Are you looking for a nice and simple crochet washcloth pattern?
This crochet washcloth pattern uses only 2 main stitches throughout and can be made in 3 different sizes.
Use this as a washcloth, a dishcloth or an all purpose cloth. I hope you enjoy learning more about this pattern and I certainly hope you enjoy crocheting it!
About this easy crochet washcloth pattern:
Crochet Stitches Used
This crochet wash cloth pattern as mentioned before uses just 2 stitches throughout.
Those stitches used are the single crochet and the chain stitch. This could be a nice project for a beginner crocheter to work on since 2 easy stitches are used.
The specific stitch combination used is a variation of the spider stitch. You can read more about this nice looking crochet stitch here.
What yarn is used for this washcloth?
This specific crochet cloth uses a cotton blend yarn that is a #3 DK, Light Worsted weight yarn.
Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend Yarn is a 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester blend. It can also be machine washed and dried.
I think an important factor when choosing a yarn for a crochet washcloth is whether or not that yarn can be machine washed and dried.
A DK weight yarn was chosen for this cloth pattern because I hate using a cloth that gets super heavy when it is wet. I wanted to avoid creating a cloth that would be too heavy because that makes the washcloth harder to use in my experience.
There are not very many DK weight cotton yarns that I know of so one other yarn I can suggest for this pattern is We Crochet CotLin. Cotlin yarn is 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen. It can also be machine washed and dried.
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- #3 DK weight – Lion Brand Yarn Comfy Cotton Blend or WeCrochet CotLin or suitable substitutes; Yardage Needed – Small (57 yds); Medium (69 yds); Large (85 yds)
- US Size (G/6) 4.0mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn needle, Scissors
Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- sp(s) – space(s)
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sk – skip
- sc – single crochet
- fsc – foundation single crochet
- S (M, L) – 7.5 x 7.5 (8 x 8, 8.5 x 8.5)”
- 9 sc x 10 rows = 2” (5 cm)
- This is worked back and forth in rows with the first row being foundation single crochet stitches.
- Beginning chains do not count as a stitch.
- This pattern is written for 3 sizes. Follow the appropriate size when indicated for stitch counts and number of rows worked.
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Instructions Cascade Washcloth- S (M, L)
Ch 12 (13, 14).
Row 1: With A, fsc 37 (41, 45) or in a multiple of 4 plus 1 if wanting a different size, turn – 37 (41, 45) sts.
Alternatively, ch 38, (42, 46) or in a multiple of 4 plus 2 if wanting a different size, sc in second ch from hook and in each across, turn – 37 (41, 45) sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first, *sk 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next, sk 1, sc in next; repeat from * across, turn – 28 (31, 33) sc, 9 (10, 11) ch sps.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first, *sk 1, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch sp, sk 1, sc in next, repeat from * across, turn – 28 (31, 33) sc, 9 (10, 11) ch sps.
Rows 4-29 (31, 35): Repeat Row 3.
Row 30 (32, 36): Ch 1, sc in first, sc in each of the sc sts across skipping the ch sps, turn – 28 (31, 33) sc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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2 thoughts on “Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern in 3 Simple Sizes”
Happy New Year and thank you for the useful pattern! I make all my own dishcloths, dish scrubbies, washcloths, body puffs, and face puffs, etc and it is always great to have more of these patterns at hand.
My husband and I have recently bought our dream home and I want everything in it to be eco friendly and where possible to be handmade either by ourselves or other small business owners. We won’t be moving in permanently for a few years, when Hubby retires, but we are visiting regularly and doing all the various jobs to make it ours. I am currently working on items for the kitchen in between baby blankets for all the new family members due this year, so lots of dishcloths and scrubbies, kitchen towels, tablecloths, table runners, placemats, napkin holders for cloth napkins, pot holders, heat proof mats for putting pans on, and oven gloves, so the washcloth pattern has come at a perfect time! It is so pretty and will look great with the bright variegate cotton yarn I am using (orange, red, and yellow) to make the job of washing dishes a little brighter. Thank you again!
Happy New Year, I hope 2023 brings many wonderful things to you and your loved ones and that the adversities are only minor ones. 💚
Thank you for the lovely pattern. I plan to make these in acrylic, block, then join a variety of these cloth squares together to make a throw blanket.