How To Crochet A Washcloth
This is my very first washcloth/dishcloth that I have ever crocheted and it uses a lovely textured sc/hdc/dc combo stitch and a shell border to give the washcloth a beautiful appearance. It is a great house warming gift or you can just make them for around your home 🙂 The stitches are quick to work up so I am sure you will have multiple washcloths made in no time 🙂
Abbreviations (US Terms)
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
Rep – repeat
Sk – skip
St – stitch
What You’ll Need
– A – White
– B – Pink
4mm Crochet Hook
Crochet Washcloth Free Pattern
Textured sc/hdc/dc stitch
Using colored yarn A,
Ch in multiples of 3 plus 2.
I chained a total of 35.
Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in each ch across row. Turn your work at the end of row 1.
Row 2: Ch 2, [1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc] in first sc, sk next 2 sc, *[1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc] in next sc, sk next 2 sc, rep from * across the row, ending with 1 sc in last sc. Turn your work at the end of row 2.
Row 3: Ch 2, [ 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc] in first sc, *sk next 2 sts (which is the hdc and dc st), [1 sc, 1 hdc, 1dc] in next sc, rep from * ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch. Turn your work at the end of row 3.
Repeat row 3 for pattern until you have your desired height for the washcloth.
Using the same color cotton yarn (A) that you did the textured stitch in, ch1, sc 1 along the edges in each st and sc 3 in the corners.
Make sure you sc the same amount on each side as you want to make an even square.
Shell Border Pattern
Use colored yarn B for shell border, join B to any sc st.
Sc 1 in each st along the border.
Ch 3 (acts as 1 dc), into same st dc 4, then sk 1 st and into 2nd st, sc 1, *sk 1 st and into 2nd st dc 4, sk 1 st and into 2nd st sc 1, rep * along the edge of the square to make the shell border.
Cut off the yarn and weave in the ends using the yarn needle to finish this textured washcloth.
Now it is time to get busy washing your face or the dishes (No! Not the dishes!) or you can gift them to a friend and if you crochet a lot of them, you can roll them up and tie a pretty ribbon around them for a house warming gift or they will make an extra special gift if you give them to your mom on Mother’s Day (Phew! That is a better idea).
Below is the youtube video if you need extra help 🙂