Making Waves Dishcloth - Free Pattern for the Beach Lover in You

Making Waves Dishcloth - Free Pattern for the Beach Lover in You

There's nothing better than sandy beaches, soft waves, and sand between your toes on a warm summer day. The smell of the ocean and the cool breeze in an otherwise fairly warm climate, it's the perfect getaway!

For most people, anyway. I'm terrified of the open water! I can still admire the beauty of the waves and the earth's oceans from the shore, though.

For those of you that aren't absolutely terrified of the open water and instead crave it - this dishcloth pattern is for you! Inspired by watery shores and sandy banks, the Making Waves Dishcloth is a perfect addition to bring your favorite place into your home.

Using 100% Cotton Yarn, these dishcloths are absorbent and perfect to have on hand to clean up messes, protect your countertops from heat, and clean dishes after a day of drink margaritas on the beach.

  1. 1 Ball of Knit Picks Dishie in Swan (C1)
  2. 1 Ball of Knit Picks Dishie in White (C2)
  3. 1 Ball of Knit Picks Dishie in Verdigris (C3)
  4. US I/6 (4.25 mm) Hook
  5. Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
  1. Finished dimensions come out to about 8.5" x 8.5" per dishcloth
  2. While cotton yarn is not a must, I would highly suggest using cotton or something that is absorbent and also durable. Another good yarn choice would be Lily's Sugar n Creme yarn.
  3. This pattern is crochet in a 6+4 stitch repeat
  4. This pattern allows you to pick when to change colors easily - when you see "Change to next color" any color combo will do. I went through C1, C2, and C3, but feel free to add as many colors as you'd li


  • SC: Single Crochet
  • Sl St: Slip Stitch
  • St(s): Stitch(es)
  • Ch: Chain
  • C1: Color 1
  • C2: Color 2
  • C3: Color 3

Ch 34 with C1

Row 1: SC through back loop in 2nd chain from hook, and in all chains after

Rows 2-3: Ch1, SC in all Sts

Row 4: Ch 1, SC into same St, SC in next 2 St, SC in row below next St, SC in 2 rows below next St, SC into row below next St. *SC in next 3 St, SC in row below next St, SC in 2 rows below next St, SC into row below next St. Repeat from * until end of row, ending with 3 SC

Your SC and Dropped SC should be creating a wave-like pattern in the fabric with the working color.

Rows 5-7: Ch 1, SC in all St

Change to the next color

Row 8: Repeat row 4

Repeat rows 5-8 until desired length - I chose to continue until I have 9 rows of color.

Cut and weave in ends

Begin Border

Choose a corner to make a loop for hanging the dishcloth.

Starting in the chosen corner: 1 Sl St, Ch 5, 1 SC into same corner, *SC across work, 3 SC into corner stitch. Repeat from * until you reach the Sl St in the loop corner

Inside of the loop: 9 SC into loop, Sl St into first SC after loop. Cut and weave in ends

I can imagine seeing this adorable dishcloth in any summer vacation home or even just wherever you want to bring in those summer beach memories!

If you made this, why not share your creations?! Tag me on instagram with your finished projects and a quick feature or even share your creations with the ravelry community! If you noticed any errors or have any difficulties, please contact me and I will respond asap to assist.

As with all my patterns, feel free to make and sell these in your own shop. I only ask for a link and credit back to this webpage in your product descriptions. Selling of the pattern itself is prohibited.


While sales and resales of this pattern are prohibited, please feel free to sell finished products from my patterns!

I do ask that credit is given to Savannah at 99% Coffee if products made from this pattern are sold as well as a link back to this site, if possible!
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