25 Modern and Stylish Crochet Dishcloth Free Patterns

Crocheted dishcloths are a cool way to decorate your kitchen counters with a stylish handmade touch. And I can guarantee that using a handmade dishcloth will add a spritz of motivation to mind-numbing chores like wiping down counters or drying dishes!

The recommended yarn for dishcloths is cotton or cotton blends, due to its durability, absorbance, and machine-washable qualities. Additionally, cotton yarns are available in a wide range of colors, so you have all the choices you’d need to whip out a modern and stylish dishcloth! Variegated yarn is especially great for these projects.

Crocheting dishcloths should take up less than a skein of yarn in total. Depending on the stitches you choose—waffle stitches, bean stitches—dense textures may be a bit of a yarn eater. You want this for your dishcloths because the denser your dishcloth is, the more water it can absorb! Also, I’m a fan of textures in my dishcloth since it gives more of a grip when cleaning.

In this post, I have collected 25 fun modern and stylish dishcloth patterns for you!

1. Apple Dishcloth

Free pattern at Yarnspirations available here!

Here’s a pair of lovely cute apple dishcloths you can make to add a fruity touch to your kitchen! The main body consists of just double crochets, so it’s a super quick project to make!

The seeds are created by embroidering bullion stitches. If you’re having trouble with them, check out this video tutorial, or you can choose to embroider them with a simple straight stitch instead! This pattern is also available as a free downloadable PDF.

2. Scalloped Dishcloth

Free pattern available here!

This dishcloth has an interesting texture that has a deceptively simple pattern of stitches—alternating single crochets and double crochets! But the main attractive feature in this project is definitely its unique scalloped border.

The instructions for this pattern are short and simple, but there is also a video tutorial for a lengthier explanation. The free PDF pattern also provides a set of images of finished dishcloths with great color combinations for some inspiration!

3. Gingham Dishcloth

Free pattern available at Yarnspirations here!

This gingham dishcloth adds a charmingly classic feel to the kitchen decor! Gingham patterns have lasted through the ages and for a good reason. You can also pair this gingham dishcloth with the cross-stitched potholder that is also available in the free PDF pattern! The written instructions and chart are provided.

4. Christmas Wreath Dishcloth

Free pattern available at Yarnspirations here!

This dishcloth uses a scrubby yarn which gives it its unique texture. It is worked in the round in the style of a solid granny square, and the wreath and bow are crocheted separately before being sewed on to the square.

They would make for a festive but functional Christmas give to family or friends! This pattern is available as a free downloadable PDF.

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5. Rippling Wave Dishcloth

Free pattern available at Yarnspirations here!

Take a look at this stylish dishcloth! It will definitely add a unique charm to your household. This distinctive texture and mix of colors can be achieved Lily Sugar’n Cream’s Scrub Off yarn.

The free downloadable PDF pattern provides a chart for the repeating pattern of 2 rows.

6. Granny Square Dishcloth

Free pattern at Yarnspirations available here!

Here we have the classic granny square in action! But not the usual 3×3—worked in the round, this granny square dishcloth consists of nine rounds. You can also choose to add a simple single crochet border after the final round, or a fancier scalloped border if you wish..

Using variegated yarn adds more fun to the dishcloth, but solid color yarn will also do just as well! This pattern is available as a free downloadable PDF.

7. Herringbone Stitch Dishcloth

Free pattern by Spotted Horse Design Co. available here!

The herringbone stitch creates a thick and dense fabric, and is ideal for projects that will see a lot of use in their lifetime, like dishcloths! The texture gives off a modern vibe.

The pattern provides written instructions and a video tutorial, as well as a link to a tutorial for the herringbone double crochet stitch if you are unfamiliar with it.

8. Waffle Dishcloth

Free pattern available at Yarnspirations here!

These scrumptious waffle dishcloths look perfectly scrumptious and a lovely modern addition to your kitchen counter! Waffle stitches make for a dense fabric and can be a bit of a yarn eater. But they’re great because they can absorb more water and make for very sturdy dishcloths!

Here’s a short video tutorial on how to crochet them if you’re unfamiliar with waffle stitches! They require fpdc (front post double crochet) which may take a while getting used to, but if you choose to do this project, you’ll be sure to get plenty of practice with fpdcs!

This pattern is available as a free downloadable PDF.

9. C2C Moss Stitch Dishcloth

Free pattern by Cookies Snob available here!

This C2C moss stitch dishcloth can be a great introductory project to C2C and moss stitch if you haven’t attempted either before! The pattern includes a set of written instructions complete with photos for every step.

C2C crochet involves working a project diagonally from corner-to-corner, which is where it got its name from. Meanwhile, the moss stitch is a crochet that involves alternating between crocheting chains and single crochets.

10. Happy Sun Dishcloth

Free pattern by Knit Picks available here!

This cheerful sunny dishcloth will surely brighten up your table! It will give you the burst of motivation you need to clean up!

The center of the body is worked using single crochet, and the flames consist of a mix of trebles and slip stitches. The free PDF pattern is accessible by signing up to the website.

11. Avocado Dishcloth

Free pattern available at Yarnspirations here!

