Crochet Pattern: All Purpose Mesh Dishcloth

By Rachel Choi – 22 Comments
This mesh dishcloth is fast and easy to crochet! It can be used to clean your dishes and so much more! Make one for your sink, stove and counter top clean up. Plus use another one for bathroom cleaning or even for your car. Use cotton yarn for extra absorbency. The mesh texture helps lather soap and reduce the weight of the cloth as water is being absorbed. crochet mesh discloth
Skill Level: beginner crochet skill level

Finished Size: 5″ (12.5 cm) square

Medium Weight Yarn
(approximately 50 yards – use cotton yarn for good absorbency)
Crochet Hook J (6.00 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: not that important

Crochet Pattern: Dishcloth
Row 1: ch 24, dc in sixth ch from hook, (ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch) across: 10 dc
Row 2 – 9: ch 4, turn, (skip 1 ch, dc in next dc, ch 1) across, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch: 10 dc
Finish off.

Want more dishcloths patterns? Check out 5 Absolutely Fast Dishcloth Crochet Patterns.

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Need help? Let me know and I’ll be glad to help!

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  1. Rachel says:

    Cute, fast and practical, I love it! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  2. Loretta Jensen says:

    My 89 year old mother want so make dish scrubbies and can’t find the yarn. I have one and have taken it to yarn shop every around and can’t find it. She says she used to get it at Micheal’s but they don’t have it. Do you have any idea’s?

    Thank you

    • Rachel says:

      You can try looking online, sometimes they have yarn that isn’t in the stores.

    • Laura Duda says:

      You want tulle like what bridal veils are made of . Or netting. Should be able to buy tulle by the yard where ever you buy material.

    • FELICIA JEWELL says:

      Look for Needloft nylon plastic canvas yarn. This is what I use. It works great. Mt daughter asks for these scrubbies for every gift occasion on the calendar.

  3. Nancy says:

    What does 4 medium mean in relation to materials used? Thanks.

  4. Debbie says:

    Walmart carries the100% cotton yarn.

  5. Jessica says:

    I am making a few of these and a couple of other washcloth patterns and giving them to my mom for Christmas. Thanks for the great pattern and idea.

  6. Kathleen Lautaret says:

    Hi Rachael, I used to crochet 20 years or so ago. I copied down your pattern for the crocheted dish cloth. I do not remember how to decrease although I do have a book with pictures. I will use the book first and then if I need your assistance I will let you know. Thanks for having free patterns and offering assistance. Kathleen L.

  7. Tashia says:

    ‘dc’ = double crochet, not decrease. Hope that you figured it out.

  8. Ethan says:

    Hello, thank you Rachel that was very helpful. I am a beginner at crocheting and your cloth design was the first design i have made ever. I think that anyone can easily make that but they just need to look up a few things and that is it so thanks

  9. Lisa Puckett says:

    What does “finish off” mean in your dishcloth pattern? How do you do that?

  10. Donna says:

    I have made dish scrubbies with strips of netting as the “yarn”. It works great!

  11. Christina says:

    Hi Rachel, Do you have any other dish cloth patterns that are not for sale? My mother really enjoys using things that i have made. Can you please point me out?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Christina, just type in the word dishcloth into the search box at the top of the page and a ton of patterns will pop up for you.

  12. KP says:

    Hello. I was trying the dishcloth above, BUT I don’t know what the parts in the parentheses mean. Can you explain those parts? thanks, KP

    • Rachel says:

      Hi KP, for row 1 “(ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch) across” means to chain 1, then skip 1 chain, then make a double crochet in the next chain. Since these instructions are within the ( ) you will repeat them until you reach the end.

  13. KP says:

    Thank you! The part I needed was that the parentheses meant to REPEAT! Now it’s working beautifully, and I’m almost finished. Thanks so much, KP

  14. Christina says:

    Rachel, I don’t mean to be naggy but I’ve recently had the time to attempt to make this. Mine looks NOTHING like this.

  15. Linda says:

    Walmart is where I find my cotton yarn… great!

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