My Favorite Crocheted Dishcloth Tutorial

Happy National Craft Month! As you all know sewing is one of my favorite crafts, but lately crocheting has been a close second. I love being able to sit with my family at night and work on a little something. Plus, by 8:00 PM I am usually to brain dead to be within a 10ft radius of my sewing machine. I am not a night person.

My latest crochet project has been making dish cloths, and I wanted to share with you this tutorial I found from Crochet “n” More.

crochet dishcloth

I have tried many tutorials for dishcloths, only to tear it out in frustration. Some patterns took to long (complicated stitch) or used a lot of yarn ( a whole ball of Sugar n” Cream) which made it not worth it to me.

This tutorial is GREAT for beginners. I should know, I am one. The directions are clear and if that isn’t good enough, there is a video tutorial explaining everything. I can usually finish a dishcloth in about 2 evenings, and you can get 2 cloths out of one ball of Sugar n’ Cream.

I have been working like crazy to make a bunch of them. Why? Because while I was “out of it” from getting my wisdom teeth taken out, my husband who was so lovingly helping me with the dishes, threw out all my dishcloths because they looked a little rough. I guess he thought I had more some where else. NOT. So, finding this tutorial was perfect timing.

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Since it is National Craft month, what is your favorite craft? Is there a craft you would like to learn? If you have a craft blog or and Etsy shop leave me the link below, I would love to check it out.


  1. Susie says

    Thanks so much for sharing this pattern! I love crocheting dishcloths because I can finish them up quickly and feel like I’ve accomplished something 😉

  2. says

    I have tried to learn how to knit. I definitely hope to conquer it when Zeva gets a bit older isn’t always trying to snatch things out of my hands. I also would love to relearn how to sew. (My stepmother taught me some of it when I was little, but I have forgotten everything she taught me.)

    I think this is such a cute washcloth. :) I love that color green too. From Nice to Meet You. :)

  3. says

    I love this pattern and it was fun to make! Don’t know what size ball of Sugar n Cream you used but I only got about 1 1/2 dishcloths out of my skein. I will be using this pattern again for gifts. Thanks for sharing.

    • says

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the pattern. I’m sorry you weren’t able to get 2 out if it. Maybe I just got lucky or did my stitches really tight. I will try it again, keeping that in mind to see what I get and I will change the information in the post if need be.

  4. April says

    Sewing is my first love, too, but now that my sewing table is in our bedroom, it is generally covered with a mountain of stuff that has nothing to do with sewing, and it’s far too much work to dig it out AND attempt to begin a project. So I recently taught myself to crochet. Dish cloths are my new creative outlet! LOL I’m making some for my MIL fir Mother’s Day, and I’ll give this pattern a go!

    • says

      April, I thought you were describing my sewing situation there for a second. If I wanted to sew something it would take me an hour to uncover my machine and find everything right now.

  5. says

    I just love these and that green is awesome! I have to say after looking at the pattern/directions your pictures really show what a nice design it is.

    Off to make my own!

  6. says

    Thanks for sharing! I’m new to crochet and accidentally created a dishcloth recently when trying to make something else, but I need MORE! and oops to your husband, I’m sure he meant well, but I would have been very cross!

  7. Janet says

    Love this color green! Can you share the brand/color? What size needle did you use??? My stitch looks a little looser and I am using a size “G” per the pattern’s instructions.

    • says

      Janet, I don’t have the little paper that came around the yarn anymore, so I looked it up online. From what I found and what I remember I used this Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream in Sage Green. The link is below. I did use a “g” but I think I do tend to have tighter stitches in general, it was just how I was taught. If the stitches are a little looser, I think that is fine. If it is bothering you, just go down one in the needle size. As long as you get the dishcloth the size you want it doesn’t matter how you go about it with this project.

  8. Veronica says

    I haven’t seen Sugar N Cream available in Australia. what fibre would you recommend? Would cotton hold too many stains? Maybe acrylic would be better. Thanks for your lovely site!

    • says

      Thank you so much Andreea, your comment made my day. I’m glad you enjoyed them. After about a year, my dishcloths are starting to get a little worn out, so it is time for me to start working on some more.

  9. Sheila says

    What is wrong with the color ink on this page? It’s extremely difficult to read-it blends in with the white background. I cannot see much other than the colored pics.

  10. Darlene says

    I am teaching myself to crochet and making dishcloths in the process for Christmas gifts. So far, I have learned single crochet, double crochet, and granny squares. I have also done a mesh with single crochet and skipping a stitch. Four cloths down, 8 to go.

  11. Honey says

    i can’t imagine drying or washing my dishes with yarn….it gives me the heebie jeebies, like it would just smear the water drops around and have that squeaky scratchy noise ::::shuddering:::: like not absorbant at all….am i the only one who feels this way?

  12. says

    I started crocheting again when I started cleaning with my own homemade cleaning solutions. I thought the best addition to my natural cleaning spray would be such a handmade cloth. And here i am in search of dishcloth patterns to crochet and knit. I can crochet since I was child (my grandma thought me), but never had the time. Now it turned in to my hobby. Thank you for sharing this pattern, I like it very much. It will be my weekend project this weekend. Greets!


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