This adorable smiling avocado dishcloth is worked entirely in single crochets. The free PDF pattern provides a set of detailed instructions and a pattern chart. The resulting dishcloth measures at around 8″ (20.5 cm) wide x 9½” (24 cm) long.

This pattern is available as a free downloadable PDF.

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12. Textured Comb Dishcloth

Free pattern by Knit Picks available here!

This beautifully textured dishcloth is guaranteed to brighten up the aesthetics of a modern kitchen! Besides the back loop stitch, this pattern utilizes only basic crochet stitches. I like that the resulting shape isn’t some plain old square; the curves are a great touch!

To download the free PDF pattern, you need to sign up to the website.

13. Sylvan Star Dishcloth

Free pattern by Lion Brand available here!

This uniquely shaped dishcloth is worked in the round. The pattern is targeted for intermediate crocheters, though beginners are of course welcome to try if they are up for a challenge!

14. Bean Stitch Dishcloth

Free pattern by A More Crafty Life available here!

The bean stitch is a reversible diagonal textured stitch. It is similar to the puff, popcorn, and bobble stitches, in that it requires multiple yarn-overs to create a bean. It can be a yarn eater, but combined with a variegated yarn of your choice, it does create a fabulous texture and look!

15. Stepped Stripes Dishcloth

Free pattern available at Yarnspirations here!

The contrast between the colorful yarn and the stark white is just exquisite! It reminds me of the white foam at the edge of a powerful wave on the beach. The texture is very easily achieved by simply working in the back loop for some rows and a mix of doubles, half doubles, singles, and slip stitches.

This pattern is available as a free downloadable PDF.

16. Corner Stripes Dishcloth

Free pattern available at Yarnspirations here!

If you’re bored by plain old stripes, try out this corner stripe dishcloth! You start out small with frequent turns, but as you progress, crocheting will get faster and easier as you will have longer to go before needing to make a turn!

This dishcloth consists entirely of single crochets and chains, so they’re perfect for beginners looking up for some fun in their stripes. This pattern is available as a free downloadable PDF!

17. Scrubbing Waffle Dishcloth

Free pattern available at Yarnspirations here!

Here is another dishcloth created using the waffle stitch, though this time it utilizes the bpdc (back post double crochet) instead. I really love how the colors of the variegated yarn shine in this stitch! It just looks so bright and fun!

This pattern is available as a free downloadable PDF.

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18. Seeing Squares Dishcloth

Free pattern by Petals to Picots available here!

This highly dense textured dishcloth consists of single crochets and color changes. Worked in rounds, it’s a extremely simple and straightforward pattern that you will complete in no time at all!

This project is ideal for total beginners who are looking for a quick and easy first project!

19. Just a Pinch Dishcloth

Free pattern by Through the Loop available here!

Here’s a gorgeous wave patterned dishcloth consisting of only single crochets and double crochets! It’s really quick to work up to, and looks fantastic whether you choose to crochet them using variegated yarn or solid color yarn!

20. Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth

Free pattern available by Petals to Picots available here!

This crunchy stitch dishcloth uses a unique textured stitch! It consists of a repeating pattern of two rows, and an additional row of hdcs for the edging. The dense texture is just right for a sturdy and trusty dishcloth!

21. Sweet Suzette Stitch Dishcloth

Free pattern by Stitching Together available here!

The Suzette stitch consists of alternating between single and double crochets. The post links a tutorial for the Suzette stitch, complete with step-by-step and photo instructions, if you need extra help in crocheting this sweet modern dishcloth.

The resulting texture is dense but not stiff, which is perfect for dishcloths!

22. Three Color Dishcloth

Free pattern by Petals to Picots available here!

Alternating between three colors looks like a huge fuss at first glance, but in reality, all you will be doing is filling in the gaps of the previous row, then building up on that! A final border is added to complete the look.

For a rustic look, you can go for the yarn colors provided in the post, but for a more modern look, you can choose brighter and vibrant color options!

23. Hexagon Honeycomb Dishcloth

Free pattern by Raffamusa Designs here!

This hexagon honeycomb dishcloth is definitely one of a kind! The pattern creator was inspired by beehives for this project, as you can clearly see!

The pattern consists of a series of small “combs” that you can then join together. It is worked in a way that is similar to solid granny squares—but in hexagons instead! Some of them are half hexagons instead.

The pattern page provides a link to a post which explains how to crochet the hexagons in more detail.

24. Colorful Moss Stitch Dishcloth

Free pattern by Made by Gootie available here!

Moss stitch and variegated yarn is truly a combination you won’t get tired of. They just look and feel wonderful, and will make a great addition to your kitchen!

Earlier in this post, I provided a pattern for a C2C moss stitch dishcloth, but this time, you will be working the stitch in a square! Or rather, in rounds, similar to how you would work with granny squares. The upside of this is that you can make your dishcloth as big or as small as you’d like—just stop when you feel like it’s the right size for you!

25. C2C Lemon Peel Dishcloth

Free pattern by Loops and Love Crochet available here!

This zesty dishcloth definitely will add a modern and upbeat vibe to your interior! It is worked corner-to-corner diagonally, and the striping effect requires two color accents of your choice.

This dishcloth isn’t as dense as some of the other patterns on this list, so you might prefer using them to lightly clean up your counters instead of sopping them up with kitchen spills or drying freshly washed dishes!