Berry Cabled Dishcloth – Free Crochet Pattern

The Berry Cabled Dishcloth is a textured washcloth featuring vertical cables and a simple border. Crochet your own with the free pattern and video tutorial.
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The Berry Cabled Dishcloth is a textured washcloth featuring vertical cables and a single crochet border. It was named after the juicy berry colors of cotton yarn used to create it — “Raspberry” Re-Up and “Blueberry” Sugar ‘n Cream. The cable texture is created using front-post double crochet stitches.

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Since it’s crocheted with cotton yarn, the Berry Cabled Dishcloth is washable and can be reused over and over again. Whether you’re washing your face, cleaning dirty dishes, or creating a sweet gift basket for Mother’s Day, this dishcloth/washcloth is here for you.

Like most washcloths, the Berry Cabled dishcloth is a fast project that’s easy to whip up. There’s something so satisfying about a quick crochet pattern. Even if it’s the same amount of stitches, saying, “I made four dishcloths today” sounds so much better than “I crocheted 12 rows on an afghan.” Sometimes, we need a win NOW! And this pattern, ladies and gentlemen, is a win.

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re-up yarn, a crochet hook, and two crocheted washcloths on a white wooden background

Supplies / Materials:

Abbreviations/Techniques:

  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • fpdc – front post double crochet
  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
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Gauge / Size:

Gauge isn’t important for this project, but a 4 x 4 inch square will be about:

  • 15 rows of 15 stitches (Re-Up yarn and 5.0 mm hook)
  • 14 rows of 14 stitches (Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn and 5.5 mm hook)

Completed Berry Cabled Dishcloths will be about:

  • 8.5 x 9 inches (Re-Up yarn and 5.0 mm hook)
  • 9.5 x 10 inches (Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn and 5.5 mm hook)

Berry Cabled Dishcloth Video Tutorial:

Berry Cabled Dishcloth Pattern:

An inexpensive, ad-free PDF is also available on Etsy and Ravelry

Ch 30 using an H 5.0 mm or I 5.5 mm hook

Note: If you’d like to crochet a larger or smaller dishcloth — chain any even number (this will give you an odd number of hdc stitches)

Row 1: hdc in back loop of 3rd ch from hook, hdc across, back loops only (29)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc across, both loops (29)

crochet hook demonstrating a front post double crochet

Row 3: ch 1, turn, hdc in first st, fpdc in hdc from Row 1, *hdc, fpdc* 13 more times, hdc in last st (29)

FPDC Tutorial Video:

Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc across (29)
Row 5: ch 1, turn, *hdc, fpdc* 14 times, hdc in last st (29)
Rows 6-31: Repeat rows 4-5
Row 32: ch 1, turn, hdc across (29)

crochet hook turning a corner on a pink dishcloth

Row 33 into border: ch 1, turn, sc across (29)
2 extra sc into corner, sc down the side (34 total)
2 extra sc into corner, sc across (31 total)
2 extra sc into corner, sc up the side (34 total), 2 extra sc in corner.
Trim yarn and weave in ends.

Aaaand you’re done crocheting your cabled dishcloth! Make a couple more for a set, or mix and match with the Carrot Stitch Washcloth or others from this roundup of dishcloths and washcloths.

If you make the Berry Cabled Dishcloth, share it with me on Instagram or other social media using @youshouldcraft and #BerryCabledDishcloth!

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