Crinkle Dishcloth, a Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Free crochet dishcloth pattern from Banana Moon Studio

Free crochet dishcloth pattern

Crinkle Dishcloth is a free crochet dishcloth pattern in crochet crinkle stitch. Crinkle stitch has a little bit of texture to it, so it makes a nice stitch pattern for a dishcloth. This dishcloth is about 8 inches square and it’s made in 100% cotton yarn, so it’s perfect for scrubbing dishes, washing, drying, and using again.

Make a few of these in different colors and give them as housewarming gifts to match the recipient’s decor! Or make them for your own kitchen and enjoy using what you’ve made. Maybe it can make dish washing a little more fun!

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Crinkle stitch

Have you seen crinkle stitch before? It’s made by alternating single and treble crochet stitches on wrong side rows, and single crocheting across on right side rows. I have a video tutorial for the crinkle stitch here. This should help any newbies and make this pattern easy as pie since it’s just a square in crinkle stitch.

What yarn should I use for this dishcloth?

I used Plymouth Yarn Fantasy Naturale, which is a worsted weight cotton. I’ve had two skeins of this yarn in my stash for ages! You can get Fantasy Naturale on Amazon here. You could also use a different worsted weight cotton yarn like Lily Sugar n’ Cream or Lion Brand Re-Up, which is a recycled cotton yarn.

Crinkle Dishcloth, a Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Finished Measurements: 8 ΒΌ x 8 inches

Yarn: Plymouth Yarns Fantasy Naturale (100% Mercerized Cotton; 140 yds; 100g; weight category 4/medium): 1 skein #2574 is enough to make 2 dishcloths.

Crochet Hook: J/10 (6 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle

Gauge: 12 sts x 11 rows = About 4 inches.

Abbreviations (find a free printable list of crochet abbreviations here)

ch chain

RS right side

sc single crochet

st or sts stitch or stitches

tr treble crochet


Ch 26

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn — 25 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, *sc in first st, tr in next st, repeat from * to last st, sc in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Rows 4-21: Alternate repeating Rows 2 and 3. Fasten off.

Weave in ends. All done!

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Happy crocheting!

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Crinkle stitch free dishcloth crochet pattern from Banana Moon Studio

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