Dishcloths don’t have to be boring. They can be both pretty and functional and they also make great gifts! These quick little projects are the perfect way to practice your crochet and learn new crochet stitches without having to commit to a large, complicated project. Check out this post and see if you can pick up a few new tricks along the way!
Candy Cane Dish Cloths
The simple moss stitch (alternating single crochet and chain stitches) really shines with alternating Christmas colors in these fabulous Candy Cane Dish Cloths. The best part is that there are free printable labels to make your gifts or craft fair displays extra special.
Designer : Lullaby Lodge
Pattern Here: Candy Cane Dish Cloths
Flower Power Dishcloth
These Flower Power Dishcloths are almost too pretty to use. You’ll be working in the round using bright colors and half double crochet stitches. I’m getting a 70’s vibe and I absolutely love them. They’re the perfect mix of easy and fun!
Designer : Whiskers and Wool
Pattern Here: Flower Power Dishcloth
Merry Bright Dishcloth
A humble half double crochet square is transformed by yuletide color-changing yarn in these fabulous Merry Bright Dishcloths. These would make a festive addition to your Christmas Kitchen, don’t you think?
Designer : Cute and Cozy Crochet
Pattern Here: Merry Bright Dishcloth
You can’t go wrong with a monochrome dishcloth that’s worked up in an eye-catching stitch. These Harlequin Crochet Dishcloths are luxurious, thick and pretty enough to display proudly in your kitchen or guest bathroom.
Designer : Hard Knot Life Crochet
Pattern Here: Harlequin Dishcloth
Starburst Daisy Dishcloth
These stunning Starburst Daisy Dishcloths could also be used as coasters. It’s hard for me to decide which design aspect I like more – the puff stitch daisy center or the front post double crochet spokes that radiate out on the last few rows.
Designer : Lullaby Lodge
Pattern Here: Starburst Daisy Dishcloth
Bright Chevron Dishcloth
If you’re up for challenge and love learning new stitches then this Bright Chevron Dishcloth is for you! You’ll have two active loops at a time, one for each color. Don’t forget a stitch marker to hold onto the color you aren’t using so that your work doesn’t unravel!
Designer : Moogly Blog
Pattern Here: Bright Chevron Dishcloth
Sunny Day Dishcloth
One reviewer says: “cute pattern easy to read, thank-you” The Sunny Day Dishcloth really stands out from the rest. Even though they only used one color, they really made the design pop with front post double crochet stitches for added texture and a shell stitch border.
Designer : Traverse Bay Crochet
Pattern Here: Sunny Day Dishcloth
Tunisian Shaker Dishcloths
Dishcloths are a great way to practice new crochet techniques like the tunisian crochet stitch featured in these swirly Shaker Dishcloths. You don’t need a special crochet hook and you don’t need any previous tunisian crochet experience.
Designer : Very Pink
Pattern Here: Tunisian Shaker Dishcloths
Kitchen Duty Hooty Dishcloth
A colorful circle is transformed into an owl in the clever Hooty Dishcloth. Ok, this one is definitely too cute to use as a dishcloth. I can totally see a few of these strung out as a bunting to brighten up your front porch.
Designer : Mo Crochet
Pattern Here: Kitchen Duty Hooty Dishcloth
Buffalo Plaid Dishcloth Set
My favorite dishcloths for gifting are ones that come in a cute little set where each design is different. Red and black are classic Christmas colors and you can’t go wrong with buffalo plaid. It’s safe to say that this Buffalo Plaid Dishcloth Set is sure to be a welcome gift!
Designer : Stitching Tog
Pattern Here: Buffalo Plaid Dishcloth Set
Colorful Chevron Dishcloth
Raid your stash for two bright colors and whip up this quick Chevron Dishcloth. You can decide whether you’d like your dishcloth to be a classic square shape or have fun little waves on two sides. Don’t worry, there’s lots of pictures to help you along the way!
Designer : Pine Tree Crochet
Pattern Here: Colorful Chevron Dishcloth
One reviewer says: “OMG. I LOVE these patterns!!! I am fairly pattern illiterate. I’ve been crocheting for nearly a decade, but have never been able to follow anything other than YouTube instructions.” That’s high praise for these cute Jack-O-Lantern Dishcloths.
Designer : Lainetree Creations
Pattern Here: Jack-O-Lantern Dishcloth
Hanging Pumpkin Cloth Set
Hello pumpkin! This Hanging Pumpkin Cloth Set is perfect for fall. The majority of the pattern is single crochet and half double crochet stitches – even the lovely textured ridges! They’re really not as hard as they look and I suggest you give them a try!
