4 Quick and Easy Patterns Love making dishcloths, especially in the summer! They are a great take-along project and work up quickly. And they are great for practicing different stitches and stitch combinations. Plus, there is such a simple pleasure that can be had from using a handmade dishcloth. They are also perfect to give as gifts … just add some scented soap in a little basket and you have the perfect housewarming or hostess gift!