I have been told many times by many people that I should start making washcloth sets. The thought of washing with a crocheted cotton washcloth did not sound very pleasant. Last week, the hubs and I took the kids to a nearby Canal Days where I seen many stands selling handmade items. At one of the stands there were loads of crocheted and knitted washcloths. When I picked one up and felt the light way texture I knew instantly that I had to make some DISH CLOTHS. Why I did not think of dish rags instead of washcloths in the first place, I have no idea, but these babies are genius!! Enjoy this FREE and simple dish cloth pattern!
Dish Cloth Crochet Pattern
Peaches and Creme, Worsted weight cotton
J/10 – 6.00 MM hook
Yarn Needle (for weaving in ends)
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
Row 1: CH 21, HDC in 3rd CH from Hook and into the other 18 chains. Turn.
Row 2-16: CH 2, HDC across. Turn
Now you will work around the entire outside of the wash cloth
CH 1, SC 2 times into that corner, SC around but with 2 SC into each corner(I did ONE SC into each side of a HDC ) Slip stitch into first SC. Finish Off and weave in your ends.
I love crocheted dish cloths. I used to make them many years ago and just started again. I make them for gifts now because people just don’t want to pay the price you need to make it worthwhile to sell them.
I did make some bright colorful ones that most of them sold and was pleasantly surprised. Link: http://brendasbric-a-brac.blogspot.com/2012/06/dishcloths-colors-i-decided-i-might-as.html
I love the ones you made and I plan to try it sometime soon.
susan m jensen says
Love Kitchen projects. Thank you
Are you talking about the Canal Days in Metamora? I used to live in Franklin Co. Always wanted a booth there
Nope, this one was in wayne county. I will eventually have a booth 🙂 Still not ready but I hope by next year I will be.
Brandi Payne says
Cambridge City, Indiana?
so pretty– love the different color schemes, too. thank you, again, for sharing another wonderful pattern. 🙂 LOVE your blog.
Freda Mascio says
This is the best pattern I have found and I have tried several. I am a beginner and I just love it!!!! It is easy and a fast project. Thank you for the simpleness of the pattern!!
😀 Ty for the awesome feedback! If you like this one, you should try out the https://stitch11.memberhost.io/all-purpose-washcloth/ The size of the washcloth and holes are perfect! The picture isnt as appealing, but I promise its the best!
I was given these “old-fashioned” wash cloths, and started using them. For one thing, they rinse out clean, dry fast, and don’t start to smell bad like sponges. I will crochet some of my own in bright colors, and make some for gifts too.
Kimberly A. Roberts says
I have been looking for a good simple washcloth pattern. Don’t know how I missed this. Glad to find it. Can’t wait to try. And the shell one too
Emily Jones says
How big do these washcloths turn out to be? I am between patterns and I need about an 8×8 or 9×9 finishing size, and I’m assuming these are about that, but I am just wondering. Thanks!
If I measured them now, it might not be accurate because we have used them for about a year or so. They did stretch and become longer than I wanted. So, I recently wrote a new pattern that you may like more. It is perfectly square and you could stop at what round is the exact measurement you are needing. Here is the link 🙂 https://stitch11.memberhost.io/stitch11-square-crochet-washcloth/
Hi. I have tried a lot of different patterns for dishclothes and have found that all hdc for a dishcloth pattern are the best. They’re quick to work up. They may not be as pretty as some of the decorative patterns, but they do their job. Love this pattern. Thanks, Corina.
Hi i was wandering can you use red heart which is arcylic yarn instead of cotton
Yeah you probably could, I don’t know how well it would soak up water but if you make it let me know how you like using it! 😀
I’ve made these with acrylic yarn and I love them! They have a little more scrubby feel than cotton, they hold their shape longer after washing, and they resist stains better. They do not soak up spills on the counter very well, but for dishwashing alone they are great!
No, only cotton. Cotton can tolerate the heat (if you were to make hotpads), where acrylic will melt. Cotton absorbs water, acrylic does not. 😉
I just found your pattern and have worked to the 16th row. I love the texture and the way it’s looking so far. I’m curious..if I want the cloth to be bigger can I continue to do multiple rows of the edging?
You could do that. Or you could start with a longer chain and do more repeating rows. Personally, I love the latest Stitch11 washcloth pattern because it is perfectly square… and it is also larger than the older patterns. https://stitch11.memberhost.io/stitch11-square-crochet-washcloth/
Thanks for such a quick reply! If I do a longer chain do I just need to be sure it’s a multiple of 3? What’s the chain formula for HDC. I don’t know if I’m wording that right. I’m an adv beginner.
You really can start with any amount of chain. 🙂
Thanks so much!
I use a size “H” crochet hook. I chain 30, then hdc.I do 26 rows and end up with a cloth that is about 8 by 8. Takes me 1.5 to 2 hours to make one.
I just made this and I just love it , took about 30 minutes to make. Pattern is 5 stars all the way!!! Thanks so very much 🙂
How do you gget the color not to wash out? ll of mine loose thier color once washed .
Maybe it depends on the yarn. I have noticed some of mine washing out but the Bernat Cotton I have never seemed to fade much at all.
Jill Honer says
I tell everyone that buy nmine or that I give as gifts…that before using to rinse in Vinegar, then rinse and wash. The vinegar sets the dye so you r colors will always stay nice. I always add vinegar to my wash machine with darks anyway. Keeps everything from fading. The manufacturer recommended it years ago , so I never stop. It also deodorize and cleans your washing machine. Doesnt matter if its a top loader or front loader.machine too. Its a win win !!!
I am teaching a beginner crochet class next month and I was wondering if I could use this pattern. I will print with address to this website and citation. Please let me know!
Are you using 2 strands while crocheting this because you have cotton and worst weight yarn listed
Sherree Chmitlin says
I was just wondering if there is a place on your site that we can get the patterns without the ads.