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Rustic Cotton Dishcloth – Free Crochet Pattern

Learn how to crochet a rustic cotton dishcloth with this free pattern. These easy-to-make dishcloths are perfect to have in your home as they can be used for many purposes.

You can use them in the kitchen to wipe down counters or you can use them in the bathroom. They’re also a great alternative to paper towels, making these dishcloths very eco-friendly!

Continue to read through the inspiration behind my latest design or scroll down for the free crochet dishcloth pattern + video tutorial.

2 rustic crochet dishcloths with a bar of soap in a ceramic bowl

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Crochet Rustic Cotton Dishcloth

I love crocheting dishcloths for my home! I have a ton of dishcloths for the kitchen and a separate set for the bathroom. They’re also a great alternative to paper towels, which makes me really happy, as I’m always trying to find different ways to be a bit more eco-friendly.

These rustic crochet dishcloths are made with cotton yarn and work up very fast. I’m talking 30 minutes max!

I made these while on the way to work in the morning, so they don’t take much time to crochet at all.

model holding 3 folded crochet dishcloths in the color white and linen

One thing that I love about this crochet dishcloth is that it’s simple to make and very beginner-friendly. I also love how it has tons of texture!

These rustic dishcloths are made using two different stitches. The first stitch you will be using is a variation of a single crochet stitch and the second stitch is the Suzette Stitch.

The Suzette stitch is made by alternating single crochet and double crochet. So this entire dishcloth is made from a combination of single crochet and double crochet.

2 crochet dishcloths on a white board

Yarn Choice

For this pattern, I chose to work with WeCrochet Dishie yarn in the color Linen and Swan. It’s a worsted weight, number 4 cotton yarn. I love working with this cotton yarn because it’s so soft and really holds up well after a couple of washes.

They also have a ton of color options available, 30 total, so you make a lot of these. They would make a wonderful gift for the holidays too! Anyhow, some of my favorite colors include blush, dewdrop, and clementine.

Which colors are your favorite?

What can I use my crochet dishcloth for?

Crochet dishcloths are so useful as you can use them for so many things. Here are some ideas of where you can use your crochet dishcloths:

  • Wipe down surfaces around the house.
  • You can use these to clean dishes.
  • Makes a great makeup remover wipe.

You can pretty much use these dishcloths for a variety of things. One thing that I love to do is make separate colored sets for the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. I love doing it this way, plus it helps me stay organized.

What type of yarn do you use to crochet dishcloths?

Cotton yarn is the best type of yarn to use for crochet washcloths and dishcloths. I highly recommend picking a cotton yarn for household crochet projects because it’s soft, durable, absorbent, and machine washable.

It’s the perfect yarn for crochet home-decor projects! Some of my favorite cotton yarns include We Crochet Dishie yarn, Lily Sugar N’ Cream Yarn, and Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn.

How to add a border to your crochet dishcloth?

One cute idea for your crochet dishcloth is to add a fun little border. You can do this by adding a simple single crochet border or you can do a picot crochet edge. You can also add a reverse single crochet border, this is what I did with my spiral coasters.

Another idea would be to make your border in different colors.

Other free patterns you might like

4 free crochet home decor patterns: potholder, hotpad, and 2 different coasters.
  1. Double Thick Crochet Potholder / 2. Crochet Circle Hot Pads / 3. Chunky Crochet Coasters / 4. Boho Crochet Coasters

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Description:

Learn how to make rustic crochet dishcloths for your home with this easy pattern. These dishcloths can be used for many different things. You can use them to wipe down surfaces, clean dishes, and they also make a great makeup remover wipe.

Materials:

  • 1 ball of WeCrochet Dishie yarn in the color Swan or Linen (Weight 4/ Worsted). I used a little less than 50 yards for one crochet washcloth.
  • Size 4.5 mm crochet hook
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

Dishcloth Size:

8 1/2″ x 7″ inches

Gauge:

20 rows x 14 stitches = 4″ inch square

Skill Level:

Easy

Abbreviations:

ch – chain: Yarn over, pull through loop on hook.

sc – single crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook.

dc – double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull through, yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook. 

eesc – extended single crochet: Insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop, chain 2, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.

sts – stitch

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern written in U.S. Terms.
  • ch 1 does not count as a stitch.

Rustic Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Ch 32

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next chain and across till end of row (31).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in first stitch, eesc in next stitch. Repeat from * till last two stitches, eesc in next stitch, sc in last stitch.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first stitch and across.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in next two stitches, eesc in next stitch. * sc in next stitch, eesc in next stitch. Repeat from * till last two stitches. Sc in last two stitches.

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first stitch and across.

Row 6: Repeat row 2

Row 7: Repeat row 3

Row 8: ch 1, turn, (1sc, 1dc) in first stitch, skip next st. *(1sc,1dc) in next st, skip next st. Repeat from * till last two st. skip next st, sc in last st.

Row 9: Repeat row 8

Row 10: Repeat row 8

Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in first stitch and across.

Row 12 – Row 17: Repeat rows 2-7

Row 18 – Row 20: Repeat row 8

Row 21: Repeat row 11

Row 22 – 27: Repeat rows 2-7

Row 28: Repeat row 11

Finish off and weave in ends.

Voila, you’re done! I hope you enjoyed making this crochet pattern.

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Laura Jueschke

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

I love this dishcloth, but I would like to make it smaller. Maybe around 5-6". How can I do that? Thank you so much!

Nicky

Sunday 27th of March 2022

Hi, thank you so much! So this dishcloth is made with a multiple of 2. So I would adjust the beginning chain by a multiple of 2 to the size you want your washcloth to be. I hope that helps. 😊