Quick Roundup – Easy Crochet Dishcloth Patterns


Today’s theme is all about crochet dishcloth pattern ideas, so don’t waste more time and dive right into it! In Quick Roundup series I share 5-10 best ideas for crochet techniques, projects and patterns that caught my eye, so stay tuned for next parts!

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I want to make a crochet dishcloth. How do I start?

First of all, choose a nice pattern that is on your skill level. Then choose the colors, buy the yarn… and start crocheting!

What yarn should I choose?

Cotton, cotton and cotton! Dishcloths should be absorbent, soft and durable, so cotton yarn ticks all these three boxes.

Remember, that synthetic yarn (especially acrylic!) not only doesn’t keep the water in, but also can melt when in contact with hot materials! Say a big NO to acrylic in the kitchen!

Learn more about types of yarn in my Yarn 101 Series!

How to choose the right pattern for me?

Think about your skillset, but also about qualities you want in your dishcloth. Should it be rather thick, or soft and flowy? Should it have some structure to it, such as bobbles, or waffle? What shape would you like it to have – square, circular, or something even more fun? Answer these questions and choose the pattern for you!

Crochet Roundup

Below you will find a selection of free crochet dishcloth patterns, that are easy and fun to make! I’m sure there’s your next project hiding somewhere, so check them out!

Simplicity is Key

Happy Teacher Washcloths & Soap by artifax

Juicy colors like the ones you see, are the best way to bring more life into your kitchen. This fantastic set by artifax is a lovely version of a classic pattern, so you can’t go wrong with it! Adding a little scalloped edge makes them look even more interesting, especially if it’s in a different color.

colorful dishcloths with scalloped edgings

This project is based on free crochet pattern for Oh So Soft Baby Washcloths by Theresa Grant, which can be accessed through the link on its ravelry.com page. To learn more about this particular version and its lovely edging, click the link below the photo.

You may also like this article – The Best Crochet Edging Ideas.

Rattan Cloths by YawnOver

If you are looking for a dishcloth that is more sophisticated, these beauties will make every minimalist happy. Just look at them – how nice they look in these colors. YawnOver used a beautiful pattern, which uses basic stitches and the back loop only technique, so that it creates this decorative lines.

square simple dishcloths in toned colors

This project uses free crochet pattern for Square Washcloth by Stacey Trock, which is available on freshstitches.com, or through Ravelry. To learn more about this particular version, click the link below the photo.

Simple Washcloth by my6angels

Simplicity is key, especially if you are going to make a set. Crocheter of this lovely bunch, which you can see in the pictures below, decided to play with just two colors, but in an interesting way. Two plain cloths and one in variegated yarn make a lovely set of handmade kitchen accessories.

yellow and white set of dishcloths

This project uses free crochet pattern for Simple Stripes Dishcloth by Doni Speigle, which is available on whiskersandwool.blogspot.com, or through ravelry.com. To learn more about this particular version, click the link below the photo.

You may also like this article – Easy Heart Stitch Ideas.

Sunset Washcloth Version by Lullaby Lodge

Does simple equal boring? Not really! Lullaby Lodge’s version of Sunset Washcloth pattern is fun and colorful, but it’s definitely not ‘too much’. You can use scraps of yarn to make such project, because there’s no need for big amounts of material here.

vibrant crochet dishcloth with yarn

This is a version of free crochet pattern called Sunset Washcloth by Divine Debris. Find it on divinedebris.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com. To learn more about this particular version, click the link below the photo.

It’s all about the Structure!

Cobble Stitch Dishcloths by Crafting Happiness

If you want your dishcloth to have some scrubbing qualities, definitely go for structure! Bobbles, popcorn stitch, or other three-dimensional surfaces will clean and scrub gently. You can also use them as potholders, or even hot pads – to place hot pans on it. Take a look at the photos below and see how nice it looks both in one and two colors!

two bobble dishcloths

Find this free crochet pattern on craftinghappiness.com, or read more about it on ravelry.com.

You may also like this article – Crochet in Details – Easy Way to Level Up Your Home Decor.

Bright Chevron Dishcloth by OMgirls

Do you like fun, bold patterns? If so, you may like this chevron dishcloth in a nice version by OMgirls. If you look closely at the photos, you will see how nicely these stitches interweave in a zig-zag. I am sure it would look lovely in one color, too, because structure on the surface would still be visible.

pink and blue chevron pattern dishcloths

This project uses free crochet pattern for Bright Chevron Dishcloth by Tamara Kelly, which is available on mooglyblog.com, or through ravelry.com. To learn more about this particular version, click the link below the photo.

Set of earthy Textured Dishcloths by TamalamaZ

Our beloved alpine stitch can find its place in any kitchen, because it looks nice and makes the dishcloths delicately scrubby. If you want to add an unexpected quality, use multicolored yarn, or many different yarn scraps. As you can see in the photo, little dishcloths by TamalamaZ are cute and interesting!

alpine stitch dishcloths in white and pink

This project uses free crochet pattern for Textured Dishcloth by Dorianna Rivelli, which is available on thelavenderchair.com, or through Ravelry. To learn more about this particular version, click the link below the photo.

You can also use my free pattern and video tutorial called How to Crochet Alpine Stitch!

Playing with Shapes

Dishcloth Project by jessicab2233

What a fantastic rainbow set – just look at the photos below! This is a great way to plan a fun long-term project for yourself and not get bored. Each dishcloth is based on a different pattern, but colors used are the same. This is a foolproof way that they will look amazing together!

array of rainbow colored dishcloths

  • photos by jessicab2233 from Ravelry

You can find the full list of patterns used for this set on author’s Ravelry page – most of them are free!

Seeing Spirals Washcloth by Lindsey Dale

Circular dishcloths can serve as coasters, or table decoration, too! This lovely project by Lindsey Dale, which you can see in the pictures, will look great in many different colors. Back post technique creates this decorative line, which you can see spiraling around this project, so if you are not familiar with it, try it today!

circular dishcloths in vibrant colors

Find this free crochet pattern on windingroadcrochet.com, or ravelry.com.

You may also like this article – The Best Flowery Crochet Stitches.

Breakfast Dishcloths by Twinkie Chan

Now this is a super fun project! If you like all things cheerful and sweet, this set by Twinkie Chan will be fantastic. Make it for your own home, or gift it to someone who will love it. These patterns are not free, but it’s very worth trying – just take a look how cute they look!

dishcloth set in fun shapes

This pattern comes from the book “Twinkie Chan’s Crocheted Abode a la Mode” – learn more about this particular project on its Ravelry page.

That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with much more inspiring projects and free patterns. Like, share, and subscribe if you like what you see. Stay tuned!

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