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These Easy Crochet Dishcloth Patterns are a Great Way to Learn a New Stitch

These easy crochet dishcloth patterns are beginner friendly and a great way to learn a new stitch

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These crochet dishcloth patterns will make your sink look stylish and are a great way to learn a new stitch on a small project!

These easy crochet dishcloth patterns are beginner friendly and a great way to learn a new stitch

Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

I’m a big fan of crochet dishcloth patterns, because not only are they ultra-soft on your hands and super stylish on your kitchen sink they’re a great way to learn a new pattern!

Embarking on a large project like an afghan can be daunting if it’s a stitch you’ve not tried before, so working on a smaller scale like a cloth is perfect.

You have a chance to practice the stitch and have something practical to use in your kitchen (or give away as a gift) within the hour!

Today we’re sharing all different kinds of crochet dishcloth patterns including granny squares, circles, waffle stitch and free patterns for you to try!

Before we get started you might be wondering what kind of yarn is best for dishcloths?

The simple answer is cotton, because it’s strong, sturdy and most importantly absorbent! Lily Sugar n’ Cream is a very popular choice and comes in a fabulous range of colors.

You can use a blended yarn to make your dishcloths, such as cotton and acrylic or even cotton and soy. Just make sure there is more cotton in the yarn, preferably to an 80/20 ratio.

And whatever you do, don’t try to make a dish cloth using wool, because it will felt when it gets wet and all of your hard work will be ruined!

So many cute crochet dishcloth patterns - and they're all free too!

1 | Fancy Edge Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

Pretty Edging Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

I’ve bought a lot of dishcloths from the store in my time and none of them have ever looked this pretty! Just look at that sweet edging? If you’re putting together a gift basket for a housewarming you need to put a handful of these cloths in!


Fancy Edge Dishcloth Crochet Pattern by Persia Lou

2 | Pieced Crochet Dishcloth

Rainbow Square Dishcloth Pattern

If you need some practice with piecing your work together try this rainbow inspired dishcloth which is made up of four mitered granny squares (so you get to practice those on a small scale too!)


Pieced Crochet Dishcloth by Instructables

3 | Woven Crochet Dishcloth

Woven Crochet Dishcloth

Did you know that bonbons come in cotton too? If you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy some I think this cute woven dishcloth pattern is the perfect reason!


Woven Crochet Dishcloth by Dream a Little Bigger

4 | Mini C2C Stripe Crochet Dishcloth

Mini C2C Stripe Crochet Dishcloth

Never tried a corner to corner project before? Check out this C2C dishcloth pattern which is a great way to practice. I really love this purple/turquoise colour combo too!


Mini C2C Stripe Crochet Dishcloth by Midwestern Moms

5 | Spring Gingham Dishcloths

Spring Gingham Dishcloth

Whether you have a country style kitchen or you’re just crazing Spring already why not give this lovely gingham pattern a try. If you crochet items to sell these would probably be a big hit at the summer fairs too right?


Spring Gingham Dishcloths by Left in Knots

6 | Primrose Dishcloth Pattern

Primrose Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

Ready to try a primrose stitch? Here’s the pattern you need to follow. Make one plain and then when you’re feeling confident try one with some co-ordinating color stripes!


Primrose Dishcloth Pattern by Dabbles and Babbles

7 | Easy Crochet Dishcloth

Easy Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

This easy dishcloth pattern is perfect for beginners and you can bring it to life without worrying about yarn color changes by using a variegated/ombre cotton yarn.


Easy Crochet Dishcloth by Instructables

8 | Diagonal Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Diagonal Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Speaking of variegated yarn, here’s how it looks if you use it for a corner to corner crochet pattern!


Diagonal Crochet Dishcloth Pattern by Do It Your Freaking Self

9 | Free Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Crochet Dishcloth

Free Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Crochet Dishcloth pattern

Here’s another fabulously free pattern for a stripe dishcloth.


Free Lily Sugar n Cream Crochet Dishcloth by Sew and Sew

10 | Rainbow Crochet Washcloth

Textured Crochet Pattern Dishcloth

Have you ever crocheted with double yarn before? No? Then you should give this one a try! It’s a C2C pattern that doubles up a 4ply cotton with a 4ply cotton boucle yarn to add some texture.


Rainbow Crochet Washcloth by My Poppet

11 | Crochet Striped Dishcloths

Crochet Striped Dishcloth

The new skill you’ll learn making this particular dishcloth pattern is crocheting over the top of your basic square to add your color accent stripes!


