MAKE: Cotton Crochet Dishcloths


I love crochet dishcloths. They are durable, easy to wash, and quick and fun to make. I was searching for a new quick project and remembered that my Granny used to make these dishcloths all the time when I was a kid. My boyfriend recently moved into his own apartment and was running low on dishcloths, so I had a lightbulb moment of remembering and decided to make him one. I got addicted to making these quick and easy dishcloths and decided to make a few more.

Crocheting these cotton dishcloths was one of the most meditative and quick projects. If you tend to lean more toward knitting than crocheting, that is also an option for this project. These cotton dishcloths are durable, easy to wash, and great for getting the stuck-on bits off of dishes due to their nubby texture compared to conventional dishcloths from the store.


Crochet Cotton Dishcloth Pattern

  1. Chain 35 stitches.
  2. Chain 1, turn, and single crochet across to the end of the previous 35 stitches. (Row 1 - 3)
  3. **Chain 2, double crochet to the end of the previous stitches. (Row 4)
  4. Chain 1, single crochet to the end of the previous stitches. (Row 5-6)**
  5. Repeat the starred instructions (**) until you almost have a square cloth.
  6. Chain 1, single crochet to the end of previous stitches for the last 3 rows. Tie off and weave in yarn ends.
  7. Choose an alternating colour if you like and single crochet a border around the square dishcloth. 

I used a Number 3 crochet hook and a 4-Medium cotton yarn by Lily Sugar'N Cream which I bought from a local yarn shop. For a ball of approximately 109 metres, it cost me $3.90. I used about a third of the ball of yarn for my dishcloth, so each dishcloth I make costs me about $1.30 in materials. 

I like to crochet while sitting in the sunshine and listening to the radio, watching a Netflix show, or while commuting on the bus. I find crochet projects stress relieving and meditative and a great way to slow down after a hectic day.

Happy crocheting!