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Crochet Easy Washcloth – Free Pattern

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This crochet washcloth pattern is an excellent project for anyone, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crocheter. It’s easy to make, with only a few basic stitches required, and the finished product is both beautiful and practical!

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two crochet washcloths in green and white

This textured washcloth can be used for various purposes and makes a great gift for friends and family. And because it’s a quick make, you’ll have plenty of time to work up extra washcloths to keep for yourself or share with loved ones.

If you’re new to crocheting, you can start by learning the basics with my step-by-step guide on how to crochet.

About the Stitch

This washcloth pattern is a breeze to make; all you need to know is how to do the single and double crochet stitches. It’s so simple, but the texture it creates is gorgeous. And the best part is there are tons of different ways you can use these two basic stitches to create all sorts of textures. So, whether you’re a beginner or a pro, give it a try and have fun with it!

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About the Yarn and Yardage

For the green washcloth, I am using Dishie by WeCrochet in Honeydew (worsted weight #4) cotton yarn for this project. And for the white washcloth, I’m using some leftover yarn from previous projects. It is not Dishie, but it’s very similar in texture and thickness.

Cotton yarn is a great choice for washcloths because it absorbs water effectively, is durable and has a natural feel. Alternatively, a cotton blend can also work well. Ultimately, the most important factor is that the yarn feels comfortable in your hand.

For this crochet washcloth, I used approximately one skein of yarn, which is around 100 yards or 90 meters.

Easy Crochet Washcloth Free Pattern

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Easy Crochet Washcloth Pattern PDF

So grab your crochet hook, and let’s get started on these crochet washcloths!

Difficulty level


Finished Size

8″ x 8″ (20cm x 20cm)


16 stitches x 20rows = 4 inches (10cm)


Any worsted weight cotton yarn #4 (Aran/10ply) approx. 100yds/90m. Pictured: Dishie by WeCrochet in Honeydew.

Crochet hook: 5mm (H) and 6mm (J) for the foundation chain

Yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch = chain

St = stitch

SC = single crochet

DC = double crochet

Stitch used in this pattern: Suzette Stitch (crochet stitch tutorial with detailed photos and a video demonstration)

Pattern Notes

  • This washcloth can be made in any size. Chain any odd number of chains to make it bigger or smaller, and adjust the number of rows until you have a square.
  • You can use a slightly larger size hook for the foundation chain to make the bottom edge straight.

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Written Instructions

Ch 31 with a 6mm hook (or any odd number for your desired size).

Row 1: with a 5mm hook, work a SC in the second Ch from your hook. Then work a DC into the same stitch as the SC. *Skip 1 Ch, work a SC in the next Ch and a DC into the same Ch. Repeat from * across. You will have one chain left, work a SC into the last Ch. (15 sets of SC+DC, last SC)

Note: if you see your work curling now, that’s OK. It should straighten up as you continue working on the next rows.

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Work SC + DC into the first St (which is the last SC in the previous row). Then skip the next St and work SC + DC into the next St (which is again a SC in the previous row). You’ll always work into the SC stitches in the previous rows and skip the DC stitches. Repeat across the row until the last St. Work a SC into the last stitch. (15 SC+DC, last SC)

Row 3 – 30: repeat row 2

When you are happy with the size, fasten off and weave in all ends. Done! 🙂

If you have any questions or need more clarification on the Suzette stitch, you can check out my Suzette stitch tutorial. This tutorial includes detailed instructions, photos, and a video to help you learn and master this crochet stitch. Simply follow the instructions and watch the video to get a better understanding of the Suzette stitch and how to use it in your projects!

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3 replies on “Crochet Easy Washcloth – Free Pattern”

Thank you for the pattern. Is there a difference between a washcloths and dishcloths?

Hi Diane, there is no difference in how you make them. The only difference between the two is the purpose they serve! 🙂

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