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Crochet Cotton Washcloth

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Crochet cotton washcloths make personalised, super practical and uniquely beautiful gifts! They are machine washable, reusable and durable!

This farmhouse style crochet washcloth is very easy and super quick to work up. If you’re looking for a hand-made crochet gift then this would be a great idea as it can be worked up last minute. If you have some colourful cotton yarn ready, you could make a couple of them in a blink of an eye.

This washcloth took me an hour from start to finish to crochet – with a tea break! 🙂

The farmhouse crochet washcloth pattern mainly consists of half double crochets and single crochets. So, it’s beginner friendly. And if you already know how to crochet those stitches, you will find it easy.

With this washcloth pattern you’ll also get a chance to practise colour changes and carrying yarn up the side. If you’re new to this, I have prepared a short video demonstration on how to change colours and cary the non-working yarn up the side. You can find the short video demonstration below the written pattern.

Carrying yarn means that you don’t have to cut the yarn and rejoin a new one each time you make a colour change. You can simply put the unused yarn on top of the stitches of the previous row and switch the colour whenever you need it.

Scroll down for the free pattern!

Crochet Cotton Washcloth Free Pattern

crochet stripey wash cloth


Yarn: 100% Cotton. I’m using light weight yarn #3/DK/8ply in Off-White and Peach.

You can use any brand / weight yarn you like, but I prefer to use 100 % cotton as it feels natural, and absorbs the water much better. If you have leftover cotton yarn from previous projects – that’s a great way to use it all up!

Hook: 5mm or matching crochet hook with your yarn.


Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)


3 stitches x 11 rows (in pattern) = 4″ (10cm)

Gauge is not important as you can easily adjust the size by chaining more/less and working more/less rows.


This washcloth measures 7.5” x 10” (19cm x 25cm)

Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch = chain

St = stitch

SC = single crochet

HDC = half double crochet

OW = Off White colour

P = Peach colour

Cotton Washcloth Pattern Notes

You can make a bigger or smaller washcloth by chaining more or less and adjusting the amount of rows.

I have carried both colours throughout the pattern as I didn’t want to have so many ends to weave in at the end. I find it easier and much neater looking. If you don’t know how to carry yarn please refer to the video below.

Crochet Cotton Washcloth Instructions

Start with OW colour yarn.

Ch 25 or any nymber if you like to make it bigger

Row 1: Turn your chain and work on the back side (bumpy side, see photo below). HDC in the third bump from the hook and across (total 23). This will create a better looking finished edge.

crochet hook with foundation chain

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. HDC in first stitch and across. Change colour to Peach at the end of the row and carry the Off-White yarn all the way until you switch back to it. (Refer to video below if not sure how to change colour and carry yarn up the side)

frist row of half double crochets

Row 3: Ch 1, SC in first and across the row, switch colour to OW in the last St.

crochet changing colours

Row 4: Ch 1, HDC in the first St and across the row.

Row 5: Ch 1, HDC in the first St. and across, switch to P in the last St.

Crochet Cotton Washcloth – How to Change Colour – Video Demonstration

Row 6-26: repeat rows 3-5

You should be finishing with OW colour. Weave in ends.

Hope you enjoyed making this as much as I did. For more washcloths related inspiration check out the 10 Free Washcloth Patterns!

Let me know in the comments below how it turned out for you!

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