Waffle Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

waffle dishcloth crochet pattern

The waffle texture will always be a classic, so I knew it had to be a part of my classic dishcloth crochet pattern series. The comfort that the waffle dishcloth provides is amazing. Also, the texture helps when cleaning and tidying! Upgrade your kitchen with a stylish and useful crochet dishcloth!

Although, you may not have time to stitch this up right away. Save this free crochet dishcloth pattern on Pinterest for later!

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waffle crochet dishcloth pattern on a plate with wooden spoon

Crochet dishcloths are always a helpful addition to any kitchen. Whip up a set for your neighbor or family member that you have been thinking about lately! Explore the free crochet pattern below!

Best Yarn for Crochet Dishcloths

Crochet dishcloths come in all sizes and shapes. Some prefer bigger ones, other smaller ones. For me, it depends on what I’m going to use it for. That’s why I’ve included 2 sizes for this crochet dishcloth pattern!

But, one thing most people can agree on is that cotton is the best material for dishcloths. It’s affordable, soaks up any water or liquid (ideal to clean up the kitchen) and doesn’t shrink.

Dishie is WeCrochet’s super affordable (and surprisingly soft!) worsted-weight cotton yarn. The name already tells you, it’s been developed with dishcloths, towels, and other kitchen items in mind.

Classics Dishcloth Series

The Basketweave Dishcloth crochet pattern is part of a set of 5 modern takes on classic dishcloth crochet patterns. These dishcloths to crochet make PERFECT crochet gifts and are wildly simple. Crochet for beginners doesn’t always mean long drawn out projects with little purpose. This dishcloth pattern + the 4 others are THE crochet ideas for your next project!

All 5 patterns feature a stitch based on front post / back post double crochet stitches giving these dishcloths amazing texture.

Find the other dishcloths patterns here:

The remaining dishcloths will be released on the blog soon.

Downloadable PDF Crochet Dishcloth Pattern Set

The Basketweave crochet dishcloth pattern is one of the Classic Dishcloth Set, a set of 5 dishcloth patterns featuring classic textured crochet stitches for the perfect farmhouse crochet dishcloth set.

All 5 patterns feature a stitch based on front post / back post double crochet stitches giving these dishcloths amazing texture.

The other dishcloth patterns will be released on the blog soon but you can already grab the convenient printable PDF with all 5 crochet dishcloth patterns.

Grab the printable PDF set of crochet dishcloths patterns now in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry.

click here to purchase the printable pdf of all 5 classic dishcloth patterns

The Dishcloth Crochet Pattern Stitch Tutorial

The Waffle Stitch is a great one to use for any project that needs a little extra touch of texture. Before digging into the dishcloth crochet pattern, check out the Waffle Stitch video tutorial!

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Before you Begin the Waffle Dishcloth Crochet Pattern


  • WeCrochet Dishie (worsted weight, 100% cotton, 174m/190yd, 100g/3.5oz):
    • 1 skein in teal color


The gauge for this pattern is 16.5 st by 16.5 rows in waffle stitch pattern for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”). 

The gauge is not crucial for this pattern.


The dishcloth crochet pattern is available in 2 sizes; small and big:

  • The small size is about 16 cm / 5” square.
  • The big size is about 21 cm / 8.25” square. 

Sizes are written small (big) throughout the pattern.

You can easily adapt the size to your desired project size. Stitch repeats are given below.


This pattern uses US notations. 

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • fpdc = front post double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch


Work instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row/round. Instructions between () are worked in the same stitch/space.

The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row/round between < >.

The turning ch 1, ch 2 don’t count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned. 

The pattern is written in crochet shorthand.  For example:

  • “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch, 
  • “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
  • and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st.

Stitch Multiple

The basketweave needs a multiple of 3 number of stitches; your starting chain will be a multiple of 3 + 2 for an extra turning chain.

Special Stitches

  • Front post double crochet (fpdc):
    • Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front behind the double crochet post below (in this case the double crochet is 2 rows below), yarn over, and pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook).
    • Yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, and pull through the remaining loops.
how to front post double crochet

The Actual Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

With your 5 mm / US H – 8 hook, ch 24 (30) + 2.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc across, turn. <24 (30) st>

Row 2: Ch 2, dc, [fpdc, dc 2] until last 2 st, fpdc, dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, dc, [dc, fpdc 2] until last 2 st, dc 2, turn.

Repeat Row 2 and 3 until you reach 14.5 (18) cm / finishing with a Row 2.

Finished waffle crochet dishcloth pattern


Starting in the corner where you ended, work around the outer edge of your dishcloth.

Round 1: Ch 1, hdc in each stitch*, 2 hdc in each corner, join with a sl st in the first st.

*On the sides, make 2 stitches per row. 

Round 2 (big size only): Ch 1, hdc around, 2 hdc in each of the 2 corner stitches you made in the previous round, join with a sl st in the first st.

Bind off and weave in the ends.


You’re done with the crocheting part, make sure to weave in all the ends.

To make your stitch pattern even prettier and help straighten your edges block your project.

Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference.

Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.

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