How To Crochet Dishcloths [20 Patterns]

Dishcloths are an absolute kitchen necessity. To give an ordinary item an easy upgrade, consider crocheting your very own dishcloths. Crochet dishcloths can be made in a variety of sizes and patterns, ensuring a unique product every time. Aside from making a great homemade household item, they're a wonderful item to gift as well.

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, dishcloths are a fantastic way to practice your craft. While they're rather simple in form, they're intriguing enough to keep you engrossed in the project at hand. Crocheting a dishcloth provides you with plenty of practice with various stitches, color changes, and other techniques.

In this post, we'll share 20 amazing crochet dishcloth patterns. Each project includes either a guided video tutorial or a link to the free pattern itself. With 20 patterns to choose from, you're sure to find one that fits your precise project vision. Before you start your crochet project, be sure you have the correct size crochet hook, enough yarn, a yarn needle, and some scissors. So, without further ado, let's check out these crochet dishcloth patterns!

A different colored crocheted dishcloths placed on a table, How To Crochet Dishcloths [20 Patterns]


1. Even Moss Dishcloth

A simple dishcloth shouldn't be overlooked. To get started with this even moss dishcloth, you'll need one skein of yarn, a 4.5 mm crochet hook, and a yarn needle. You'll use four different crochet stitches: chain, single crochet, half double crochet, and a slip stitch. You can check out the full pattern by First The Coffee here.


2. Ruffled Edge Farmhouse Dishcloth

A farmhouse dishcloth is perfect for complementing your rustic kitchen decor. The dainty ruffles along the edges are just the perfect touch. The materials you'll need for this dishcloth include a 5mm crochet hook, 4 ply cotton yarn, and a tapestry needle. Miss Mustard Seed has a thorough guide on her site here with photos and even a video tutorial.


3. Star Stitch Dishcloth

A start stitch dishcloth may look intimidating, but it's relatively easy to complete. To get started, you'll only need some cotton yarn (whichever color you want) and a 5 mm crochet hook. You start with a chain, however long you want it, as long as it ends with an even number. Then you'll begin your star stitches. Follow along with Ash Tree Groves in this video tutorial:


4. Double Lemon Peel Stripe Dishcloth

The double lemon peel stripe dishcloth is all about showing off a unique striped pattern and texture. In order to best highlight the stripes in the dishcloth, use two different colors of yarn. You'll need a 5 mm crochet hook, a yarn needle, and the cotton yarn of your choice. Grandma Duck Designs put together this free pattern on her website.


5. Beginner's Crochet Dishcloth

If you want to start crocheting dishcloths but feel a little intimidated by the process, then this is the video tutorial for you. Bonnie Bay Crochet put together a great video tutorial to help you create an easy beginner's crochet dishcloth. Before you begin, get some worsted weight cotton yarn, a 5 .5 mm crochet hook, and a yarn needle. You'll start the project with a chain then use single crochet. Follow along with the thorough video tutorial below:


6. Crochet Flowers Dishcloth

If you love the feeling that dainty colors bring you, you'll want to make slews of these crochet flower dishcloths. Yarnspirations has an easy follow along guide to help you create an unforgettable dishcloth. The guide even includes an explanation for the abbreviations throughout it. To make one of these dishcloths, make sure you have a ball of yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook.


7. Waffle Stich Dishcloth

A waffle stitch has such deep square dips that utilize a two-row repeat in the whole pattern. To make this dishcloth, you'll need cotton yarn, a yarn needle, and a 5 mm crochet hook. You'll start with a slip stitch and chaining 33 or any multiple of 3. The pattern requires a double chain and front post double crochet. Watch the video tutorial by Hooked on Crafts below:


8. Cable Stitch Dishcloth

When you first hear "cable stitch," you probably picture a sweater in your mind. The cable stitch is a popular stitch for a sweater, so why not try it out for some dishcloths, too? You can follow along with the complete pattern over at Look At What I Made. To get started with this dishcloth pattern, you'll need 80 yards of cotton yarn, a 4 or 5 mm crochet hook, and a yarn needle. You can use either one color of yarn or mix in a few colors.


9. Herringbone Dishcloth

If you love the herringbone pattern, you can certainly use it in your dishcloths, too. Choose your favorite color of cotton yarn and be sure to have a 3.75 mm crochet hook. The two stitches you use in this pattern are half double crochet and double crochet. To start the pattern, you'll chain 26. Follow along with this video tutorial from Sugar Bee Crafts:


10. Simple Square Scrubby Dishcloth

Enjoy some unique texture when you make one of these simple square scrubby dishcloths. While simple to make, they do not lack in appearance. Make sure you get some scrubby cotton yarn to get the fun texture. You'll also need a 6 mm crochet hook and a yarn needle. Stitch11 put together a written pattern for this unique dishcloth. This pattern is started from a magic circle then you utilize 3 different stitches: chain, single crochet, and half double crochet.