Designer : Snappy Tots
Pattern Here: Hanging Pumpkin Cloth Set
Christmas Granny Square Dishcloths
Granny squares are classics for a reason. There’s no long starting chain, they work up quickly and they look great too! These Christmas Granny Square Dishcloths are no exception. I love the idea of making a set just like this one: one green, one red, one white and one multicolored.
Designer : She Yarns
Pattern Here: Christmas Granny Square Dishcloths
Beginner Waffle Dishcloth
If you’ve never done the waffle stitch before you’re in for a real treat with these fabulous and functional Waffle Dishcloths. The waffle stitch is very thick and squishy which makes it perfect for dishcloths and hot pads.
Designer : Little Conkers
Pattern Here: Beginner Waffle Dishcloth
Rudolph the Reindeer Dishcloth
Everyone’s favorite reindeer takes center stage in this Rudolph the Reindeer Dishcloth. Christmas is right around the corner and having this hanging next to your sink does double duty as a decoration and a dishcloth.
Designer : American Crochet
Pattern Here: Rudolph the Reindeer Dishcloth
Pretty pink hearts adorn this delightful Sweetheart Washcloth. The design is so simple and sweet that it’s absolutely perfect for bridesmaids gifts, Valentine’s day and spa basket gift sets. Who would you make this for?
Designer : Lullaby Lodge
Pattern Here: Sweetheart Washcloth
Lazy Waves Dishcloth
The designer says: “Creating a small (useful) item with a stitch I know well is like spending an hour or two with an old friend.” What a lovely sentiment and what an eye-catching design in this Lazy Waves Dishcloth.
Designer : Look at What I Made
Pattern Here: Lazy Waves Dishcloth
Christmas Tree Dishcloth
December is right around the corner and it looks like some Christmas trees are already “popping up!” This bobble stitch Christmas Tree Dishcloth is easy and fun to make and the pattern comes with a free printable label too!
Designer : Pattern Paradise
Pattern Here: Christmas Tree Dishcloth
Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth
You can teach an old stitch a new twist when you make these Granny Square Dishcloths. They are more solid than a traditional granny square and the different colored rows make a pretty array of different sized squares.
Designer : Dabbles and Babbles
Pattern Here: Colorful Solid Granny Square Dishcloth
There’s a bumpy road ahead with this Dotty Dishcloth pattern. You will use the picot single crochet stitch and the granite stitch to make a lovely nubby dishcloth that is extra strong and scrubby.
Designer : Who’s Homemade
Pattern Here: Dotty Dishcloth
Bobble Stitch Washcloth
Are you a beginner crocheter? Look no further than this fabulous Bobble Stitch Washcloth. One reviewer says: “This was my second crochet pattern ever. Very easy to understand and follow for a brand new crocheter!”
Designer : Sunny and Stitch
Pattern Here: Bobble Stitch Washcloth
Strawberry Basket Tunisian Dishcloth
Did you know that you can use the tunisian crochet stitch to make the texture of a basket weave and the texture of plump juicy strawberries? Well now you do! The free crochet pattern for the Strawberry Basket Tunisian Dishcloth will walk you through it.
Designer : Moogly Blog
Pattern Here: Strawberry Basket Tunisian Dishcloth
Light Heart Dishcloth
Don’t be a square! You can make a pretty pink dishcloth in an interesting shape with this Light Heart Dishcloth pattern. You’ll also learn a new crochet border to add to your collection. I’m totally going to use this border idea for Christmas decorations.
Designer : Naztazia
Pattern Here: Light Heart Dishcloth
Crossed double crochets make a lovely interesting surface with lots of little holes. This Mijo Dishcloth design finds the happy medium between lace and solid stitches to make a lovely scrubby and lightweight dishcloth.
Designer : Mijo Crochet
Pattern Here: Mijo Dishcloth
Have I convinced you yet? Making dishcloths can be fun and interesting. There are so many great designs to choose from! Which one are you the most excited about making? Let me know in the comments below!
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SharonNovember 28, 2020 at 4:52 pm
What a lifesaver for last minute gifts! Thank you!
Valerie BaruchDecember 14, 2020 at 5:19 pm
I have been searching for the pattern to make the peppermint spiral potholes that is posted on Pinterest. The colors are yellow and blue?
SandraJanuary 5, 2021 at 4:00 am
Thank you for all the wonderful patterns.
DeborahJanuary 11, 2021 at 4:25 pm
I’d like to be able to download the Dottie Dishcloth. Is there any way I can?
JudyJanuary 30, 2021 at 7:27 pm
I love almost all of the designs….not sure where to start….