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Dishcloths are a great project to crochet anytime of the year.  From simple stitches to more complex designs, crochet dishcloths are the perfect project to make if you have some cotton yarn laying around.

Why are dishcloths a great project for any crocheter?

  • They are fast and easy to make
  • Require a small amount of yarn
  • A small project that you can easily take on the go with you
  • Can use simple stitches so that even a crochet beginner can easily make them
  • They even make great gifts

One neat way to make new dishcloths is to learn different stitches and just make a square out of it.  So, while you learn a new stitch, you will also be making something that is useful rather than just making a swatch and pulling out your work.

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If you would like to look at all my stitch tutorials, you can do that HERE.

Dishcloths make for the perfect first crochet project for beginner crocheters.  This is a great place to start if you are just learning to crochet as you can learn your basic crochet stitches and how to keep your rows even with a smaller project.

It’s as easy as finding a stitch you like and making a small square in that stitch pattern.

Crochet Dishcloths are also a great project for using up leftover yarns.  Any scrap cotton yarn that you have laying around would work perfect for making dishcloths!

What’s the Best Yarn to Use for Crochet Dishcloths?

Without a doubt, cotton yarn is the best yarn for crochet dishcloths!  It holds up extremely well even after being used and washed many, many times.

100% cotton yarn that is a worsted weight will always work best.  Some of my favorite cotton yarns are

Can You Use Scrubby Yarn to Crochet Dishcloths?

I think that this depends on what you are wanting to use the dishcloth for.  If you are wanting to use it to wash dishes and scrub pots and pans, then you could most definitely use scrubby yarn to make any of these free dishcloth crochet patterns.

What I would suggest doing is using a strand of cotton yarn along with a strand of scrubby yarn and crochet holding them together so that it would be easier to work with.

Now, if you are intending to use them more like washcloths and use them to wash your face, I would not recommend using the scrubby yarn as it may irritate your skin.

Enjoy these 21 FREE Crochet Dishcloth Patterns!

1. Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

3 pink washcloths on a bathroom counter

This is a super easy and beginner friendly dishcloth pattern since it consist mainly of double crochet stitches.  Beginner crocheters and even more advanced crocheters will enjoy the simplicity of the design of these dish cloths.

Find the Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern HERE by Okie Girl Bling n Things

2. Farmhouse Washcloth Pattern

2 crochet washcloths on a wooden table with flower behind them

These wash cloths are easy yet have a really textured look to them.  They are very generously sized and make for great gifts!

Find the Farmhouse Washcloth Pattern HERE by Mama in a Stitch

3. Berry Cabled Dishcloth Pattern

2 bright colored washcloths on white linen with a wooden spoon on top of them

Learn a new crochet stitch with this cabled dishcloth free pattern.  This is definitely a dishcloth that has a lot of texture.

Find the Berry Cabled Dishcloth Pattern HERE by You Should Craft

4. Waffle Dishcloth Pattern

Waffle Stitch dishcloth with a wooden spoon

​This is a fun and textured pattern to make square dishcloths.  It is made with waffle stitch which can be a fun choice for working up dishcloths.

Find the Waffle Dishcloth Pattern HERE by Knitting with Chopsticks

5. Textured Washcloths

2 crocheted on a white background

You only need to know a few basic stitches to create this textured washcloth.  Make a few with each in a different color for a sweet gift.

Find the Textured Washcloth Crochet Pattern HERE by My Crochet Space

6. Christmas Tree Dishcloth

christmas tree dishcloth on a white background

If you a feeling a little festive than you may want to crochet this cute Christmas Dishcloth!  It’s a great way to add a little Christmas Cheer to washing dishes.

Find the Christmas Tree Dishcloth HERE by Jo to the World

7. Easy C2C Washcloth

3 crochet washcloths on a wooden piece on tub

This is a little different take on a washcloth as it is crocheted in the corner to corner fashion.  It’s made using the wattle stitch which consist only of basic crochet stitches.

Find the easy C2C Washcloth Pattern HERE by Okie Girl Bling n Things

8. Half Double Crochet Dishcloth

2 crochet washcloth on a counter

This is the perfect pattern to make quick crochet dishcloths.  It uses different stitch repeats to create a textured and fun dishcloth.

