Hi! These past two weeks I have been crocheting dishcloths like crazy. I now have 7! I don’t know why I started making them, I think I just wanted to use up my dishcloth yarn. I’ve had these 3 giant balls of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton forever, it’s about time I use them up.
So I hit up Pinterest, and started out making soap holder scrubies (I know, not dishcloths, but I had to start somewhere), for in the bath or shower, I made one for myself, and another for my boyfriend. You can see the ones I made below.
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Here’s the link: Moogly Pampering Massage Soap Saver.
Next up I made a diagonal dishcloth. This one has such a great texture for scrubbing dishes. It is a corner to corner pattern and uses a lot of half double crochet.
Here’s the link: Olives and Okra Crochet Diagonal Dishcloths
After the diagonal dishcloth, I made another corner to corner style, but this one was made using the moss stitch. The beginning confused me a little, but I think I figured it out. This one should be strong, because it’s not very stretchy. Here’s mine:
Here’s the pattern: The Cookie Snob C2C Moss Stitch Tutorial
The third dishcloth I made was actually more of a scrubby, this one is much smaller than the others. It has a great scrubbing texture made from triple crochet. To make it you need to double up on yarn, so I used the end coming out of the centre of the ball and the end wrapped around the ball. It worked really well, and because my yarn has different colours, but each colour is the same length (well pink and yellow are short and purple and green are long), pink and yellow stayed together, and green and purple stayed together. I love how the colours turned out that way. Here’s mine and below are the instructions.
Instructions: Beatrice Ryan Designs Thick and Quick Bumpy Scrubby
After the scrubby, I made a big dishcloth again, this one in the style of a granny square. I love granny squares, because they were one of the first things I learned to crochet. I used the same yarn as the scrubbie, and it made an even cooler design. This time it made stripes going up and down. I absolutely love it. I had tried colour pooling before with this yarn but never got it to work. I guess now I’ve finally figured out a pattern that works well with the yarn for colour pooling, so I might make this dishcloth with the other stripey yarn and see if it will happen again.
Ok, this next part is embarrassing. My next dishcloth was one I had started approximately 5 years ago! Why didn’t I finish it? No idea. I knew it was there, just didn’t want to deal with it. But, I had to finish it now, because I wanted to be able to use that third ball of wool. Now, unfortunately, I could not find the pattern for it anywhere, however I could easily finish it based on looking at what I had already done. It is a waffle stitch dishcloth, so a quick Google or Pinterest search should get you a similar pattern. The only thing is, my “waffle holes” have three double crochet, but every other pattern I found had instructions for 2 double crochet.
There was a lot of interest in this dishcloth, even though there was no pattern, so I made one! Check it out here.
The second last dishcloth is another textured dishcloth, this one uses triple crochet again, but differently from the previous triple crochet textured dishcloth. The blog that I got this from uses an ombre colour pattern and I think that one looks better than mine. I’m not sure what I think about my edging job either, it left lots of holes along the sides. Anyway, by the time I finished it, I liked it ok.
Last but not least, I had to make a dishcloth with my newly freed ball of yarn, the one that had been in the middle of a dishcloth for 5 years somehow…. This one is kind of interesting because at the end of the pattern there is a choice to leave it like it is, or to make an edging. I usually only make an edge if the pattern says to, and when there is a choice I leave it out. I don’t know why, but edging is my least favourite part of any crochet project. However, this time I chose to make the edging, because I had already made dishcloths now both with and without edging, and the ones with the edge look so much better. I guess making all of these dishcloths has changed my opinion on edges. Anyway, here’s what I made last, it is mostly single crochet and half double crochet.
Instructions: My Hobby is Crochet Easy Crochet Dishcloth
I hope you liked my roundup! I loved making all of these, and I still have a lot of dishcloth yarn left, so I may make a follow up post with more dishcloths.
Comment below on which of my dishcloths you like the best (my favourite is the granny one) or leave photos of dishcloths you’ve made. Also if you have a favourite pattern leave a link and I’ll add it to any future dishcloth round ups I make.