This easy crochet dishcloth pattern features spike stitches on a background of single crochet worked in the back loop. The spike stitches are made in an offset pattern making the dishcloth look like bricks.

I love to crochet dishcloths to test out a new crochet stitch. I came across this one in one of my stitch dictionaries and knew I needed to try it.

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. My best advice is to make sure your spike stitches aren’t too tight. They should be the height of the other single crochets in the row.

Winter Washcloth Event

This dishcloth pattern is part of the Winter Washcloth Blog Hop and Bundle put together by Michelle from Two Brother’s Blankets. Each day this month you’ll have the opportunity to download the FREE PDF of that day’s pattern. Each pdf is only available for 24 hours though!

If you missed some or just want to have all the patterns at once so you don’t have to check every day, Michelle has put them all together for you to purchase!

Materials and Pattern Information

  • 67 yds Lily Sugar nā€™ Cream Yarn or similar 100% cotton, #4/worsted weight yarn
  • 5mm Hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Gauge and Sizing

  • Gauge: 7sts x 9 rows in pattern stitch = 2 in
  • Finished Size: 8.5 in x 8.5 in


  • US Terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • St(s): stitch(es)
  • Sc: single crochet
  • BLO: back loop only
  • Spike Sc: single crochet through top of indicated stitch 2 rows below.


  • To change size of pattern chain multiple of 4
  • Ch 1 does not count as stitch
  • Keep your spike stitches loose
  • After row 1 all regular sc stitches are worked BLO.
  • Odd rows are right side

Brickwork Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

Ch 32 to start

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn. (31 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, BLO sc in same st as ch 1 and each st across. Turn. (31 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, BLO sc in same st as ch 1 and next 2 sts, *spike sc in next st, BLO sc in next 3. Repeat from * across. Turn. (31 sts)

Row 4: as row 2

Row 5: Ch 1, BLO Sc in same st as ch 1, *spike sc in next, BLO sc in next 3. Repeat from * across until 1 st remains. BLO sc in last st. Turn. (31 sts)

Row 6-35: repeat rows 2-5. Last row will be a row 3. Finish off. Weave in ends.

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    1. Found out the hard way what happens if the spike stitch isn’t Loose! Your work will bunch up. So take that hint at the beginning seriously šŸ˜‘šŸ˜‘ā˜¹ļø

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