I started making my own dishcloths (all) and washcloths (some) a few years ago (knit and crochet) after I got tired of buying and throwing out the store bought cloths that just don’t hold up to repeated uses and washing.
For only a small amount of time and money invested, anyone can make beautiful dishcloths/washcloths that work out to being a lot cheaper in the long run as they never seem to wear out!
Here’s a couple of the dishcloths that I’ve made again and again, featuring the crochet Sedge Stitch. It looks hard but it’s actually easy-peasy!
I like rectangular dishcloths. They stay on the kitchen tap better, between uses.🙂
I recently noted this selection of 7 new dishcloth/washcloth patterns over at Lion Brand, you might enjoy. Oh so pretty! If you don’t already have an account to access their 1000’s of free patterns and newsletters, it’s definitely worth signing up for. It’s free and easy.
If you already make your own washcloths and/or dishcloths and have a wonderful free pattern link to share, please do.
And if you are just starting out with knitting or crochet, this is a very good way to start and costs so little too. Great for summer crafting, so portable!