Waffle Dishcloth

I am already market prepping for the holiday season and I figured I’d whip up a more fun

dishcloth. I wanted something with a waffle stitch and came up with this! It’s always fun to switch

things up and make it unique. There is a little loop added to allow it to be hung up off a hook to

dry! You can find where to download the free pdf by clicking the buttons below!

What you need:

4.0 mm hook

45g (85 yds) of worsted weight cotton yarn. I used WeCrochet Dishie for the


Tapestry needle


Stitches to know:

dc - double crochet

fpdc - front post double crochet

hdc - half double crochet

sl st - slip stitch


8” x 8” finished square


● Gauge isn’t super important since this is simply a dishcloth and you can adjust the size

by adding repeats.

● If you want the discloth to be wider, add multiples of three to your starting count.

● If you want the dishcloth to be taller, add the repeats until you are happy.

● There are two ways to start the dishcloth. The first (a) is a traditional chain and then

starting row. The second (b) is foundation double crochet. The sample in the picture

uses foundation double crochet.

● You can opt to leave out the loop in the corner and simply just work 4 hdc into the corner

space. I find the loop is nice for hanging the dishcloth to dry.

● This pattern can be doubled as a hotpad or pot holder, though I would suggest that you

double strand the yarn to make it slightly thicker, or use a thicker cotton.

● On my website (www.hookinghijinks.com) there are templates you can download to put

cute tags on the dishcloths for sale or gifting!


To Start: Ch 32

Row 1 (a): dc in 4 ch from hook and in each st across, turn.


Row 1 (b): foundation double crochet 30 times

Row 2: (right side) ch 2 turn, *fpdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, repeat from * until

the last 2 sts, fpdc in next st, dc in top of turning ch,

Row 3: (wrong side) ch 2 turn, *dc in next st, fpdc in the next 2 sts, repeat from

*until the last 2 sts, dc in next st, dc in top of turning ch,

Row 4 -15: Rep rows 2 and 3

Row 16: (right side) Ch 2 turn. hdc evenly along the edge. When you get to the

first corner, hdc 2x in the same st, ch 10, sl st to the top of the last hdc, hdc 2x

and then continue to hdc evenly along the edge, placing 4 hdc in each of the

other corners. Join with a sl st and fasten off.

Weave in your ends and enjoy your dishcloth!