Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern

Do you need an easy to crochet washcloth pattern? Using this beginner crochet washcloth pattern made with basic crochet stitches you can have a simple washcloth in no time! Get started with this Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern today!

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Make these crochet washcloths using this free pattern!

How to Crochet an Easy Washcloth for Beginners!

Crocheting a washcloth is easy and a great way to practice stitches for a beginner crocheter! This washcloth is made by alternating slip stitches and double crochet stitches to create a wonderful texture that is great for cleaning!

Something special that I like to add to my crochet washcloths, dishcloths and hand towels is a trimming with a loop for hanging! Instructions are included for how I add this!

easy to crochet washcloth pattern

I love these crocheted washcloths for the shower since they are super soft but they are also great for scrubbing in the kitchen because of the textured stitch! I made a bunch of these over 5 years ago and I still have a few!

 crocheted washcloths

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The Gauge for this beginner crocheted washcloth is 15 sts x 15 rows in pattern repeat is 4” x 4”. While the gauge isn’t super important for this project, it is still worth checking, even just for practice!

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – ch
  • Slip Stitch – sl st 
  • Stitch(es) – st(s
  • Single Crochet – sc
  • Double Crochet – dc

Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern Begins

Row 1
Ch 31, sl st in the 2nd chain from the hook, dc in the next chain *sl st in next ch, DC in the next, repeat from * to end. [30 total stitches.]
Row 2
Ch 1, turn, sl st in 1st dc, dc in next sl sl, *sl st in next dc, dc in next sl st, repeat from * to end. [30 total stitches.]
Row 3 – 30
Repeat Row 2

Washcloth Stitch Diagram.

How to Trim your Easy Crochet Washcloth

  1. Chain 13, sl st back into last stitch, turn your work clockwise to work down the row ends, placing 1 sc in each sl st/dc.
  2. Place 3 total sc in last stitch to create the corner.
  3. Turn your work clockwise again now working along the starting chain, place one sc in each stitch.
  4. Place 3 total sc in last stitch to create the corner.
  5. Turn your work clockwise again to now work back up the other side.
  6. Repeat steps until you reach your Sl St and chain 13.
  7. Sc evenly in the ch-13 loop.
  8. Sl st back into corner.
  9. Finish off and weave in your end!
  10. Final measurement is 8” x 8”

I hope you enjoyed making these easy crochet washcloths as much as I did They are a great sash busting project and an easy win quick crochet project for when you need a break! Be sure to join the Life and Yarn Newsletter so you know when more easy crochet projects are added to the blog!

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You can learn to crochet the star stitch with this free crochet washcloth pattern! This free crochet pattern has a photo tutorial to make crocheting the star stitch easy!

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