Easy Thick Crochet Wash & Dishcloths

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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 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).

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. 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


  • Cotton Yarn x 2 balls (yarn is held together) approx. 60 yards each – Bernat Handicarfter yarn used for this project (swimming pool, aloe vera and country stripes)
  • Crochet Hook – US L/8 mm.
  • Scissors
  • Yarn or tapestry needle


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

Holding both ends of yarn together (you will be crocheting with them as if 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.

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


11 Comments on Easy Thick Crochet Wash & Dishcloths

  1. Lisa C.
    June 17, 2015 at 9:36 PM (7 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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!

  5. Carole Gencay
    October 5, 2016 at 11:49 PM (5 years ago)

    Can u tell me about the step that says ‘without turning your work…’. I can only imagine must turn the work in order to continue.

  6. Kim Hebb
    March 7, 2017 at 12:02 PM (5 years ago)

    I’m new at crocheting, just wondering if there is a video for this pattern ?

  7. Darlene Manis
    March 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM (5 years ago)

    Love patterns

  8. Debbie Fisher
    June 30, 2017 at 4:19 PM (5 years ago)

    i’m confused, how do you crochet in second stitch from hook without turning?

  9. Joycehutto
    December 13, 2018 at 5:21 PM (3 years ago)

    How much can I get for them ,if I sell them ????

  10. Anonymous
    February 24, 2019 at 9:14 AM (3 years ago)

    Haven’t made it yet, but intend to make them larger
    And donate them to cat and dog shelters.

  11. Linda Duensing
    August 30, 2019 at 2:10 PM (2 years ago)

    I crochet but am not really good at it. I don’t understand what you are talking about in the materials section knit one crochet two (two balls at a time). I think you are using two balls of yarn but not sure about the knit one. Do you mean use one ball of yarn if you knit and two if you crochet?


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