Free Crochet Pattern: Back Loop Ridge Dishcloth / Washcloth

Free Crochet Pattern: Back Loop Ridge Dishcloth / Washcloth - this wonderful, textured dishcloth is a super quick crochet project with a fun twist, every row is worked in the back loops of the previous. Beginner friendly, it’s an easy choice for a take-along or work up a gift set tonight while watching your favorite TV show!

This wonderful, textured dishcloth is a super quick crochet project with a fun twist, every row is worked in the back loops of the previous. Beginner friendly, it’s an easy choice for a take-along project or work up a gift set tonight while watching your favorite TV show!

There are 2 variations, the first is titled BACK LOOP SC DC RIDGES that repeats sc & dc and works up a little looser. The second is BACK LOOP SC HDC RIDGES that repeats sc & hdc and works up a little shorter tighter ridge rows.


BACK LOOP SC DC RIDGES

MATERIALS:

  • Approx. 90 yards of Size 4 worsted weight cotton yarn – about 70 yards of one color, 20 yards of a second color if you like a coordinating border.
  • Variegated Color Cloth: I’m using a peach and yellow remainder ball from my stash, sorry I don’t have the name
  • Solid Color Cloth: I’m using a colorway called Ecru
  • Hook: Size J 6mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle for weaving ends
  • Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

sts – stitches

GAUGE:

6 stitches and 4 rows = 2 inches

FINISHED SIZE:

Without border =8.5″x8.5″

With border, Approx. 10″ x 10″

INSTRUCTIONS:

Chain 31, the cloth will be about 8.5 to 9″ wide, I plan to add the border which will bring the width to 10″ total.

Row 1: Flip the chain over to start your first row. Working in the back of the chain (More about this technique in a tutorial blog post), use the “bump” and work both stitches in the second bump from the hook, sc and dc in the same chain/bump then skip one chain/bump, repeat across (30 sts). Ch1 and turn.

NOTE: All remaining rows will work in the back loop only (BLO) to create the ridged look of each row.

Rows 2-18: Repeat Row 1 by skipping the first stitch in every row, then work SC BLO and DC BLO in every other stitch (30 sts)

Border: Change to a coordinating color if you wish.

  • Row 1: sc around making sure to do 3 sc in each corner, join with a slip stitch.
  • Row 2: hdc around making sure to do 3 sc in each corner, join with a slip stitch, cut yarn and weave in ends.

Note: If your gauge isn’t exactly the same (10″ x 10″), don’t worry.

Whatever your width, keep making rows until your length equals that measurement. I’m sure it will look just fine and your creation is YOURS, it’s as unique as you.

Yarn away the day!


BACK LOOP SC HDC RIDGES

MATERIALS:

  • Approx. 90 yards of Size 4 worsted weight cotton yarn – about 70 yards of one color, 20 yards of a second color if you like a coordinating border.
  • Variegated Color Cloth: I’m using a remainder ball from my stash, sorry don’t know the name and one in Ecru
  • Solid Color Cloth: I’m using a colorway called Navy
  • Hook: Size J 6mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle for weaving ends
  • Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

sts – stitches

GAUGE:

8 stitches and 5 rows = Approx. 2 inches

FINISHED SIZE:

Without border= 8″x8″

With border, Approx. 10″ x 10″

INSTRUCTIONS:

Chain 32, the cloth will be about 9″ wide, I plan to add the border which will bring the width to 10″ total.

Row 1: Flip the chain over to start your first row. Working in the back of the chain, use the “bump” and work both stitches in the second bump from the hook, sc and hdc in the same chain/bump then skip one chain/bump, repeat across (30 sts). Ch1 and turn.

NOTE: All remaining rows will work in the back loop only (BLO) to create the ridged look of each row.

Rows 2-20: Repeat Row 1 by skipping the first stitch in every row, then work SC BLO and HDC BLO in every other stitch (30 sts)

Border: Change to a coordinating color if you wish.

  • Row 1: sc around making sure to do 3 sc in each corner, join with a slip stitch.
  • Row 2: hdc around making sure to do 3 sc in each corner, join with a slip stitch, cut yarn and weave in ends.

I'd love to hear from you, comments or questions are welcome!

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