In today’s roundup we have a list of easy crochet dishcloth patterns to make for your kitchen or to give as gifts. Although they are easy, many of these cloths are pretty enough that you’ll be proud to include them in your gift baskets.
The great thing about these dishcloths is that they also make for great washcloths in the bath or for cleaning around the home. Another beauty is that they don’t require much yarn, thus they make for awesome stashbusters as well.
When I first started using these types of cloths, I found it kind of awkward because of the thickness of the yarn. But I soon found out that I could pretty much do without my scouring pads because these were so effective at scrubbing away debris from dishes and pots and pans. So to work around the awkwardness, I started making mine smaller and learned to love them.
Easy Crochet Dishcloth Patterns
In the roundup below you will find over 20 free crochet patterns by various designers from around the web. A few of them are so pretty that you could also use them as doilies for around the home. Others are easy to adjust in size, thus making it easy to make towels, hotpads and placemats to match.
A few of these call for a scrubby yarn, but most of them call for a cotton material. This is because cotton is durable and tough enough for scrubbing. Plus, it is super absorbant, which is a must for a good dishcloth. My go-to brand is Bernat Handicrafter, simply because that is what is available to me locally. However, Lily Sugar ‘N Cream and Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton are also good yarns.
Basic Care Instructions
These cloths are very easy to clean as they can be thrown into the washer and dryer along with other laundry. The only thing is that cotton can shrink in the dryer. Keeping your stitches loose while crocheting can help reduce the shrinkage. Another option is to just hang them up to dry in a well ventilated area.
With that said, wash them frequently to avoid funny odors. If they start to smell, which is most commonly in the hot summer weather, you can soak them in vinegar or bleach and then wash them along with your other laundry.
So here we go… click on the images to go to the patterns.
Little Diamonds Dishcloth by CrochetKim
I love the loose look of these stitches. It’s nice and drapey and can be adjusted in size as needed.
Mish Mash Dishcloth by Crochet Memories
This pattern is available as a free pdf download. The finished size is 7.5″ square and features a beautiful textured fabric.
Easy Crochet Dishcloth by My Hobby is Crochet
What sets this one apart is the DK weight yarn that is used. Plus, it contains a crochet chart for those who prefer them.
Basic C2C Washcloth by EyeLoveKnots
If you love the C2C (Corner to Corner) stitch, then you will enjoy this one. The pattern includes instructions for two sizes.
Dual Sided Washcloth by YARNutopia by Nadia Fuad
I love the idea of using cotton and scrubby yarn together like this in a washcloth. It looks hard to do, but both pieces are worked individually and then sewn together. Plus, the written pattern includes a video tutorial to help you along.
Quick and Easy Crochet Dishcloth by CrochetNCrafts
This one is super easy to do and adjust in size. It’s a nice loose stitch, and you have the option to add an edging or to leave it plain.
Simple Textured Dishcloth by love, life, yarn
Here we have one with the modified bean stitch. I have never done this stitch before, but it looks easy to make. And I absolutely LOVE the textures.
Houndstooth Dishcloth by The Purple Poncho
The houndstooth is easy to make and looks great when done in two colors as shown here.
Thermal Stitch Potholder or Washcloth by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts
Use this pattern to make a potholder and a washcloth for your kitchen. It’s a thick stitch, but it looks like it might be a nice scrubber. The pattern includes a link to a tutorial showing how to make the stitch.
Waffle Stitch Dishcloth by Stitching Together
The waffle stitch is not only perfect for scrubbing, but it’s also very pretty. Plus, with the pretty border, this dishcloth is perfect for gifting.
Easy Does It Washcloth by Posh Pooch Designs
Here is another pretty design. I love the different colors, and you can also use this as a pretty doily for around the home. The pattern comes with a video tutorial.
Tulip Stitch Dishcloth by Crochet For You
It looks hard… but if you can read a pattern you should be able to make this no problem as all the stitches that make up the tulip stitch are easy stitches. The pattern includes a stitch multiple, making it easy for you to adjust this as needed.
Mod Stripes Towel by Stitches n Scraps
Although this pattern is for a towel, the pattern provides you with a stitch multiple, so you can easily decrease this for a dishcloth. It’s the perfect pattern for making a nice set for your kitchen.
Washcloth with Pockets by Posh Pooch Designs
This easy dishcloth pattern features a neat corner pocket for your soap or your hands to make your scrubbing life easier. Plus, it is available in three sizes for all your needs in the kitchen and around the home.
Seeing Spirals Washcloth by Winding Road Crochet
I love the texture in this dishcloth, not only does it look great, but it’s also the perfect texture for scrubbing those dishes. The pattern includes a link to a video that demonstrates how to make the stitch.
Seed Stitch Dish Cloth by Crochet 365 Knit Too
Here is another beauty. The stitch pattern used is also known as the linen stitch. It’s a very simple stitch with a beautiful drape. And here it is shown in a diagonal pattern.
Horizontal Ribs Dishcloth by CrochetKim
Not only is the texture perfect for scrubbing, but this pattern is perfect for beginners. The finished size is about 8″, but there is no complicated stitch pattern, so you can easily adjust this as needed.
Basic Washcloth in 2 Sizes by EyeLoveKnots
I love the colors, especially the one in variegated yarn. The pattern includes a photo tutorial and can be worked up in about 45 minutes… give and take a few for the two sizes.
Butterfly Scrubby Washcloth by YARNutopia by Nadia Fuad
This one looks hard to make, especially with the scrubby yarn. However, the pattern includes a video tutorial, and you can use regular cotton yarn to make it easier for you.
Basketweave Dishcloth by Crochet For You
The basketweave is another stitch that is oh so perfect for scrubbing.
Half Double and Double Crochet V Stitch Dishcloth by CrochetN’Crafts
This one is worked with the v stitch. It alternates between the half double and double crochet v-stitches for a slightly different texture.
Back and Forth Textured Dishcloth by Crochet Memories
Last, but not least, we have an intermediate pattern for a textured dishcloth. This one is a bit more difficult because it requires you to work into skipped stitches from previous rows below. If you know and understand how to do that, then this one should be a breeze as well.