16 Free Crochet Washcloth and Dishcloth Patterns

Check out this roundup of crochet washcloth and dishcloth patterns! All of these dishcloths are free crochet patterns featuring cotton yarn.

Last week, I published a coral-colored crochet washcloth pattern (the Carrot Stitch Washcloth) and got a huge response! The carrot stitch crochet dishcloth pattern was such a hit that I thought I’d round up a few of my favorite crochet dishcloth patterns and crochet washcloth patterns from around the web. Scroll down to check out 16 free crochet patterns for washcloths and dishcloths!

Washcloths and dishcloths are handy in the kitchen and bathroom (think drying dishes or washing little faces), plus they work up super quickly. A couple of these babies would make an adorable gift for Mother’s Day or a friend’s housewarming party. If you’re new to crocheting or like to learn new stitches, dish cloths and washcloths are an excellent way to practice new techniques or learn how to Tunisian crochet.

Hand holding two crochet washcloths folded into quarters

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Before you get started crocheting a pile of new washcloths and dishcloths, make sure you round up your supplies! To crochet a dishcloth, you’ll need:

  • Worsted weight, 100% cotton yarn (I love Lily Sugar ‘n Cream and Dishie)
  • H-5.0 mm or I-5.5 mm crochet hook (I usually use my trusty aluminum Boyes)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors for trimming yarn
a 4-image collage of brightly colored crochet dishcloths

Crochet dishcloth patterns – clockwise, from top left:

a 4-image collage of cool colored crochet dishcloths

Crochet washcloth patterns – clockwise, from top left:

a 4-image collage of pink and purple crochet dishcloths

Crochet dishcloth patterns – clockwise, from top left:

a 4-image collage of crochet dishcloths

Crochet washcloth patterns – clockwise, from top left:

two cabled crochet dishcloths, a wooden spoon, and a white towel on a blue wooden background

Bonus Patterns!

  • Berry Cabled Dishcloth – You Should Craft (see above)
  • Ripple Dish Towel – You Should Craft (technically this is a dish towel pattern, not a crochet dishcloth pattern, but both are crocheted with cotton yarn and handy to have in your kitchen)

Aaaand that’s a wrap. Hopefully this roundup gave you lots of crochet dishcloth and crochet washcloth ideas and inspiration! Now for the important questions:

  • Which dishcloth or washcloth are you going to crochet first?
  • What color yarn will you choose?
  • Will you keep your crochet dishcloths for yourself, or share them with friends?
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