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

Washcloths 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. If you’re new to crocheting, dishcloths are also a great way to practice new stitches 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! You’ll need:

  • Worsted weight, 100% cotton yarn (I love Lily Sugar ‘n Cream)
  • 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
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a 4-image collage of pink and purple crochet dishcloths

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

  • Which dishcloth or washcloth are you going to crochet first?
  • What color yarn will you choose?
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