Today I thought I would share my super easy to crochet washcloth pattern. It really is a doddle to create but works very well and looks pretty.

 

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About 20grm Cotton yarn – I used DK yarn (worsted weight)
Crochet hook – I used a 5mm (US size H-8, old UK size 6)

You do not need to worry about gauge for this pattern, and can substitute different thicknesses of yarn or hook if you need. I used double knitting (worsted weight) cotton yarn. If you use a thinner yarn it will take longer to make the same size washcloth, but have a finer look to it. Similary a thicker yarn will be quicker to make up but look chunkier.

I used a 5mm (H-8) crochet hook. A different size hook will result in a more or less dense look.

Cotton yarn is recommended as it is very soft to use, washes well and the washcloth will last a long time.

The cloth pictured here is about 21cms square (8 1/4 inches).

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There are two versions of this crochet washcloth pattern, one each for UK and American terminology. Just use which ever you are happiest using.

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ch = chain
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet

1 – Chain to the width you want your finished washcloth. I used 35 chains.
2 – Dc into the front thread of the third chain from the hook. Continue to dc into the front of each chain to the end.
3 – Ch 2 and turn your work

Repeat 2 and 3 until the washcloth is square

The border (optional):

Ch 3
1 – miss a stitch then tr into the next stitch
2 – ch 1
Repeat 1 and 2 until you reach the cornerCh4
Tr in corner stitch again

Continue down the side of the washcloth, putting a treble in alternate rows to form a similar pattern to the top.

Continue around the washcloth until you are back at the beginning.

Join to the top of the starting chain with a slip stitch and you have finished!

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ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet

1 – Chain to the width you want your finished washcloth. I used 35 chains.
2 – Sc into the front thread of the third chain from the hook. Continue to sc into the front of each chain to the end.
3 – Ch 2 and turn your work

Repeat 2 and 3 until the washcloth is square
The border (optional):

Ch 3
1 – miss a stitch then dc into the next stitch
2 – ch 1
Repeat 1 and 2 until you reach the cornerCh4
Dc in corner stitch again

Continue down the side of the washcloth, putting a double crochet in alternate rows to form a similar pattern to the top

Continue around the washcloth until you are back at the beginning.

Join to the top of the starting chain with a slip stitch and you have finished!TTCrochetWashclothPattern

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You can block your washcloth if you want, just dampen it then pin it out on a firm surface.

An easy way to see if your washcloth is square yet is to fold a bottom corner up to the top edge. If it forms a perfect triangle then you are done. If not… keep crocheting!

You could probably get 3 or 4 cloths this size from a 50gr ball of yarn.

The washcloth I have pictured here was made by crocheting into just the front part of each stitch. You could work the usual type of stitch for a slightly different effect too of course.

Fold up two or three of the washcloths and wrap a piece of baker’s twine or raffia around them. Add a home made label and you have a beautiful and useful present.

These washcloths sell very well at craft fairs, especially if presented nicely (see above). Don’t forget to include details of how to wash them (see the label on your yarn for this information).

You can easily make bigger or smaller versions for different needs. How about a larger version, using a bigger hook, for a more stringy looking floor cloth? Or a pair of smaller pieces for a new baby’s “top and tail” cloths?

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Super easy Crochet washcloth, flannel or dishcloth pattern
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3 thoughts on “Super easy Crochet washcloth, flannel or dishcloth pattern

  • 3 January, 2015 at 3:53 pm
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    Thanks for posting this.. I have real trouble with washcloths as it keeps getting bigger and I can never figure out if I’ve reached my final stitch or not. I’ve started using stitch markers in the chains but it still doesn’t seem consistent and I’m wondering if I should be going under the loop at the base of the chain or the next stitch? Thanks!

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  • 21 September, 2017 at 3:55 pm
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    Hi
    Thx for lovely wash/dish cloth pattern…is any cotton yarn ok to use? Is it absorbent enough?
    Also, what did you use to wrap round cloths to make as gift and tag pls?
    Look forward to hearing from you
    Many thanks
    Jo

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    • 22 September, 2017 at 3:56 pm
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      The cotton yarn I used was 100% cotton and came from Lidl supermarket (bargain!). Cotton is naturally very absorbent so any brand should work.
      I wrapped my bundle with garden twine. The tag was die cut from Kraft card (Tim Holtz label die) and then I used stamps to decorate it.
      I gave the bundle in the picture to my sister as part of her Christmas present and she is still using one of the cloths now, so they lasted very well indeed!

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