Crochet Dishcloths

    Posted by  ·  November 30, 2009

    Crochet dishcloths are a super simple little gift. 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.

    I used this simple pattern that makes a nice scalloped border without having to crochet around the edge. You can find the pattern here.  I was able to get two dishcloths from 1 ball of Sugar n’ Cream cotton yarn.


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


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    1. 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!!
    2. 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. :-)
    3. 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 :-)
    4. Thursday, September 12th, 2013
      These are really beautiful! A wonderful idea, thank you for your inspiration Home For Handmade
    5. 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.
    6. 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 :)
    7. 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.
    8. 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
    9. 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.
    10. 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.
    11. Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
      Hello my loved one! I want to say that this article is amazing, great written and include almost all vital infos. I would like to peer extra posts like this .
    12. Monday, September 13th, 2010
      I'm enjoying making these up now for Christmas presents!
    13. Monday, September 6th, 2010
      I just made my first washcloth! (and linked it up!) I will definitely be trying this pattern. THanks for sharing!
    14. 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..
    15. 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.
    16. 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!!!

    17. 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!
    18. 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! :)

    19. Monday, November 30th, 2009
      I love these dishcloths. I've been teaching myself to crochet. They're perfect!
    20. Monday, November 30th, 2009
      I started this already!!!! Thanks!
    21. 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!!
    22. 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.
    23. 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.
    24. 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?
    25. 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.

    26. Monday, November 30th, 2009
      Great idea (I love simple!) -- I also love your crochet heart garland :-)
    27. 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.
    28. Monday, November 30th, 2009
      Those are gorgeous...makes me wish I knew how to crochet. The way you wrapped them is very festive too!