Ribbed Farmhouse Dishcloth Crochet Pattern in 4 Sizes (Free)

You'll love this easy farmhouse dishcloth crochet pattern. Featuring a ribbed texture and 100% cotton yarn, this crocheted washcloth is great for drying dishes or hands.

What could be more classic than a simple, handmade dish cloth? The Farmhouse Dishcloth crochet pattern features a ribbed texture and 100% cotton yarn, so it’ll stand the test of time. Use your crocheted dishcloth to wipe the counters, dry your hands, or wash your face. I love a free crochet dishcloth pattern, don’t you?

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Farmhouse Dishcloth Crochet Pattern Inspiration

Lately, I’ve been messing around with the linked double crochet stitch in the third loops. Crocheting in the third loops pushes the tops of stitches forward in a row of V’s. It creates a knit-look texture in the round, as seen in the Misty Infinity Cowl and the double-thick Lilac Potholder pattern.

For the simple Farmhouse Dishcloth crochet pattern, we’re sticking with rows. Turned rows mean the ribbing is double-sided, for a more subtle, rustic texture. Here’s a close-up of the texture. What do you think!?

close-up of the ribbed texture from the farmhouse dishcloth crochet pattern
oops, the blue dishcloth is upside down 😅

These rustic, farmhouse dishcloths are perfect for your home’s kitchen or bath. Or wouldn’t it be cute to create a little spa gift set and pair a couple washcloths with a sweet flower face scrubbie?

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What yarn is best for crocheting dishcloths?

100% cotton yarn is the best yarn for crocheting dishcloths and washcloths. Cotton is durable and easy to wash. You can throw your cotton farmhouse dishcloths in the wash with your other towels and rags. There’s no need for delicate cycles or hang drying. As an added bonus, your handmade dishcloths won’t melt if you accidentally set them on a recently used stove.

Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn comes in many colors and is a popular choice for crochet dishcloths. It’s a worsted weight cotton yarn that you can pick up online or at your local craft store. Sugar’n Cream is one of my faves for kitchen and bath crochet patterns (like the Bobble Heart Potholder, Blossom Dishcloth, and Puff Stitch Face Scrubbies). I used Sugar’n Cream in Cornflower and Rainforest for the farmhouse dishcloth crochet pattern.

If you don’t have Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn, any #4 worsted weight cotton yarn will work for the farmhouse dishcloth crochet pattern. I’m a big fan of Dishie from WeCrochet/KnitPicks and have used it for other kitchen crochet patterns (like the Linen Stitch Dishcloth and Lilac Potholder).

white woman's hand holding a green crocheted farmhouse dishcloth on a white marble background

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How to Crochet a Farmhouse Dishcloth

Let’s get crocheting! Below, you’ll find all the important deets for the farmhouse dishcloth crochet pattern. You know, info about yarn and what crochet tools to use.

Supplies / Materials


4 x 4 inches: 6 rows of 13 ldc (in third loops)

Size Chart for the Farmhouse Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

The size chart and yardage are for Farmhouse Dish Cloths with a single crochet border.

Size (in)YardageStarting ch# of Rows
X-Small6.5 x 6.536239
Small7.5 x 7.5472611
Medium9.5 x 9.5753215
Large12 x 121204020

Abbreviations / Techniques

Crochet Farmhouse Dishcloth Pattern Notes

  • ch 3 doesn’t count as a st
  • The first and last st in each row are crocheted in the third and back loops (rather than only the third loops)
  • Starting chain and row counts are written as X-Small (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Stitch counts are written as (X-Small, Small, Medium, Large)
  • The dishcloth body is worked in back-and-forth rows. The single crochet border is worked in the round.
  • To customize the dishcloth size, ch any number + 3. This will give you a stitch count of one less than the number of chs (e.g., starting ch of 10 will have 9 ldc in each row)

Farmhouse Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

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ch 23 (26, 32, 40)

ROW 1 (RS): insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into 4th ch from hook, yo and pull up a loop, finish as dc, ldc across (20, 23, 29, 37)

tapestry needle pointing out the third loops of the linked double crochet stitches
here’s an ldc stitch’s third loop

ROW 2 (WS): ch 3 and turn, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into first st, yo and pull up a loop, finish as dc, ldc in third loops across (20, 23, 29, 37)

ROWS 3 – 9 (11, 15, 20): ch 3 and turn, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook into first st, yo and pull up a loop, finish as dc, ldc in third loops across (20, 23, 29, 37)

Single Crochet Border

After crocheting the last row, turn the dishcloth 45 degrees, so you’re crocheting down the side. sc around the dishcloth, crocheting 2 sc in each side ldc and 3 sc around each corner st.

Join to first sc with an invisible join. Trim yarn and weave in ends.

crocheting the sc border of the farmhouse dishcloth crochet pattern

Related Crochet Patterns

If you loved the farmhouse dishcloth crochet pattern, check out these other free dishcloth and washcloth patterns to make for your home:

collage of four pictures of crocheted dish cloths. pink rectangular overlay with white text reads: farmhouse dishcloth - free pattern @ youshouldcraft.com

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why use crochet dishcloths?

Crochet dishcloths and washcloths are quick projects that let you practice new stitches (like ldc in the third loops). Unlike some swatches that get lost in a drawer of old crochet things, dishcloths are functional and super handy to have around the house. Use your crochet farmhouse dishcloths to dry your hands, wipe off the countertops, or clean goobers out of your dog’s eyes.

Are crochet dishcloths sanitary?

Yes, make sure to wash your dishcloths regularly and they’ll be just as sanitary as your other cotton towels and clothing. Cotton yarn (like Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn or Dishie) is machine washable. I throw my cotton crochet dishcloths in the wash with the rest of the towels and dish rags.

Do crochet dishcloths work well?

Yes! Crochet dishcloths are perfect for cleaning dishes, countertops, and other kitchen surfaces. Cotton yarn is absorbent and durable, so your crocheted dishcloths are well-suited for use in the kitchen. Plus, crochet dishcloths can be machine washed (unlike most sponges and scrubbers).

What are crochet dishcloths used for?

Feel free to use your freshly crocheted farmhouse dishcloth for anything a regular dishcloth, washcloth, or kitchen towel can do. I use my crochet dishcloths for wiping the counter, drying dishes (or my hands, or my face), or cleaning cookware.

What size yarn is best for dishcloths?

You can crochet a dishcloth with any yarn weight, but #4 worsted weight is the most common. Worsted weight yarn will give your dishcloth project a good balance between drape and quick crocheting.