Quick and Easy Crochet Washcloth – Free Pattern

This is an easy crochet washcloth pattern that is beginner friendly. It is a quick project that allows you to practice a new stitch and make something functional at the same time!


Sometimes all you need is a quick and easy crochet washcloth pattern! One you can start and finish within a couple of hours- my Blossom Washcloth is exactly that! Check out the easy crochet washcloth pattern below!

It uses a great crochet stitch that has a subtle texture. Textured stitches can sometimes be yarn eaters. However, the single crochet bobble stitch is nothing like that.

It produces light and airy crochet fabric. This is especially useful as you do not want the crochet washcloth to be too thick. You need it to dry thoroughly between use.

EASY CROCHET WASHCLOTH DESIGN PROCESS

I have been working on a jumper design for the last couple of weeks and I needed a break! So what’s the best way to take a break from a crochet project? Start another crochet project, right?! The jumper has been taking so long to finish that I was craving the satisfaction you get from finishing a project. That’s where the idea to make a washcloth came from.

This easy crochet washcloth pattern uses a simple stitch I have introduced here on the blog before- single crochet bobble stitch! I used this stitch for my Napoly Hat and I loved the texture. This time I am using this stitch worked in rows rather than rounds and it is working up a treat! I love the texture it creates and it is so easy to learn.

easy crochet washcloth pattern

I have made a quick video tutorial to demonstrate this technique. You can also find a tutorial for single crochet bobble stitch worked in rounds there. And if you fancy giving the Napoly Hat pattern a go, I have a hat construction video tutorial to help you along as it is slightly differently constructed hat.

YouTube video

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YARN I CHOSE FOR MY EASY CROCHET WASHCLOTH

I have chosen to make my washcloth in Cygnet Yarns Cottony DK. This is not a pure cotton yarn as it is mixed with acrylic and viscose. And it is these that make the washcloth quick drying rather than 100% cotton. (This is not a scientific fact, just my opinion). It is always a good factor to consider with washcloth as you don’t want them to harvest bacteria. Of course, you could use 100% cotton yarn instead if you preffer.

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MATERIALS

  • Cygnet Cottony DK weight (111m per 50g ball; 46% cotton, 46% acrylic, 8% viscose) x 1 ball in Oatmeal
  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

FINISHED SIZE

20 x 20 cm / 8 x 8 inch

TENSION

11.5 sts x 13 rows measures 10 x 10 cm

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch- chain stitch

sc bo- single crochet bobble stitch- insert hook into next st, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and pull through one loop only, insert hook into same st, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and pull through one loop only, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

sc- single crochet

sl st- slip stitch

For a video tutorial for this stitch please CLICK HERE

For abbreviations master list as set out by Craft Yarn Council, please CLICK HERE.

PATTERN NOTES

  • The pattern starts with chaining even number of chains
  • The washcloth is worked in rows of sc bo
  • It is finished off with a round of sc and a loop created on one corner

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS

  • the finished size of this washcloth is square
  • to adjust the size, add or take away number of stitches from the foundation chain making sure you start with even number of chains
  • work as many rows as required to make the washcloth square or until you reach desired size
easy crochet washcloth draped over side of the bath

EASY CROCHET WASHCLOTH MAIN PATTERN

Chain 44.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, (1 sc bo, miss next ch) repeat across until last ch, 1 sc bo in last ch, turn. 22 sc bo

Row 2: 1 ch (does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 sc bo in each st across, turn. 22 sc bo

Repeat Row 2 another 22 times. Do not fasten off.

BORDER AND LOOP

Rnd 1: 1 ch, 2 sc in each st across, turn your work 90 degrees right and continue working down the side around end row stitches, 2 ch and evenly distribute 36 sc, turn your work 90 degrees right again, 2 ch, work 2 sc into each ch st on the underside of foundation chain, turn your work 90 degrees right, 2 ch and evenly distribute 36 sc across the last side, 8 ch, sl st to first sc. 160 sc

Please note the number of sc stitches needed for the sides might vary from 36 sc as it depends on how tight you crochet and your tension.

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

Fasten off. Sew in all ends. Block to dimensions.

Happy crocheting! I hope you enjoyed the pattern.


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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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2 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Crochet Washcloth – Free Pattern

  1. Thank you for this batch of washcloths. They are all easy to make, nothing too complicated. Today I needed something easy to do and a reason to look at my stash of cotton yarn. (lots of bright colours to choose from and a way to brighten my day) To day it is dreary and snowing and the temperature was -18 degrees celcius when I woke up. It hasn’t improved so I need a good reason to go to my favourite chair, nestle under a blanket, and enjoy the feel of yarn in my hands and a useful project at the end.
    It is so kind of you to do all the research that you do so that you can offer us these bundles of goodies to keep our hands busy and and our minds in a good space!

    1. Hi Trish, I am glad you liked these projects! I hope you have made a couple snuggled under the blanket, gloomy days are made for crochet!

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