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How to crochet easy dish cloths – you will be able to whip a few up in an evening! This pattern uses a simple textured stitch – double crochet and single crochet, so it is perfect for beginners.

I love how cheerful they look in bright colours. You only need small amounts of cotton yarn in worsted weight (aran weight) so have a look through your stash and see what you can find!

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Crochet Dishcloths for Gifts!

Crochet dish cloths (you could also use them as wash cloths) make lovely gifts – just add a nice bar of soap and some wrapping, and you have a very welcome gift for a house warming, a birthday present or a teacher gift.

They are an easy crochet project to pop in your bag and crochet a few rows when out and about.

You can check out more crochet dish cloths and washcloths below:

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crochet free pattern easy dishcloth

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Materials for Crochet Dishcloth

  • Approximately 80-100 yds of worsted weight cotton yarn in various colours
    I used Stylecraft Classique Cotton. Another suggestion is Rico Design –  Creative Cotton Aran
  • Crochet Hook 5mm
  • Yarn needle and scissors

This pattern is written in U.S. crochet terms


Approx. 7.5 x 7.5 in


US Crochet terms

  • sc – single crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • rep – repeat
  • t-ch – turning chain

UK Crochet terms

  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – treble crochet
  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • rep – repeat
  • t-ch – turning chain


Changing colours (work last st until there are 2 loops on hook, yarn over with new colour and draw through all loops to complete stitch)

Easy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Free Pattern for Crochet Dishcloths

Chain 30

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn – 29sc

Row 2: Ch 2, 3 dc in 1st st (base of ch 2), * skip next 3 sts, [1 sc, 3 dc] in next st; rep from * to last 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, 1 sc in last st, turn

Row 3: Ch 2, 3 dc in 1st st (base of ch 2), * skip next 3 dc, [1 sc, 3 dc] in next sc; rep from * across to last st, 1 sc in 2nd ch of beg ch 2, turn

Rows 4 – 16: Repeat row 3 for pattern.

Row 17: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across

And that is it! You can change colour every 2 rows, or whenever you wish – or make your dishcloths in just one colour.

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    1. Hi! My apologies for not answering sooner, your comment did not show up correctly. The multiple of stitches is 7

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