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15 Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

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Nobody likes washing dishes, but you can at least wash the dishes in style using an attractive crocheted dishcloth. Hand-crocheted dishcloths tend to be much thicker and more luxurious than their factory-made counterparts. This tiny bit of luxury can help to make the task of washing dishes more pleasant.

Furthermore, dishcloths work up relatively quickly, and are typically easy to crochet; you don't have to worry about complicated shaping or finishing.

These free dishcloth patterns give you some fantastic options for crocheting your own beautiful dishcloths. Enjoy!

See Also: How to Crochet Dishcloths and Washcloths

Easy Single Crochet Mesh Dishcloth Pattern

Single Crochet Mesh Dishcloth
Single Crochet Mesh Dishcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay
This beginner-friendly dishcloth is crocheted using only two of the easy basic stitches: the chain stitch and single crochet. When you put these two stitches together, the result is an interesting textured mesh that's great for scrubbing.

Puff Stitch Lace Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Puff Stitch Lace Crochet Dishcloth
Puff Stitch Lace Crochet Dishcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay

You can crochet this fancy cloth using a stitch pattern known as Puff lace stitch with half double crochet vs. You can use the finished project as either a dishcloth or a washcloth; I tried using it for both purposes, and was satisfied either way.

Lacy Treble Shell Dishcloth Pattern

Lacy Treble Shell Dishcloth
Lacy Treble Shell Dishcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay

You'll use the lacy treble shell stitch to crochet this pretty dishcloth. It looks complicated, but it really isn't; the stitch is constructed like a basic shell stitch, but it's made using treble crochets, chains and half double crochets.

Double Rainbow Dishcloth

Double Rainbow Crocheted Square -- Easy Crochet Project Made Using Scrap Yarn
Double Rainbow Dishcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

This easy crocheted dishcloth features a double rainbow design, with red in the center and stripes of orange, yellow, green and blue radiating outward.

This dishcloth is a great way to use up scrap yarn. You'll enjoy using it to brighten up your kitchen, too.

Colorful Striped Dishcloth

Colorful Striped Crochet Dishcloth Worked in Afghan Stitch AKA Tunisian Simple Stitch
Colorful Striped Dishcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

This colorful dishcloth is crocheted in bright primary colors, red yellow and blue. The striped pattern creates color blends that fool the eye and form a rainbow effect.

This dishcloth is part of a kitchen gift set which also includes matching potholders.

Faux Knit and Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Faux Knit and Crochet Dishcloth
Faux Knit and Crochet Dishcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay

For those of you who love the look of knitting but prefer the ease of crochet, here's a fun project that will give you the best of both worlds. It's a dishcloth crocheted using Tunisian knit stitch. The finishing touch is a simple edging worked in single crochet.

Earthtone Ombre Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Earthtone Ombre Dishcloth
Earthtone Ombre Crochet Dishcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay.

This chic dishcloth is crocheted in afghan stitch using two different variegated yarns, and then finished off with a simple edging of solid-colored single crochet. The multicolored yarns make the dishcloth look much more complex than it really is; the color changes are ultra-simple, but the overall effect is rich and sophisticated.

Lacy Openwork Cotton Dishcloth - Free Pattern and Tutorial

Free Cotton Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
Lacy Crocheted Dishcloth With Openwork Stripes - Photo © Amy Solovay.

This dishcloth is lavish and luxurious. It's much larger than average, making it useful as either a dishcloth or a dish towel - you could wash or dry a lot of dishes with it.

This pattern is presented as a step-by-step tutorial, with photos of every step. So, if you are new to crocheting, you'll be able to take a close look at all the little details.

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We've also posted links to related crochet patterns below.

Free Washcloth Patterns

Organic Crocheted Washcloth
Crocheted Washcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay

Dishcloths, washcloths and dish rags are similar in design; in some cases, you can use the patterns interchangeably. In some cases, when crocheting dish rags using a washcloth pattern, you might want to substitute a sturdy kitchen cotton yarn for whatever yarn is recommended in the washcloth pattern.

You're invited to check out our free washcloth patterns.

Crochet Scrubbies

When a Dishcloth Isn't Tough Enough to Get the Job Done, Try a Crocheted Scrubbie.
When a Dishcloth Isn't Tough Enough to Get the Job Done, Try a Scrubbie. Photo © Amy Solovay.
Sometimes, a dishcloth just isn't enough to get the yucky stuff off your dishes. In that case, try using a scrubbie instead. We have free crochet patterns for those too!
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