In this post, you will see a free crochet washcloth pattern set with two designs that will help you to practice basic crochet stitches.
Washcloths are a great first crochet project, as they are small and easy to make.
These free patterns are granny square designs made larger in bright cotton colors.
*Scroll down to the end of this post to grab the free PDF pattern!*
Make A Crochet Washcloth Set
Handmade washcloths are a great alternative to buying them from the store as they are long-lasting and washable.
This means they are super eco-friendly and can be used again and again.
Crochet washcloths are not only going to look chic in your bathroom but you can gift them to friends and family too!
Give as gifts to friends and family
Make a set of two or more granny square washcloths to tie with ribbon and give as a special gift.
They can be made in any color you like, from brights to neutrals.
I would recommend making them in 100% cotton.
That’s the best yarn for this type of project, as it’s durable and absorbent which is ideal for washcloth/dishcloth patterns.
More Free Crochet Patterns
Crochet dishcloths are a perfect project and experienced makers who want to practice simple stitches like single crochet stitches, double crochet stitches, etc.
Make one in a different color for you or for family and friends as they make great gifts along with a bar of handmade soap.
You may also like this linen stitch dishcloth/washcloth pattern – How To Crochet The Linen Stitch ( VideoTutorial + Free Crochet Pattern).
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following these patterns:
This pattern is great for anyone who is learning how to crochet.
- You should be comfortable making a slip knot and creating a chain.
- You should be comfortable working single crochet.
- You should be comfortable working double crochet.
- You should be comfortable working treble crochet.
- You should also be comfortable reading crochet patterns.
- And understanding US and UK crochet abbreviations and terms.
Crochet Washcloth Patterns
Skill Level – Basic (Beginner)
This dishcloth set works up quickly and the simple designs make for a relaxing and enjoyable project.
Plus they are a great project to try out a new stitch.
Scroll down for the pattern instructions and to grab your free pattern PDF to print out and enjoy!
You may also enjoy this single crochet washcloth pattern.
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- Granny flower washcloth – 10 sts / 12 rows in 10x10cm/4×4 inches. (in treble crochet)
- Granny stripe washcloth – 12 sts / 3 rows in 10x10cm/4×4 inches. (in patt)
- Granny flower washcloth – 10Wx10H inches
- Granny stripe washcloth – 10Wx12H inches
The supplies you need
- For one dishcloth – 3 x 50g balls of yarn is suitable for a 5mm (US 8/H) hook.
- I used up leftover cotton from my stash in pink, yellow, and white.
- Any Aran/worsted/10-ply yarn.
- Substitute yarn – Rico Creative Cotton Aran 50g/85m/93yds
- I would recommend using cotton.
The patterns are written in US crochet terms.
- CH – Chain
- Cont – Continue
- DC – Double crochet
- Patt – Pattern
- Rep – Repeat
- RS – Right side
- SC – Single crochet
- SS – Slip stitch
- Sp – Space
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- Tr – Treble crochet
- WS – Wrong side
The turning chain for double crochet is typically three stitches.
The turning chain for treble crochet is typically four stitches.
Pattern 1 – Granny Square Flower Washcloth
Yarn A – Pink
Yarn B – White
Yarn C – Yellow
Foundation ring – Use yarn A, ch 4, and join with an ss to form a ring.
Round 1 – ch 4 (counts as one treble), 3 tr into ring, ch 1, *4 tr into ring, ch 1; rep from * twice, join with an ss into 4th of 4 ch. Break off yarn A.
Round 2 – Join yarn B to any 1 ch-sp, ch 4 (counts as 1 tr) (3tr, 1ch, 4tr) onto next 1 ch-sp (one corner made), ch 1, *(4tr, 1ch, 4tr) into the next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch; rep from * twice, join with an ss into 4th of 4 ch. (Four corners made). Break off yarn B.
Round 3 – Join yarn C, ch 3, 1 dc into the same place, 1 dc into each tr, and 1 ch-sp of the previous round, join with an ss into the first dc.
Round 4 – ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), (3tr, 1ch, 4tr) into the same dc, ch 1, *miss 4 dc, (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into next dc, ch 1, miss 4 dc, (4tr, 1 ch, 4tr) into next dc, ch 1; rep from * twice and from * to ** once again, join with an ss into 4th of 4 ch. Break off yarn D.
Round 5 – Join yarn A to the first tr of any corner group, ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), work 1 tr into each tr of the previous round, working 1 tr into each 1 ch-sp along sides of the square and (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into each 1 ch corner sp, join with an ss into 4th of 4ch.
Rounds 6 & 7 – ch 4 (counts as first tr), work 1 tr into each tr of the previous round, working (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into each 1 ch corner sp, join with an ss into 4th of 4ch.
Fasten off the yarn.
Weave in loose ends.
Pattern 2 – Granny Stripe Washcloth
Yarn A – Pink
Yarn B – Yellow
Yarn C – White
Foundation chain – Using yarn A ch 32.
Foundation row – (RS) 1 dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc into each ch to end, turn, (31 dc)
Row 1 – ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr into the same place, (miss 2 dc, 3tr into next dc) 9 times, miss 2dc, 2tr into next dc, turn,
Row 2 – ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), (3 tr into next sp between tr groups) 10 times, 1 tr into 4th of 4 ch, turn, break off yarn A.
Row 3 – Join yarn B, ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr into the same place, (3tr into next sp between tr groups) 9 times, 2 tr into 4th of 4ch, turn,
Row 4 – ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), (3tr into next sp between tr groups) 10 times, 1 tr into 4th of 4 ch, turn, break off yarn B.
Rep rows 3 & 4 five times changing color every two rows in the following color sequence: 2 rows yarn C, 2 rows yarn A, 2 rows yarn C, 2 rows Yarn B, 2 rows in yarn A.
Next row – ch 3, 1 dc into each tr of the previous row.
Break off yarn and weave in loose ends.
Finishing and Blocking
You may wish to block your washcloths, you can do that as follows:
- Make sure all ends are woven in using a tapestry needle or method of choice.
- Gently block by stretching out and pinning with blocking pins to a blocking mat.
- Spray with water and leave to dry.
- When dry remove the pins and your dishcloth will be lying flat.
If you want to learn more about blocking, you can view this blog post here – Blocking Knits – 3 ways to reshape your knitting.
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