Springtime Crochet V Stitch Dishcloth

Springtime Crochet V Stitch Dishcloth   by Janice Jones  Updated 09-15-2023

With Spring comes the thoughts of Spring Cleaning. Even if you hate to clean, having some colorful tools at your disposal can make the job so much easier to tackle. Here’s an easy beginner crochet pattern using the V stitch. If you can do the double crochet and chain stitch, then you can make this project.  

The pattern uses Lily Sugar ‘n Cream 100% Cotton yarn in Robins Egg Color, a size 4.5 crochet hook, and a tapestry needle. That’s all.

Learn How to Make the Crochet V-Stitch with step-by-step photo tutorial and create a dishcloth all at the same time. 

Crochet V Stitch Instructions


ch = chain

dc = double crochet


rep = repeat

sl st = slip stitch

st = stitch

sk = skip


The gauge for this project is not necessary to calculate.

Basic V Stitch (Stitch Pattern) Directions

The Crochet V stitch is worked on multiples of 3 + 7 stitches.

The V-stitch: Each V-stitch consists of 1 dc st, 1 ch st, and 1 more dc st, all worked into the same chain or chain space.  

Springtime Crochet V Stitch Dishcloth

Project Difficulty



Finished Size

9 x 9 inches including border.  Feel free to make it larger or smaller by reducing or increasing the number of rows.  Remember that the pattern calls for a multiple of 3 plus 7 if you want to change the width of the dishcloth

Directions for Making the Springtime Crochet V Stitch Dishcloth

Chain 28. Turn

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook. (3 chains count as one dc here and everywhere unless noted).   Ch 1, skip next ch, [dc in next ch, ch 1, dc in same ch. Skip next ch.] Rep across the row. At the end of the row, work 1 dc in last ch st. Turn. Ch 3.

Row 2: Dc in first dc, work 1 v-st in ea v-st across the row. Ch 1, skip next ch, work 1 dc in last dc. 1 dc in top of ch-3. Turn. Ch 3.

Repeat Row 2, for a total of 16 rows.

Optional Finishing

At this point, you can fasten off and weave in your ends, Or

Make a border of half-double crochet around the entire dishcloth. This is an optional way of ending but does give the dishcloth a finished look. The dishcloth pictured has this one row of half-double crochet.

Border Directions:  Do not fasten off your work to create the half double crochet border. Work hdc into sts and st sp on the side of the work from your last stitch to the next corner. At the corner, work 2 hdc, 1 ch 2 hdc into the same ch sp.   Turn, and work into the chains across the row to the corner ch.  2 hdc, 1 ch, 2 hdc into same ch sp back to the corner. Continue in the same manner until you reach your starting point. Sl st into last ch sp.  Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Hints and Tips for Success

Springtime Crochet V Stitch Dishcloth Pin for Future Reference

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Hi, I’m Janice, the voice behind Smart-Knit-Crocheting. I love to knit and crochet and even more, I love teaching others what I know.

Though I learned to knit and crochet as a child, I didn’t get serious about these amazing hobbies until I retired. I’m a certified knit and crochet instructor through the Craft Yarn Council and am working on becoming a Master Hand Knitter through The Knitting Guild Association.

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