Yeah, you just make it with cotton. I've crocheted them before, and I use them as to wash dishes and such. I've been using them for about 9 months now, and now of them have unraveled yet. I don't know if it's different with knit ones though. This is the first dishcloth that I've ever knitted. I'm hoping that it won't unravel, though. But, if it does, it's easy enough to make a new one. It only took me a day to make.