Crochet Striped Dishcloths by The Stitchin Mommy

12 | Three Color Simple Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Three Color Simple Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

If you need to practice color changes give this pattern a try. I really love how it looks with the three different colors, and the stitches are kept simple so you can concentrate on mastering the art of changing colors!


Three Color Simple Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern by Petals to Picots

13 | Seeing Squares Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Seeing Squares Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

And finally let’s finish up with this square in a square pattern that starts out with a magic circle and includes color changes!


Seeing Squares Crochet Dishcloth Pattern by Petals to Picots

Granny Square Dishcloth Patterns

Next up some fabulous granny square dishcloths!

When I first started learning how to crochet I decided I was going to make a pillow cover… and of course by the time I’d mastered my first granny square, and then turned it into three granny squares about three weeks had gone by and the thought of making enough for a pillow cover was so overwhelming I just gave up!

How I wish I’d have started out with a granny square dishcloth pattern. They’re the perfect project for a beginner right? Because you only need to crochet one granny square and your project is complete! You have something that you can put to use in your kitchen and a sense of accomplishment to try something else.

And of course once you have picked out one of these granny squares and mastered crocheting it you can then use the same pattern to make something larger, like a scarf, a pillow case or even an afghan!

So many cute granny square dish cloths - they make great gifts!

1 | Bernat Granny Square Dishcloth

Bernat Granny Square Dishcloth

Let’s start with this granny square pattern that is perfect for absolute beginners since there is only one skein of yarn and you don’t need to switch colors. The pretty combination of colors here comes from a variated or self-striping yarn.


There’s also a video tutorial to watch which is very useful if you’re just getting started.

Bernat Granny Square Dishcloth by Yarnspirations

2 | Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth

Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth

I love this granny square design because the colors used are so bright and vibrant! This pattern was actually created as a thoughtful teacher gift, which is a really lovely idea.


You do need to switch yarn colors three times so it’s not the best project for an absolute beginner to try, unless you decide to just use one color of yarn for your first square.

There is a super helpful video tutorial to walk you through how to make one.

Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth by Dabbles and Babbles. Or get the PDF version here

3 | How to Crochet a Granny Square Dishcloth

Simple Granny Square Dishcloth

Such a fabulous color combination for this granny square, but it looks just as good worked up in a single color too so it’s a great beginner friendly dish cloth!


How to Crochet a Granny Square Dishcloth by Skip to My Lou

4 | Granny Square Dishcloth Pattern

Traditional Granny Square Dishcloth

This sweet design has an almost vintage feel to it with the yellow and white combination. You could certainly make it look more modern too by using a zingy purple or pink instead. I do like how there is one large square surrounded by a border and then a sweet edging.


Granny Square Dishcloth Pattern by Miss Abigail’s Hope Chest

5 | Mitered Granny Square Dishcloth Pattern Instructions

Mitered Granny Square Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

Once you’ve mastered the basic granny square it’s time to switch things up a little and try a mitered pattern for a bit of a challenge!


This tutorial is super detailed with lots of annotated photographs so it’s very beginner friendly.

Mitered Granny Square Dishcloth Pattern Instructions by Oombawka Design

6 | Rainbow Mitered Granny Square Dishcloth

Rainbow Mitered Granny Square Pattern

And here’s another mitered pattern. I had to include this one because I just LOVE the rainbow effect, with that cute half edging that looks just like a fluffy cloud! These are sure to liven up any kitchen don’t you think?


And if you are looking for a granny square pattern to use for a rainbow baby blanket this would be a wonderful choice.

Rainbow Mitered Granny Square Dishcloth by Intertwined Art Shop

7 | Party Cake Dishcloths

Party Cake Dishcloths

And speaking of fun designs to brighten up your kitchen this one is pretty cute too. The pattern and colour combination was designed with birthday cakes in mind, right down to the “icing floret” edging!


Party Cake Dishcloths by Fiber Flux Blog

Circle Dishcloth Crochet Patterns

So far all the patterns I’ve shared have been square, so now I’ve got some circle dishcloths to show you.

You know just to mix things up a bit, and because they’re the perfect way to practice making something round!

If you’re looking for handmade gift ideas for your child’s teacher or for a housewarming these dishcloths are perfect, just pair them with your favorite soap.

Loving these crochet circle dishcloth patterns - and they're all free!

