Crochet cotton dishcloths

I recently took part in a dishcloth swap, hosted by Mel at One Crafty Mumma.


I made four star shaped dishcloths using this pattern but I did not find the pattern particularly useful and I made a lot of changes as I progressed through the dishcloth making. For example, I did not turn between rounds and I added slip stitches after joining the rounds, to get a neater finish. I would now use this pattern , which looks neater, to make crocheted stars.


I used Lily Sugar’n’cream to make my dishcloths. It’s a 10ply cotton and I used a 4-4.5 mm hook for my cloths because I am a loose crocheter.


I enjoyed making the dishcloths. They do not take long to make and I enjoy following interesting patterns and researching different designs. I especially liked working with the denim cotton (the blue dishcloths).

Having used crocheted cotton cloths for cleaning and dishes in the past, I find they are very hardy and scrub surfaces really well. I like cotton facecloths for babies and have made them in the last for baby gifts. I’m thinking some crochet cotton face cloths would make nice gifts for Christmas, especially if paired with a luxurious soap (I am not up to soap making – yet!).

I’m looking forward to seeing the results of the swap; that is, who receives my dishcloths and whose dishcloths I receive!