Looking for a way to bring more handmade to your kitchen? Try this textured crochet dishcloth pattern – it’s the perfect mix of function and beauty.
Design Story and Inspiration for this Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
This crocheted dishcloth was really inspired by this beautiful textured crochet stitch. It is a combination of double crochet and front post treble crochet stitches. I loved the texture so much that I thought it would make an amazing crochet dishcloth.
I love dishcloths made from cotton yarn because they work so well in the kitchen. They are beautiful and really functional because you can use them, wash them and use them again!
Yarn Options for a Crocheted Dishcloth
The best yarn for crocheted dishcloths is cotton yarn. The yarn for this sample is Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton from Hobby Lobby, which is a DK weight yarn (#3). You may have seen this yarn in the Easy Crochet Shawl. I used the remaining yarn to create this project as well as an easy crochet water bottle holder.
The yarn I chose is a cake yarn. After I crocheted my shawl I divided the rest of the cake up by color as I just loved this color combo so much.
You can use any yarn you like for this pattern, keeping in mind the ease of care for the yarn. Some people love acrylic yarns for dish and wash cloths, so experiment and see what you like best! It’s great for using up scrap yarn (which is what I did!).
Of course, if you want a serious dish scrubber, you can always use scrubby yarn for this project. It would add a lot of texture and work great!
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Free Crochet Pattern Details
This crochet pattern is fairly simple. The techniques you need to know are chaining, single crochet, double crochet, and the most difficult is front post treble crochet. You will also need to slip stitch for the border.
I changed color every row for this dish cloth, but it can just as easily be made in a single color or even stripes of several rows. Use up that stash yarn and be creative!
Of course, you can also use this as a crochet washcloth pattern. The biggest difference is that a crochet washcloth is used in the bathroom while a dishcloth is used in the kitchen! Both are usually made from cotton yarn and are about the same size.
More Free Crochet Dishcloth/Washcloth Patterns
Easy Crochet Dishcloth
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton in Paris Mornings (DK weight #3)
Pink (A), Dark Gray (B), Light Gray (C)
Crochet Hook: US Size G (4.00mm)
Notions: Yarn Needle/Tapestry Needle, Scissors
Gauge: 17 sts and 12 rows = 4″ (10cm) in stitch pattern
Finished Size: Approximately 9″ square after blocking
Notes: Change color at end of every row. You can avoid a lot of ends to weave in by carrying the unused color up the side of the row. Using three colors as seen in the sample works out to where you will not have to cut the yarn.
Work 1 row each in colors A, B and C throughout.
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations:
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet Stitch (sc)
Double Crochet Stitch (dc)
Front Post Treble Crochet (Fptr) – yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around post of stitch indicated, complete treble crochet stitch as normal.
Easy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
With A, ch 37.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across, change color – 35 sts.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *Fptr, dc; repeat from *, working last dc into turning ch; turn.
Repeat row 2 for pattern, making sure to change colors every row if working with multiple colors.
Work 3 rounds of sc evenly around edges, one round in each color, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner.
That’s it! A wonderfully textured dishcloth with an easy one row repeat! I hope you’ve enjoyed our free pattern for this crochet dish cloth and will make a few for yourself or as gifts!
Want even more crochet dishcloth patterns? You might just find your next crochet project in this collection of Textured Dishcloth Patterns!