Crafting Eco-Friendly Dishcloths with byGoldenberry

2 Oct 2023 | Crochet Basics, Designer Spotlight | 0 comments

About the author: Karmen Režek

From Ljubljana, Slovenia, I aspire to inspire others with the same joy and fulfillment that crocheting has given me.

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Crafting enthusiasts, meet byGoldenberry’s easy and eco-friendly dishcloth crochet pattern! This simple guide allows you to create versatile dishcloths using sustainable materials, aligning with byGoldenberry’s commitment to zero-waste and eco-conscious crafting.

Choosing Sustainable Yarn

Selecting the right yarn is crucial for crafting eco-friendly dishcloths. byGoldenberry recommends lace weight hemp yarn for its flexibility, versatility, and compostability. Hemp is mildly abrasive, making it perfect for cleaning dishes and surfaces without causing damage. For alternatives, consider plant-based, naturally dyed yarns to avoid introducing microplastics and toxins into the environment upon disposal. Explore byGoldenberry’s alternative yarn suggestions for more options.

Crafting Your Dishcloth

The pattern is adjustable, allowing you to craft dishcloths of various sizes. For a standard dishcloth (15.5cm x 16.5cm or 6” x 6.5”), you will need:

  • Hook: 2.5mm (Metric), 12 (UK & Canada), B-1 (US), or 4/0 (Japan)
  • Stitch Markers: Paper clips can be a handy alternative.
  • Yarn: Approximately 15g of lace weight hemp yarn.

The Pattern

The dishcloth is crafted using the Double Crochet stitch (or Treble Crochet in UK terms). The pattern begins with a chain of 40 stitches (or your desired width), followed by a series of Double Crochet stitches to build the dishcloth to your preferred size. For detailed step-by-step instructions, refer to byGoldenberry’s original pattern.


byGoldenberry’s dishcloth crochet pattern offers a straightforward guide to creating functional and eco-friendly dishcloths. With sustainability at its core, this pattern empowers crafters to contribute positively to the environment while enjoying the art of crochet.

Explore More

Dive deeper into sustainable crafting with byGoldenberry. Discover more patterns, tips, and insights on eco-friendly crochet and crafting by visiting byGoldenberry’s blog.

About byGoldenberry

byGoldenberry is a devoted crochet designer championing sustainability. With a focus on eco-friendly materials like hemp and linen, she crafts unique designs while promoting a sustainable lifestyle through her insightful blog. Her work seamlessly blends artistry with environmental responsibility, inspiring a mindful approach to crafting.

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