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Quick & Easy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern {FREE}

Posted by  ·  November 30, 2009  ·  Last Updated: November 2, 2018

This is the BEST crochet dishcloth pattern because the way it is stitched it makes it own scalloped edge. Whip up this quick and easy crochet dishcloth pattern in minutes.CrochetDishclothPattern1

Crochet dishcloths make great gifts. Not only do they really work great they make up very quickly.  They are the perfect project to have around while watching TV, or for in the car during kid pick up time.

Crochet Dishcloth Supplies

I used this simple pattern that makes a nice scalloped border without having to crochet around the edge.

Hook Size G

Sugar ‘N’ Cream 4-ply Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn (less than 2oz) 

Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

ROW 1: Ch 40, (dc, ch 2, sc) in 4th ch from hook. * skip next 3 chs, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch. Rep from * across.

ROWS 2-18: Ch 2, turn. (Dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp. (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in each rem ch 2 sp. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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Package with a nice ribbon and you a really useful gift!


After you make this dish cloth you might like to make this beautiful Granny Square dishcloth.


What is the best yarn to use for a crochet dishcloth?

The best yarn for dishcloths is cotton. For my dishcloths, I used Sugar ‘N’ Cream. Blended cottons will work too. Cotton and soy blends are softer than 100% cotton. You just need to ensure that the yarn blend is mostly cotton. This will make it absorbent.

What crochet hook do I need to make a dishcloth?

For this crochet dishcloth, I used a crochet hook size G.  Depending on how you crochet (loose or tight) and the pattern you choose you can use US size H, I or J.

If you prefer a sponge in your kitchen you might like this crochet sponge.



I hope you loved these free crochet dishcloth patterns. They all use easy crochet stitches so they are perfect for a beginner. Don’t forget to check out other handmade gift ideas.


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  1. Monday, July 1st, 2019
    thank you so much for the dishcloth pattern. It was so easy and I really enjoy to crochet small patterns while watching Perry Mason on ME TV.
  2. Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
    these are really different patterns, the first two, thanks for sharing
  3. Amanda
    Sunday, January 28th, 2018
    I'm really enjoying how this pattern is turning out but I feel like I might have done something wrong. The pattern starts with 40 ch but with subsequent rows when you add a dc to each 2 ch space it adds a stitch to the total row count. So for the finishing row I've got 50 stitches, making the cloth wider on the end. I hope this makes sense and that you might be able to give me some advice? Thanks!!
  4. Scott
    Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
    Okay Ladies, I taught myself to crochet using YouTube and wonderful videos like this over my Thanksgiving break. Anyway, I tried making these the last two days and my yarn keeps curling. Am I making them too loose or too tight? The ones I see on here are beautiful, and mine look nothing like this yet. :-)
    • Cindy
      Friday, November 2nd, 2018
      Yes, try to loosen your tension and stitch more loosely. If this doesn't work you can use a larger crochet hook.
  5. Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
    can someone please send me directions on how to knit this? I love it but have no clue how to crochet. Thank you :-)
  6. Thursday, September 12th, 2013
    These are really beautiful! A wonderful idea, thank you for your inspiration

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  7. Tammy
    Saturday, July 13th, 2013
    I forgot to say that I also use this pattern to make dish towels, by increasing the beginning chain to 60 then continuing the rows until it is a good dish towel length. I am making these to give as a gifts.
    • Cindy
      Friday, November 2nd, 2018
      Tammy what a great idea!
  8. Tammy
    Saturday, July 13th, 2013
    Thank you for this pattern. I love it and it has become my favorite washcloth pattern: quick, easy and very pretty. I really like that the edge comes out scalloped. Thanks again :)
  9. Amy
    Monday, February 11th, 2013
    Cindy, I had the same problem on my first attempt, so I went back and added a scallop border on the starting end. On my second attempt, I stitched through both top loops of the chain verses the sigle back loop as shown on the video. This gave my starting end the scalloped look.
  10. elsabe
    Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
    Please help. Don"t know how to get the patterns. The links to follow please for the free patterns.
    Thank you
  11. Sunday, December 9th, 2012
    I love this pattern. It's super fast. Your looks much better than mine; much tighter. I need to work my next one tighter. Thanks for sharing.
  12. Cindy
    Friday, November 30th, 2012
    Yours looks great! I can't figure out how to get the scallop on all 4 sides! My starter row is not scalloped and I notice on the pattern page that their starter row is not scalloped. What did you do to make yours so pretty with all four sides scalloped? An OCD crafter needs to know! LOL
    • Friday, November 30th, 2012
      really, Cindy I followed the pattern. The starter row is not as pronounced I think. WOW! I am not much help.
  13. Nancy
    Monday, September 13th, 2010
    I'm enjoying making these up now for Christmas presents!
  14. Monday, September 6th, 2010
    I just made my first washcloth! (and linked it up!) I will definitely be trying this pattern. THanks for sharing!
  15. Haifa
    Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
    I love it. you are realy an artist.

    I want some of your creative ideas becuase I want to start a small bussiness in crochet>> how can I start in the right way?

    Could you help me please..
  16. Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
    What a cute and simple design thanks for sharing. I want to try this one out and what a cheap yet awesome Christmas gift from the heart.
  17. Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
    I LOVE how cute these washcloths are...I am already in a crochet frenzie trying to make everybody I know a hat for christmas, but I think I might make a few of these too to give away with some jam I made. SO cute, I love the frilly edge!!!

  18. Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
    there are so many small crochet projects, but I always fall back on dishcloths for gifts - I try to do one or two a month and then have a pretty good give away pile... I really like this scalloped edge, will try yours out very soon. Thanks!
  19. Monday, November 30th, 2009
    How did you know I was making some dishcloths for gifts???!?! I've made some with like 5 different patterns! Now it'll be 6! :)

  20. Monday, November 30th, 2009
    I love these dishcloths. I've been teaching myself to crochet. They're perfect!
  21. Monday, November 30th, 2009
    I started this already!!!! Thanks!
  22. Monday, November 30th, 2009
    LOVE IT!! I have been given some of these before but not as cute as this one. Thanks for sharing. I am going to be making some of these for sure!!
  23. Monday, November 30th, 2009
    I love these! I do not know how to crochet but I have been stalking a little store that sells crocheted cloths. I am waiting for some colors that I Like. I'd love a pair in white. Maybe if I look on youtube I can learn to crochet.
  24. Monday, November 30th, 2009
    what a great gift! i am going to design tiles 4x4 tiles and make them into coasters for xmas gifts this year.
  25. Lisa
    Monday, November 30th, 2009
    Thanks for the idea. I tried to click on the link but there was an error. Am I the only one?
  26. Dawn
    Monday, November 30th, 2009
    I love making those. You can also use them for bath clothes. They are softer then the terry ones. Great for Christmas presents.

  27. Monday, November 30th, 2009
    Great idea (I love simple!) -- I also love your crochet heart garland :-)
  28. judy in carefree
    Monday, November 30th, 2009
    Sugar 'n Cream also has a knitting pattern for those of us that don't crochet. I love the ones I have made and they are still going strong after several years of use.
  29. care-in
    Monday, November 30th, 2009
    Those are gorgeous...makes me wish I knew how to crochet. The way you wrapped them is very festive too!