through BOTH loops, sc in each st across top; working along side, sc in end of each row placing 2 sc in 1st and last row; sc in each of the free loops from beginning ch along the bottom; working along other side, sc in end of each row placing 2 sc in 1st and last row; ch 1, do not turn.

Round 2: sc in each of next 29 sts, ch 10, sc in each of remaining sts around. Join with sl st in 1st st, ch 1, do not turn.

Round 3: Reverse sc in each sc around, placing 10 reverse sc in hanging loop.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Design by: Cyndi Moreland
Pattern written by: April Moreland
© 2008 All rights reserved.


  1. Oh I Like That :) Thank You for sharing the pattern.

  2. You know what? I make this one, same directions all the time, but make 2 of them & leave an open end to slip hand in or use as a hot pad also, by crocheting the 2 together. I made a varigated red, white & blue one for 4th of July as a gift for Bingo at our family picnic this year, one side varigated & the other side a plain blue or red or white. Have the hook on it too to hang up. Just another idea for you. Joyce

  3. I also make something like these but before finishing the last end put Thinsul-brite in the middle to help the heat resistance and fingers never get burned. I also sew an X so when it is washed the Thinsul-brite does not shift.

  4. I have been making these for years and it helps use up scrap yarn. I cut a square of Thinsul-Brite (or any thin insulation that can be washed) and place it inside the pot holder before finishing the last side. I then sew an X from corner to corner so when washed the thinsul-Brite does not shift. They was very well and makes a nice present. My daughter in law has requested them for herself and for friends. I have also made them extra long and put a "pocket" for the hand, like the post above.

  5. Where can I purchase Thinsul-Brite or some other kind of thin insulation to put inside this potholder if I choose to make two and sew them together? Thanks.

  6. Hi ladies, I'm so glad to hear you've found another use for this dishcloth! :)

    My daughter buys the Thinsul-brite, or something similar to it, at Joann fabrics.

  7. Thank-you so much for this pattern. It's perfect. :-)

  8. I just found out you don't use acrylic in making potholders.. If you do use acrylic what is the pros and cons . I made potholders for every family for .Christmas,now I am afraid to send them. What are the dangers of this

    1. Hi Joy, Cotton yarn is a good insulator against heat and it won't melt. The acrylic yarn does not protect your hands against the heat and will actually melt if the pan (or whatever you are using it with) is hot enough. You can still gift your potholders, but let the recipient know that they are not heat safe and should be used for decorative purposes only.

    2. April you are so correct on using cotton yarn. A friend gave me potholders made out of the acrylic yarn and I was so mad when I burned my hand. I tried to nicely tell her since she makes them all the time. Apparently she never used them for herself.


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