Easy Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

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In this post I’m going to show you how to crochet a really easy dishcloth with a crochet pattern that can be adjusted to any size you like and is really quick to work up. I make these all the time for my own home and use them for washing our dishes and wiping down our kitchen surfaces and cleaning.

This easy dishcloth crochet pattern has been featured on the wonderful LoopsOnly.com in their designer spotlight series.

A neutral coloured hemp dishcloth is laid out in a diamond shape on a white table. It has a simple stitch which is repeated on each row. There is a grey crochet hook on the right next to a small ball of yarn. There is a succulent in the top left.

Which Yarn to Use

I use hemp yarn in lace weight to make the one you can see above in the photo because it makes a really lovely, flexible, versatile dishcloth that I can use for multiple purposes and once they are worn out, I can pop them into my compost knowing they won’t damage the environment.

Hemp is gently scrubby without being abrasive so it’s good for washing dishes but also scrubbing down work surfaces and bathroom sinks. Add a bit of bicarb and it works wonders to remove stains from cutlery, pans and worktops. You can read more about hemp and why I use it to crochet zero waste items.

You can, however, use any yarn you like, any weight (thickness) and any hook because with this pattern you can adjust the size as you go.

I would suggest something plant based, natural and a yarn dyed without toxic dyes so that if you choose to compost them afterwards there is no risk of adding micro plastics and toxic substances to the soil.

I have listed some alternative yarn suggestions below for you in case hemp is not available to you.

If you are looking for a thicker dishcloth with a more textured pattern then head to my other free dishcloth pattern.

A left hand is holding a folded, neutral coloured dishcloth. It has a very simple stitch that is repeated on each row. The background is white with some crochet notions and a succulent in the top left.

This easy dishcloth crochet pattern assumes you know some crochet basics like how to hold yarn when crocheting and how to crochet a foundation chain. If you are an absolute beginner then head to my “How to Crochet Step by Step” post that will guide you through some of the basics.

Let’s get to it!

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This specific crochet pattern will make a dishcloth that is 15.5cm x 16.5cm (6” x 6.5”) but the great thing about it is that you can make it as wide or as long as you like. It’s completely up to you.

What You Will Need

  • Hook: 2.5mm - Metric | 12 - UK & Canada | B-1 - US | 4/0 - Japan

  • Stitch Markers: You can use proper stitch markers or I often use paper clips that work just as well.

  • Yarn: Roughly 15g of lace weight hemp yarn

Alternative Yarn Suggestions


Some words will be abbreviated in the pattern as follows:

ch = Chain
st(s) = Stitch(es)
yo = Yarn over
pt = Pull through
prev. = Previous
(50) = The number of stitches you should have at the end of the row


For this pattern we will only need to use the Double Crochet or in U.K. terms the Treble Crochet. It will be abbreviated with the letters dc throughout the pattern.

Dc = Double Crochet (U.K. Treble Crochet) - recap the double crochet stitch

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The Pattern

Ch 40. (or make a chain to match the width that you want the dishcloth to be)

Mark the last st with your st marker.

Row 1: Ch 2. Dc into the marked st. Dc into each st along the foundation ch. Turn your work. (40)

Row 2: Ch 2. Dc into the last st of the prev row. Dc into each st of the prev row. Turn. (40)

Row 3 - 20: Repeat row 2. (4)

If you want your dishcloth to be longer, keep repeating round 2 until you reach the size you want.

Of course you can also make it shorter by stopping the repeat sooner.

Once you have reached the size you want, cut the yarn, knot the end, so it doesn’t come loose, and weave your ends in.

That’s it!

A really easy dishcloth crochet pattern that you can come back to whenever you need.


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Tina Rinaudo

Tina is a passionate zero waster and crocheter who aims to live and crochet as sustainably as possible. She has been crocheting since 2016 and specialises in using sustainable yarns to design zero waste crochet patterns to make easy swaps for yourselves and your homes. She has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, PatternCenter.com and many other websites for her eco friendly crochet patterns.


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