I think of my crochet washcloths as a throwback to a simpler time when almost everything you had, you had made yourself. Even if it was a very practical thing, I imagine a lot of thought and care went into making it beautiful. Don’t get me wrong, I fully appreciate many of our modern conveniences! I know those “simpler times” were a lot less simple in some ways. But I am captured as well with the thoughtfulness of a beautiful and handmade utility item like a washcloth. Who says it has to be plain? I’ll take a pretty and practical one to brighten up the household chores, thanks!
I’ve been having fun coming up with designs for washcloths. I have 4 patterns done and am working on one more. I’ll be releasing the free patterns one at a time for a bit here. 100% cotton yarn is best for these as it’s absorbent and washes well. I like many of the solid colors in the Sugar and Cream yarn line so I used some of them that remind me of Spring. I just bought some garden seeds today and we’re looking forward to that new season so it seemed appropriate. This yellow one is a really fun texture to crochet and to look at. It’s also good for scrubbing!
Yellow Crochet Washcloth
Size I crochet hook, 100% Cotton Sugar and Cream Yarn
Finished size 7″ x 7″
28 foundationless sc (or a multiple of 2), chain 1
If you don’t know how to do a foundationless sc, you can certainly ch 29 (or any uneven number) then turn, sc in the 2nd loop from the hook and sc even. Then pick up with Row 1
Row 1: ch 3, turn, sk 1, sl st, *ch 3, sk 1, sl st* repeat between *s across(56 total)
Row 2: ch 2, turn, *sc in loop, ch 1* repeat between *s across (28 total)
Row 3: *ch 3, turn, sl st in space between scs* repeat between *s across, end with a sl st in the space after the last sc (56 total)
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: repeat row 3
Row 6: repeat row 2
Row 7-26: Alternate repeats of row 3 and row 2. End with a row 2 repeat.
Row 27: ch 1, turn, hdc across
To make a loop: ch 10, sl st back at same spot, ch 1, turn, sl st along loop again.