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.
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.
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