Find the Easy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern HERE by Blackstone Designs

9. Herringbone Dishcloths

row of bright colored washcloths in a white table

I love seeing these crocheted dishcloths made in all the fun and bright colors.  A bright colored set of them would make for the perfect gifts!

Find the Herringbone Dishcloths Free Crochet Pattern HERE by Sweet Bee Crafts

10. Simple Ribbed Washcloth

ribbed washcloths in different colors on table

The main detail about this washcloth that really makes it different is that it has a great texture that comes from crocheting in the back loop only of each stitch across.

Find the Simple Ribbed Washcloth Pattern HERE by Okie Girl Bling n Things.

11. Flower Dishcloths

3 colorful crochet flower washcloths laid on a white table

These flower dishcloths would also double perfectly for potholders.  I also think that they would make for a cute and great housewarming gift.

Find the Flower Dishcloth Pattern HERE by Jo to the World

12. My Favorite Dishcloth

row of colorful crochet washcloths on white background

This is a super easy pattern that is made with fun colored yarns and the moss stitch.  

Find this Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern HERE by Woods and Wool

13. Easy Crochet Washcloth Pattern

3 crochet washcloths on a bathroom sink with a bar of pink soap

The stitch pattern for this washcloth is super easy as all it involves is chain, single crochet and double crochet stitches.  It’s a special stitch called the wattle stitch.

Find the Easy Crochet Washcloth Pattern HERE by Okie Girl Bling n Things

14. Brickwork Dishcloth

purple crochet washcloth on a white bowl

​This is a washcloth pattern that looks great worked up in a solid color of yarn.  

Find the Brickwork Dishcloth Pattern HERE by the Unraveled Mitten

15. The Sage Dishcloth

15. The Sage Dishcloth
Learn a new and easy stitch called the cluster stitch when making this crochet dish cloth.  This pattern even has a stitch chart along with the written directions

Find the Sage Dishcloth Pattern HERE by Daisy Cottage Designs

Learn a new and easy stitch called the cluster stitch when making this crochet dish cloth.  This pattern even has a stitch chart along with the written directions

Find the Sage Dishcloth Pattern HERE by Daisy Cottage Designs

16. Textured Dishcloth

washcloths stacked on top of each other on a wooden tray

This easy crochet pattern even includes a video tutorial!  The stitch used for this piece makes for such a textured washcloth.

Find the Textured Dishcloth Pattern HERE by Daisy Cottage Designs

17. Bean Stitch Washcloth

multicolor crochet washcloth on wooden background

Using multi colored yarns are a great option for washcloths made with the bean stitch.  It is such a fun stitch to work up!

Find the Bean Stitch Washcloth Pattern HERE by A More Crafty Life

18. Twist of Lemon Dishcloth

pink washcloth with a lemon on top of it

This dishcloth uses a variation of the traditional lemon peel stitch.  The designed kind of made a new stitch technique with this one.

Find the Twist of Lemon Dishcloth Pattern HERE by Home to Heather

19. Dotty Dishlcloth

light blue crochet dishcloth on plaid backdrop

This is another dishcloth pattern that has a lot of texture to it.  Simple yet so pretty!

Find the Dotty Dishcloth Pattern HERE by The Turtle Trunk

20. Cobble Stripe Washcloth

3 crochet dishcloths next to a shower gel bottle

This would be yet another fun and textured dishcloth crochet pattern to make.  I love dishcloths with lots of texture!  You could even use a strand of scrubby yarn with a strand of cotton yarn to make this one really textured and scrubby!

Find the Cobble Stripe Washcloth Pattern HERE by 5 Little Monsters

21. Star Stitch Washcloth

3 crochet dishcloths in a bowl

The star stitch is a really fun crochet stitch to use and it looks so pretty worked up in a solid color of cotton yarn as a washcloth!

Find the Star Stitch Washcloth Pattern HERE by Maria’s Blue Crayon

That wraps up this round up for 21 Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns! I hope that you have found a pattern that you love!  Go grab your crochet hook and cotton yarn and let’s get started!

Happy Crocheting!

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