Textured Half Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Since I have been learning crochet, I find making crochet dishcloth patterns are the easiest pattern to create. This textured half double crochet dishcloth is a great way to practice front and back loop stitches.

Textured Half Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

I previously did a half double crochet dishcloth that was straight half double crochets back and forth. It was the first pattern I ever made.


The textured half double crochet pattern differs by placing each half double crochet stitch in either of the front loop or the back loop.

Half Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

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Textured Half Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern


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Row 1: Chain 30. Half Double Crochet in the 3rd chain from your hook. Continue with half double crochets to the end. Turn your work

Row 2 – 19: Chain 2. *Half Double Crochet in the front loop, Half Double Crochet in the back loop.* Repeat from * to * until the end. Turn your work.

Row 20: Chain 2. *Half Double Crochet in the front loop, Half Double Crochet in the back loop.* Repeat from * to * until the end. Turn your work.

Edging: Chain 1. Single Crochet around your dishcloth.

By putting the stitches in the front and back loops alternating, it allows the dishcloth to have a little bit of a texture.

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  1. You make this look so easy! I think I may have to try dishcloths. I have pretty much perfected blankets for Lego figures hehehe

    1. It IS easy, MryJhnsn! Remember, there is no mistake in crochet that can’t be undone… except, maybe, accidentally cutting your yarn in the wrong spot, and even that can be spliced. If mistakes were awful in crocheting, we wouldn’t have “FROGS”! (Rip-it, rip-it, rip-it! LOL!) They’re a great way to practice a new stitch or perfect a technique without getting into a huge overwhelming project. Even if your first few cloths are less than perfect, they can still wash dishes so there’s no waste and you’ll have the learning experience to make even better ones next time! Once you get your rhythm down, you’ll be knocking these great little dishcloths out in no time. Soon, you’ll have a nice little stash to use at home, or to put in a cute basket or tin (tied with a bit of ribbon or raffia) to give as hostess gifts, Christmas presents, for a housewarming or bridal gift… you can even find very soft cotton yarn to make a few for a baby shower! You can also use a big hook and 2 or 3 strands of yarn held together to make thick potholders. I like making extra-large versions of “dishcloths” to use as biscuit blankets, to cover a nice fresh batch of hot biscuits in a basket (or tortillas fresh off the comal… or griddle) so they stay warm. I just stitch my chain so it’s long enough to drape nicely over my basket, then go with it in the stitch of my choice (keeping in mind the correct multiple-plus-chains for the chosen stitch). No pattern needed, easy peasy!

  2. This looks like fun. I want to try it one day. How do I fit crocheting into my hectic schedule? :)

    1. The dishcloths don’t take much time to make. Plus you can work on them a little bit at a time. You should give it a try. I find it be relaxing.

  3. Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden says:

    I need to make some of these. They look so pretty and easy to do! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

  4. Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts says:

    So simple! I love it.

    I have to try this, j-cloths just don’t work as well as a old fashioned dishcloth and sponges get germ and gross so quickly.

    Do these wash okay?

    (coming over from Tips and Tricks Link Party)

    1. They should wash fine. I have not washed this particular dishcloth yet but the others ones I have and they have done fine.

  5. What a great “pattern”, I love making dishcloths, they hold up so well, and am always on the look out for a new way to make them. I love that this one has some texture to it…I will have to try this one soon. We would love for you to share with us at Party in Your PJs, our weekly link party.

  6. Post stitches are such fun! And do add great texture. Would love you have you back at our Yarn Fanatic Party

  7. This looks lovely, you make it look so easy. Thank you for sharing with OMHG Wordless Wednesday Link Party.. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove x

  8. Sarah Palmer says:

    I love these! Crocheting is one of my favorite pastimes. This post is being featured on Tips & Tricks this week. Pinning!! Thanks for linking to Tips & Tricks. Can’t wait to see what you link up next.

  9. I love your half double crochet dishcloth. Going to start one today. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Sunnefa Lind says:

    I guess great minds think alike. I posted the same exact pattern on my blog about a month before you.
    Though I have to admit, your pictures are prettier than mine

    1. Crazy. :) They are the same concept but slightly different.

  11. So to me row 20 is the same as rows 2-19 or am I reading it wrong. Should it may be to half double crochet in each stitch instead of front and back to kinda match the beginning?

    1. No you are reading it correctly. It is the same as row 2-19. Trying to remember why I wrote it that way. But I did alternate the front and back loops.

  12. How do you get the patterns? I filled in the form with my name and email. Instructions wasn’t sent to my e-mail

    1. That is strange Regina. I can see they were sent to your email but not opened. Did you check all your folders, junk included? Maybe it went there?

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