1 | Free Crochet Pattern…Kitchen Lovelies

Pretty Round Dishcloth Patterns

This dishcloth pattern jumped out at me because they are so bright and colorful, and I love how you can make a mix and match set with the four different edgings!


If you want to practice your edging skills before you try them out on something larger like an afghan making a dishcloth is the perfect way right!

Kitchen Lovelies by Fiber Flux Blog

2 | Circle Dishcloths

Circle Dishcloths

If you want to have a go at striping in a circle try this easy pattern and let your creativity run wild as you switch the colors!


Circle Dishcloths by Craftown

3 | Round n Ridgy Dishcloth

Round and Ridgy Dishcloth Pattern

Since we’re planning on cleaning dishes with these cloths I had to share this one because I bet those ridges are perfect for cleaning up anything stubborn!


Round n Ridgy Dishcloth by My Blue Angels

4 | “Vintage Rose” Granny Round Crocheted Dishcloth

Vintage Rose Granny Round Dishcloths

If you have a country style kitchen you should take a look at this vintage rose pattern. The center rose effect can be a bit tricky to master but there are tons of photos to show you exactly how to do it!


Granny Round Crocheted Dishcloth by Miss Abigail’s Hope Chest

5 | Easy Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Easy Round Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

If you’re a beginner or you’ve never crocheted anything in the round before this is the pattern you need to start with because it’s really simple.


Easy Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern by Midwestern Moms

6 | Simple “Granny Round” Crocheted Dishcloth

Simple "Granny Round" Crocheted Dishcloth

If you love Granny Square’s you’ll love this round dishcloth because it’s very granny-esque! Choose pastel colors for a vintage feel or bright and vibrant ones to suit a more modern kitchen!


Simple “Granny Round” Crocheted Dishcloth by Miss Abigail’s Hope Chest

7 | Easy Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern with Bernat Handicrafter

Easy Round Dishcloth

If you like to make crochet products for sale then you can use this pattern to work up some dishcloths. It’s a simple pattern with a pretty edges and you can mix and match the colors to make a set.


Easy Round Crochet Dishcloth Pattern with Bernat Handicrafter by Mrs Brits

8 | April Showers Dish Cloths – Free Crochet Pattern

April Showers Cloud Cloths

These round dishcloths are really pretty, with a lacey sunshine feel to them. They work up really quickly so they’re the perfect Netflix project!


April Showers Dish Cloths by Green Fox Farm Designs

Crochet Waffle Stitch Dishcloth

Until I started this collection I never knew there were so many different ways to crochet a dishcloth! I guess it’s because a small scale project like this is a such a great way to learn a new stitch.

So now let’s take a look at some crochet waffle stitch dishcloth patterns. The texture created by the waffle stitch gives these dish rags extra scrubbing power, and they feel nice and thick too, but still dry out nicely.

Don’t forget to only use cotton yarn though as wool and water don’t play nicely together!

Loving these easy waffle stitch crochet dishcloth patterns!

1 | How to Crochet the Waffle Stitch Video Tutorial

Before we jump into the patterns I thought I’d share this tutorial that walks you through how to crochet the waffle stitch.


2 | Waffle Kitchen Dishcloth

Waffle Crochet Dishcloth

And then let’s start the patterns off with this fabulous design that looks just like a waffle! This is a free Ravelry pattern and if you click the link below to get it you’ll see that someone crocheted a version with a square of butter on! Ha! So cute!


Waffle Kitchen Dishcloth by Chop Flory

3 | Waffle Stitch Dishcloth Pattern with Hanging Loop

Waffle Stitch Dishcloth with Loop

You can’t see it on this picture but this dishcloth includes an optional hanging loop which makes it the perfect choice if you like to hang your cloths up to dry after doing the dishes.


Waffle Stitch Dishcloth Pattern with Hanging Loop by Little Conkers

4 | Fine China Waffle Stitch Dishcloth

Waffle Stitch Dishcloth with Edging

You don’t actually have to have fine china to make this pretty dishcloth but the delicate border sure makes it fit for the purpose! Of course it’s pretty enough to double as a washcloth too if you’re putting together a spa gift basket for a friend.


Fine China Waffle Stitch Dishcloth by Stitching Together

5 | Beginner Waffle Crochet Dishcloth

Open Waffle Stitch Dish Cloth

Here’s another free Ravelry get where the stitch is more open giving it more scrubbing power! This 6inch square cloth pattern is easy to follow and totally beginner friendly.


