Making pretty crochet dishcloths and scrubbies is a fun way to use up leftover yarn in your stash and practice new techniques while creating something that will make your household chores a little more enjoyable. These items also make excellent handmade gifts for family and friends, since they’re both decorative and functional.
Easy Crochet Dishcloth
This beginner level project is a practical way to work on developing your crochet skills. Learn more at Flamingo Toes.
Cable Stitch Dishcloth
A cable stitch gives these crochet dishcloth patterns lots of texture. Look What I Made has the complete instructions.
Zig-Zag Patterned Dishcloth
Using a V-stitch makes creating this colorful zig-zag pattern a snap. Mellie Blossom has the details on her blog.
Heart Shaped Dishcloth
The cute heart shape and daisy in the center make this dishcloth pattern an upgrade from the traditional square design. Learn how to make yours at Daisy Cottage Designs.
Crochet Dish Sponge
If you’re in need of new sponges, this pattern is the perfect choice. Make extras to keep on hand and pair with your favorite cleaning supplies for a practical last minute gift. Learn more at Skip to My Lou.
Hemp is naturally antibacterial, which makes it the ideal material for making crochet scrubbies. These scrubbies have pretty lace edges, but are tough enough to handle all your baked on kitchen messes. Head over to Persia Lou for the free crochet pattern.
Rosebud Stash Buster Scrubbies
Heart Shaped Scrubbers
These adorable scrubby hearts will make doing dishes one of your favorite household chores. The pattern creator says you can make five in about an hour. Visit Snappy Tots for your free crochet pattern.
A flower shaped scrubby is as cute as it is functional. This project is also an excellent way to use up leftover yarn from making hats, blankets, and other larger projects. Ravelry has the free pattern.
This cute scrubby dishcloth design creates a colorful fish. Head over to One Dog Woof to learn more.