Easy Crochet Dish Cloth Pattern

Easy Crochet Dish Cloths

It seems I am always needing new dishcloths and towels for the kitchen! We go through them so quickly around here. Do you have that problem too?

I love crochet dishcloths for that reason. They are so easy and quick to make up and they work so well. 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. :)

Easy Crochet Washcloths

This easy pattern uses the Primrose stitch for the main section, it has such a great texture to it. I added a little scalloped border – because I can’t seem to crochet things without a scalloped edging. It’s a compulsion. They look so sweet that way though!

Scallop Crochet Dish Cloths

Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Here’s the easy pattern for you!

I used three colors of I Love This Yarn Cotton from Hobby Lobby – and I had plenty for all three cloths and lots leftover. So one skein should easily do more than one cloth if you want to use all one color for your main section and edging.

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Boye Crochet Hook: I


ch: Chain
sc: Single Crochet
dc: Double Crochet
hdc: Half Double Crochet

Body of Dish Cloth

Foundation Chain – ch 32.

Row 1: In the third chain from hook, work 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc. *Skip next two chains and in next chain work 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc. Repeat from * across. Finish with 1 hdc in last chain. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2. *In next ch 2 space work 3 dc (shell made). Repeat from * across. Finish with 1 dc in top of turning chain. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 2. *In second dc of shell, work 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc. Repeat from * across. Finish with 1 hdc in top of turning chain. Turn.

Rows 4 – 9: Alternate rows 2 and 3, ending with row 2.

You could stop here if you don’t want to add in the scallop edging – that’s totally fine!

Change colors (if desired).

Primrose Stitch


Round 1: Ch 1. Turn cloth and working down left side, crochet 29 sc along the side. When you reach the corner ch 1, then sc 29 across bottom of the cloth. Repeat for each side, adding a ch 1 at each corner. Connect with a slip stitch to first ch 1 when you reach the starting point.

Round 2: Skip first sc, in next sc work 5 dc (scallop made). *Skip 1 sc and in next sc do a slip stitch. Skip 1 sc and in next sc work 5 dc. Continue around all four sides of the cloth. Connect with slip stitch to starting point.

Note: The scallops usually ended up over a corner for me, but I didn’t worry to much about that if they didn’t. I figured no one would be looking that close, and if they were that meant they were doing my dishes so that was all right with me. :) If that sort of thing bothers you, you can adjust your stitches easily so they work out evenly.

Scallop Crochet Edging

Now you have a super cute cloth you can use for dishes or baths  – and they make great gifts too!

Easy Crochet Dishcloths

Textured Crochet Dish Cloths

I hope you make some up – they are so fun to do!



  • These are precious! They look really cute, do you color treat them or pre-wash them at all to prevent bleeding? Good yarn choice too. I can’t stand the cotton at Walmart. I literally love that cotton (haha)

    • July 9, 2015


      Thanks Rachel! I don’t usually prewash but you definitely can. This cotton yarn washes up so great that it would be no problem to do a prewash first. And I agree about the yarn – this is my favorite! :)

  • Reply July 9, 2015


    I love the fun colors and am especially anxious to try your lovely pattern, scallops (my favorite part) and all. I also love I Love That Cotton. Recently my aunt came to visit from out of state and as a welcome gift I wanted to make her a little bath set with 3 wash cloths and a face towel. I also wanted to crochet a coordinated 2″ lace band to stitch onto a new Aqua bath towel I had purchased. I knew that in order to sell her old house she had spent quite a bit of money redoing her bathroom using teal as a color scheme but had no idea what her new master bath was like. When speaking with her, she said she was using her new teal towels because that was the color she eventually wanted to redo her new bath in. However, with other unexpected expenses the redo was going to be waiting for a while. She said her new bath was really nice except for the “lousy” color of the cabinets. She said they were golden oak that had unfortunately aged to a sort of “spicy mustard color” that didn’t show off her new towels to their best. Imagine my surprise when I got to Hobby Lobby and found their signature yarn in colors like yours above with a sort of dark gold/mustard-like color as well. Even now, I don’t think that combination sounds good but it turned out to be very striking. She phoned me later to say she had spent 2 days cleaning her bathroom cabinets and that with her new wash cloths and face towel she has decided not to redo them at all now. What a happy experience that turned out to be for both of us…a win/win all the way around. Bless you and thanks for sharing your wonderful pattern.

