7 Dish Lovers Crochet Dishcloths
Crochet dishcloths are the gateway project for new crocheters. Small enough to try crochet. For experienced crocheters, portable projects and gift giving ideas.
People generally ask me, what is the best project for someone new, I say it’s the simple dishcloth that is below. For those who are learning, they need to learn tension and within a few rows, you can see a beginner improving. In fact, I feel the first dishcloth is the sample that determines whether there is interest.
It’s also true, some new beginners dive in harder than others. To each their own. I think what drives a crocheter is the desire of motivation they feel.
Tip: Do not use acrylic for dish applications such as this. Also, do not use in the microwave. Some crocheters can insist on using dishcloth types of yarn products in the microwave but it is a fire hazard.
For the record, I hate doing dishes but feel good after it’s done as it’s a to-do item off my list.
Crochet Apple A Day Dishcloth
The Crochet Apple A Day Dishcloth won’t keep the doctor away but cleaning your dishes after use may prevent rodents and bad kitty cats from jumping onto the counter.
For this project, the last two rounds of the apple are what give the final shape. You need to take your time when doing these two final rounds so your counts are consistent.
You can be creative with the colours to customize it. Another idea I had, I could have done the entire apple in red or green so it doesn’t look like the apple is sliced. Up to your own creativity on what you prefer.
Use the tutorial below to help you.
Crochet Hexagon Dishcloth
This Crochet Hexagon Dishcloth is a good little project if you are going on a plane, train, bus or passenger in a car. I don’t know about you, but when I’m in that passenger seat for long trips, it can get pretty boring. I like to have something to keep me busy. Designed by Lorna Misner, she had us in mind with this Crochet Hexagon Dishcloth. The Red Heart Scrubby balls are small so you can easily take a few colours with you and whip up a few of these easy to do Crochet Hexagon Dishcloths on the go.
Recently, the local stitcher’s group did a dishcloth exchange for Christmas. This was one of the patterns they used.
Crochet Pinwheel Dishcloth
Something a bit fancy without a ton of lost brain cells to get this Crochet Pinwheel Dishcloth worked up into your hands. The pattern is so easy to follow and Yarnspirations has provided a diagram to show you where the stitches go too!
Also, I’m here to help, I have provided a tutorial below to walk you through the complete pattern with step by step. I have included a breakdown of the diagram as we go for your learning pleasure if you want to learn I should say.
This is using Lily Sugar’n Cream. You could also use Bernat Handicrafter yarn as well. You need to use 100% cotton for applications such as this in the kitchen.
Made to A Square
The Pinwheel Dishcloth was the birthplace of the Flora Afghan Chrysanthemum Square. Crocheters requested that this pinwheel be converted to a granny.
I wrote 7 patterns that went with this afghan and this was one of them that was in it. There are videos for each of the squares too.
Dec 15, 2019. Rev Final. © 2019 The Crochet Crowd
Designed by Michael Sellick
Crochet Chrysanthemum Square
Easy, 14″ x 14″ Square. Gauge: 14 sc x 13 rows = 4” x 4”. More pictures inside download of the written pattern. See the button above.
Caron One Pound, 454g/16 oz, 742 meters/812 yards.
