27 + Best Crochet Stitches for Dishcloths

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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!

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the best crochet stitches for dishcloths

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

mint green trinity stitch dishcloth in progress

The Trinity Stitch by the Unraveled Mitten. There isn’t a dishcloth crochet pattern for this one but a starting stitch count provided should make a good-sized crochet dishcloth using cotton yarn.

close of of crochet waffle stitch dishcloth pattern

Waffle Stitch by Stitching Together. We can’t leave out the waffle stitch. This one includes a full tutorial plus a waffle stitch crochet washcloth pattern.

soft pink crochet stitch swatch with hook and yarn

The Single Crochet Cluster Stitch by Mama in a Stitch. There is a crochet washcloth pattern included in the post. I love the look of that cotton yarn!

corner of a soft yellow lemon peel dishcloth crochet

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!

corner of a washcloth crocheted

Textured Crochet Stitch by Mama in a Stitch. Textured crochet stitch, which may not be its official name, includes a washcloth pattern.

gray and white farmhouse crochet dishcloths

The Spider Stitch can be found right here on Stitching Together and used in the Country Farmhouse Crochet Dishcloth pattern.

gray pebble stitch crochet square

Pebble Stitch by Oombawka Design. The pebble stitch instructions include a dishcloth pattern but how cozy would a baby blanket in this crochet stitch be?

square seed stitch washcloth with a wooden crochet hook laying on top

Seed Stitch by The Stitchin’ Mommy. This includes a free crochet dishcloth pattern. Remember that this seed stitch isn’t the same as the granite/linen/woven stitch.

Quick and easy free crochet patter for dishcloths and dish scrubbies. Great pattern that can also be used as a washcloth and face scrubbies. #crochetdishcloth #crochetfacescrubbies #crochetwashcloth

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.

very close up of a Tunisian crochet stitch

Tunisian Honeycomb Stitch by CrochetKim. What good would a round-up be if it didn’t include a beautiful Tunisian stitch? There is a link to the Tunisian dishcloth pattern in the post.

bar of soap sitting on top of a pink crochet baby washcloth

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.

yellow crochet dishcloth laying flat with a bar of soap on top

Berry Stitch by Salty Pearl Crochet. There is a washcloth pattern included.

pink textured crochet stitches

Picots in a Row by Meladora’s Creations. This one shows the starting stitch count so you can make your own size. Don’t you think it’d make a great textured dishcloth?

close up of the crochet thermal stitch

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.

striped moss stitch dishcloth hanging over the side of a counter

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.)

swatch of the linen crochet stitch next to yarn and a pair of scissors

Linen Stitch by Crochet 365 Knit Too. The tutorial links to the seed stitch dishcloth which is worked diagonally and looks so much like your favorite knitted dishcloth.

Crochet Basketweave Stitch – Crochet for You. Even more great texture in this basketweave stitch which includes a crochet dishcloth pattern.

yellow crochet washcloth laying flat next to a plant and a crochet hook

Diamond Lattice Stitch – Salty Pearl Crochet. If you like a more lacy stitch for your dishcloths, this pattern will be great for you!

close up of blue crochet garter stitches and a crochet hook

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

close up of a green swatch of textured crochet stitches

Piggyback Stitch by Underground Crafter. The instructions for this stitch are for a 7″ by 9″ block but you could easily stop 2″ short to get a square.

close up of a suzette stitch washcloth

Suzette Stitch by Salty Pearl Crochet. This stitch tutorial includes a spa washcloth pattern. Isn’t it beautiful?

close up of a purple ribbed crochet fabric with hook and stitch markers

Reversible Knit Looking Ribbing by A Crocheted Simplicity. The dishcloth pattern included is nice and thick for scrubbing.

small swatch of crochet grit stitch

Grit Stitch by Crochet 365 Knit Too. You can use the starting stitch count instructions to make your own perfectly sized crochet dishcloth.

bright pink textured crochet dishcloth with a ruler laying across the top

Crossed Single Crochet by Oombawka Design. This post includes instructions for not just one but four different sizes!

red white and blue striped square crochet swatch

Crossed Half Double Crochet by Oombawka Design. This fun stitch includes a dishcloth pattern and I love the red, white, and blue theme!

square swatch of yellow forked hdc stitches

Forked Half Double Crochet by The Stitchin’ Mommy. This is a stitch I have never seen before and the instructions include patterns for 3 different sizes.

pretty purple dishcloth with a shell stitch border

Herringbone Stitch by Oombawka Design. Instructions include a pattern for a crochet dishcloth.

yellow crochet square dishcloth with raised stitches

Diagonal Raised Stitch by Crochet for You. This tutorial walks you through the stitch while making the crochet dishcloth.

small pink square crochet stitches swatch laying flat next to a wooden crochet hook

Single Crochet Cluster by Oombawka Design. Includes four different sized patterns for a dishcloth.

ribbed dishcloth laying flat with other dishcloths peeking from the corner

Ribbed Single Crochet by The Stitchin’ Mommy. Imagine the scrubbing power of this one! Includes the dishcloth pattern.

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….?