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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 settled on making a crochet dishcloth. There are lots of free crochet dishcloth patterns online, but I wanted to make my own unique one.

For the past 2 months, I’ve been taking pottery classes, and learning how to use the potter’s 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).

I’m giving them each a beautiful handmade soap dish with my own soap and a thick durable crochet washcloth. They’re made using the single crochet stitch, which forms a tight thick fabric. This stitch is great for a crochet project like this.

This crochet dishcloth pattern is about as easy as it gets – a perfect crochet pattern for beginners who are learning how to crochet. You only need to know 2 easy crochet stitches, the chain stitch and how to single crochet.

Hopefully, these handmade crochet gifts will reflect my gratitude to all the people who help teach and shape my daughter.

Easy Thick Crochet Wash & Dishcloths Pattern

Skill Level: Easy 


Crochet Hook – US L/8 mm.

Cotton Yarn – Knit One Crochet Two (2 balls at a time) 

Yarn or tapestry needle 

scSingle crochet

Grab the ad-free, printable version of this pattern here.


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 as the stitch count is not important). 

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.

Looking for more great crochet patterns: Easy Striped Baby Hat, Lily Cowl Crochet Pattern, Crochet Fingerless GlovesDone In A Day Baby BlanketEasy Crochet Can CozyTulip Textured Crochet DishclothEasy Cozy Crochet BlanketCrochet Beach BagOmbre Textured Blanket, Light Crochet Wrap

easy to make crochet dishcloth


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