If there’s one thing you’ll make and always use, it’s a crochet dishcloth. They’re practical, durable, and easy to clean. A crochet dishcloth pattern is easy to read, making it one of the best quick projects out there. Most of them use easy crochet stitches too which means even beginners can whip up a set. Dishcloths are a great way to practice new stitches. If you want a library of 45 new crochet stitch video tutorials, I have a great online course on this here.
These crochet dishcloth patterns can be used to make a crochet washcloth or a set of crochet scrubbies for your face. They’re not just for dishes. Their versatility makes them one of the best gifts because the person receiving it gets to choose what they’re used for.
Rainbow Daze Dishcloth
This Cute Rainbow Daze Dishcloth can also be used as a crochet washcloth or whimsical coaster. At a length of 7 inches, it can cover quite a bit of area and clean a lot of little faces or even glassware. It’s a super easy crochet and you can finish one in about 15 minutes! Make a set for your craft fair inventory or for baby shower gifts.
Textured Crochet Dishcloth
This pretty textured crochet dishcloth pattern is rich and with a complex design you can achieve it with only two basic crochet stitches. This pattern is perfect for beginners … if you know how to work a single crochet and a double crochet, you are all set!
Via Petals to Picots
This classic cotton dishcloth, made in 100% cotton, is simple to make. This dish cloth is a great project for the beginner crocheter. It’s a nice sized cloth which is durable, can be used for washing those dishes or as a cloth for wiping surfaces, wet or dry. Make one for your own kitchen and add a bottle of dish soap. Wah-La, you have a gift for someone.
Here's a vintage crochet washcloth pattern! Crochet these clever starfish-shaped dish cloths and use them to wash dishes as you daydream about the beach.
A Simple Square Scrubby Dishcloth
Throw away every last kitchen sponge and never waste a single penny on ineffective kitchen cleaning clothes with this simple square scrubby dishcloth! This free crochet dishcloth pattern is easy and fun to make, and super practical.
Chevron Crochet Dishcloth
This dishcloth is extremely simple compared to working up a full blanket or shawl design. You will be using a simple single crochet stitch that is awesome for beginners and a great stitch to work on repeat.
Easy Thick Crochet Wash & Dishcloths
This crochet dishcloth is about as easy as it gets – a perfect pattern for beginners. You only need to know 2 easy crochet stitches, the chain stitch and how to single crochet. These crochet dishcloths are made out of single crochet, which forms a tight thick fabric.
Quick & Easy Crochet Dishcloth
This is one of the best dishcloth patterns because the way it is stitched makes a crochet border scalloped edge. Whip up quick and easy crochet dishcloth patterns in minutes. They are the perfect project to have around while watching TV, or for in the car during kid pick up time. They also make great gifts!
Via DIY Home Decor
Easy Shell Crochet Dishcloth
This easy crochet pattern uses the Primrose stitch for the main section, and has such a great texture to it. These dish rags are so easy and quick to make up and they work so well. One skein should easily make more than one cloth if you want to use all one color for your main section and edging.
Via Flamingo Toes
Easy Lemon Peel Crochet Dishcloth
Looking for easy crochet dishcloth patterns? This pattern uses the lemon peel stitch (alternating single and double crochet stitches) to create a beautiful pattern!
Via Midwestern Moms
Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth
This crochet pattern is so fun and really easy to make. Once you learn how to crochet a dishcloth, you’ll be able to do it in your sleep.
Triple Crochet Dishcloth
This easy crochet dishcloth pattern only measures 6.75″ square. But you can easily adjust the width and length to your desired size. It’s a simple rotation of the triple and single crochet stitches. And with the triple crochet, it works up super quick, making it a great go-to dish cloth for gifting to your family and friends.
Tunisian Pebbles Dishcloth
If you’ve played around with the Tunisian Crochet Simple Stitch and are ready to make something fun with it, the Tunisian Pebbles Dishcloth (or washcloth!) is the answer! It takes simple variegated kitchen cotton and makes it amazing. The pebbles are formed using the Tunisian Pebble Stitch, which is a super easy variation of the Tunisian Simple Stitch. These crochet dishcloths are beautiful and a little bit different.
Simply Square Log Cabin Dishcloth
Crochet dishcloth patterns are perfect for using up odd scraps of yarn. This one is perfect for washing dishes. This crochet stitch will make a mesh-like fabric that is great for scrubbing but light and flexible, too.
Super Speedy Textured Dishcloth
Get your kitchen clean in a jiffy with these Super Speedy crochet scrubbies. Not only do these dish cloths work up quickly, but they will make clean up a breeze! The little granules all around the dishcloth pattern make scrubbing your countertops a less daunting chore than before because they get up all that ground-in food and dirt.
Easy Crochet Dishcloth
Cotton dishcloths have become enormously popular, especially considering the trend to try and protect the environment by cutting down on paper products wherever possible. Dishcloth patterns are practical, beautiful and functional. These free and easy crochet dishcloth patterns are great for holiday presents, housewarming gifts, and for your own home, so enjoy.
Via Mellie Blossom
If you are new to crochet or would like to learn how to crochet a dishcloth, this pattern is a great way to start. It’s small, doesn’t require a lot of supplies and can be any size. Reusable dish rags are great for the environment too.
If you haven’t used crocheted dishcloths for doing your dishes, you’re missing out. They’re fabulous for scrubbing dirty dishes and many people I know swear by them. This pattern uses easy crochet stitches. It will give you a chance to try out the lovely primrose stitch in particular. It could also easily be used as a crochet washcloth pattern.
A Dishcloth in (less than) a Day
Dishcloths make for quick and easy crochet patterns. They clean better when they have the little holes in them created from crochet. This allows them to scrub and exfoliate. That’s why crochet scrubbies can be used to clean your face too. As the name implies, the cloths work up quick and, in my opinion, scrub effectively.
Christmas Granny Square Dishcloths
Decorate your kitchen this holiday season with Christmas Granny Square Dishcloths. These four festive Christmas granny square dishcloths are inexpensive and can be made in a weekend. This free crochet dishcloth pattern uses one color of cotton yarn per dish cloth and is finished with a slip stitch edge.
Crochet dishcloth patterns are fun to work up and faster than any others. I enjoy working on a crochet dishcloth while I’m traveling or in between meetings. Crochet is relaxing, and these basically make themselves, making them perfect for on the go. Not to mention dish cloths make excellent gifts. They can easily be used as a crochet washcloth in the shower or as reusable face scrubbies.
This comprehensive list has a crochet dishcloth pattern for every occasion and every preference. Pick your favorite and get started. I bet you’ll make it through the list before you know it. Don’t worry though. There’s always a new pattern to make.
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