Do you love crochet dishcloths as much as I do? Not only are they an excellent handmade gift, but they are also a great way to learn new stitches! I’ve rounded up over 27 of the best crochet stitches for dishcloths for you!
Most of the stitch tutorials either include a pattern for a crochet dishcloth or crochet washcloth or they have a link to a pattern.
The Best Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
For beginners, the best crochet dishcloth pattern is one you can easily make, which is why I suggest you start with this easy double crochet dishcloth pattern and then move on to learning some of these other stitches.
If you want to venture out on your own or change the sizes, follow the starting chain instructions (ex. chain an even number) and chain to your desired length.
The average size for a dishcloth is around 8″ by 8″ but you can make them any size you want!
Before you grab your crochet hook and dive in, it would be a great idea to head to Pinterest and create a “Crochet Stitches” board if you don’t already have one. (You can see my Crochet Stitches board here.)
Save this post so you can easily reference it when you are looking for new stitches.
Each one of these bloggers I’ve linked to also has a way to save their posts to Pinterest. Look for a “Pinterest” button or a “P” button at the top or bottom of the post. Sometimes you can even hover over the image and a “save it” or “pin it” button will pop up.
A Note about the Stitches for the Best Crochet Dishcloth Patterns
There is one instance where the same stitch is shared – the Moss stitch / Linen stitch / Granite Stitch / Seed stitch / Woven Stitch – SO MANY NAMES for the same stitch! While the stitch is the same, the way each designer uses it in the related crochet dishcloth pattern is different!
The Seed Stitch in one of the patterns below is a TOTALLY different stitch than the (sc, ch 1, sk 1, sc) stitch with a bazillion different names. (Let’s just make a decision, people, and stick with it, ok?)
Really though, whatever a crochet stitch is called, they are each fun and beautiful and I am so thankful that the internet has provided so many opportunities to find and learn new crochet stitches!
Best Crochet Stitches for Dishcloths
The Lemon Peel Stitch by Salty Pearl Crochet featured on The Unraveled Mitten. There is a dishcloth pattern included with the stitch instructions. The alternating combo of single crochet stitch and double crochet stitch makes for a great texture!
Treble Crochet Post Stitches here on Stitching Together and used in the Ribbed Crochet Dishcloth pattern. I’d imagine this one would look great with scrubby yarn and it includes a pattern for crochet scrubbies.
Crunch Stitch on Stitching Together. Not only does this stitch deliver beautiful texture it is fun and easy to work up once you learn it. The Softest Crochet Washcloth uses this stitch and continues to be one of the most popular washcloth/dishcloth patterns we have.
Thermal Stitch by Nicki’s Homemade Crafts. While there isn’t a dishcloth pattern, there is a link to a potholder pattern. The size is similar to a dishcloth and would make a great, thick scrubbing cloth.
Moss Stitch by Stitching Together. After learning this stitch head to the moss stitch dishcloth pattern and make a stack! (The moss stitch and linen stitch are the same crochet stitches but the included patterns are worked differently.)
Knit Looking Garter Stitch by A Crocheted Simplicity. I haven’t met a crocheter who doesn’t like to imitate a knit look and this stitch guide includes a dishcloth pattern. With clever use of the slip stitch, you can create the gorgeous texture used in this crocheted dishcloth
You don’t have to just use these crochet stitches for dishcloths or washcloths, although I do think that is a great way to learn them. So many of them would be beautiful in blankets or scarves.
Once you start combining the different stitches, the possibilities are endless! Now that I have spent so much time staring at all of these gorgeous crochet stitches, I am itching to get some yarn in my hands. Where to start….?