crochet cotton washcloths

My latest gift-giving obsession continues: fancy soap and washcloths. I know so many people who deserve a little bit of pampering, but are too busy to take time for themselves. Hopefully these will help them relax and wash their stress away. They are crocheted out of the super soft Aunt Lydia’s cotton.

Want to make some yourself? Here are the patterns.

Note: You’ll notice that I don’t chain at the beginning of each row. I’ve started using faux double crochets instead. They really make your edges much neater.

crochet cotton washcloths

Basket Weave
gauge: 4 stitches per inch, blocked to 10 inches
first stitch in each row is a faux double crochet instead of chain 3

  • Row 1: chain 40
  • Row 2: dc across
  • Row 3-6: *5 dc through the front post, 5 dc through the back post* repeat until 5 stitches left, 5 dc through the front post
  • Row 7-10: *5 dc through the back post, 5 dc through the front post* repeat until 5 stitches left, 5 dc through the back post
  • Repeat rows 3-10 four more times.

crochet cotton washcloths

Columns
gauge: 4 stitches per inch, blocked to 10 inches
first stitch in each row is a faux double crochet instead of chain 3

  • Row 1: chain 39
  • Row 2: dc across
  • Row 3: *4 dc, dc through front post* repeat until 4 stitches left, 4 dc
  • Row 4: *4 dc, dc through back post* repeat until 4 stitches left, 4 dc
  • Repeat rows 3-4 until you have a square.

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9 Responses to stitch patterns: crochet washcloths

  1. Kim says:

    Thank you for the pattern. I can’t wait to make them. I’ve not long made my first dish cloth, and I love it. Thanks for your blog. I love it! Kim :)

  2. Anne says:

    Thanks for the patterns, Julie. Also the faux double crochet link – that’s very helpful.
    Anne

  3. YAH washclothes! I use mine all the time. Thanks for the patterns.

  4. Annette says:

    I love how the crochet looks like knit! Cannot wait to try this pattern. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Rachel says:

    Those are gorgeous! I can’t wait to make some. Thanks so much for this, I’ll be linking as well.

  6. Paula C. says:

    I am so pleased to find this pattern. I have two balls of green yarn that are the same brand you used and now I am going to make these cloths with them to put with the oatmeal & almond soaps I bought on sale. These will make terrific gifts, and I learned the faux double crochet! Thanks!!!

  7. Kari says:

    This yarn, is it thin? The cloths look so rich and thick…but the photo of lydia’s cotton looks like crochet thread…is there a number that must go with this pattern? Do let me know..these are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your talents.

    – Kari A Prabhakar

  8. Megan says:

    I love the look of these washcloths! I’m wondering the same thing as Kari – are they made from the crochet thread in your link?

    Thank you so much for sharing these patterns :)

  9. Lisa D says:

    I love this. I cant wait to attempt the basket stitch.
    Thanks for sharing the pattern. yours look so nice!