DIY Ridged Dishcloth with Video

I love to create things. I think I was about 8-10 years old, when I learned to crochet and knit. It was amazing to me that I could take this ball of yarn and craft it into something usable.

How to make a ridged dishcloth, an easy to make pattern | Frugal Family Home

At this time of year, I like to work on small, easy to finish projects that make good gifts. I have unfinished project syndrome. If I get a project going that takes too long, it’s not going to get done. Since my life is a little busy right now, sticking with easy to finish quick projects, is a must.

That bring me to the project I’m sharing today. It’s a nice and easy crochet dishcloth project. I like that the pattern has ridges or ribs. I think it adds to the simple beauty of the dishcloth.

Quick and easy dishcloth with video instructions | Frugal Family Home

A few years ago I made a hat for my husband’s mom with ridges like this dishcloth has. So when I saw this pattern I knew it would be an easy one for me.

Ridged Dishcloth Video Tutorial and Tips

Can’t see the video, try here.

I made a video to show you the steps in this dishcloth. It’s an easy pattern, but I know if you are a visual learner like me, a video or pictures really do help.

I love the texture of this easy to make ridged dishcloth pattern.

To get the ridges you must only stitch into the back of the loop instead of both the front and back of the loops. I show that in the video. If you go into both loops you won’t get the nice ridges.

Dishcloth Yarn to Use

100% cotton yarn is a great choice for these easy to crochet dishcloths | Frugal Family Home

I like to use 100% cotton yarn. I can often find the brand pictured above for a dollar each on sale. If you will be making some of these dish cloths for gift giving be sure to stock up when you see a sale. I purchase mine at Michael’s. I can usually get one to two  dishcloths out of one skein of yarn.

The cotton yarn seems to hold up nice and works really well for cleaning dishes. These also work well for wash cloths too. If you make the pattern a little bigger you could also make a nice absorbent kitchen towel.

What kind of gifts do you make to give during the holidays to save money? I would love to hear what projects you are working on.


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9 thoughts on “DIY Ridged Dishcloth with Video”

  1. I think crochet is so much easier to learn than knitting. I wish we lived closer, I would teach you and your daughter how.

    I taught my daughter a few years back and she is working on crocheting scarves to donate to a missionary group. She did it last year and made 7 scarves. She already up to 5 this year.

  2. I learned to knit and crochet last year from you tube and it’s been great. My husband made fun of me because the first year I think all I made were dish cloths. Now a couple of years later I’ve made hats, scarves, lots of blankets and little animals. I prefer crochet over knit just because it’s faster, but I’m trying to get back into knitting because you can make such beautiful designs. If you search on you tube you’ll find a channel that fits your style and the projects are endless. I’m going to make this dish cloth in several fun colors and give them as part of my neighbor gift this christmas, I’ll send you a picture when I’m done. Thanks for the pattern.

    1. Sakura, YouTube is such a great resource for learning new things. It funny you say you like crocheting over knitting because it’s faster. I find that I can knit faster than I can crochet. 🙂 I would love to have a picture of your dishcloths when your done.

    1. Heidi, here is the link to the pattern. I’m sorry if it wasn’t clear in the post. I think I need to change the color of my links so people can see them more easily. 🙂 When you follow that link it will take you to where the pattern is. To make a green one like I have pictured in the photo just pick up a skein of Sugar n’ Cream 100% cotton yarn in the green color and follow the pattern. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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