Easy Thick Crochet Wash & Dishcloths

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Easy crochet dishcloth pattern

Easy crochet dishcloth pattern

Easy Thick Crochet Wash & Dishcloths – It’s almost the end of the school year and I’ve been thinking about what sort of thank you gifts to give my daughter’s teachers and instructors (school, piano, dance, baseball, etc.).

I’m all about homemade gifts when at all possible so I started thinking about everything I’ve been learning or working on lately. For the past 2 months I’ve been taking pottery classes, learning how to use the potters wheel. I’ve also started making handmade soap on a regular basis which we now use every day in our household (check out my post on how to make Natural Calendula Soap here).

Eventually I settled on the idea of creating teacher’s gifts that combine all my projects. I’m giving them each a beautiful handmade soap dish with my own soap and thick durable crochet washcloths.

This crochet dishcloth pattern is about as easy as it gets – a perfect pattern for beginners. You only need to know 2 stitches, the chain stitch and the single crochet stitch. I’ve been really excited about these gifts because they are all things I’ve put my heart into and that hopefully reflect my gratitude to all the people who help teach and shape my daughter.

We used Knit One Crochet Two for this project.

And good news! I’ve partnered with local yarn stores to put together a kit for this pattern.

Every kit includes the digital PDF pattern for these dishcloths, plus all of the yarn you need to bring this project to life. Plus you can feel good about your purchase because you’re supporting a small business who is passionate about crochet. I love supporting other makers, and it’s great to be a part of such a supportive community. 

Get The Dishcloth Kit Here

Easy Thick Crochet Wash & Dishcloths Pattern


  • Cotton Yarn – Knit One Crochet Two (2 balls at a time)
  • Crochet Hook – US L/8 mm.
  • Scissors
  • Yarn or tapestry needle


Ch = chain, sc = single crochet (U.S.)

Hold both ends of yarn together (you will be crocheting with them as is they are one the entire time), make a slip stitch and chain 20 stitches together, keeping tension even through the chain (feel free to make the cloth bigger or smaller just by increasing or decreasing the number of chains in your foundation chain).

Row 1: 1sc the second stitch from the hook and then in each stitch along the chain until the end. Once you reach the end, chain 1 and then turn.

Row 2: 1sc in every stitch until you reach the end. Chain 1, turn your work.

Repeat row 2 until you’ve made a square (you can tell if you’ve made a square by folding the cloth in half diagonally.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

If you enjoy crocheting dishcloths as much as I do, here’s a book that will keep your crochet addiction fed for a long time: A Year of Dishcloths

Looking for more great crochet patterns:  Easy Cozy Crochet BlanketCrochet Boot CuffsCaps for a CauseCrochet Infinity ScarfCrochet Cat BedCrochet iPhone CaseEasy-Peasy Crochet Beanie

easy to make crochet dishcloth

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Jamey By Jamey Ekins
~ Being imaginative, crafty and artistic is just like breathing to me. I blog about crafting, design, kids fun and activities, DIY’s, crochet, sewing, art, recipes and more. You’ll find lots of free loot too including, patterns, printables, tutorials and downloads. New and creative ideas are posted frequently so stop by and check it out.


4 Comments on Easy Thick Crochet Wash & Dishcloths

  1. Lisa C.
    June 17, 2015 at 9:36 PM (3 years ago)

    What a lovely and perfect idea for gifts. Be sure to let them know you made it all yourself. The gift will be extra special to them, I’m sure….
    I have some of those washcloths from years ago, hand made by loved ones long gone. I love using something they created just for me….

  2. Virginia
    August 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM (3 years ago)

    For years I have made dishcloths with 100% cotton yarn as well as pot holders and hot pads. They last forever and everyone loves them. People ask me to make them all the time.

  3. Marina
    September 4, 2015 at 12:26 PM (3 years ago)

    This is one of those ‘why-didn’t-I-think-of-this’ ideas. Thank you so much for sharing these perfect Christmas stocking fillers.

  4. Darlene
    September 28, 2015 at 10:45 AM (3 years ago)

    This is by far the easiest and best facecloth I have attempted to make in a long time. Thank you for your time to share this pattern :-)…Great gift ideas!


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