Crochet Washcloth

Hi Lovies! I’m excited to share my super simple crochet washcloth pattern with you!

There’s something about making a useful household item out of string that makes you appreciate the little things.

Since we will typically be crocheting a set of washcloths, the simple pattern makes it less daunting to repeat multiple times. I wanted a pattern that was quick and easy so I could mindlessly crochet while listening to a podcast or watching YouTube.

The alternating stitches create some texture without a complicated stitch or needing to count stitches.

 A set of handmade crochet washcloths would make an adorable gift if folded and tied with a ribbon and a sweet note. It’s a gift that says, ‘Hey, I love you enough to hand-stitch a set of cotton washcloths.’ I happened to keep my set for myself and I must say I appreciate using them way more than a washcloth I just bought from the store. They match perfectly in our master bathroom, which has a woodsy, mountain, cabin feel.

My mom scored five skeins of Berroco – Pronto (which is discontinued) at a yard sale for 25 cents each! You can’t beat that! It is super soft and makes for the perfect washcloth. Each skein is 55 yards and makes one washcloth.

Since this type of yarn has been discontinued, I made a second set from Lily Sugar n’ Creme, cotton yarn since it can easily be found in most stores in a wide variety of colors. One 120 yard skein makes 1.5 washcloths. So you can easily make a set of 6 with 4 skeins. They are typically priced around $1.99 each in my local shops.

Now cozy up with your hook and enjoy!

Crochet Washcloth

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crochet washcloth

crochet washcloth



  • Lily Sugar n’ Cream, 100% cotton worsted weight yarn (I used the color jute)
  • Size H Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Snap Cap Yarn Tube (essentially a jar with a whole in the top so your yarn doesn’t bounce all over the place)
  • Optional: Stitch Markers ( I love to use stitch markers in the first stitch of each row to count rows easily and keep my place)

crochet washcloth


ch– Chain

HDC– Half Double Crochet

sl st– Slip Stitch

Crochet Washcloth Pattern:

ch 31

Row 1: SC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (30 stitches)

Rows 2-13: we’re going to HDC in each stitch across alternating between the back loops only and front loops only, ch 1, turn (30 stitches)

  • when we always start a row on a back loop and end on a front loop, turning the work each time, it creates a nice texture that tends to lather soap easily.

Row 14: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (30 stitches)

crochet washcloth

Crochet Washcloth Border:

  • After your ch 1 that ended Row 14, continue down the left side of your work with a HDC in each stitch.
  • Chain 1 at each corner.
  • Repeat so that you end with 2 complete rows of HDC around the entire washcloth.
  • Tie off, weave in and trim the loose end.

crochet washcloth


I was am so pleased with how they turned out. I made six total washcloths for our master bathroom. I must say, it is so nice to get good use out of an item I made for us with love! There’s no way I could get a set of 100% cotton, hand stitched washcloths for amount I have invested in them, which is about $4.50. That’s why I think they would make such nice gifts. A super thoughtful present, hand-made with joy!

crochet washcloth

crochet washcloth

crochet washcloth


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Happy Crocheting Lovies

-Heather Corinne

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2 Comments on “Crochet Washcloth

  1. I am going to try these. I still knit more than I crochet, but I’m going to try this one! Love you, Sharon

    1. Yay! Let me know how they turn out! I love using mine. Love you <3

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