This crochet washcloth pattern is a perfect place to start for those who want to learn and practice some beginner crochet basics. After completing this beginner crochet pattern you will be an expert at making the single crochet (SC) stitch and as a result will be able to make many more fun and easy crochet projects like cup cozies, headbands and pot holders to name a few.
In this tutorial I have chosen to use acrylic yarn. Now, if you check out my YouTube comments you will find many are against using acrylic for a washcloth – you can read and decide for yourselves. However, I believe most of you are beginner crocheters. Therefore, I have chosen acrylic yarn because it glides beautifully along your crochet hook and doesn’t tend to fray or strand as many 100% cottons which makes it difficult to work with.
Keep this in mind – this is a crochet ‘washcloth’ not crochet ‘dishcloth’. You are welcome to choose any yarn you like but for me I LOVE acrylic for my face scrubs and washcloths. They stay soft, keep their shape, don’t fade and really don’t stain.
HOWEVER, this being said I DO NOT recommend acrylic in the kitchen. As pointed out by a lovely lady on my youtube channel some acrylics are made from fibres which will melt when exposed to heat. So unless it is for dishes only – skip the acrylic in the kitchen.
How to crochet a washcloth tutorial
How to crochet a washcloth pattern and instructions
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
- Worsted weight yarn
- 6.5 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle (used to weave in ends)
- Measuring Tape or Ruler
- Ch – Chain
- Sc – Single Crochet
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain stitch across (24) Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in 1st and each sc across (24) Ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 8″ or 33 rows. Note: Depending on your gauge (how tight your work your stitches) your piece may not measure the same as mine. In this case simply measure your piece until the length equals the width.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Did you use COTTON or ACRYLIC? Be sure to let me know what you chose, I would love too to see a comment and picture on Pinterest. Now my friends, lets get hook’in!
Thanks for trying out my Beginner Crochet Washcloth Pattern! xo
If you love crocheting for the home – be sure to check out this video! HOW TO CROCHET A CUP COZY