Crochet Washcloth: EASY Free pattern for Beginners

Finally!  The Easy Crochet Washcloth Pattern!

I know I have been teasing you for a while now about making the Crochet Washcloth.  Besides being super busy (aren’t we all), I was trying to figure out how to create a better video tutorial for you…and I think I finally did it!  I wanted to print the pattern out, and give you the chance to print it as well, and then work through the pattern together.  That way, you are not only making the washcloths, you are learning how to read the pattern!  I’m so excited!

Easy Crochet Washcloth Pattern
Easy Crochet Washcloths!

What you will need…Materials checklist

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Cotton Yarn~Knit Picks “Dishie” Yarn (in any color you want)

Stitch Markers

Row Counter

H hook~5.0mm crochet hook


Darning needle


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The Pattern

Let’s take a look at the pattern.  I have written this pattern using US terms.  If you are in the UK, you should  print my Conversion Cheat Sheet. This will help you figure out what I’m talking about…although I do “translate” it for you in the pattern and the video.  It’s also good to print out my Crochet Abbreviations Cheat Sheet; it will help you read written patterns.  I printed mine off and kept everything in a pretty binder, with document protectors…because I’m cool like that.

So, here is the written pattern.  You can keep this pulled up on your tablet and follow along, or you can Click Here for the Printable Version.

Washcloth Pattern

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The pattern and video tutorial

If you are comfortable reading a written crochet pattern, you are good to go. But if you would rather learn and follow along with a video, I hope you enjoy my video tutorial.  In the video, I’ll take you through, step by step, making your chain stitches (foundation chain) and your single crochet stitches.  I also walk you through how to read the pattern.  The video has a few tips and tricks on finding your stitches and making sure you start and end where you are supposed to.

How to “Finish Off” your crochet project

Congratulations on finishing your crochet washcloth, but now we have to finish off and weave in the ends.  I’ve put together a video tutorial for this too.  In the video, you will see, very clearly, how to finish off and how to properly weave in the ends so your project doesn’t unravel.  This is where your darning needle will be used.  The darning needle is a bit different than a regular needle.  It has a nice large “eye” to thread some thick yarn through and it has a blunt tip (not nearly as sharp as a regular needle).

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2 Replies to “Crochet Washcloth: EASY Free pattern for Beginners”

  1. Thank you for this pattern. I’m a beginner and never thought to use stitch markers for rows. Great idea! I’ve bought a lot of varigated color cotton yarn (all under $2 a skein from Walmart, Hobby Lobby and Michael’s) and want to make washcloths for gifts. Thanks for the videos too. I enjoy reading your blog.

    1. I’m so happy that the stitch markers are helping! It really makes it so much easier to see where you should start and stop…I always got confused once I turned my project, and I would start and end in the wrong stitch, making my project all wonky! I love that my posts have been helpful for you! Happy Crocheting!

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