Easy Moss Stitch Dishcloth Free Crochet Pattern

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Learn how to crochet this beautiful dishcloth with the moss stitch. The free pattern below makes the perfect dishcloth that is fun to crochet and easy to make.

When you’re a looking for great gifts for any season a crochet dishcloth is a good idea. They are easy to make and can match any home decor colors.

Choose a solid color or stripes of different colors. Dishcloths are a great way to use scrap yarn you have on hand.

Blue square dishcloth with crochet hook, scissors and yarn bowl.

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The Yarn

For this pattern I’m using one of my favorite cotton yarns, Dishie. It’s 100% cotton which is great for kitchen use.

You can substitute a different brand of yarn, but be sure to use a 100% cotton yarn or a cotton blend. And you’ll want to use the same yarn weight category. This is a #4 medium worsted weight yarn.

Cotton yarn makes great dishcloths because it’s absorbent and machine washable. Read more about choosing the best yarn for crochet dishcloths here.

And, of course, a dish cloth can also be used as a wash cloth in the bathroom. The same requirements apply: use cotton yarn. The pattern here includes 3 sizes so you can choose what works best for your moss stitch washcloths.

Cotton yarn teal, mint and blue.

The Stitch

The moss stitch is a great stitch that’s been around a while, which means it is also known by a lot of other names. Some of those names (but probably not all) are granite stitch, linen stitch, and woven stitch.

It’s such a popular stitch pattern I think because it’s a simple combination of single crochet stitches and chains. So simple and so pretty too!

Get the crochet moss stitch tutorial here. But it’s such an easy pattern and this is a small project you may not need it.

Blue crochet square in moss stitch with hook, scissors and yarn bowl.

For more cotton yarn gifts you might like the Buco Towel a crochet kitchen towel pattern that you can hang on the oven handle. 


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Blue square dishcloth with crochet hook, scissors and yarn bowl.

How to Make a Moss Stitch Crochet Dishcloth

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn how to crochet a simple moss stitch dishcloth in this free pattern.


  • 70 - 90 yd of #4 medium worsted weight yarn, in cotton.


  • 5 mm US size H-8 crochet hook
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape



  1. 4″ / 10 cm x 4″ / 10 cm = 16 sts x 19 rows in pattern

Stitches / Abbreviations US Terms

  1. ch - chain stitch

    sc - single crochet

    sl st - slip stitch

    st - stitch

Skill Level

  1. Easy


  1. Place a stitch marker in the ch 1 at the beginning of each row to help you easily identify it.


  1. Ch 31 for an 8" width, 37 for 10" width, 43 for 12" width.
  2. Row 1. Ch 31 (37, 43), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (30, 36, 42 sts)
  3. Row 2. Ch 1 (counts as a stitch here and throughout), sk first sc, sc in next stitch, *{ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st} rep from * across, turn. (30, 36, 42 sts)
  4. Row 3. Ch 1, sk first sc, *{sc into ch sp, ch 1, sk next sc} rep from * to end of row, place the last sc in the turning ch, turn. (30, 36, 42 sts)
  5. Repeat Row 3 until work measures 8”, 10” or 12” tall.


  1. Ch 1, turn and work along the edge.
  2. Sc evenly down the side until the next corner. Usually 1 sc per row gives a nice straight edge.
  3. At the next corner place a (sc, ch 1, sc) all in the same stitch, turn and work along the next edge.
  4. Sc evenly down the side until the next corner, place a (sc, ch 1, sc) all in the same stitch, turn and work along the next edge.
  5. Repeat all the way around. At the last corner join the last stitch to the first stitch with a sl st.

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