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.
In addition to a dishcloth, you could also use this as an afghan square if you wanted to. Especially since both sizes are square, you could easily combine this with other similar sized squares.
Although this is a mindless pattern, you should be familiar with the basic crochet stitches as this requires the ability to skip a stitch and then backtrack and crochet into the skipped stitch. It’s a great pattern for that next step in crochet once you’ve mastered the basics.
This pattern provides instructions for two sizes; the small at 7.5 inches square, and the large at 9 inches square. 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.
If you plan on doing a lot of scrubbing and washing, then I recommend you use a dishcloth cotton. Any brand will do, but I chose Bernat Handicrafter, which is a medium worsted weight. This yarn is absorbent and tough, making it great for durable washcloths.
If you plan on using it as an afghan square, then you can use basically any kind of acrylic yarn. Red Heart Super Saver, Bernat Super Value, Vanna’s Choice and Caron Simply Soft are a few good options for something to keep you warm.
Other Patterns to Try
- Beginner Crochet Dishcloth Pattern with Striped Option
- Crochet Star Dishcloth
- Crochet Seed Stitch Dishcloth Pattern
- Stashbuster Striped Crochet Dishcloth
- Slanted Cluster Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
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Double Crochet and Cross Stitch Crochet Washcloth Pattern
- 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 blsc into each corner. Fasten Off.
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