Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Are you looking for a simple crochet dishcloth pattern? If so, you love this easy to crochet dishcloth that will add a quick homemade touch to your home.

Read on down to find the FREE easy crochet dish rag pattern in two sizes!

Easy crochet dishcloth pattern

Easy Crochet Dishcloth Patterns for Beginners

This simple, beginner-friendly free crochet dishcloth pattern will quickly become one of your favorite crochet patterns! As a beginner, it is always good to have an easy pattern to use on hand when you want to crochet something fast.

From the basic crochet stitches to the easy to find yarn you’ll love making this dishcloth from the get go! Learn more about the stitches and the yarn you’ll want to make this dishcloth as soon as possible.

The Stitches and Yarn

The simple stitch combination is beginner oriented, and you’ll love how it creates a lovely bumpy texture that is perfect for cleaning messes in the kitchen. Learn more about each stitch for this dishcloth below:

Stitches for a Dishcloth

Single Crochet (sc): Single Crochet Tutorial

  1. Insert hook from front to back in the second chain from the hook or designated stitch
  2. Bring the yarn over (YO) the hook and pull the yarn back through the chain (or stitch)  from back to front  (2 loops on hook).
  3. YO and pull through both loops on the hook.

Half Double Crochet (hdc): Half Double Crochet Tutorial

  • YO (yarn over) insert hook from front to back of the designated stitch, YO the hook and pick up a loop. 
  • YO the hook and pull back through all three loops on the hook.

Working in the Back Loop (bl):

  • Insert the hook through the bl only of each stitch rather than under both loops of the stitch. 
  • Complete the stitch as usual.

The Yarn

As for the yarn, I used Lily’s Sugar’n Cream Cotton four weight yarn in Ecru & Jute. It is always a good idea to use a 100% cotton fiber when making dishcloths or washcloths since they will hold up well to use and will need to be washed over and over.

If you’d like to try a different color cotton yarn for your dishcloth, there are over 50 different colors available to pick from. I picked these particular colors because I thought they would look great in almost any kitchen! Plus, I am a sucker for neutrals! 😉

Easy + Quick Washcloth Pattern

I think the best part of this crochet dishcloth is that there are minimal ends to weave in which means less work! The pattern requires dropping and picking up the yarn as it is worked up, so you can put down that yarn needle for the most part!

I promise by the time you are finished with your dishcloth you will only have 4 yarn ends to sew in which makes it the perfect quick weekend project! I would suggest using a yarn needle to weave in your ends. It makes it so much easier to finish up.

If you are ready to learn how to make a crochet dishcloth, then scroll on down for the FREE pattern!

Happy Crocheting and dish cleaning friends!

Best Crochet Dishcloth Pattern Ever

Skill Level: Easy

Materials

  • Less than 40 yards of 2 different colors of Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream worsted weight (4) cotton yarn or any four weight 100% cotton yarn. Examples are shown in Ecru & Jute
  • Crochet Hook Size I 5.50 mm
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

Finished Sizes

  • Large – 7.25″ X 7.25″
  • Small – 5.75″ X 5.75″

Gauge

  • Approximately 12 st’s for every 4″

Crochet Abbreviations

  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • bl = back loop
  • fl = front loop
  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain

Notes

  • Written in standard US terms

The Dishcloth Pattern Steps

(Do not cut the yarn when switching colors, it will need to be picked back up when it is required to be used again)

LARGE:

Foundation Row: Ch 21

Row 1: (COLOR A) starting in 2nd ch from the hook sc, sc in every ch across, turn. (20)

Row 2: (COLOR B) ch 1, starting in 2nd ch from hook hdc in the bl, *in next st hdc in the fl, in next st hdc in the bl,  repeat from * across, turn (20)

Row 3: (COLOR B) (this whole row is worked into row 1) ch 1, hdc in the bl of the stitch from row 1 that you just hdc in fl of, hdc in the fl of the next stitch from row 1 that you just hdc in the bl of, repeat from * across. (20) (see example image below)

Row 4: Repeat row 1 (20)

Row 5: Repeat row 1 (20)

Row 6: Repeat row 2 (20)

Row 7: Repeat row 3 (20)

Finishing: Keep repeating rows 4-7 until you reach 29 rows total. Weave in remaining yarn ends with a yarn needle.

SMALL:

Foundation Row: Ch 17

Row 1: (COLOR A) starting in 2nd ch from the hook sc, sc in every ch across, turn. (16)

Row 2: (COLOR B) ch 1, starting in 2nd ch from hook hdc in the bl, *in next st hdc in the fl, in next st hdc in the bl,  repeat from * across, turn (16)

Row 3: (COLOR B) (this whole row is worked into row 1) ch 1, hdc in the bl of the stitch from row 1 that you just hdc in fl of, hdc in the bl of the next stitch from row 1 that you just hdc in the fl of, repeat from * across. (16)

Row 4: Repeat row 1 (16)

Row 5: Repeat row 1 (16)

Row 6: Repeat row 2 (16)

Row 7: Repeat row 3 (16)

Finishing: Keep repeating rows 4-7 until you reach 21 rows total then weave in remaining yarn ends with yarn needle.

That’s it! Your New Crochet Dishcloth is Now Complete!

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21 Comments

  1. Thank you for theses lovely patterns. I am only a beginner so looking forward to making themk

  2. Can acrylic and scrubby yarn be used for this project? I’m looking to make dishcloths for my kitchen.

  3. Carol turner says:

    Love the pattern I’m going to make me those dishcloths

  4. Do you have a video tutorial on this.pattern

  5. Quick question… on row two it says to hdc in bl of 2nd chain from hook then repeat hdc in fl of next stitch and bl of following stitch until the end of the row. If I do this I end up with an odd number of stitches, not even. Am I reading the pattern incorrectly?

  6. Brenda Goodwin says:

    Thanks for your free patterns

  7. Anonymous says:

    does any type of yarn work? or is there a certain type that does best?

  8. Mary Jo Hartung says:

    I would like to know how to print this pattern.

  9. Hi Krista–

    I always love your patterns, they are so beautiful and easy to understand! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    I do have one quick question for this pattern…in the instructions for the foundation row you state “chain 21 ed”…what does the “ed” mean?

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