This little DIY crochet sponge whips up in no time and will add a bit of color to your friend’s kitchen! I love giving useful handmade gifts! How about you?

DIY crochet sponge

It is popular to make and give crochet dishcloths so I think this is the perfect twist for something new for the kitchen.

Stitch up a few crochet sponges and add an amazing soap or countertop spray for an extra special gift.

Supplies for Crochet Sponge

  • Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Twists yarn, 100% cotton
  • size G (4.5 mm) crochet hook
  • scissors
  • yarn needle
Lily Sugar and Cream yarn

Grab some yarn and a hook and in no time at all, you will have a bunch of homemade gifts!

teal, lime green and red crochet sponges

How to make a crochet sponge

Front of Sponge
Ch 12.
Row 1 (right side rows): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, & in ea ch across: 12 sc.
Row 2  Ch 1, turn. * Sc in next sc, tr in next sc, sc in next sc, tr in next sc. Rep
from * once more, sc in last sc: 6 sc & 5 tr made.
Row 3  Ch 1, turn. Sc in ea sc & tr across (11 sc)
Alternate row 2 and 3 until the sponge is desired size ending with a row of single crochet. I did 15 rows.
End off.

Back of Sponge
Ch 12.
Row 1 (right side row): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, & in ea ch across: 11 sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn. Sc in ea sc across.  Repeat row 2 until the back is the same size as the front (16 rows for me) Do not end off.

Holding wrong sides together, Working from the front of sponge ch 1. Sc along all 4 sides of sponge, working 3 sc in ea corner. Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

This pattern has been adapted from Anastacia Knit Designs

Download a handy printable pattern of the crochet sponge from my shop.

How to Wrap Up Your Crochet Dishcloth

Once you have stitched up the perfect handmade gift, wrap it up extra cute.  I found these darling red berry baskets and embellishments at Michaels. So many clever things. I folded the doily over the side of the berry basket and secured with tape from a tape roller. Then I added a 3-dimensional sticker to the front.

red berry box with white doilie folded over edge to make cute gift packaging

There you have a cute and useful handmade gift made especially for someone special by you!

two sponges and counter spray in berry box to make Crochet Dish Sponge Gift

My Favorite Crochet Tools

  • If you are like me and like to crochet on the go this tote is a stylish way to keep everything you need at your fingertips!
  • My MOST FAVORITE tool is these portable scissors that always make it through security and fit perfectly in my hook case.
  • A️ yarn bowl is a beautiful way to wrangle yarn while crocheting
  • Keep organized with this crochet hooks kit with a case. This 85-piece kit has over 2,500  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ five-star reviews.
  • Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 200 Essential Stitches with Step-by-Step Photos is the most helpful resource to keep handy!

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  1. This is such a fun idea. It is a great craft to make and a cool idea! I had never thought to make a sponge, haha.

  2. Triple crochet,

    I can’t wait to make some of these while watching TV at night. My hands need to keep busy. LOL

  3. I found your pattern while searching for new projects. I’m new to crocheting and this was a great pattern for using triple crochet (and killing time during the blizzard!). I added scrubby yarn to the textured side for a little extra cleaning power. I’m very happy with the results, this will be my new go-to for dishes. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hello,
    was just starting making the wonderful crochet sponges!! I just observed on the front side we have to start with 12 chains, then second row (starting to 2nd stitch from hook) single stitch and we’re meant to finish with 11 or 12? What would be the correct?

    It’s actually the same question as grandma L asked.
    Thank you and thanks for the pattern!!

  5. on row one..front and back are done the same
    Front- Row 1 (right side rows): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, & in ea ch across: 12 sc.
    Back -Row 1 (right side rows): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, & in ea ch across: 11 sc.
    if sc in 2nd chain fr hook I think the 11 sc is correct, so should we indeed start w/ 12 chains and end up w/11 or start with 13 chains and end up with 12. Wasn’t sure if pattern on front side depends on havinf 12 sc at end of row 1 thanks

  6. I found your link & pattern from Pinterest and I can’t wait to make it! my question is what do you mean by ‘right side only’? I just want to make sure before I attempt to make it. Thank you!

  7. you may have already found your answer but here it is… tr is
    Here is how to crochet treble crochet stitches: yarn over 2 times, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, (yarn over, pull up 2 loops) 3 times

  8. Hi! This looks like a great and easy pattern. Is there anything between the two layers?

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