Are you looking for a great yarn stash buster? There's no better project for helping to clean out your yarn bins than crochet dishcloths. Not only are they adorable, they also serve a practical purpose – cleaning your home or your body.
Let's face it, no one really enjoys doing the dishes but especially when you have a flimsy, mass-produced cloth that doesn't last long before it's threadbare and full of holes. Handmade crochet cloths tend to be thicker, more luxurious and last much, much longer.
Check out our 17 free crochet dishcloth patterns that'll make you actually want to wash the dishes now.
Crunchy Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
This crunchy stitch dishcloth pattern features a fun and easy crochet stitch that gives a great textured design. The crochet pattern uses only two basics stitches, slip stitches and half double crochets, but when used in an alternating sequence the effect looks much more complex.
Via Petals to Picots
Tulip Textured Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Dishcloths are a great way to try out new stitches, like this one, the Tulip Stitch. It has a really beautiful repetitive pattern with a lovely bumpy texture.
Easy Primrose Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
These little cloths make great washcloths too! They are perfect for stitching up during a tv show or a car ride – you can have a pretty new cloth by the time you’ve watched Buttercup and Westley finally get their happy ending.
Via Flamingo Toes
Shell Stitch Washcloth
Add some elegance to your bathroom with this crocheted washcloth. The shell crochet pattern is quick to learn, and the cotton yarn feels wonderful.
Bumpy Scrubby Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
You can never have enough dishcloths in the house – things are always needing a good scrub! We love this cloth because it uses a waffle stitch, so it has an ultra ribbed texture to it (thus, the “bumpy scrubby”) – great for catching gunk when cleaning up.
Single Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
This crochet pattern is just alternating a single crochet stitch and a double crochet stitch.
Via MidWestern Moms
Three Color Simple Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Although the crochet stitch pattern is simple, the color changes give this dishcloth a bright and cheery look. Of course, if you prefer it can be worked all in one color too!
Via Petals to Picot
Cotton Crochet Washcloth and Scrubby Pattern
Pamper someone you care about with this cotton crochet washcloth and scrubby set.
Tunisian Crochet Washcloth
Tunisian crochet is a deceptively easy technique that is a little bit crochet, a little bit knitting and looks like weaving. The resulting fabric is quite thick and spongy making it a perfect choice for wash or dishcloths, potholders, cushions and more.
Via My Poppet
Easy Double Crochet Washcloth Pattern
Looking for a quick crochet project? This free crochet washcloth pattern is just what you need! Use up some of your pretty yarn stash and make a bundle of them in no time at all. This crochet project is perfect for beginners, but everyone can use a simply sweet washcloth or two.
Via Everything Etsy
Farmhouse Washcloth Crochet Pattern
These “farmhouse style” washcloths are generously sized and durable for all the scrub’n that needs to be done around the house. This crochet washcloth pattern is really easy and it uses the spider stitch. Perfect for beginners – you simply need to know how to single crochet and make a chain stitch.
Via Mama In A Stitch
Mama’s Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
This is a very easy, beginner level crochet project and also a great pattern. With a lovely but sturdy texture may bring sudden memories for many of us. Especially once you reach a certain age, you become very fond and attached to anything your mama likes or has liked. Handmade washcloths and dishcloths may suddenly feel very personal.
Via Daily Crochet
Easy Thick Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
This crochet dishcloth pattern is about as easy as it gets – a perfect pattern for beginners. You only need to know 2 stitches, the chain stitch, and the single crochet stitch.
Crochet Cabin Dishcloth Pattern
This crochet cabin dishcloth reminds us of something you would find in a camp or cabin and folded over the kitchen sink.
Via Just B Crafty
Delightful Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
Here’s a delightful and elegant vintage looking dishcloth, perfect for jazzing up a drab looking kitchen sink.
Bath House Spa Crochet Washcloth Pattern
These make a great gift for just about anyone! The color can go with any décor, and these make special dish cloths for the kitchen as well – think hostess gifts, baby shower, and housewarming parties
Via Mama In A Stitch
The Sedge Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Looking for a pretty dishcloth that still has a lot of texture? The sedge stitch crochet dishcloth is perfect.
So what pattern have you selected for your next crochet project? With all these great options, we know it will be hard to decide.
If you'd like some more inspiration for crochet patterns, take a peek at some of my other blog pages here: 55 Fun Pot Holder Crochet Patterns