I started making DIY crochet washcloths along time ago. Over the years I’ve tried various patterns and eventually developed one that I love. I started with just a simple single crocheted washcloth, then decided to make a textured washcloth. This is the pattern I created for the style of DIY crochet washcloth I like to make which ends up approximately 7″ by 7″. These DIY crochet washcloths can be scaled up or down to fit your liking.
These washcloths make wonderful DIY gifts! I frequently add a few washcloths to housewarming gifts or wedding gifts. I get so many requests for these washcloths, that I made a pattern for y’all to make your own!
DIY Crochet Washcloths
- 100% Cotton Yarn in any color (I typically use Lily’s Sugar’n Cream)
- Size H (5.00mm) Crochet Hook
- Pattern (below) or download the PDF version HERE
Sl: Slip Stitch
SC: Single Crochet (tutorial here)
TC: Treble Crochet (tutorial here)
Note that if you are brand new to crochet, Annie’s Craft Store has tons of tutorials that show everything from the basics to more advanced stitches. This website has been a huge help for me learning crochet since I am mostly self-taught.
DIY Crochet Washcloth Pattern:
This pattern is free for personal use only
|Sc in 2nd ch, sc in each st (21), ch 1 and turn
|Sc in 2nd st from hook, Tc in next st, alternate sc and tc x9 to the end of the row, sc in last st, ch 1 and turn
|Rep row 1 and 2
|Sc in 2nd ch, sc in each st (21), 2 sc in last st
|Rotate and sc all around the edge adding an additional sc in the corners, finishing with a sl and knot at the end above row 21
|Just weave in your ends and you are done!
You can resize these washcloths to make larger or smaller ones as well. Just add or subtract in twos. For example, I will sometimes make extra large washcloths by chaining 30 instead of 22. This scales it up by 4 sections or scrubby bumps. I will typically add rows until the washcloth is square or has the same amount of raised scrubby bumps in each direction.
As always, if you have any comments, questions, or concerns, let me know! I’m happy to help you with your DIY journey in any way I can! You can find more DIY projects to get you through this COVID Quarantine by clicking here.