EASY Crochet Dishcloth Pattern (using Red Heart Scrubby Yarn!)

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Learn how to make a super easy scrubby crochet dishcloth in this free crochet dishcloth pattern and tutorial!

If you’re looking for a quick and easy crochet project that you can make in no time flat and doesn’t use much yarn, this free crochet pattern is perfect for you! Not only do these make great gifts, but they’re a great project for new crocheters.

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I knew I wanted to try making some square washcloth patterns with this Red Heart Scrubby yarn, but I don’t like crocheting with super textured yarn alone. It’s just not fun!

But then I started thinking if you hold a strand of plain cotton yarn along side it, the process would go a lot smoother.

You still get the great texture, but you also get the absorbency of cotton yarn, and it’s way easier to crochet. Win win!

finished easy crochet dishcloth

Best Yarn for Crocheted Dishcloths

You’ll want a skein of cotton yarn and a skein of Red Heart Scrubby yarn for this project. I had plenty left over and you could probably make another mini scrubby to go along with the washcloth if you want.

Red Heart Scrubby Yarn label

I went with green and white yarns for my square dishcloths, but you can use different colors to match your decor.

This easy pattern makes a great housewarming gift and it’s a great way to use up any excess Peaches & Creme or Lily Sugar cotton yarn you have in your stash.

The whole washcloth pattern is made using basic crochet stitches and is extremely beginner friendly. I used single crochet stitches, but you could also change it up and use double crochet stitches if you want.

Besides single crochet, you’ll just need to know the chain stitch and how to weave in your ends. This easy crochet washcloth pattern is perfect for beginner crocheters!

Supplies You’ll Need

Skill Level: Beginner

How to Make Easy Scrubby Crocheted Dishcloths – Free Pattern

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Foundation Chain

We’re going to be holding the two strands of yarn together because this green is kind of hard to work with by itself. Plus, the cotton is super absorbent and works great as a dishcloth!

holding two strands of yarn together for this washcloth pattern

To start, hold the two strands together and make a slip knot.

make a slip knot and put the loop on your crochet hook

Chain 29 times.

Row 1

Single crochet into the second chain from your hook and all the rest of the chains down the row. (28 sts)

skip the first chain and single crochet into the second chain from your hook
Skip the first chain, single crochet into the second chain.

Once you reach the last stitch, chain one. This is going to be your turning chain.

chain one at the end of the row as a turning chain

Row 2-28

Turn your work around and you’re going to single crochet in the first stitch and each stitch along the row.

Repeat row 2 for each row until you have 28 rows all together.

single crochet for 28 rows


Once you finish all your rows, cut your yarn and leave a bit of a tail so you can weave it in.

Pull the end of the yarn through the loop that’s on your hook to finish it off and pull the end through and just give it a little tug to tighten up the knot.

pull the cut end of the yarn through the loop and pull to tighten

Grab your yarn needle and thread both ends through the needle. Weave the ends through a few stitches to secure.

weave the yarn ends under several stitches using your yarn needle

Cut off the excess yarn and repeat those steps for the starting end as well. Now your washcloth is complete!

finished crochet scrubby washcloth

In Summary

Was that not the easiest crochet project ever?! And this is actually a super useful dish cloth.

I’ve used mine to wash the dishes a few times now, and it’s not quite as abrasive as a scouring pad, but it is more scrubby than a regular washcloth. So it’s kind of in between.

If you make one of these fun scrubby crochet washcloths, please share a picture over on Instagram and tag me @marchingnorth so I can take a look.

I love seeing all of your awesome creations! It really makes my day.

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One Comment

  1. Hi Crystal,
    Thanks for this so-simple pattern. It’s so basic and there is no reason why I could not have thought of this!?? 😮
    I can do this; I have cotton yarn in 1 storage tub and the scrubby is in a shoebox size plastic container on a different shelf. I just need to open both containers at the same time and get to work! (lol)
    This will be perfect for those special easy-to-clean baking items and the ceramic coated frying pan that sometimes need a little extra scrubbing power to take off a stubborn food item, but not an aggressive scratchy scrubber. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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