Simple Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
I am so excited to share this simple dishcloth crochet pattern with you! Making a simple dishcloth crochet pattern doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, making a dishcloth is a perfect project for a beginner crocheter, and makes a great project if you have been crocheting for years!
I am so excited to share this free pattern with you that you can easily make!
Dish Cloths: Free Crochet Pattern
This free crochet pattern has so many great uses. It makes a great housewarming gift, is the perfect gift for that person you don’t know what to give, and just makes great gifts in general! After all, everyone can be found washing dishes at one point in their lives, right?!
In this free pattern that I am so excited to share with you today, you can make this dishcloth pattern with basic crochet knowledge. I have come up with a few simple stitch combinations to make this an easy project.
If you are just starting to learn how to crochet, this is a great first project, because it uses only basic crochet stitches. Plus, this project doesn’t use much yarn, so it is a great place to start!
Note About Yarn: There’s one thing I would like to point out before we get started with the pattern. It is very important that the correct type of yarn is used for making items like washcloths, dishcloths, and potholders.
For each of these projects, you are going to want to purchase any cotton yarn, but it’s really important that you use cotton yarn, so that it handles heat okay.
One of the most popular brands of cotton yarn you can use is Sugar n Cream yarn, but there are also other brands available. In order to make one dishcloth with this pattern, you are going to want to find a skein of cotton yarn that is at least 2oz or larger.
Now, let’s get started with this free pattern!
Easy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern: Free Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner Crocheter – Easy pattern
Note: These instructions are written in US terms.
– 4.5 mm crochet hook (size 7)
– 1 or 2 skeins of any cotton yarn, specifically 1 2oz skein of Sugar n Cream yarn will make 1 washcloth
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet stitches
Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Row 1: ch 33
Row 2: in the 3rd chain from the hook, make a hdc, hdc in each stitch across. (31st)
Row 3: ch 1 and turn, in the first stitch work 1 sc and 1 hdc in the same stitch, and skip the next stitch. Work 1 sc and 1 hdc in the next stitch, skip the next space and repeat across to the last stitch, 1 sc in the last space. (31st)
Row 4: ch 1, 1 sc, 1 hdc in the first sc stitch, skip the next hdc, then make 1 sc, 1 hdc in the next sc space. Repeat across until you reach the last space, and make 1 sc. (31st).
Repeat row 4 until it reaches your desired size. The finished size should be approximately an 8×8 inch square.
Chain: A chain is made first by making a magic ring on your hook, then yarn over, and pull the new loop through the old loop. Each of these loops counts as a chain space.
Slip Stitch: A slip stitch is made by inserting the hook into the stitch indicated, yarn over, and then pull the new loop through the space and any loops on the hook. A slip stitch is sort of like an invisible stitch because it does not count as a stitch space.
Single Crochet Stitches: A single crochet stitch is made by inserting the hook into the space indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over again, and pull through the two loops on your hook.
Half Double Crochet: A half double crochet is made by yarning over, then insert your hook into the stitch indicated, pull up a loop. There are now three loops on your hook. Yarn over once more and pull the new yarn through all three of the loops on your hook.
Double Crochet: A double crochet stitch is made by yarning over, then insert your hook into the indicated stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop, there are now three loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull the new yarn through the first two loops on your hook. Yarn over once more and pull the new yarn through the last two loops remaining on your hook.
This dishcloth pattern can be made into different sizes by adding or subtracting chains to the first row made. You can also use larger or smaller hooks to change the finished size of this pattern as well.
For this pattern, I recommend that you use a US size 7 crochet hook or a 4.5 mm crochet hook, for cotton yarn. However, you can feel free to change this up, if you would like, especially if you know you tend to crochet tighter or looser than average.
Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern: Free PDF Download
I have also made this pattern available as a free PDF download for you! I know sometimes it is nice to enjoy reading a pattern without ads, so I made this just for you!
You are welcome to download this free crochet washcloth pattern and enjoy it for your personal use. Please note that this free download should not be distributed for commercial use for any reason.
BONUS: Free Basket Weave Dishcloth Pattern
I have also included another free crochet dishcloth pattern that is made using a few very basic and simple stitches. This is another one of my favorites, it’s called a basket weave stitch. Here’s how you make it!
This is a fun and simple pattern that you can make as an alternative simple dishcloth pattern. I have found that these dish cloths look super cute, but there are some color combinations that may not be as appealing in this pattern as others.
Let’s jump into this bonus pattern, to help you make another easy dishcloth pattern!
Basket Weave Dishcloth Pattern
Row 1: ch 32
Row 2: in the 2nd loop from your hook, make an sc, sc in each chain remaining. (30st)
Row 3: ch 1 and turn, sc in the first stitch, then make a dc around the sc in the previous row, sc in the next stitch, then another dc around the next sc in the previous row. Repeat across. (30st)
Row 4: ch 1, sc on top of the first dc, dc around the next sc, repeat across. (30st)
Easy Crochet Washcloth Pattern
Making a crochet washcloth is surprisingly easy to do with this pattern. In the free pattern above, we walk through the step-by-step instructions to help you make a simple yet beautiful crochet washcloth.
These washcloths make square dishcloths that are a perfect gift for anyone on your list. I hope that you will give this free crochet dishcloth pattern a try! If you make it be sure to send a picture of your project! I love to see all your beautiful creations!