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21 Must-Make Free Dishcloth & Scrubbie Crochet Patterns

Find a crochet square or crochet spiral scrubbies pattern you'll love with these free designs.

By: Michele Dobbins, Editor, AllFreeCrochet.com
Updated March 31, 2021
21 Must-Make Free Dishcloth  Scrubbie Crochet Patterns

We all know a good kitchen is the center of a happy home; it’s the place where you gather, hunt for snacks, and prepare meals for the people you love. For such a personal place, your essentials should be handmade, like these 21 Must-Make Free Dishcloth & Scrubbie Crochet Patterns.

Dish washing may not be the most fun part of being in the kitchen, but using spunky, colorful kitchen crafts will make you smile at the style in your sink.

From simple and traditional squares to funky crochet owl scrubbies, these free crochet patterns have every possible variation of one of the most necessary items in your kitchen. There are colorful options, like the Sweet Cupcake Dishcloth, or there are more subdued choices that will go with any kitchen color scheme, like the Grayscale Beginners Crochet Dishcloth.

This collection also includes circular dishcloth patterns, which have a mesmerizing spiral effect that is hard to capture in any other shape. For those dishcloth rebels out there, there are also several patterns that take crochet dishcloth patterns to a whole new level with food and animal shapes.

These crochet dishcloths all combine function with personality and can be used to clean your dishes, wipe down your countertops, or decorate your sink. With all these options, you can set the tone for your own kitchen theme.

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PLUS! We have a video tutorial right below from our friend Heidi Gustad for a simple round crochet scrubbie. Take a look and learn it right now!

How to Crochet a Dishcloth 101: Beginner Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Sweet Cupcake Dishcloth

Learn how to crochet a beginner scrubbie with these simple patterns. Crochet dishcloth patterns like the ones collected here are one of the best ways to learn how to crochet.

Their shapes are simple and often involve only one type of stitch, so you'll be able to catch on in no time.

However, just because they’re beginner crochet patterns doesn’t mean that they aren’t useful! Just look at how beautiful this Sweet Cupcake Dishcloth is!

This is no practice swatch that you’ll just throw away later; instead, these will be useful kitchen items for many years to come.

Because they’re usually quick and painless to whip up, they also make great homemade gifts, and you could easily make a set to bring to a housewarming party as a unique, heartfelt gesture.
 

Easy Peasy Crochet Scrubby Pattern

The finished project is machine washable for easy cleaning, and it dries super quickly.​

Thick Crochet Dishcloths

These crochet dishcloths are durable and versatile. ​They make a great gift for anyone in your life.

Grayscale Beginner's Crochet Dishcloth

The black, gray, and white color tones perfectly compliment the steel appliances of a kitchen.

Super Speedy Textured Dishcloth

These crocheted dishcloths even come with an easy little loop hole so that you can hang a few of them up on the wall for easy access.

Scrubby Mitt

BONUS! Not only is this an easy crochet pattern but it's super cool! Make a mitt that will help clean dishes in a jiff.

The Classic Square: Easy Crochet Dishcloths

Rainbow Sherbet Dishcloth

The traditional take on an easy crochet dishcloth can be a way to let your crochet skills shine. This collection offers endless variations of the classic square dishcloth.

It won't matter whether you are mixing up the colors with a rainbow of stripes like this Rainbow Sherbet Dishcloth or deciding to test out a new stitch type, like the Crinkle Stitch Crochet Dishcloth shown in the list below because they are both fun and funky.

Their tough, ribbed texture makes them great for getting rid of tricky stains. With such endless combinations of pattern and color, it makes sense to work up several, and they’re such useful items that you won’t be sorry to have a few extra around.

Chevron Crochet Scrubbie

This easy pattern washes easily by machine for thrifty reuse-ability, and the chevron pattern keeps you from misplacing it. 

Spring Gingham Dishcloths

These classic-looking gingham dishcloths can be made in many colors and are just too cute to pass up!

Cotton Candy Dishcloth

Your dishcloths don't just have to be one solid color anymore. Using a variegated yarn can give you such a pretty result.

Crinkle Stitch Crochet Dishcloth

This may be one of the most beautiful dishcloths we've ever seen. The amazing texture and lovely colors make this one stand out from the crowd.

Round and Round: Circular Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Wiggly Trivet and Dishcloth Set

Circular crochet is a fun way to reinterpret a dishcloth crochet pattern. By giving it a nontraditional shape and interesting texture, it will no longer be just an ordinary rag laying around, but instead a decorative part of your kitchen.

Even better, a lot of these circular dishcloth patterns can double as coasters, so the time you spend on this project will be two for the price of one. For example, this Wiggly Trivet and Dishcloth Set provides you with a couple of projects in one.

Find a  crochet spiral scrubbies pattern you love with these pretty designs below. We think there's something for everyone who loves crocheting in the round.

Scrubbing Dishcloth

Worsted weight yarn is used for this beautiful dishcloth. It calls for a size G crochet hook but also a size P for netting.

Sun Catcher Dishcloth

A few different crochet stitches are used allowing you to practice your crochet skills.

Easy Quick Circular Crochet Flower Dishcloth

These cloths are soft and absorbent. They are a cute addition to the kitchen and make a great hostess gift. 

Circle Point Crochet Washcloth

How fun is this creative washcloth? We love the spiral points and the texture of the turn. The color is great, too!

Flowery Hemp Scrubbies

These scrubbies are great as crochet dishcloth patterns to get even the most stubborn of spots off of all your kitchen utensils.

Scrubbies with Style: Funky Crochet Dishcloth Patterns

Owl Dish Scrubbie

This collection of scrubbie patterns has so much personality, your kitchen will hardly be able to contain it. From owls, like these Owl Dish Scrubbies shown, to pineapples to ice cream, these little guys won't even look like tools for work, but their tough yarn quality lets them scrub with the best of them.

These out-of-the-box patterns will make your dishcloths a talking point and a constant reminder of how valuable your crochet hooks can be.

Even your kids might perk up at the chance to play in the sink with fish toys (and who really needs to tell them they're helping you clean, right?).

Pretty Pineapple Dishcloth

Simple squares can be too boring for your kitchen, so why not spice it up with some fruity crochet patterns?

Fish Scrubbie Crochet Washcloths

Made in 100% cotton yarn, these beauties can be used for dishes, or for personal use.

Back-To-School Crochet Dishcloth and Scrubbie

You can never have too many crochet kitchen supplies, and this pattern is easy to make.

Ice Cream Crochet Dishcloth

Bring this crocheted dishcloth to your next ice cream social, or use it during the winter months if you want a constant reminder of the sweet summer days.

Fish Scrubbie

BONUS! How adorable are these fish crochet scrubbies? We love the bright yellow mixed with the subtle blues. So useful and attractive, too!

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I am looking for a dishcloth or scrubbie in shape of penquin. Any one have one?

Great collection of little scrubbies! These make such great gifts.

This nice collection has projects for absolute Beginners all the way to more challenging pieces. Ive already made several different dishcloths, and some of my favorites are the Wiggly series, the Ice Cream Cone, and Fish Scrubbie. If youre looking for a great way to pass on the Crochet Bug, these quick projects are just the thing. Nothing feels better than success!

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