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Easy Cat Dishcloth… Free Crochet Pattern!

Easy Cat Dishcloth… Free Crochet Pattern!

This adorable Easy Cat Dishcloth is so simple to make, especially if you love cats! In addition, It is Week 8 of the 2022 Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along 12 Weeks – 12 Dishcloths!!! Using 2 or more colors of cotton yarn, you will create this fun dishcloth for all cat lovers!

Easy Cat Crochet Dishcloth

Surprisingly so easy with a 3 row repeat (actually 2 rows, one you repeat twice!) Additionally, a great gift for the cat lover or fall decoration for your kitchen!

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Below are the first 7 weeks. They are so much fun, besides… who doesn’t love a great quick gift!

Waffle Stitch Textured Dishcloth – Week 1

Waffle Stitch Dishcloth

Summer Squiggles Dishcloth – Week 2

Summer Squiggles Dishcloth

Bavarian Stitch Dishcloth – Week 3

Bavarian Stitch Dishcloth

Alpine Stitch Dishcloth – Week 4

Autumn Acorn Dishcloth – Week 5

Autumn Acorn Dishcloth

Optical Illusion Dishcloth Week 6

Simple Cluster Dishcloth Week 7

Now on to Week 8 – Easy Cat Dishcloth

Using 2 or more colors makes the cat design pop!


  • It is super easy, there are only a few ends to weave in for this project.
  • Use two or more contrasting colors to get the best effect.
  • You can choose any color scheme to make it your own.
  • After the first 2 rows, each color is used for 3 rows until row 15,


Yarn: 150 total Yards of Cotton Yarn for each, about 140 yds total and approximately 30 yards of each color if you use 4 colors.

Here is what I used:

  • Color A – Peaches n Cream Panorama
  • Color B – Sugar N Cream in Warm Brown 
  • Color C – Peaches N Cream in Gold
  • Color D – Sugar and Cream in Hot Orange 

Hook G


  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Bl – Back Loop
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Shell – (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) all in the same space
  • DS Cl – Drop Stitch Cluster: Yo, insert hook 2 rows below between (2dc, ch1, 2dc)’s encapsulating both rows, pull up loop, yo, draw up loop in same space, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook. Keep your loops you pull up to the same height as the row you are working on. See Picture

Instructions for the Easy Cat Dishcloth:

Importantly, make sure to read the tips above. They are most important to success!

With Color A, Ch 35

Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from hook, sk 4 ch, *shell in next ch, sk 4 ch*, repeat *to* 4 more times, dc in the last 2 ch’s. = 4 dc & 5 shells

Row 2: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, dc in next st, shell in each ch 1 sp across, dc in last 2 sts. = 4 dc & 5 shells

Finish off and join color B

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, *ds cl in next sp 2 rows below, shell in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 4 more times, ds cl in next sp 2 rows below, dc in last 2 sts. 2 dc, 6 ds cl & 5 shells

Rows 4 & 5: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, dc in next st, shell in each ch 1 sp across, dc in last 2 sts. = 4 dc & 5 shells

Finish off and join color C

Rows 6-8: Repeat rows 3-5

Finish off and join color D

Rows 9-11: Repeat rows 3-5

Finish off and join color B

Rows 12-14: Repeat rows 3-5

Finish off and join color A

Row 15: Repeat row 3

Row 16: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in st, sc in next 33 sts and ch sps, 3 sc in next st, evenly sc 33 sts down the side rows, 3 sc in 1st st of bottom row 1, sc 33 sts evenly across bottom of row 1, 3 sc in last st of row 1, evenly sc 33 sts up side rows, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 276 sc

Finish off, turn work over and join color B in any middle corner st.

Row 17: Ch 1, 3 sc in st, *sc in next 35 sts, 3 sc in next st*, repeat *to* around, sc in last 35 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. =284 sc

Finish off, do not turn work over. Join color A in any BL st.

Row 18: *Sl st in BL of each st to the middle corner st, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in bl of corner st*, Repeat *to* around, join. – 292 sl st & 4 (sl st, ch 1, sl st)

Finish off, weave ends in and block if needed. Lastly, Enjoy!!!

That’s it!!! You now have an Easy Cat Dishcloth,  So, enjoy and see you soon!!! Meet me right back here next week for week 9 of our 2022 Fall Gift Giving CAL!

This Week’s Amazon Favorite! The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler is book on in the Kingfountain Series… I have read the whole series and loved it! You can get a paper book, audio book or Kindle book. Hope you will give this series a try! All the books in the series are equally as good!

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Happy Crocheting!!


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