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How to Crochet a Wash Cloth

Updated July 19, 2023

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Want to crochet yourself an eco-friendly washcloth? These easy washcloths are great to be made for yourself or as gifts. I’ll show you how to make one for yourself with the written pattern below and a video tutorial which is available in both right-handed and left-handed versions.

A crochet wash cloth with a candle and plant laid in a relaxing self care setting in a flatlay style.

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The Yarn

I have used Paintbox Cotton Aran for this project. When it comes to washcloths, cotton yarn is best because of the way it’s going to be used. Cotton yarn will absorb water well, wash well and also hold it’s shape. If you wish to use a lighter weight yarn such as a DK, I would suggest adding additional chains in multiples of two to get up to 7.5inches.

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materials & tools

Yarn: Paintbox Cotton Aran

Hook Size: 5mm

You will also need:

  • Darning needle
  • Embroidery Scissors

This pattern is written in UK terms

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

Stitches Used

ch  (Chain) Yarn over, pull through
dc (Double Crochet) Insert hook, Yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through both loops no the hook.
dc3tog (double crochet three together) insert hook into first chain, yarn over, pull through, insert hook into next chain, yarn over pull through, insert hook into next chain, yarn over, pull through. Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on the hook.

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wash cloth pattern

Foundation row: Chain 28 (measuring approx 7.5 inches)

Row 1: dc into 2nd ch from hook. *dc3tog with the first stitch in the same as the previous dc, ch1* repeat to the end. dc in the same stitch of the last dc3tog.

Row 2: ch 1, turn, dc in 1st stitch, *dc3tog with the first stitch in the same as the previous dc, ch1* repeat to the end. dc in the same stitch of the last dc3tog.

Repeat row 2 until you have 17 rows.

Border: ch1 and dc around the post along the edge. dc into each of the rows along the edge with 3 dc into the corner space. dc into the gap and the cluster of stitches along the base of the washcloth. Repeat instruction for the side and the top until you get the last stitch. 2dc into the initial corner and join with a ss.

Tie off and sew in your ends.

The Video

You can find the videos tutorial below in both RIGHT AND LEFT HANDED versions. If you found the tutorial helpful, I would love it if you subscribed to my channel and supported my work by liking, commenting and sharing!

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19 Comments

  • Marion Lacey
    April 8, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Have made lots of wash cloths but I absoluteky love your pattern. My next ones will be yours. Thank you

    Reply
  • Sue
    May 7, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    This pattern made a very nice washcloth. It was simple yet looks more complicated than it is. Thank you!

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    • BellaCocoTeam
      May 8, 2019 at 5:23 pm

      You’re very welcome 🙂

      Reply
  • Gail
    June 21, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Thank you for this easy and understandable pattern. I am making several washcloths for my daughter who is due in August

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    • BellaCocoTeam
      June 23, 2019 at 6:12 pm

      You’re very welcome 🙂

      Reply
  • Carin
    February 3, 2020 at 1:06 am

    I really like this stitch. If I wanted to make it bigger, how would I make rte foundation chain? How many multiples of x plus y?

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  • Sue
    February 22, 2020 at 1:28 am

    Excellent video, fun pattern.
    This is now my go-to dish cloth pattern.
    Thank you 🙂

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    • BellaCocoTeam
      February 22, 2020 at 8:09 pm

      You’re very welcome 🙂

      Reply
  • Barb
    August 23, 2020 at 1:48 am

    You are my go-to when I want to try a new stitch. Your demonstrations are so easy to follow. Thank you. This is my first dishcloth.
    You taught me a different stitch and I finished my first blanket in 27 years a couple months ago. Ready to try something new.

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      August 23, 2020 at 4:38 pm

      You are very welcome 🙂

      Reply
  • Markús Gröndal
    February 21, 2021 at 8:20 am

    You taught me to crochet! I’ve just finished making this washcloth, it looks so nice. I want to make it bigger next time. Should my foundation line be even numbers only? The original being 28 (26 in your video tutorial) I might want to try chaining perhaps 38 to get a bigger cloth.

    Thank you for teaching me to crochet, you’re by far the best crochet teacher online.

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      February 22, 2021 at 6:29 pm

      Hi Markus, You’re very welcome and thank you so much for your kind words I’m glad you like this pattern. Your foundation chain can be any multiple of two so you can continue chaining in twos until you reach the size you want.

      Reply
  • Elain
    March 23, 2021 at 4:55 am

    Followed your intro videos and completed this one as my first project. Thanks for the clear instructions.
    Just wondering. Is there a name for this pattern please?
    Thanks

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    • BellaCocoTeam
      March 23, 2021 at 7:52 pm

      Hi Elaine You are very welcome, and it’s trinity stitch 🙂

      Reply
  • kettu
    May 23, 2021 at 9:59 am

    This has become my favourite pattern for dishcloths! So lovely texture, so pretty yet so easy to make 🙂

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  • Rosemarie
    August 12, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    I tried this pattern for my very first washcloth. I am in love with this pattern! Not only is it easy and quick but it looks adorable! Thank you for sharing with everyone!

    Reply
    • BellaCocoTeam
      August 17, 2021 at 9:31 am

      You are very welcome 🙂

      Reply

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