Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Dishcloth-Pattern

Crocheted T-Shirt Yarn Dishcloth

This crocheted t-shirt dishcloth idea was posted a couple of weeks ago, but I didn’t have the pattern written up at that time. Yay, me! I have finally finished it!

It is really very, very simple (blush), but simple is good when life gets busy and complicated.
Things You Will Need:

One adult t-shirt
Crochet hook, size N


ch = chain
sc = single crochet

Preparing the T-Shirt Yarn:

Step 1
Lay a large adult-size t-shirt on your work surface. Cut off the hem. Cut across the body of the shirt just below the sleeves. The body is now a tube that should produce enough yarn for one dishcloth. If the t-shirt body is not enough for one dishcloth, cut and add smaller strips from the yoke and sleeves of the shirt.

Step 2
Cut 1/2 inch into one cut edge of the body tube at a slant. Continue to cut a 1/2-inch strip around the tube until the entire body has been cut.

Step 3
Starting at one end of the t-shirt strip and working to the other, pull the length of the strip to stretch. The long, side edges of the t-shirt strip will curl naturally into a yarn cord.

Crocheting the Dishcloth:

Ch 21
Row 1
Sc in the second chain from the hook and in each of the remaining chains. (20 sc)

Row 2-14
Ch 1 and turn. Sc in the back loops of each sc in the row.

Finish off and weave in the ends.

Tips and Ideas:

Stretch and block the dishcloth as you crochet each row, as well as when the dishcloth is complete.

T-shirts with no pictures or design graphics are recommended for t-shirt yarn. Use two or more t-shirts in differing colors to crochet a dishcloth with stripes.

Crochet two dishcloths and present them as gifts. Fold each dishcloth and stack them together. Cut a 36-inch length of ribbon or lace. Wrap the ribbon or lace length around the stack and tie it in a bow on top. Trim the ends as desired.