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Grandma's Scrap Thread Dish/Wash Cloth

Grandmas Scrap Thread DishWash Cloth

This free crochet pattern uses scrap yarn making it an easy project to put together. Grandma's Scrap Thread Dish/Wash Cloth uses crochet thread and the double crochet stitch. If you have leftover yarn this is a great pattern!


Crochet HookE/4 or 3.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(0) Lace (33-40 stitches to 4 inches). Includes crochet thread.


  • Crochet Thread #3
  • Crochet Hook: E
  • Tapestry/Yarn Needle

ch - chain RS – right side st - stitch
dc – double crochet sc – single crochet sl st – slip stitch


  1. I needed to use up some left over  #3 thread. This dish/wash cloth was made to honor my grandma who ALWAYS had a crochet hook in her  hand to work on her dishcloths.
  2. When you look closely, you can see  that I joined the brown about 12 sts  into the row when I ran out of green.
  3. The green edging came from a fuller left over thread.
  4. This is a PERFECT way to use up Edging: left over size 3 and 5 threads. Working on the RS, join thread in the middle st on the bottom of the cloth.

Round 1: Ch 3, dc in each st around and
Row 1: Ch 50, sc in 2nd ch and everyone 4 dc in each corner. Sl st to beginning ch 3. to the beginning, ch 3, turn (48 sc)
Round 2: Ch 3, dc in each st around and
Row 2- 24: Dc in same sp, *ch 1, sk 1, dc 4 dc in each corner. Sl st to beginning ch 3. in next st,* repeat from * to * across, ch 3,  turn. (24 dc, 24 ch-1 sps) Round 3: Ch 1, sl st into each dc around, sl st to beginning ch 1 and fasten off.
Row 25: Repeat Row 2 but Fasten Off at  and no ch 3 at the end of the row. Weave in all loose threads.


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Wow is this a April Fools pattern? It goes from round 1 chaining 3 to row 1 chaining 50. ?? This does not make any sense to me at all. I see this one has been around for a long time and it is still messed up. I have a big box of cotton yarn/thread and would like a good pattern for dishcloths. Thank you anyways for trying.

Wow, I can see what you mean about the directions for this project being such a mish mash. It LOOKS like it should be just Rows forming a square center, and finished with a wide border. I have no idea where any sort of Rounds would come in. I know it was suggested that this project be updated, but it doesnt look like it ever was.

The cloth pattern directions and the edging directions seem to be intermingled. At the 4th note, I believe that it should read: 4. This is the PERFECTway to use up left over size 3 and 5 threads. Pattern: Row 1: Ch 50, sc in 2nd ch and everyone to the beginning of the chain, ch 3, turn. (49 sc) Row 2-24: Dc in same st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, *repeat from *to* across, ch 3, turn. (25 dc, 24 ch-1 sps) Row 25: Repeat Row 2 but Fasten Off at and no ch 3 at the end of the row. Weave in all loose threads. Edging: Working on the RS, join thread in the middle st on the bottom of the cloth. Round 1: Ch 3, dc in each st around and 4 dc in each corner. Sl st to beginning ch 3. Round 2: Ch 3, dc in each st around and 4 dc in each corner. Sl st to beginning ch 3. Round 3: Ch 1, sl st into each dc around, sl st to beginning ch 1 and fasten off. It looks like an easy pattern to follow. Too bad that a possible software compatibility problem gave this pattern bad press.

Thanks for coming up with an answer to my question before I got to ask it.

Hi everyone, Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention. We'll contact the designer and see if she can provide some edits/updates to the pattern. We apologize for any inconvenience, --editors of AllFreeCrochet

After thinking about trying this pattern, I decided to read the comments. Obviously the owner of this site does not read the comments. I've never seen a pattern that was worse than this one. Think I'll unsubscribe.

This pattern is so screwed up I can't understand why you would even post it. Either have someone rewrite it to make sense or eliminate it altogether.

with all the type errors, (thank you for letting me know in advance), I won't even attempt this one. I can make a mess on my own without instructions. ;) Thanks for the tips.. I still love all the free patterns and hope this one gets fixed and shared again.

There is not a description describing how, generally, the pattern progresses, therefore it is not possible to think through what needs to be done. Haven't a clue how to put this together. Free!! No use if it doesn't work. I agree with the other comments that something is missing.

typo in my directions by the way - row 1 of trim should read "join to 1st sc with slst" not "join to 1sc with slst" - sorry about that

This looks like filet crochet to me - which means that the directions should be like this: Row1: Ch 52, dc in 6th chain from hook; ch1, sk1, dc* to the end of the row, ch4, turn. Rows 2-24: dc in dc of previous row, ch1, sk1, dc in dc of previous row* until end of row, ch4, turn. Row 25: repeat row 2 but do not chain 4 at the end of the row instead fasten off. Trim - row 1 - starting at a corner, sc in each st around, (3 sc in each corner to turn) join to 1sc with slst, ch2 Row 2 - sc into first sc of previous row and sc into each sc around, join to 1st sc with slst, ch2 Row3 - repeat row 2 but do not ch2 at the end instead fasten off. I hope this helps, and there may be some counting errors in my directions as I just did this right off the top of my head here to try and figure it out for myself and others.

Round 1: Ch 3, dc in each st around and....and what? something is missing?! perhaps?

I sat down to make this dish cloth and I also made a copy for my girl friend. Neither one of us could figure out this pattern as I think you have left out some directions and didn't put some in where they should have been. Please make the corrections as we would like to make this.

Tried this, but think the directions need some correcting. Think something has been left out. Can't figure this one out!


I think this pattern needs some correcting...


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