19+ Free and Easy Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

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Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Making crocheted dishcloths is so much fun, and is the perfect quick project or simple gift. I am so excited to share some amazing, crochet dishcloth patterns with you that are available for free. No matter if you are a beginner at crocheting, or have been crocheting for many years, you can’t go wrong with making a beautiful dishcloth.  

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I absolutely love crocheting, especially making quick and easy projects like dishcloths or washcloths. Growing up, my grandma would make knitted dishcloths, and give them away as Christmas gifts every year.

Although I never mastered her pattern for knitted dishcloths, I have learned how to make beautiful, crocheted dishcloths. There are so many beautiful patterns to make dishcloths, and I am so excited to share them with you, as well as my love of crocheting.

Let’s start by looking at why you should make some dishcloths and then I will share some tips and tricks with you, as well as supplies you should have on hand before you begin. I will also share some easy and free crochet patterns with you with step-by-step instructions on how to make different dishcloth patterns. You don’t want to miss out!

Crochet Dishcloths

Crochet dishcloths make great gifts because they are easy and fast to make, you can add your own personal touch to them, and dishcloths are something that everyone can use. Crocheted dishcloths are the perfect gifts for Christmas, especially for that person you don’t know what to give, as a housewarming gift, or just a wonderful gift for anyone in your life.

You can make crocheted dishcloths ahead of time and have them on hand when you need the perfect gift. After all, everyone ends up washing dishes at one point or another, and dishcloths come in handy for that. Plus, they are small projects to make, so you can make a few to give away as needed.

double crochet dishcloths stacked

The Perfect Project

No matter if you have been crocheting for many years, or you are at the level of beginner crocheter, looking for your first crochet project, there is a pattern here that everyone will enjoy! 

Dishcloths are a great first project, because they are a small project, so you can likely finish them in a short amount of time. Plus, these patterns tend to use very basic stitches, to make up the stitch pattern in each tutorial. 

Basic Crochet Stitches

There are many different stitches out there. These basic stitches are made using your average chain, single crochet stitch, half double crochet stitch, and double crochet stitch. Using the stitches is a great way to begin, you can then build upon these stitches to create new stitches.

The patterns below for dishcloths include the stitches, and you might even learn a few new stitches along the way. Several of these patterns have dishcloths that make a great texture and are primarily made from simple stitches. 

If you’re a new crocheter, it’s always wise to start and master a few simple stitches before you move on. Often, the best crochet stitch to start with is a chain, then move on to a single crochet or double crochet. Let’s look at some of the basic stitches and how you can make them.

Simple Dishcloth Stitches

The Chain Stitch. A chain stitch is made first by taking the yarn and making a slip knot. Loop it over your crochet hook, then with your finger hold the loop in place. 

Wrap the string of yarn from the back of the hook around towards the front of the hook. This maneuver is called a yarn over, or YO. 

After you have completed a yarn over, pull the new yarn through the previous loop on your hook. This is a single chain stitch. Repeat this process until you have as many chain stitches as needed.

Single Crochet Stitch. To make a single crochet stitch, you will first need to make a chain, after the chain is made you can then skip the first chain space and then the second chain space insert your hook. 

Yarn over and pull the new loop of yarn through the space where your hook was inserted. There are now two loops on the hook. Yarn over once more and pull the new yarn through the previous two loops on the hook. This is a single crochet stitch.

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Half Double Crochet Stitch. To make a half-double crochet stitch, you will first want to yarn over, and insert your hook into the stitch indicated. Yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now three loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook. This is a half-double crochet stitch.

Double Crochet Stitches. To make a double crochet stitch, you’ll first want to yarn over, then insert the hook into the stitch indicated. Yarn over and pull up a loop. There are now three loops on the hook. 

Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook. There are two loops remaining. Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook. This is a double crochet stitch.

What Type of Yarn Should You Use for Dishcloths

Each pattern will give a recommendation for what type of yarn you should use. However, in general, it’s best to use your favorite cotton yarn. When you go to your local craft store, you can find 100% cotton yarn, that is specific for making dishcloths. This is the best yarn to use when making your crocheted dishcloths.

After you have selected your favorite yarns to use, make sure to choose amongst the different color options available. You can use any color you prefer! 

Then, you will need to determine how much yarn you will need. This will greatly depend on how many yards each skein has in it, and what the patterns recommend individually. Often to make a washcloth, all you need is one skein of dishcloth yarn.

Keep in mind that if you want to mix things up a little bit, you can use scrubby yarn to make a dishcloth as a great alternative. This is especially useful if you are looking for a way to easily clean dirty dishes.

Crochet Hooks

There are many different sizes of crochet hooks to choose from as well. Typically, a good size to use is H or I, which equals 5.0 mm or 5.5 mm. However, you want to make sure to check the packaging of your specific yarn to see what is recommended and also reference the pattern you have selected to see if they give any suggestions.

Different Sizes

Each pattern will create different-sized washcloths. You can also adjust the size of your finished dishcloth as desired, simply by increasing or decreasing the base row.

simple crochet washcloth

Easy Crochet Washcloth Pattern

I am so excited to share these free dishcloth crochet patterns with you! It’s kind of like finding a hidden gem when you find a cute and free crochet pattern to make dishcloths with. I hope that you will enjoy all of the different options in the free pattern options below. 

It is my hope that you will find one of interest to you, among all of the different designs. The perfect pattern that you are looking for is just waiting to give you some inspiration. No matter if you are looking for a quick and easy pattern, specifically a square dishcloth, or something out of the box. 

I hope that you will find a great project that you just can’t wait to get started on! There are several options for a free crochet washcloth pattern. I hope that you will enjoy some of the best crochet dishcloth patterns that I am so excited to share with you. Let’s get started!

Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

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Easy Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Now that you have the chance to explore all these different washcloth patterns, I hope that you have found a fun and easy crochet pattern that inspires you!

Now it’s time to grab your favorite crochet hook and get started creating your next project!

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out all these different crochet dishcloth patterns. I hope that you have found something that speaks to you and can’t wait to start your new project. 

Happy Crocheting! 

Make sure to check out more free patterns for crochet hot pads and how to crochet a dish towel. 

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