Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Small Luxuries for Your Kitchen

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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...MORE some fantastic options for crocheting your own beautiful dishcloths. Enjoy!

More Crochet for the Kitchen

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    This beginner-friendly dishcloth is crocheted using only two 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.

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    Puff Stitch Lace Crochet Dishcloth
    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; it works well either way.

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    Lacy Treble Shell Dishcloth
    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.

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    Double Rainbow Crocheted Square -- Easy Crochet Project Made Using Scrap Yarn
    Double Rainbow Crocheted Square -- Easy Crochet Project Made Using Scrap Yarn and Front Loop Single Crochet Stitch. 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 also a great way to use up scrap yarn. You'll enjoy using it to brighten up your kitchen, too.

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    Colorful Striped Crochet Dishcloth Worked in Afghan Stitch AKA Tunisian Simple Stitch
    Colorful Striped Crochet Dishcloth. 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.

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    Faux Knit and Crochet Dishcloth
    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.

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    Earthtone Ombre Dishcloth
    This ombre dishcloth is crocheted in afghan stitch, with an edging of single crochet. The colors are rich, lovely earth tones. This dishcloth utilizes a couple of different variegated yarns in harmony with a solid colored border. 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.

    See close-up photos of the dishcloth and the yarns used to make it, along with the matching potholders.

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    Free Cotton Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
    Lacy Openwork Dishcloth Crocheted in Lily Sugar 'n Cream Cotton Yarn. 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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    Organic Crocheted Washcloth
    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.

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    When a Dishcloth Isn't Tough Enough to Get the Job Done, Try a Crocheted Scrubbie.
    Crochet Scrubbies. 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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    Camel and Blue Crocheted Dishcloth Made With Solid and Variegated Yarns
    Camel and Blue Crocheted Dishcloth Made With Solid and Variegated Yarns. Camel and Blue Crocheted Dishcloth - Photo © Amy Solovay.

    This dishcloth features two solid colors of kitchen cotton -- blue and camel -- paired with shaded brown variegated yarn.

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    Crocheted Strawberry Potpourri Dishcloth
    Crocheted Strawberry Potpourri Dishcloth - This Dishcloth Is Named After the Ombre Yarns Used to Create It. Strawberry Potpourri Dishcloth - Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    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.

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    Shaded Denim Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
    Shaded Denim Crochet Dishcloth - This Dishcloth Is Crocheted Using Peaches & Creme Ombre Yarn in a Colorway Known As Shaded Denim. Shaded Denim Crochet Dishcloth - Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    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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    Crocheted Dishcloth in a Granny Square Style of Design
    Crocheted Dishcloth in a Granny Square Style of Design. Crocheted Dishcloth in a Granny Square Style of Design; Photo © Anastacia Zittel

    This granny square style dishcloth was designed by Anastacia Zittel of Anastacia Knits Designs. The free dishcloth pattern is available at her website.

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    Ribbed Crochet Dishcloth
    Ribbed Crochet Dishcloth. Ribbed Crochet Dishcloth -- Design by Anastacia Knits Designs; Photo © Anastacia Zittel

    This easy dishcloth is worked in back loop single crochet stitch. The free crochet pattern is by Anastacia Zittel, AKA Anastacia Knits Designs. The pattern is posted at her website.

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    Beginner's Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
    Beginner's Crochet Dishcloth Pattern. Dishcloth Design by Anastacia Knits Designs; Photo © Anastacia Zittel

    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.

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    Kitchen Patterns: Dishcloth and Potholders Crocheted in Cotton Yarn
    Kitchen Patterns: Dishcloth and Potholders Crocheted in Cotton Yarn. Kitchen Patterns: Dishcloth and Potholders Crocheted in Cotton Yarn - Photo © Amy Solovay

    Want more free kitchen patterns? We've posted free patterns for kitchen gift sets, towel toppers, towel hangers, potholders and hot pads too.