Beginner Waffle Crochet Dishcloth by Kate Alvis

6 | Squared Waffle Crochet Pattern

Squared Waffle Crochet Dishcloth

And once you’ve mastered the basic waffle stitch try this squared dishcloth pattern to take things up a notch. It’s created in rows and the pattern can be made as big and small as you like, so you can stop at dishcloth size or keep on going to make a cushion cover or even a blanket!


Squared Waffle Crochet Dishcloth by Buttonnose Crochet

Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

And now let’s finish up this collection with some free crochet dishcloth patterns in fun shapes and designs. These are wonderful weekend projects and you can use them in your own kitchen or pair them with your favorite dish soap to make a thoughtful gift for a teacher or a housewarming.

So many quick and easy crochet dishcloth patterns!

1 | Flower Power Dishcloth

Flower Power Dishcloth

Let’s kick things off with this quick and easy dishcloth shaped like a flower! It’s a fun design that would make a great gift don’t you think?


Flower Power Dishcloth by Doni Speigle

2 | Lily Sugar’n Cream Chrysanthemum Dishcloth

Chrysanthemum Dishcloth

For a fancier floral design try this fabulous Chrysanthemum which was designed specifically for use with the super popular Lily Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn. I love the texture of the petals!


Lily Sugar’n Cream Chrysanthemum Dishcloth by Lily Sugar’n Cream

3 | Little Star Dish Cloth

Little Star Dish Cloth

I know Independence Day is a long way off yet but I couldn’t not share these fabulous star shaped dish cloths with you! Make sure you save them to your Pinterest board for later on.


Or make them in baby colors and they become baby washcloths for the perfect baby shower gift!

Little Star Dish Cloth by Bella Crochet

4 | Starfish Dishcloths

Starfish Dishcloths

And from stars we now go to starfish! how sweet are these? Wow I never thought I’d say that about a dishcloth! Ha!


Starfish Dishcloths by Red Heart

5 | My Heart Dishcloth

My Heart Dishcloth

Y’all are going crazy over our Valentine’s Day crochet patterns so I just had to share this heart shaped dishcloth. Because even your sink needs a little love in February!


My Heart Dishcloth by Janelle Schlossman

6 | A Practically Hyperbolic Dishcloth

A Practically Hyperbolic Dishcloth

If you don’t have a lot of yarn left (erm does that ever happen??) you should check out these super flippy, foldy dishcloths that use hardly any yarn but have a nice big surface for doing dishes. And they look really neat!


A Practically Hyperbolic Dishcloth by Deborah Ellis

7 | Tunisian Crochet Shaker Dishcloths

Tunisian Crochet Shaker Dishcloths

We had some requests for Tunisian crochet dishcloths so here you go! The perfect addition to any shaker style kitchen I really love the pattern on them!


Tunisian Crochet Shaker Dishcloths by Very Pink

8 | Scrap Ripple Cloth

Scrap Ripple Cloth

And if you’re looking for a scrap yarn project for the afternoon give this wonderful ripple dishcloth pattern a try!


Scrap Ripple Cloth by Anastacia Zittel

9 | Snowflake Dishcloth

Snowflake Dishcloth

And here’s the perfect dishcloth pattern for a snow day! These snowflake dishcloths would be practical additions to your Holiday gift wrap come December too!


Snowflake Dishcloth by Bernat Design Studio

10 | Diamond Dishcloth

Diamond Dishcloth

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend so that does that mean this cloth will wash the dishes for you?


Diamond Dishcloth by TkroCrafts

11 | Lily Sugar’n Cream Corner-to-Corner Dishcloth


And since I’ve had requests for more Lily Sugar’n Cream patterns here’s another one for you. This dishcloth is a C2C pattern and I love the checkerboard design.


Lily Sugar’n Cream Corner-to-Corner Dishcloth by Yarnspirations

12 | Crazy Cloth Dishcloth

Crazy Cloth Dishcloth

I’m pretty sure this is called the crazy cloth because if you go crazy and keep crocheting it turns into a fabulous blanket!


Crazy Cloth Dishcloth by Kimberley Langlois

13 | Basketweave Scrubby Cloth

Basketweave Scrubby Cloth


I shared some beautiful basketweave baby blankets earlier in the month so if basketweave is new to you and you want a dishcloth to practice on first try this one!

Basketweave Scrubby Cloth by Moogly


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