Nobody likes washing dishes, but you can at least scrub 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!
More Crochet for the Kitchen
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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; it works well either way.
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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 also a great way to use up scrap yarn. You'll enjoy using it to brighten up your kitchen, too.Continue to 5 of 17 below.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.Continue to 9 of 17 below.
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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.
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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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This is another dishcloth design that utilizes variegated yarns for maximum color impact. The result: a vibrant, colorful project that is both beautiful and functional.
This dishcloth was named after the colorways of the two most prominent yarns used in the pattern.Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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This dishcloth is crocheted in soothing shades of denim blue, although you can easily substitute other colors if you prefer. The plaid effect you see here was a happy accident; it's entirely due to the color shading in the ombre yarn used. If you work this pattern, your dishcloth will turn out to be a one-of-a-kind original, due to differences in yarn dye lots, plus differences in individual crochet work.
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This dishcloth is perfect for beginners and a total no-brainer! The design is by Anastacia Zittel, and the free crochet pattern is posted at the Anastacia Knits website.Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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