This crochet washcloth pattern is worked up in single crochets, double crochets and the crossed double crochet stitch. It has a somewhat lacy design, which is perfect for the kitchen, bathroom and other cleaning jobs around the home.
This pattern provides instructions for two sizes. Personally, I prefer mine on the small side, but I know others prefer them to be a bit larger. And although you can increase the width in any multiple of two, I’ve provided an increase for a larger size so that it comes out square as well.
Double Crochet and Cross Stitch Crochet Washcloth Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% Cotton; 1.75 oz/50g; 80yds/73m) 1 ball
Crochet Hook: H 5.00mm. If you crochet tight, use an I 5.5mm crochet hook.
Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle
Gauge: 12 sts = 4″. Gauge is not important.
Finished Sizes: 7.5″ by 7.5″ for the small and 9″ by 9″ for the large.
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side
Blsc = Back Loop Single Crochet
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Instructions are given for the small dishcloth with instructions for the large in parenthesis.
Ch 22, (26)
Row 1: (RS) Dc in 3rd ch from hook and into each ch across. Turn. [20, (24) sts]
Row 2: (WS) Ch 1, sc into first st and into each st across. Turn. [20, (24) sts]
Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as st, now and throughout), dc in first 2 sts, *sk next st, dc in next st, backtrack and dc in skipped st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts. Turn. [20, (24) sts]
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in first st and into each st across. Turn.
Rows 6-13, (17): Rep Rows 2-5. Do not turn after final row.
Rnd 1: With RS facing, ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Do not turn.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, blsc in same st as join and into each st around working 3 sc into each corner. Fasten Off.