Beginner Crochet Wash Cloth Set

 crochet wash cloth

Beginner Crochet Wash Cloths

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2014.

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This pattern is written in US crochet terms

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Gather your supplies

  • 3 skeins Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton (worsted weight #4); contrasting colors
  • Size 5.5 mm hook
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle

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Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • slst – slip stitch

To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Pattern Notes

After adding the border and blocking, the wash cloths will measure approximately 8.5″ long by 6.5″ wide. The estimated gauge for the single crochet and multi-colored wash cloth is 7 stitches and 7 rows = 2″ square. The estimated gauge for the half double crochet wash cloth is 7 stitches and 7 rows = 2″ square. The estimated gauge for the double crochet wash cloth is 7 stitches and 4 rows = 2″ square. You may change hook size to obtain proper gauge if needed.

It is recommended that you crochet a border around your wash cloths, but is not absolutely required. The tutorial demonstrating how to do a single crochet border around each of the four wash cloths can be viewed at the end of this post.

You will only use approximately 50 yards of yarn for each wash cloth. If you purchase 3 full skeins, you will be able to make the complete set shown here and have some left over to make a couple more in the stitch of your choice.

Recommended Color Combinations

You can choose any three colors to fit your decor. If you wish to duplicate my set, you should purchase the following colors: hot blue, warm brown and chocolate ombre. These are the colors shown in the image above. The tutorial for the multicolored wash cloth uses a different color, robin’s egg.

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Single Crochet Wash Cloth

This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click here to be directed to the left-handed video tutorial on YouTube.

Written Instructions

Ch. 22. Sc into the second chain from hook and into each chain.

Rows 2-28 : Ch. 1. Sc into every stitch across row.

Bind off and weave in ends.

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Half Double Crochet Wash Cloth

This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click here to be directed to the left-handed video tutorial on YouTube.

Written Instructions

Ch. 24. Hdc into the 3rd chain from the hook and into each chain.

Rows 2-21: Ch. 2. Hdc into each chain across row.

Bind off and weave in ends.

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The Double Crochet

This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click here to be directed to the left-handed video tutorial on YouTube.

Written Instructions

Ch. 25. Dc into the 4th chain from the hook and into each chain.

Rows 2-16: Ch. 3. Dc into each stitch across row.

Bind off and weave in ends.


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Multi-Colored Wash Cloth

This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click here to be directed to the left-handed video tutorial on YouTube.

Written Instructions

Color A – Robin’s Egg

Color B – Warm Brown

With color A:

Ch. 22. Sc into the 2nd chain from the hook and into each chain.

Ch. 1. Sc into each stitch across. Bind off color A.

With color B: 

Bind on color B. Ch. 1. Sc into each stitch across. Repeat for one more row. Bind off color B. Repeat the color repeat instructions for a total of 14 color repeats, or 28 rows. Bind off and weave in ends.

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To crochet a border around your wash cloths…

This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click here to be directed to the left-handed video tutorial on YouTube.

Written Instructions

crochet wash cloth

For single crochet and multi-colored wash cloth: Bind on using a color of your choice at one of the corners. Ch. 1. Make one single crochet in each stitch around all sides of the wash cloth. To create the corners, sc in the last stitch, ch 2 and sc into the same stitch. Once you have crocheted all four sides, join with a slst to the ch 1.

For half double crochet wash cloth: Bind on using a color of your choice at one of the corners. Ch. 1. Make one single crochet in each stitch on the “braided edges”. Make two single crochet into each post on the “rough edges”. To create the corners, sc in the last stitch, ch 2 and sc into the same stitch. Once you have crocheted all four sides, join with a slst to the ch 1.

For double crochet wash cloth: Bind on using a color of your choice at one of the corners. Ch. 1. Make one single crochet in each stitch on the “braided edges”. Make three single crochet into each post on the “rough edges”. To create the corners, sc in the last stitch, ch 2 and sc into the same stitch. Once you have crocheted all four sides, join with a slst to the ch 1.

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