Crochet Washcloth Pattern {Beginner Friendly!}


In this post, you will see a crochet washcloth pattern that is totally beginner-friendly!

This is part of a bathroom set of crochet patterns that are available for you to make, which includes a crochet shower puff, crochet basket, face scrubbies, and soap bags.

Making all of the items in the crochet bathroom set collection will be perfect for gifting at Christmas or making and selling at the upcoming Christmas craft fairs.

The bathroom set could also be used as a special spa treat gift for anyone who needs a bit of pampering, paired with some organic homemade soaps and shower gels.

Scroll down to view the free pattern or you can purchase a printer-friendly ad-free PDF here.

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A Basic Level Crochet Pattern

This is my favorite free crochet washcloth pattern.

The pattern is fairly straight forward and even if you are new to crochet, you will be able to make one.

This project requires you to be able to work basic crochet stitches; create a chain and work in single crochet stitch.

Crochet washcloth pattern

The Crochet Bathroom Set

This pattern is part of a set of 7 free crochet patterns.

You can make the set as a beautiful gift for a friend.

1. Bath Puff Crochet Pattern
2. Crochet Basket Pattern {Easy + Quick!}
3. Crochet Wash Mitt Pattern {The Popcorn Stitch}
4. Crochet Washcloth Pattern
5. Crochet Face Scrubbies Pattern
6. Crochet Soap Bag Pattern {Easy + Quick!}
7. Soap Saver Bag Crochet Pattern

You can purchase all 7 patterns in the inexpensive ebook here.

Crochet bathroom collection

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any beginners.

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These crochet washcloths have a great texture for cleaning your face and body as well as washing dishes!

Make a few in different colors and gift them to your friend with a bar of handmade soap.

You may also like this beginner-friendly Crochet Dishcloth Pattern Set (Quick Designs For Beginners)

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Copyright Info

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  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
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Skill Level – Basic

Size – 8.5″ Length x 8.5″ wide

Gauge – 17 stitches, 22 rows to 10cm/4″

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The Supplies You Need…


Cotton yarn is best for this pattern.

You can purchase Rico Creative Cotton Aran here.

  • 1 x Rico Creative Cotton Aran in nude (01)
  • 1 x Rico Creative Cotton Aran in silver grey (22)
  • 1 x Rico Creative Cotton Aran in pearl grey (52)

I made one washcloth in each of the colors listed.



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The pattern is written using US crochet terms and abbreviations.

You can find a free PDF of US and UK terms and abbreviations here. – Crochet Abbreviations And Terms (US + UK)

  • S-st – slip stitch
  • CH – chain
  • DC – double crochet
  • SC – single crochet (video tutorial)

Pattern Instructions

Please note – Crochet a turning chain before you begin your next row.

The number of turning chains needed:

  • SC – 1
  • DC – 3
  • With the yarn of your choice – Ch 41, turn,
  • Row 1 – dc into the 3rd ch from hook and into all other chains, turn
  • Row 2 – ch 1, sc into every st to the end of the row, turn,
  • Row 3 – ch 3, dc into every st to the end of the row, turn,
  • Rep rows 2 and 3 until the washcloth measures 8.5″x 8.5″.
  • Finish with a sl-st into the final st, then secure.
  • Weave in all loose ends.
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    1. Hello Kim,
      This is what you need to know:
      The number of turning chains needed:
      SC – 1
      DC – 3
      I hope that helps 🙂

  1. What do you mean by turning chain? Can you specify which rows these would be? The term is very confusing. Thanks in advance.

    1. Hello Laurie, the turning chains you need at the end of each row are already included in the pattern.
      Crochet a turning chain (one or more chain stitches that you make after you’ve turned your crocheted work) before you begin your next row.
      The purpose of the turning chain is to bring your yarn to the height necessary in order to work the first stitch of your next row or round.
      As you can see in both rows 1 and 2 – you will ch 3 or ch 1 before turning the work, this helps to keep the edges of your work straight and the right height for the next row.
      I hope that helps!

  2. At beginning of rows 1&2, do you skip the base chain and go directly into first SC or DC? And is your last stitch in the last stitch or turning chain? Thanks, DJ

    1. Hello DJ,
      At the end of row 1 – you dc into the last st, then turn the work and for row 2 you begin by ch 1, then you sc into the other stitches until you get to the end of the row (so you will sc into the last st), then turn the work and begin row 3.
      I hope that helps!