All Washed Up Crochet Washcloth Pattern

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This crochet washcloth pattern just might be the best crochet project to fly off your hook. This easy stitch cloth pattern is great as a washcloth for your body or as a kitchen and coral crochet dishcloths

I love an easy crochet pattern like nobody’s business. Simple stitches combined with an easy to remember stitch pattern in a crochet project that is really perfect for anyone, yourself included! Enter the All Washed Up Crochet Washcloth Pattern.

Let’s talk about what makes this crochet washcloth pattern so amazing. First, the easy stitches. We’re working this beauty in the Even Moss Stitch. This particular washcloth only requires three stitches:  Chain stitch, Slip Stitch and Half Double Crochet. That’s it! This free crochet washcloth pattern is easy enough for a beginner! If you want get a little fancy you can use an invisible join at the very end, but a normal sl st join works just fine too. 

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A washcloth and a dishcloth are essentially the same crochet pattern but just with a different use at the end. A crochet washcloth with a bar of handmade soap makes a perfect ‘pamper me’ gift. And on the kitchen side of things, make a washcloth or two and pair with a crochet kitchen scrubbie for a handmade gift that’s also really useful.Image representation of a stitch dictionary printable

Crochet Washcloth Pattern FAQ’s:

Believe it or not, there are a lot of questions about crochet washcloth patterns. Size?  Yarn? Stitches? Here’s my best advice:

What Kind of Yarn Do You Use to Crochet a Washcloth? Hands down, cotton yarn is the best for a crochet washcloth. Cotton yarn is absorbant and perfect for all the washing tasks!

How Big Should a Crochet Washcloth Be? This is personal preference, but I find that a square crochet washcloth between 8-10 inches fits most hands well, though I usually prefer something between 8.5-9 inches the best. I also love that the exact size or stitch is not important, so if your crochet gauge is different or your crochet washcloth turns out bigger or smaller than expected, it really doesn’t make a difference; it will still be lovely.

blue crochet dishclothHow Many Chains Do You Need for a Washcloth? The trick is to chain enough in a particular yarn weight and pattern to keep the stitch repeat and keep the size between 8-10 inches. I generally chain around 34 with worsted weight yarn, give or take, depending on the stitch pattern.

What is the Best Crochet Stitch for Washcloths? The beauty of a crochet washcloth is that you can use almost any stitch worked to an appropriate size square for a functioning crocheted washcloth. A solid single crochet washcloth or a solid double crochet washcloth can look quite lovely, even though it is a very simple stitch pattern.

What is the Difference Between a Crochet Washcloth Pattern and a Crochet Dishcloth Pattern? Really nothing except what you wash with it! 


If you love this crochet washcloth pattern, you might also like to check out these other dishcloth patterns:Crochet washcloths in blue, neutral colors and red, white and blue

1. Seed Stitch Crochet Dishcloth  //   2. Mama’s Easy Crochet Dishcloth //   3. Patriotic Dishcloth

Pull out your crochet hook, some yarn and let’s dive into this washcloth crochet pattern:

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Here is what you will need:

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches (including the single crochet stitch and the half double crochet) and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

Gauge is not important in this pattern.  You may use other weights of yarn.  Adjust hook size to fit your needs.  With the yarn and hook size given, my gauge is about 4 crochet stitches (in even moss stitch pattern) to an inch.

Finished Size:  Crochet Washcloth is approximately 8.5″ x 8.5″.

Washcloth Pattern:

Chain 33

R1: Skip first ch, sl st into next ch, *hdc into next ch, sl st into next ch.  Repeat from * across row, turn.

R2-34:  ch1, sl st into next st, *hdc into next st, sl st into next st.  Repeat from * across row, turn. Continue on to border.

Washcloth Border

R1:  Ch 1.  sc evenly around dishcloth, working 3 sc in each corner.  Join with first sc and fasten off.

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  1. I have tried this in the baby blanket and washcloth pattern- would you be able to tell me if the first row ends with a hdc or a slip stitch? And the same for the remaining rows – the first slip stitch is it in the hdc of the previous row – are my stitches alternating into the stitches of the previous row?
    I started the baby blanket several times and am just not getting it
    Thanks so much!!

    1. Yes, your stitches ARE alternating on subsequent rows. The pattern repeats row 2, which starts with the slip stitch and ends with a half double crochet. When you turn for the next row, you chain one and then work a slip stitch into the hdc you ended the previous row with. Hope that makes sense.

  2. Are you saying you chain on at end of each row? When you end with slip stitch on one end and also with hdc on other end?

    1. It is an alternating stitch pattern, so on one end you have a hdc and the other you have a sl st, but when you turn you are working the opposite, so the slip stitch you start with goes into the last hdc in the previous row and so forth.

  3. I’m confused. I’m a pretty experienced at crochet. Trying take this pattern but I have redone it four times. If I ch 33 and the follow row 1 I always end with a hdc. The pattern read as though I should end row 1 with a sl. st. Help.

    1. The row should end with a hdc. There are an even number of stitches in every row. After the turning ch-1, each row starts with a slip stitch and ends with a hdc. Because you are turning your work each round, you are essentially working sl stitches into the hdc from the prior row and hdc stitches into the sl stitches in the prior row. I hope that helps clarify.

  4. The way I read it, if you chain 33 (an odd number), then skip the first chain, work a slip stitch into the second chain, then a hdc, you will repeat those 2 stitches until you have 32 stitches in your first row. Your last stitch will be a hdc. Then when you turn your work you chain 1 to get to working height, then sl st into the top of the hdcs and hdc into the sl sts from the previous row, so you’re sort of filling in the gaps created by the slip stitches, so you’ll end up with an even looking piece at the end of every even row.

  5. It took some tries, pull undones and try, try, try again. Finally a lightbulb moment – it clicked. Now I am happily getting my cloth to grow.
    Thank you Cheryl. I like the pattern greatly and will use it for other projects. It’s easy, once you get it.