Crochet Love {easy crochet wash cloth}

Here is a perfect gift idea for all of you diy-ers and handmade gift givers out there!

Crochet wash clothes are so easy to make and fun to use!

They cost less than $10 to make and can be used over and over again.

Maybe you are a die hard paper towel user...


but around here, we try to be a little more economical by using products that you don't have to throw away and buy new every couple weeks.

Crochet dish clothes are actually so great.

If you use a good cotton yarn, these things are strong and durable, even after several washes.


And if you are still skeptical, they will make the perfect gift for that someone on your list who is just a little more "old fashioned."


I used Lion Brand's Cotton-Ease yarn because I love the soft, yet strong texture.

Have fun pairing some contrasting colors and then package them up nice and neat!


Size I/9-5.50MM crochet hook

2 skiens cotton yarn (Lion Brand Cotton-Ease is good!)

*Choose 2 contrasting colors. 2 skiens should make

4-6 wash cloths total*



st- stitch

ch- chain

dc- double crochet


1 inch = 4 dc

  1. Ch 36 (including loop created by fastening on).

  2. Dc into 4th chain from hook. 1 dc into 3rd chain from hook, working around and crossing over the dc you just made. *1 dc in next ch. Skip the next ch. 1 dc in the next ch. 1 dc in ch you just skipped (working around and crossing over the previous dc). Repeat from * down the row. You should end with 1 dc in the last ch.

  3. Ch 2. Turn. *Skip the next st. 1 dc in the next st. 1 dc in the st you just skipped. 1 dc in the next st. Repeat from * to the end of the row. You should end with 1 dc in the last st.

  4. Repeat step 3 for 14 more rows (total of 16 rows).

  5. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Any questions?

Contact me at LindsayHaynie @ gmail [dot] com


  1. I love these. What a great idea. I love my knit ones, but the crocheted ones are so much prettier. I'm going to do this. I'm also your newest follower. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  2. GREAT idea!! I don't know how to crochet, but I have knitted a washcloth for myself. I should really make some more... these may go on my to-make list for Christmas next year! (Haha hopefully that will give me enough time to get on it!) I REALLY try not to use paper towels anymore. The one cloth I have I used a light yarn and it has already turned dingy. How do you keep yours looking fresh and clean?? (Visiting from NewlyWoodwards Dare to DIY!)

  3. These are absolutely lovely. I love the stack of them as a gift. Awesome!

  4. These look really soft. Wonder if they'd be good for a baby? I'd love it if you'd share this at my linky party

  5. Stopping by from Dare to DIY. I have an aunt that makes these and they are by far my favorite dish cloths. Great, great gift.

  6. These are such a great gift. I have a few that were given to us and they are my favorites. Thank you so much for linking up to Dare to DIY. If you could, we'd appreciate a link back to one of the hosts.

  7. I'm going to make these! I saw your link on the Accidentally Wonderful party. I am currently using old washcloths, cloth diapers, and burp cloths. They are getting pretty ugly and it would be so nice to have some pretty ones to wipe up the spills. Thank you SO much for the free pattern.
    :-) Jessica

  8. These are always a favorite gift of mine to receive. I should start making them! Thanks for joining the Dare to DIY!

  9. I must learn to crochet! I love the wash clothes. Visiting from Maybe if I follow you I can magically learn to crochet or at least be inspired to follow through & learn. lol.

  10. I love the cloths that are imprinted, but I don't think the pictures/letters
    show up enough to make them. I do like the round ones or the grandmother squares, and they are fun to make.