Simple Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern
free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com
Are you a beginner to crochet or perhaps just want an easy to remember small project that you can do in a small amount of time? This is a pretty quick and useful project to work on when you don’t want to think too hard or have only a little bit of a time to do a project. I make up little gift packages of washcloths, hand towels and face cleaning pads to give to loved ones as gifts in a gift basket. Once I first used a crocheted washcloth on my face no other washcloth would do. They feel a little decadent and are so soft. I do recommend washing them pre use or wash them with baby shampoo. That makes even the roughest yarn soft, pliable and not scratchy any more.
This page includes pattern instructions for both washcloths shown in picture for page. One is large to extra large sized solid color washcloth while the other is a small to medium sized washcloth with a contrast colored trim. You can choose to add or subtract the trim on either. You may even wish to make your washcloth body striped. For large stripes, switch colors every 2 rounds of washcloth base, for skinnier lines switch color every round of washcloth base.
Simple Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern Notes
Main color yarn desired for washcloth
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrasting color yarn for trim (optional)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends
Abbreviations used in this pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet
Solid color large to extra large sized washcloth / cleaning cloth:
Round 1: Ch 27. Dc in third ch from hook (Three ch counts as first dc) and each of the following 23 ch. Ch 3 and turn. (25 dc)
Round 2-13: Dc in first st and in each of the following 23 st across until end. Ch 3 and turn. (25 dc)
Round 14 : Dc in first st and in each of the following 23 st across until end. Ch 1 and turn. (25 dc)
Round 15: Make 1 sc in each st across to corner, make 3 sc in corner, working counter clockwise around piece, place 2 sc in side of each round’s dc down to bottom, 3 sc in corner. Continue this until pattern until you are back at beginning. Sl st to first sc in round.
Cut yarn before pulling through to fasten off any yarn tail ends.
Small to medium sized washcloth / cleaning cloth with contrast trim:
Round 1: Ch 22. Dc in third ch from hook (This counts as first dc on each round) and each of the following 18 ch until end of foundation chain. Ch 3 and turn. (20 dc)
Round 2-9: Dc in first st and in each of the following 18 st across. Ch 3 and turn. (20 dc)
Round 10: Dc in first st and in each of the following 18 st across. Ch 1 and turn. (20 dc)
Fasten off your main color yarn for the washcloth and attach your contrast color yarn to piece where you left off with a sl st.
Round 11: Ch 1 before Sc in first st and make 1 sc in each st across until corner, place 3 sc in corner before continuing to work counter clockwise around your piece. On sides of rounds place 2 sc in each of the dc down the sides of the washcloth, placing 3 sc in each corner until you end up back at beginning of this round. Sl st to the top of the first sc in round.
Cut yarn, pull through and finish off with large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle.
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