13 March 2009

Free Crocheted Dishcloth Pattern!

I've been playing around making dishcloths without a "regular" pattern and this is one of my favorites to make and use. If it is similar to one you have seen elsewhere then I'm sorry. This is one that I've developed by trial and error and lots of experimenting :). This pattern is mine and by being posted here it is copyrighted as of 13 March 2009. You may use this pattern to crochet gifts or for your own use. Absolutely no selling of finished objects! Do not sell the pattern or copy my pictures for your own use or sale because I hold the copyright for them too. You may print out copies of this pattern and the accompanying photos to use as reference only. Do not post this pattern or the accompanying photos elsewhere on the web. You may link to the pattern here please. So enough of that and here's the pattern...

Meshie-Washie Dishcloth


All cotton ww yarn (examples use 3 colors)
G Hook
Tapestry needle


With color A chain 25

Row 1 In 2nd ch from hook sc then sc across (24 sc), ch 3 then turn
Row 2 skip first sc then dc in next sc, ch1, *skip sc then dc in next, ch 1*

Row 3 sc across {last sc will be between a dc and ch3 ( 24 across)}

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have 7 rows of row 2 and 8 rows of row 3

Fasten Off


1st round

attach color B ch1

sc around-- In corners, put 1 sc ch2 and 1sc

slip stitch into first stitch when finishing row

Fasten off

2nd round

attach color C ch3

dc around--In corners put 2 dc ch1 and 2dc

slip stitch into first stitch when finishing row

Fasten off

Weave in all loose ends


  1. I am going to try this one. So nice of you to have posted this for others. Crochet dishcloths are so much better than the ones you purchase in the stores.

  2. Thank you very much. I like the crocheted ones better too. They last longer and scrub better too. I hope you enjoy yours.

  3. What a beautiful pattern. But I love the picture of the lilacs as well. I am waiting for them to bloom here :)

  4. Thank you so much. Our lilacs are finished for the year already. You must be further north. Our rose bushes are full of buds so I'm looking forward to posting a picture of them soon.

  5. I can crochet these dishcloths up in no time at all and have quite a few of them. They also work so much better than the one's you buy at the store and much cheaper too. Not only do I use them as dishcloths, I also, crochet them up as washcloths. They hold soap much better then regular washcloths and rinses better as well. It's also much softer than regular washcloths and cheaper too. I say, why buy something when you can make it yourself for little to nothing. Thank you so much. Tonya in N.C.

  6. I usually carry a small project like these in my purse to work on when I'm stuck somewhere waiting. Thanks for visiting!


What are your thoughts? Your opinions are important to me so if you think I am right on or off my rocker let me know.