- Soft Gray Mix
Hook Size: 6 mm / J Hook
- Beg = Begin(ning)
- Bet = Between
- Ch = Chain
- Dc = Double Crochet
- Dcbp = Double Crochet Back Post
- Rep = Repeat
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Scfp = Single Crochet Front Post
- Sp = Space
- Yoh = Yarn Over Hook
Rnd 1: With C, ch 4 (counts as dc). 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st to top of beg ch. – 12 sts
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in same st as join. *2 dc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. – 24 sts
Rnd 3: Sl st to next sp bet sts. Ch 3, dc in same sp. Ch 1. 2 dc in same sp. *Skip to 2nd gap sp bet sts (2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in sp. Rep * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch 3. – 48 sts
Rnd 4: Sl st 2 sts over to next ch-1 sp. Ch 3, dc in same sp. Ch 1. 2 dc in same sp. *Skip to next ch-1 sp. (2 dc. Ch 1. 2 dc) in sp. Rep * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. – 48 sts
Rnd 5: Sl st 2 sts over to next ch-1 sp. Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in same sp. *Skip to next ch-1 sp. (3 dc. Ch 1. 3 dc.) in sp. Rep * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. – 72 sts
Rnd 6: Sl st 2 sts over. Ch 3. (3 dc. Ch 1. 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next st. *Skip 4 sts, 1 dc in next. (3 dc. Ch 1. 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next st. Rep * round. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. – 96 sts
Rnd 7: Sl st 2 sts over. Ch 3. 1 dc in next st. (3 dc. Ch 1. 3 dc.) in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next 2 sts. *Skip 4 sts, 1 dc in next 2 sts. (3 dc. Ch 1. 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next 2 sts. Rep * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off C. – 120 sts
Rnd 8: (For this round, you will skip over the first dc and last dc of each petal.) With B, join with sl st to 2nd dc in petal around the back post. Ch 3 (counts as dcbp), 1 dcbp in next 7 sts. 1 sc in sp bet next 2 shells, [ch 2, 1 sc in sp next row down] 4 times. Ch 2, sc in sp bet dc sts in rnd 2. [Ch 2, 1 sc in sp next row up] 5 times. *Skip 1st st of rnd 7 in petal, 1 dcbp in next 8 sts. 1 sc in sp bet next 2 shells, [ch 2, 1 sc in sp next row down] 4 times. Ch 2, sc in sp bet dc in rnd 2. [Ch 2, 1 sc in sp next row up] 5 times. Rep * around. Join with sl st to top of beg dcbp. Fasten off B. – 96 dcbp sts
Rnd 9: With A, join with sl st to 1st dc in petal around back post. Ch 3 (counts as dcbp), 1 dcbp in next 7 sts. 1 tr in sp bet shells in rnd 7. *1 dcbp in next 8 sts, 1 tr in sp bet shells in rnd 7. Rep * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off but keep A for rnd 10. – 108 sts
Tip: Conversion to square begins in the next round.
Rnd 10: With A, join with sl st to any tr st. Ch 4 (counts as tr), 1 tr in same st. (1 tr, 3 dc, 5 hdc, 8 sc, 5 hdc, 3 dc, 1 tr) to next corner. *[2 tr. Ch 2. 2 tr] in next st. (1 tr, 3 dc, 5 hdc, 8 sc, 5 hdc, 3 dc, 1 tr) to next corner. Rep * around. 2 tr in beg sp, join with hdc to top of ch-4. – 30 sts per side. – 120 sts
Rnd 11: Ch 3, dc in same hdc join. (3 dc, 3 hdc, 18 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc) to next corner. *[2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in 5 corner. (3 dc, 3 hdc, 18 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc) to next corner. Rep * around. 2 dc in beg sp, join with hdc to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off A. – 34 sts per side. – 136 sts
Rnd 12: With C, join with sl st to ch-2 corner sp. Ch 3, dc in same sp. 1 dc in each st to next corner. *(2 dc. Ch 2. 2 dc.) in corner, 1 dc in each st to next corner. Rep * around. 2 dc in last corner sp. Join with hdc to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off C. – 38 sts per side. – 152 sts
Rnd 13: With A, join with sl st to ch-2 corner sp. 5 sc in same sp. Sc in each st to next corner. *5 sc in ch-2 corner, sc in each st to next corner. Rep * around. Join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off. – 43 sts per side – 172 sts
Crochet Easy Beginner Dishcloth
This Easy Beginner Dishcloth is targetting beginner crocheters plus any experienced looking to move the hands for easy to finish projects. The pattern is simply half double crochet rows with a simplistic border.
For interest, I used variegated yarn because hey, life is short!
Dec 20, 2019. Rev 1. ©2019 The Crochet Crowd
Designed by Michael Sellick
Easy, 10″ x 10″. Gauge Not Important
Lily Sugar’n Cream, 71g / 2.5 oz, 109 meters / 120 yards or two small balls of Bernat Handicrafter.
