Ripple Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

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I have a new crochet dishcloth pattern for you. This one is a Ripple Crochet dishcloth pattern.

I used to different color yarns in evenly spaced ripples.

Easy Ripple Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

When working on this dishcloth, I used 100% cotton yarn in blue and white. I completed 2 rows of each color before changing.

I also added a border to the dishcloth. It is not needed, but I liked the more square look instead of having the zig zag edges.

Ripple Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

I will honestly tell you, I did have difficultly learning this pattern for some reason. Part of it was knowing terminology. I read on thing and did something completely different.

However, once I got past reading correctly, it is a very easy pattern to follow.

Free Ripple Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

If you need help, I followed the Ultimate Guide to Chevron Crochet from Red Heart. It is nicely spelled out how to alter patterns and how to figure out the starting chain. Very informative.

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Ripple Crochet Dishcloth Pattern


Dc3tog = This is a decrease in double crochets. You will double crochet 3 stitches together to create one stitch.



Row 1: Chain 40. Double crochet twice in the 4th chain from the hook (the chain 3 counts as a Double Crochet). *Double Crochet once into the next 4 stitches. Dc3tog. Double crochet once into the next 4 stitches. Double crochet 3 stitches into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * until you reach the end.

Row 2: Chain 3, turn your work (counts as one double crochet). Double crochet twice in to the second stitch. *Double crochet once into the next 4 stitches. Dc3tog. Double Crochet once into the next 4 stitches. Double Crochet three times into the next stitch.*  Repeat from * to * until you reach the end EXCEPT for the last repeat. Double crochet twice in the last stitch and once into the top of the chain 3. (change color after row 2)

Row 3 – 18: Repeat row 2 for each row. Change colors of yarn every 2 rows.

If you do not want an edging around the dishcloth, now is the time to cut your yarn and weave in the ends. If you do want an edging, continue on.

Edging: Chain 1 and turn your work. Single crochet in the next 3 stitches. Half Double crochet in the next 2 stitches. Double Crochet in the next. Triple crochet in the valley of the ripple. (The Dc3tog stitch in the row before). Double crochet in the next stitch, Half Double crochet in the next 2. Single Crochet into the next 5 stitches. Repeat these series of stitches until you get to the end. It should fill in the valleys. Put 3 single crochet stitches into the corner. Put 2 single crochet stitches into each turning row down the side of the dishcloth. In the next corner single crochet, then Half double crochet and Double crochet. (this gets the corner taller to make a straighter edge) Double crochet into the next 2 stitches. Half Double crochet into the next stitch. Single crochet into the next. Single Crochet in the next 4 stitches. Half Double Crochet in to the next 2 stitches. Double Crochet into the next. Then triple Crochet into the valley. Keep following this pattern like before on the first side. Make the corner like before. This corner will be a triple crochet, double crochet and half double crochet stitches. Then single crochet twice into each turning chain row. Join back to where you started. Cut your yarn and weave in your ends.

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  1. Billie, I am not sure what you are asking. The pattern is written out above in the post.

  2. Anita Lautsch says:

    My chain row is 36 stitches. The first row worked out fine. The second row and every other row after the first row did not work out. I always had too many stitches. I am an experienced crocheter, but I have no idea what I am doing wrong. I have frogged this 3 times and at the beginning of the row I do one dc in the top of the ch3, then I do one double crochet in each of the next 4 stitches, then I am supposed to do 3 dc in next stitch. After I have done the one double crochet in each of the next 4 stitches, I always have 1 double crochet stitch left over before I do 3 dc in next stitch, and the same happens before I do Dc3tog. I always have 1 double crochet stitch before I do the Dc3tog. My peaks and valleys of the ripples are not lining up. I have no idea what I am doing wrong. Help !!!

    1. The pattern has been updated. Thank you!

  3. Hi! I love this pattern, but cannot get it to work. I end up with one unused chain on the first row after completing my last DC3TOG. When I count the number of stitches you are specifying, I also come up one short. If you start in the 4th chain from the hook, you will have 33 chains available. Then DC twice in 4th chain uses one chain. Each repeat uses 12 chains. I had two pattern repeats (24), the very first 2dc in 4th stitch (1), and a partial repeat of one DC in next four chains + dc3tog (7). That’s 32 chains used. Am I missing something? Thanks!

  4. nancy horrocks says:

    Do you have a knitted pattern in this instead of crochet? Thanks, Nancy

  5. Looks very interesting to try

  6. Katrina McIntosh says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!

  7. I wold love to try this

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