Sunday, May 15, 2011

woven washcloth pattern

This is the washcloth pattern that I have been using to make a big stack of washcloths. It gives a nice woven look texture, great for using as a facecloth or in the kitchen. I've used the same pattern (and hook size) with 4ply and 8ply cotton, the 8ply gives a chunkier look and feel to the cloth. I don't think gauge is so important with a washcloth so I haven't included one, but my cloths are around 16cm square (6.5 inches)

Written in American terms.

Size 3.5mm hook

FPDC - Front post double crochet, BPDC - Back post double crochet

Ch 32
Foundation row: DC in 3rd chain from hook (counts as DC), DC in each chain to the end. Chain 3 (30 DC)
Row 1: FPDC in the first two stitches, BPDC in the next two stitches, repeat to end with a DC in the top of 3 chain from foundation row. Chain 3, turn.

Row 2: BPDC in the first two stitches, FPDC in the next two stitches, repeat to end with a DC in top of 3 chain from previous row.

Row 3: Repeat row 2

Row 4: Repeat row 1

Row 5: Repeat row 1 , continue working the pattern until you have a square cloth

Finishing: Work a row of SC around the edge of cloth, working two SC along the sides where you crocheted 3 chain. Weave in the ends! Make one, make a stack! They make fantastic gifts for young and old. Crochet a few and wrap with some nice baby soap for a gift for a new baby or some with a tea towel or apron for someone who loves baking. A few bright ones with some bubble bath will make a child beg for their mum to put the bath on straight away (yes that did happen)


  1. they are so cool. I really want to make some but my crochet is a bit rough...will have to give it a go!

  2. thank you for the pattern! (one day i will learn to crochet. i will...) your finished stack is so beautiful!


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