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Crochet Washcloth Pattern – Free Pattern

Crochet Washcloth Pattern

Have you been looking for a Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern that’s simple but not just a boring square? Well then this easy single crochet pattern is what you have been looking for. This Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern is fun because it has five sides which makes it into a nice oversized cotton washcloth! Bonus, it’s not just a cotton washcloth, it is also a great crochet cleaning cloth!

That is another reason I love this Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern because it can also double as a crochet cleaning rag! Using cotton to clean is great because it’s still soft, but great for scrubbing, which makes this an amazing crochet cleaning rag! It’s no secret that I am a bit of a clean freak and if I used paper towels for every mess…well I would need a lot of paper towels. So I love making my own crochet cleaning cloths!

I also have another free crochet washcloth pattern I love, so check out my Ultra-Luxe Washcloths! This free crochet washcloth pattern also doubles as a great crochet cleaning cloth with the beautiful textured stitches! But don’t be fooled, the texture is stunning and would look beautifully impressive in your guest bath! Plus, being a single crochet washcloth its super dense which will give it a long life!

Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern or cleaning cloth!

Materials for Cotton Washcloth

For this project I decided to make two variations. One washcloth with single stranded worsted wight cotton and one with double stranded worsted weight cotton! I love how using the cotton single to double stranded totally changes the look of these cotton washcloths! That being said, when picking your materials you will notice that two hook sizes are listed for this reason. You will need a 4.50 mm hook for one strand or a 6.50 mm hook for a double strand cotton washcloth! The yardage for each cotton washcloth is also slightly different for single versus double stranded!

4.50mm hook for a single strand
6.50mm hook for double stranded
Scissors                                           
 #4 Worsted Wt. Cotton
1.5 ounces, single stranded
1.9 ounces, double stranded

Gauge

Again, be mindful of which cotton washcloth you are making! Gauge will be different depending on if you are making the single or double stranded cotton washcloth. Check the gauges below!

With 4.50 mm hook :
18 sts x 18 rows in sc in the round is 4” x 4”
With 6.50 mm hook :
18 sts x 18 rows in sc in the round is 4” x 4″

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations 

Chain Stitch – ch / Slip Stitch – Sl St / Single Crochet – sc

Pattern Notes

  • One Size – 8” from point to flat edge.
  • * Designates a repeat.  
  • Ch 2, 13 and 7 in corners do not count toward stitch total.
  • Do not turn at the end of rounds.
  • Sl st to first st of each round.
  • Skill Level : Easy

simple crochet pattern

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Single Stranded Crochet Washcloth with 4.50mm

Round 1
Ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook, ch 1. [5 sts]
Round 2
Sc in 1st st, *ch 2, sc in same st, sc in next st, repeat from * 3 more times, ch 2, sc in same st, sl st  to 1st sc, ch 1,. [10 sts]
Round 3
Sc in 1st st, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 2sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [20 sts]
Round 4
Sc in 1st and next st, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 4 sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 2 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [30 sts]
Round 5
3 sc, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 6 sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 3 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [40 sts]
Round 6
4 sc, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 8 sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 4 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [50 sts]
Round 7
5 sc, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 10 sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 5 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [60 sts]
Round 8
6 sc, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 12 sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 6 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [70 sts]
Round 9
7 sc, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 14 sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 7 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [80 sts]
Round 10
8 sc, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 16 sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 8 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [90 sts]
Round 11
9 sc, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 18 sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 9 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [100 sts]
Round 12
10 sc, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 20 sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 10 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [110 sts]
Round 13
11 sc, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 22 sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 11 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [120 sts]
Round 14
12 sc, sc in ch-2, ch 13, sc in ch-2 space, sc 24 sts,*sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 24 sts, repeat from* 2 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 12 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [130 sts]
Round 15
13 sc, 13 sc in ch-13 space, sc 26 sts,*sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 26 sts, repeat from* 2 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 12 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [140 sts]

crochet cleaning cloth

Double Stranded Crochet Washcloth with 6.50mm

Round 1
Ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd chain from hook, ch 1. [5 sts]
Round 2
Sc in 1st st, *ch 2, sc in same st, sc in next st, repeat from * 3 more times, ch 2, sc in same st, sl st  to 1st sc, ch 1,. [10 sts]
Round 3
Sc in 1st st, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 2sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1.
[20 sts]
Round 4
Sc in 1st and next st, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 4 sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 2 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [30 sts]
Round 5
3 sc, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 6 sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 3 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [40 sts]
Round 6
4 sc, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 8 sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 4 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [50 sts]
Round 7
5 sc, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 10 sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 5 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [60 sts]
Round 8
6 sc, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 12 sts, , repeat from* 3 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 6 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [70 sts]
Round 9
7 sc, sc in ch-2, ch 7, sc in ch-2 space, sc 14 sts, *sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 14 sts, , repeat from* 2 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 7 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [80 sts]
Round 10
8 sc, 7 sc in ch-7, sc 16 sts,*sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 16 sts, repeat from* 2 more times,  sc in ch-2, ch 2, sc in ch-2, sc in next 8 sc, sl st to first sc, ch 1. [90 sts]

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