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, 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).
A crochet dishcloth pattern combines all my projects.
I’m giving them each a beautiful handmade soap dish with my own soap and a thick durable crochet washcloth. They’re made out of single crochet, which forms a tight thick fabric. The single crochet stitch is great for a project like this.
This crochet dishcloth pattern is about as easy as it gets – a perfect pattern for beginners. You only need to know 2 easy crochet stitches, the chain stitch and how to single crochet.
I’ve been really excited about these crochet scrubbies and gifts because they are all things I’ve put my heart into. 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
- Cotton Yarn – Knit One Crochet Two (2 balls at a time)
- Crochet Hook – US L/8 mm.
- 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.