3-Strand Crochet Thread Dishcloth Pattern

Ever wonder what to do with all that crochet thread you have hoarded when you don’t really like to crochet with it? Yep, that’s me, but I can’t believe I’m the only one.

Like yarn, fabric, paint…
Well, you get the idea…I just can’t pass up a bargain! I have to have it.

The last few months have been a whirlwind of activity, but my husband and I always plan on going to the annual citywide yard sales in Rose Hill, Kansas. This year was no different except that it was raining. We could have just stayed home, but we really needed a day just for us so we went. Even though it was wet, there were still plenty of sales and the bargains were even better because there were fewer customers “saling”. Lightweights. 😉

One of my best bargains was a huge bag of crochet thread for $2. My husband asked me if I really needed it. Pfft! Of course! Actually, I had more than plenty at home, but it was TWO BUCKS. That is less than what one ball costs new. His question did put the pressure on though. I felt like I needed to prove that I needed it so that night I came up with a jewel of an idea.

By holding three strands of thread together I realized this stuff wasn’t too bad to work with. The resulting tweed look and the texture of the sample stitches immediately made me think of dishcloths. And, of course, we all NEED dishcloths. While this pattern is basic, sometimes I just want a basic, no-brainer project.

This is a great project for an evening of movie watching.

Things You Will Need:

  • 3 balls of crochet thread
  • F crochet hook
  • Scissors

Note: The beginning chs count as the first hdc in each row.

What To Do:

Holding three strands of crochet thread together, ch 34.
Row 1: Hdc in the third ch from the hook and in each ch across. (33 hdc)

Rows 2-21: Ch 2, turn. Hdc across. DO NOT fasten off after last row.


Ch 2. DO NOT turn. 2 hdc in the same st (corner).
Rotate the dishcloth and hdc in the end of each row.
3 hdc in the next corner.
Rotate and hdc in each beginning ch of the first row.
3 hdc in the corner.
Rotate the dishcloth and hdc in the end of each row.
3 hdc in the next corner.
Rotate and hdc in each st of Row 21.
Sl st to the top of the beginning ch. Fasten off and weave in the ends.