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All-Purpose Waffle Stitch Crochet Dishcloths

All-Purpose Waffle Stitch Crochet Dishcloths

Do you love a good Anthropologie dupe? If so, you’ll love these Waffle Stitch Crochet Dishcloths, which are similar to the oh-so-popular Market Dishcloths.

You can purchase a printable version of this pattern on the I Can Crochet That Shop here. All patterns are Buy 2, Get 1 Free.

free I Can Crochet That Dishcloth Pattern

Waffle Stitch Crochet Dishcloths

As I was browsing through Anthropologie looking at all of their amazing kitchen items, I saw a set of waffle weave dishcloths and I thought…”I want those.”

And after that thought, my next thought came to me. Are you ready? Yep…”I Can Crochet That.”

crochet dishcloth pattern

I’ve been wanting to come up with a crochet pattern of sorts that would be perfect to give as a gift. Whether it’s for a house warming, a dorm gift or an I-haven’t-seen-you-in-months-because-quarantine gift, these dishcloths are the perfect gift to give.

I Can Crochet That Pattern

Just stitch them up, put them in a pretty container of some sort and they’re ready to gift. No wrapping necessary.

The Stitches

These dishcloths are whipped up using very basic stitches. The double crochet and the front post double crochet; plus single crochet for the edging.

Once you get the hang of the front post double crochet, these will only take you about an hour to an hour and a half to make. They are so easy!

free crochet dishcloth pattern

Here’s a YouTube tutorial showing you how to do the Crochet Waffle Stitch.

The Colors + The Yarn

Update 1/14/2020: Loops & Threads Creme Cotton yarn has been discontinued. I made new dishcloths using Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton.

You can purchase Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton at your local craft store, on Amazon.com here or LionBrand.com here.

Does it wash well?

Speaking of using these dishcloths over and over. I didn’t want to give you a pattern for something to use in the kitchen and not test its durability.

So, I washed a few dishes, wiped down the counters, microwave and stove with the cream color dishcloth and then ran it through the wash.

How did it do? Great! Here are a few pictures of the dishcloth after use and going through the wash and dry cycle.

crochet dishcloth
free crochet pattern

The dishcloth shrunk just a tad bit, making the stitches a little smaller and closer together. Which ended up creating a dishcloth that worked even better than before.

So rest assured you can give these as a gift and know they can actually be used for their intended purpose. 🙂

crochet dishcloth pattern

The Waffle Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

You can purchase a printable version of this pattern on the I Can Crochet That Shop here. All patterns are Buy 2, Get 1 Free.

Pattern Description

Quickly crochet these dishcloths for yourself or to give as a gift. They absorb great and are perfect for many things like washing dishes, drying hands, or for washcloths in the bathroom. They launder well and they’ll look fantastic out on your kitchen or bathroom counter.

free crochet dishcloth pattern waffle stitch

Pattern Materials

Details

Method Crochet

Skill Level Beginner

HOOK(S)

5 mm • US size H-8

YARN

Weight 4 • 186 yards for one dishcloth

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Colors: Ecru, Denim, Charcoal, Silver

NOTIONS

Scissors

Tapestry needle

GAUGE (4 x 4″)

16 sts x 9 rows in pattern

FINAL SIZE

12″ x 12″

All-purpose crochet waffle stitch dishcloth

Pattern Notes

  • Chain 2 does count as a stitch
  • Finished size measures 12″ x 12″
  • To change the dishcloth size, the multiple for the starting chain is 3 + 2

Abbreviations

ch chain

st(s) stitch(es)

dc double crochet

fpdc front post double crochet

* or ** repeat whatever follows the * or **

Special Stitches

fpdc (front post double crochet)

Yo, insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull thru remaining two loops on your hook.

The Pattern

Begin Chain 47, Dc in 3rd chain from hook and across all chains until end of row (46 sts)

Row 1 Ch 2, turn *dc into the first stitch, dc in next stitch, fpdc in next stitch*, repeat from * to * across row until last stitch

Last stitch goes around beginning ch from previous row [46 sts]

Row 2 Ch 2, turn *fpdc into the first stitch, fpdc in next stitch, dc in next stitch*, repeat from * to * across row until last stitch

Last stitch goes into top of beginning ch from previous row [46 sts]

Rows 3 – 28

Repeat rows 1 & 2

If you do not want to do a border, fasten off and weave in all ends.

All-purpose crochet waffle stitch dishcloth

If you do want to do a border, do not fasten off but follow instructions below.

waffle stitch crochet dishcloth pattern

Top of dishcloth: work 2 sc in corner, sc across until next corner; work 3 sc in corner

Along the side: work *2 sc , 1 sc* down along the side, finishing with 3 sc in corner

Bottom: work sc across to corner, work 3 sc in corner

Along other side: work *2 sc , 1 sc* up along the side, finishing with 1 sc in corner; slip stitch to first sc in corner of dishcloth

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Crochet Waffle Stitch Photo Tutorial

A Chain multiples of 3 + 2

B dc in 3rd chain from hook

C dc across to last chain

D ch 2, turn

E dc in next two stitches

F – H fpdc in next stitch; *dc, dc, fpdc* across to last stitch

I- K Last stitch goes around beginning ch from previous row

L chain 2; turn

M – O fpdc in first two stitches

P dc in next stitch

Q *fpdc, fpdc, dc* across to last stitch

R – T dc in top of last stitch, chain 2, turn

U dc in next two stitches

V – W fpdc in next stitch

X *dc, dc, fpdc* across to last stitch, end with fpdc around last stitch

crochet waffle stitch how-to
crochet waffle stitch tutorial
crochet waffle stitch tutorial for the all-purpose crochet dishcloth pattern

And that’s it!

To give as a gift, either roll these up and place in a decorative container or fold them in fourths and tie with a ribbon.

free crochet dishcloth pattern

Christopher

Friday 3rd of September 2021

If sized up, would this work well for a kitchen towel? Thanks! I'm eager to try a few of your patterns for the kitchen. :-)

Julie

Monday 13th of September 2021

Hey Christopher! This would make a great kitchen towel. In fact, that's pretty much how I use mine. I keep them in a basket in the kitchen and use them while cooking. Let me know how it turns out! :)

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Thank you! These are the perfect weekend project. Happy crocheting! :)

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