  • Reply July 10, 2015

    Debbie Scott

    I am having trouble understanding your directions. I am new at this, these are pretty and I really want to make these. Especially, row 2, Do we skip? Any stitches? I have big holes between my triple crochets. Do I have to chain 2 before triple? I just can’t get this figured out! Help!
    On row 1, do you do 2 single crochets and a double all on same stitch? Or all on different stitches? Help!

  • Reply July 11, 2015


    Hi the dish cloths look amazing I would like to see if you could make a easy video as ive never crochet before and would like to make some of these if possible.

    thank you

  • Reply July 12, 2015


    Hi, Bev~~~
    Your crocheted dish clothes are just too cute!
    I’ve been crocheting for years and have to tell you that your instructions are the easiest to understand of any I’ve ever read. You are to be commended for the great job of beautiful crochet and clear directions.
    Thank you for sharing…….:)

  • Reply July 13, 2015

    Joanita Theron

    Thank You so much for partying at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Your project is just awesome :)

  • Reply July 16, 2015

    Gail Akeman

    I like using homemade washcloths when I can find someone who makes them. Thank you for joining the Small victories Sunday Linkup. Please join again. Pinned to the group board.

  • Reply July 17, 2015


    Lovely !

  • Reply July 17, 2015

    T'onna @ USS Crafty

    I love these cloths! The colors are so pretty! This reminds me that I need to make more dishcloths for my mom. She loves crochet dishcloths. I actually haven’t made any for myself to use in my kitchen, but I guess I really should. I usually use sponges.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

  • Reply July 18, 2015

    Kristina & Millie

    love the colors and love the pattern!! Thanks so much for sharing with us all so we can make our own. One thing you can’t have enough of is wash cloths!

  • So pretty! I hope to find my hooks and try this sometime. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining in the Inspiration Spotlight Party.

  • Bev! I love these!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-144.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  • Everything about these is so nice: the colours, simplicity, utility (although they seem too nice to use!). Thank you for sharing and bringing them to the #HomeMattersParty!

  • Bev, the Weekly Feature Series is live. Head on over to check out your feature and the other 24 features from the week. Here is the link so you can check it out. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/weekly-features-series.html Have a lovely Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  • Reply July 26, 2015


    These are so lovely. I love homemade dishcloths! Yours are stunning. Visiting from Dear Creatives linky

  • Reply August 11, 2015


    i dont understand…the instructions go up to row 9, but it’s too short and in your picture i count like 18 rows plus your chain row? also the ending with row 2 doesn’t add up either the ninth row comes out to be the stitch pattern of row 1 &3??? am i wrong??? this is frustrating. even though it doesn’t add up to me i do have the pattern of the rows down and it is nice and simple.

  • Reply October 8, 2015

    marilyn wren

    This is a great easy and quickly done pattern. Finally a pattern I worked thru the first time and didnt have to rip out several times trying to get it right. So many patterns have mistakes but this one is excellent.Very pleased with my finished project.

  • Reply December 29, 2015


    This is a gorgeous stitch! I’ve used chunkier yarn and a bigger hook to make up blankets to donate to my local hospital’s NICU for prem babies with your pattern. The blankets are so sweet, thank you for sharing!

  • Reply January 23, 2016


    HI BEV…..love this pattern! As I am working my first one, I have found a little boo boo in your pattern…. It should say : ROWS 4 – 18 before you start your edging. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply February 23, 2016


    Beautiful wash cloths. Cannot wait to make them. Love the edging!!!!! Thanks.

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