DIY Reusable Cleaning Cloths (+ Free Crochet Pattern)

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Sharing a super quick and easy pattern for these DIY Reusable Cleaning Cloths.  The crochet reusable washcloths are a perfect project for Earth Day!

Thanks to Windex for sponsoring this post!

DIY Reusable Cleaning Cloths

Reusable Cleaning Cloths

To me, there is nothing better than coming home to a clean house. Although let’s be realistic, there’s actually no “coming home” to a clean house since I’m the one that’s doing all the cleaning.   

I thoroughly enjoyed the baby and toddler stages of my children, but as they’ve gotten older, I appreciate they can handle more responsibility around the house. (Like chores!)  A task I frequently assign to the kids is emptying the dishwasher and cleaning the counter tops as I work on the dishes. 

I’m thankful for the help but it kills me to look over and see a number of paper towels wasted when they clean the counter tops!  

I want to teach my children the importance of not being wasteful.  (Not only is it bad for the environment, but it’s hard on the pocket book too!)  This is one of the big reasons we are trying to make the switch to using more reusable products.

I’ve tried several different types of reusable cleaning cloths and right now our favorite are these crocheted washcloths!

These reusable cleaning cloths are soft and pliable, which makes them perfect for almost any cleaning project.  They’re made from cotton yarn, hold up wonderfully in the wash and pair perfectly with my favorite Windex® Vinegar Multi-Surface Cleaner.  (The Windex® Vinegar Multi-Surface Cleaner is versatile enough to use throughout your home.  (It’s ammonia-free and has no harsh vinegar smell.) 

The best part about this project is that these reusable cloths are so quick and easy to make.  They are an absolutely perfect project for a beginning crocheter since it is simply straight rows of double crochet.

Crochet Instructions for Reusable Cleaning Cloths:


  • 100% cotton yarn  (I like the Lion Brand Kitchen Cottons)
  • h/8 – 5.00 MM hook
  • Yarn Needle (for weaving in ends)


  • CH – Chain
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet


  1. Row 1: CH 28,
  2. Row 2: DC in 3rd CH from Hook and into the other 28 chains. Turn.
  3. Row 3-14: CH 2, DC across. Turn
  4. Tie off and weave ends into the cloth.

Ready to get cleaning?  Don’t Stand for Dirty!  Windex® Original is America’s #1 glass cleaner and you can find Windex® brand products in the home cleaning section at your local Kroger!  You can Connect with Windex on their social media channels via Facebook or Twitter!


Now it’s your turn!  Do you like to use reusable cleaning cloths of any kind?  If so, what’s your favorite style?  Sound off in the comments below!

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  1. I have no 100% cotton yarn but an abundance of cotton blend and acrylic yarn. Would this type yarn work for this project?