- Any Colours
Hook Size: 4.5 mm / G Hook
- Beg = Begin(ning)
- Bet = Between
- Ch = Chain
- Hdc = Half Double Crochet
- Rep = Repeat
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Sl St = Slip Stitch
1st row: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each st to end of row. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as hdc), 1 hdc in each st across. Turn.
3rd – 16th rows: Rep 2nd row. Fasten off.
Using any colour. Attach with sl st to any corner.
1st rnd: Ch 1, 2 sc in same corner st. 1 sc in each st to next corner. 3 sc in corner. Evenly space 1 sc down side of dishcloth. 3 sc in next corner. 1 sc in each st across to next corner. 3 sc in corner. Evenly space 1 sc up side of dishcloth. 1 sc in first st as beg corner. Sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.
Crochet Round Dishcloth
Crochet this easy round dishcloth. The dishcloth plays on the premise of shells of different combos as it grows bigger. It will end up with 18 scallops around the perimeter in the end.
The pattern is easy to follow and I feel are one of the basics of learning crochet mandalas of understanding circles and growth patterns.
What Do You Need?
- Size 5 mm or H Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
You need only one ball of Lily Sugar’n Cream.
- Ball Size – Solids: 113g / 4 oz, 184 meters / 200 yards
- Ball Size – Ombres: 85g / 3 oz, 138 meters / 150 yards
You will need one ball of the Bernat Handicrafter.
- Ball Size – Solids: 50g / 1.75 oz, 73 meters / 80 yards
- Ball Size – Ombres: 42.5g / 1.5 oz, 62 meters / 68 yards
For me, I used Sugar’n Cream Twists and made additional dishcloths and pot holders with it.
My pattern was originally done in one colour. You can opt to change colours as often as you wish. Just consider you need other balls of yarn if you wish to do so. This project doesn’t use up a lot of yarn.
Ch 3 (counts as dc)
- 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with sl st in top of 1st dc. – 12 dc
- Ch 2 (counts as hdc), 1 hdc into same st as sl st. 2 hdc in each stitch around. Join with sl st in top of 1st ch-2.
- Ch 3. Working in back loops only for this round. *2 dc into next stitch, then 1 dc into next. Repeat * around. 2 DC in last stitch. Join with sl st in top of 1st ch-3.
- Ch 3, 2 dc into same stitch. *Skip 1 stitch, 3 dc into next. Repeat * around. Skip last stitch and join with sl st into top of ch-3.
- Sl st to middle of group of 3 dc. Ch 3, 3 dc into same stitch. *Skip to next middle of group of 3 dc, 4 dc into the middle stitch. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to the first ch-3.
- Sl st to the 2nd stitch of 4 dc in the next group. Ch 3, 2 dc into same stitch, 2 dc into next stitch. *Skip to the next group of 4 and in the 2nd stitch 3 dc, 2 dc into next. Repeat * around. Join with a sl st to the first ch-3.
- Ch 1, sl st in the space between the groups of 5 dc. In sequence across the 5 stitches of the group of 5, *sc, hdc, 2 dc, hdc, sc, sl st in space between group of 5. Repeat * around. Join with a sl st to first ch-2. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Crochet Santa Mitt Dishcloth
It’s time to get festive with this Crochet Santa Scrubby Mitt. Designed by Michele Wilcox this easy project will be a fun addition to the Snowman Dishcloth you can make up as everyone’s favourite festive basket for the Holidays. This Santa Scrubby Mitt will add a bit of fun to your kitchen or pick up some Peppermint body wash and whip up this cute Crochet Santa Mitt, use it for a loofah you will smell and feel the warm cheer all day.
Scrubbing the Round Dishcloth
Crochet a round dishcloth called the Crochet Scrubbing in the Round Dishcloth. It has raised up spokes using front post double crochet stitches. The final border has popcorn stitches for significant raised up bumps for scrubbing too.
Only 8 rounds and this dishcloth can be all yours.