Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Beginner's Washcloth

Washcloths are great projects for beginners.  They work up quick and are a great way to practice new stitches or motifs.  If you have never used a crocheted washcloth you are in for a treat.  They are thick and luxurious for face or body and also work well as dishcloths.

This pattern uses US crochet terms.  If you have any questions about this pattern, leave a comment and I will do my best to help you out.

To make this washcloth you will need worsted weight cotton yarn such as Lily's Sugar 'N Cream and a size G crochet hook.

Beginner's Washcloth

Foundation: Ch 35.  You can make this beginning chain longer or shorter but it must be an odd number of chains
1) 1 dc in 5th ch from the hook, ch 1, * skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, repeat from * across putting 1 dc in the last ch
2) Ch 1, turn, *2 hdc in ch 1 sp, repeat from * across putting the final 2 hdc in the beginning ch 4 sp
3) ch 4, *skip 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1, repeat from * across putting 1 dc in the last hdc
4) repeat alternating row 2 & 3 until your washcloth is square finishing with row 3 so the beginning and ending rows are the open work.

Border: Ch 1 to ease around the corner, work sc into the ends of the rows putting 3 sc around the post  of the dc on the open work rows and 1 sc in the ends of hdc rows.  Once you reach the bottom of the first side, ch 1 to ease around the corner, place 2 sc in each space along the bottom edge, ch 1 to each around the next corner, work 3 sc in the ends of the open work rows and 1 sc in the ends of the hdc rows as before, ch 1, work 2 sc in each ch 1 space along the top and final edge, sl st into the first ch 1 of the border to join the round.  Fasten off and weave in the ends.  Block in desired.

Please link back to this original pattern when sharing.

Check out some of my other free patterns
Mini Woven Basket
Baby Teether Toys
Crochet Coaster
Rainbow Swirl Bonnet

This pattern was submitted to Hookin on Hump Day Link Party on Moogly


  1. Hi there! Thanks so much for providing a video and written directions for your dishcloth. I am new, but not really a beginner crocheter, but could not follow several other patterns. Your pattern gave me to the look I wanted with an easy-to-follow video and pattern. Yay! I have made several of these in the last 1 1/2 days and will make up a couple more to finish up the cotton yarn I have. (I'll link back to your blog and video if I decide to share on my blog in January.) Thanks again!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoy this pattern!

  2. Thanks so much for this. It's given me the chance to actually use my crochet stitches to make something and although the stitches aren't as neat as yours, it's a washcloth!!


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