I am so excited that you have decided to learn to crochet! It is a wonderful hobby and one that is portable and great for stress relief too.
I always recommend that new crocheters don’t spend all their time just learning stitches, but that they move a project as soon as they have the first two basic stitches down, the chain and the single crochet.
You might ask, What kind of project can I make as a beginner crocheter? And that is where this dishcloth projects comes in. You can make something that you can use immediately and show off to friends and family too!
This project is designed for complete beginners who are just starting crochet. This is a simple single crochet dishcloth that works up into a square.
It will give you practice with working into the chain and counting your rows. I include tips and tricks to make your work turn out straight and looking great!
- Cotton yarn in a light color (light colors are best for beginners to see stitches)
- H hook (US terms)
- tapestry needle (optional)
- measuring tape
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- slst – slip stitch
- st(s) – stitch(es)
First Crochet Project – Dishcloth Pattern
Row 1 – Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook and work 1 sc in that st, work 1 sc in each st across to the end, turn. (24 sts)
Row 2 – ch-1, work 1 sc into first st and each st across, turn. (24 sts)
Row 3 – 25 – repeat Row 2.
Row 26 – work 1 slst into first st and each st across. (24 sts)
Finish and weave in ends.