Free Crochet Wash Cloth Pattern


I recently asked my peeps on Instagram if they would like a post about a crochet wash cloth pattern and there was a resounding yes! So after I got my Etsy shop up and running I decided to give my blog some love again and get down to writing.

I usually try to pick patterns that are simple (two, at the most 3 different stitches) because when you have a 4-year-old is asking for a snack and 20-month-old who is trying to climb onto your lap while you are crochet is difficult, let me tell ya.

The stitch for this crochet wash cloth is kind of like a griddle stitch or crumple stitch. It is just switching back and forth between a short stitch and a taller one. And I love the design that comes from it.

Free wash cloth pattern

Special note!

You should begin every row with a single crochet and end with a half double crochet. So when you are crocheting your single crochet stitch it should be on top of a half double crochet stitch from the previous row and vice versa.

What you’ll need:

5mm hook

I really like this cotton yarn and is, rightly named, “I Love This Cotton!” from Hobby Lobby. Other cotton yarns I have felt are stiff and rough but this is the softest kind I have felt outside of a specialty store. Because all real yarn lovers judge a good yarn first by how it feels then by how it looks. Because let’s face it, yarn can look really pretty but then feel like your wearing Velcro.

PeriwinkleNow without further ado…

Crochet Wash Cloth Pattern

I made this the size of a baby wash cloth but you could make it bigger if you want. Just use multiples of 2+1.

Foundation Chain: Chain 33.

Row 1: Single Crochet into 2nd chain from hook. *Half double crochet into next stitch then Single Crochet into next stitch. Repeat from * until the end of the row alternating stitches. Last stitch should be a HDC. Chain 1. Turn.

Row 2: *Single Crochet in first stitch then Half Double Crochet in next. Repeat from * to the end of the row.

Continue in this pattern for 28 rows.

Row 28: After you chain 1, DO NOT turn but single crochet around the edge of the wash cloth. Weave in end.

And you’re done! Super easy right?! I love how they turned out. The single crochet edge really finishes it off and will keep it from losing it’s shape.

Free crochet wash cloth pattern

My philosophy is the easy and more simple the better. Because you can’t really screw it up. And if you do, then you should probably let someone else do it. Kidding!! But, if I made anything unclear or strangely weird then feel free to email me or say so in the comments below!

If you want to see more beautiful pictures of crochet, like my fb page One Yellow Feather Co. follow me @oneyellowfeatherco on Instagram. Cheers!


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