Earlier this week I shared a tutorial on how to crochet the waffle stitch and there is no better way to retain a new skill then to use it! This simple crochet waffle stitch dishcloth pattern is the perfect way to practice your new stitch. Once you’ve made the dishcloth, you will be well on your way to making larger projects featuring the waffle stitch like cowls, scarves, and even blankets.
What’s so great about a waffle stitch dishcloth?
The waffle stitch dishcloth feels dense without actually being dense. There is enough space between stitches for the dishcloth to dry quickly. The raised post stitches, give the dishcloth some great texture with scrubbing power! If you need a flatter surface for cleaning, the smother side of the dishcloth is perfect for that.
The dishcloth works up so quickly, once you get the pattern repeat down. Plus the look of them can be made so different. Use a more delicate border like in this pattern and you have a dishcloth worthy of your fine china. (Honestly, do you have fine china? My mom left me this beautiful set, but I am too afraid to use it!) Or you can leave the simple sc border and have a less dainty look. Either way, the look of the waffle stitch dishcloth is so different from other dishcloths.
They don’t have to be a dishcloth. Doesn’t the waffle stitch washcloth sound a bit better anyway? With this simple, yet beautiful border, they’d be a great addition in a spa gift basket or look lovely hanging in your shower. If you’d love to start an at home spa kit or need some basket ideas, check out this link on how to build your at home spa kit.
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Crochet Waffle Stitch Dishcloth Pattern
4-medium, 100 % Cotton Yarn, 3.5 oz/180yds
Size I/9, 5.5 mm crochet hook – read about my favorite hooks here
Large eye Tapestry Needle