11. Puff Stitch Dishcloth

A puff stitch is just as it sounds...puffy. Every crocheter should know this stitch. This pattern is great for beginners or experts alike as it's relatively easy to complete. At completion, the dishcloth will measure 10.5 inches by 11 inches. For this dishcloth, you'll need some worsted weight cotton yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook. Head over to Crochet 'n' Create for the complete pattern.


12. Sunny Waves Dishcloth

The ruffled border turns this otherwise simple dishcloth into something delicate. To get started on this project, make sure you have 100% cotton yarn, a 4.5 mm crochet hook, and a yarn needle. You'll chain 23 to make the base of this project. Follow along below with the video tutorial from Knits and Bits:


13. Crunch Stitch Dishcloth

The crunch stitch dishcloth is one that can look pretty eyecatching with its diagonal textured pattern. The project utilizes the half double stitch and the slip stitch. Before you sit down to make this dishcloth, make sure you have at least 3 ounces of worsted weight cotton yarn (color of your choice), a 3.75 mm crochet hook, and a tapestry needle. You can find the complete pattern over on A More Crafty Life's blog; there's even a free printable PDF version.


14. Celtic Weave Dishcloth

If you're an intermediate-level crocheter, you should definitely make this celtic weave dishcloth your next project. It features a woven-inspired stitch and texture. While the yellow yarn looks captivating, you can pick any color of worsted weight cotton yarn that you'd like. You'll also need a tapestry needle and a 4 mm crochet hook. Knit Picks has the complete pattern for free on its website.


15. Crochet Towel Holder

Crochet dishcloths aren't the only nifty item to crochet for the kitchen. Pair your crochet dishcloths with one of these amazing crochet towel holders. For this crochet towel holder, you'll need some cotton yarn, 1 5 mm crochet hook, a yarn needle, and a hand towel. Once the slip knot is created, you'll utilize a slip stitch and chain two to begin the project. Then you'll double crochet under each blanket stitch. Follow along with this video tutorial by Naztazia for complete instructions:


16. Harvest Table Dishcloth

This harvest table dishcloth can be made very quickly. What's even better is that it looks incredible, too. So, not much time and a great project? You bet! Pick out a cotton yarn in the color of your choice; you'll need about 4 ounces all together. You'll need to know how to do chaining, single crochet, and half double crochet. Then, make sure you have a 5.5 mm crochet hook and a yarn needle. Check out the thorough written pattern and video tutorial from Just Be Crafty here.


17. Sedge Stitch Dishcloth

The sedge stitch dishcloth has a more feminine, dainty look to it. It's fully capable of handling kitchen tasks but with the added benefit of looking pretty. The stitches used in this project include a combination of double crochet, half double crochet, and single crochet. Before getting started with this feminine dishcloth, ensure that you have some worsted weight cotton yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook. 5 Little Monsters has the complete written guide on their blog post here.


18. Waffle Dishcloth

A waffle pattern is super charming and the texture is almost too good to be true. Pick out the cotton yarn in your color choice then make sure you also have a 5 mm crochet hook and a tapestry needle. At completion, this dishcloth measures approximately 7 inches by 7 inches. You can find a downloadable PDF version of this pattern over on Ravelry.


19. Dotty Dishcloth

How cute is this dotty dishcloth? The bumpy texture only adds to the overall cutesiness of it. You'll need about 75 yards of cotton yarn, a 5 mm crochet hook, and a yarn needle. You start with a slip knot then chain 30. This pattern requires the picot single crochet and the granule stitch. For the rest of the instructions, follow along with this video tutorial from The Turtle Trunk:


20. The Cottage Dishcloth

As the name suggests, you'll enjoy a cottage-look with this dishcloth. It's simple yet delicate with its lacy looking edge. Gather some worsted weight cotton yarn, a 5.5 mm crochet hook, and a finishing needle to complete this project. The finished dishcloth will measure about 10 inches by 10 inches. You'll use a chain, slip stitch, single crochet, and half double crochet. For the complete written pattern from Persia Lou, click here.


In Closing

We hope that you had fun exploring these 20 crochet dishcloth tutorials and found just the right one for your next project! Whether you're keeping it for yourself or gifting it, we know it will become a treasured item.

Before you go, be sure to check out some of our other crochet guides here on

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