Christmas Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

Crochet Christmas Dishcloth

Get Santa’s plate nice and clean before putting cookies on it with this quick and easy Crochet Christmas Dishcloth.

The pattern uses only simple stitches so if you know how to single crochet and double crochet, you can easily make this free Christmas crochet dishcloth pattern.

By alternating between single and double crochet stitches, it creates a lovely textured dishcloth, perfect for washing dishes.

For Santa’s belt buckle, you can use either cotton yarn or a yarn called “Scrubby,” which says right on the label “Great for Washing Dishes.” This little touch of this scrubby yarn will help you scrub those holiday pots and pans.

This Crochet Christmas Dishcloth Pattern is really fast to make. It uses only a small amount of yarn and is great for the environment as it creates a durable, reusable dishcloth.

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Christmas Crochet Dishcloth Yarn

Yarn Type

I recommend 100% cotton yarn for making this Christmas dishcloth. Cotton yarn is durable, washable and will hold the water as it’s very absorbent. It also won’t break apart if you need to do some serious holiday scrubbing.

As mentioned above, for the belt buckle you can use either 100% cotton yarn or Scrubby, which is 100% polyester.

Yarn Weight

As for yarn weight, I recommend a size 4 (medium) weight yarn. This will ensure your yarn is strong enough to help you wash those dishes. I’ve used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn, which size 4 (medium) and is 100% cotton. It’s also washable and dryable, a must in my opinion for a dishcloth!

Christmas Dishcloth Crochet Pattern Details

Skill Level

Easy

Size

The pattern creates a dishcloth that is approx. 8.5” x 8.5”

Gauge

4” x 4” = 13 sts and 11 rows following the pattern

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Materials

Yarn: Any size 4 (medium) 100% cotton yarn. You will need approx. 65 yds of red and approx. 14 yds of black. I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn in the colors “Red” and “Licorice Black.” For the belt buckle, you can use size 4 (medium) 100% cotton yarn (I used the yarn referenced above in “Pale Yellow”) or you can use Red Heart Scrubby (I used the color “Duckie.”). You will need approx. 6 yds for the belt buckle. 

Crochet Hook: G/6 (4.25mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge. You may want to go up one hook size for the starting chains. 

Other Materials: yarn needle, scissors. 

Terminology

This pattern is written for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terms, here’s my US to UK Conversion Chart

Abbreviations

ch = chain
st = stitch
sts = stitches 
sl st = slip stitch 
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet 
RS = right side
WS = wrong side 

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Pattern Notes

  • The dishcloth is made from the bottom up. 
  • Always work into the first st of a row (the st attached to the ch).
  • Chain 1 never counts as a stitch. 

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Christmas Dishcloth Crochet Pattern Instructions

If you crochet tightly, you may want to go up one hook size for the starting chains (only) to help you work more easily into the back ridge loops for Row 1. 

Foundation/Chain Row: With red yarn, ch 27. (Continue using red until instructed to change colors) 

For Row 1 (only), work into the back ridge loops. 

Where to crochet in the chain

Row 1 (RS): In the 2nd ch from hook, sc. In the next ch, dc. *In the next ch, sc. In the next ch, dc.* Repeat from * to * across (26 sts).

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1 and turn. Sc into the 1st st (the top of the last dc you completed). Dc into the next st (the top of the sc from the previous row). *Sc into the next st. Dc into the next st.* Repeat from * to * across (26 sts). 

Measurements (optional): after Row 2, work should measure approx. 1” high and 7.5” wide (the width will grow to 8.5” after Row 7). 

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Rows 3 – 10: Repeat Row 2. 

Measurements (optional): after Row 10, work should measure approx. 3.5” high x 8.5” wide. 

Row 11 (RS): Change colors. Place black yarn on your hook and pull it through the loop of red that is currently on your hook. Fasten off red. 

With black yarn, repeat Row 2. 

Rows 12 – 14: With black yarn, repeat Row 2. 

Row 15 (RS): Change colors. Place red yarn on your hook and pull it through the loop of black that is currently on your hook. Fasten off black. 

With red yarn, repeat Row 2. 

Rows 16 – 24: With red yarn, repeat Row 2. 

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends. 

Belt Buckle

If you crochet tightly, you may want to go up one hook size for the starting chains (only). 

Foundation/Chain Round: With a G/6 (4.25 mm) hook and yellow/gold yarn, leave a 12” starting tail and ch 28. 

For Round 1 (only), work into the back ridge loops.

Round 1 (RS): In the 2nd ch from hook, sc. In the next ch, sc. In the next ch (the corner), 3 sc into the same ch. 1 sc in the next 7 chains. In the next ch (the corner), 3 sc into the same ch. 1 sc in the next 5 chains. In the next ch (the corner), 3 sc into the same ch. 1 sc in the next 7 chains. In the next ch (the corner), 3 sc into the same ch. 1 sc in the next 2 chains. (35 sts). Sl st into the 1st sc to join. 

Fasten off leaving a 36” tail. 

Using the 12” starting tail and a yarn needle, sew the Foundation/Chain round’s start and end together. Try to line them up so it looks like a continuous piece. 

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PLACEMENT OF BELT BUCKLE

The belt buckle should be placed on the right side (RS) of the dishcloth with the row of starting chains at the bottom. The belt buckle should be centered, with the rows of black in the middle. 

ATTACHING THE BELT BUCKLE

If you want the dishcloth to be reversible – do not sew through the back of the dishcloth. Work into the front of the dishcloth stitches only. 

Back of dishcloth
Back of dishcloth after belt buckle is sewn on

Using the 36” end tail and a yarn needle, weave the yarn in and out of the top of the sc sts all the way around. Then weave the yarn in and out of the chain sts all the way around. Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.

And now you have a new crochet Christmas dishcloth!