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15 Crochet Washcloth Patterns

15 Crochet Washcloth Patterns

Today, I rounded up fifteen crochet washcloth patterns to try out this weekend, in the car, while watching tv, or heck even waiting in line if you’re dedicated.

Washcloths are an easy, practical product you can use at any time of the year.

They can be worked up in as little as a few hours, and they also make great gifts and favors.

But there are a couple of tricks to know before you start a crochet washcloth.

For example, be sure to use cotton yarn, and choose a stitch with no holes that can be repeated on both sides. This will keep leaks from happening and ensure the washcloth has good scrubbing. 

But we’ll get into more details after the patterns.

Until then, happy browsing!

15 Crochet Washcloth Patterns to Try

15 Crochet Washcloth Patterns

Some Handy Tips to Know About Crochet Washcloths

What is the Best Stitch to Use for a Crochet Washcloth Pattern?

As I mentioned above, the stitch you use matters when it comes to crocheting a washcloth.

The most common stitch used in crochet washcloths is the single crochet stitch as it creates a tight and dense fabric that’s ideal for wiping surfaces.

The crochet linen stitch, a very popular stitch, is created using single crochets and a chain one. It’s perfect for creating crochet items like a washcloth.

The waistcoat stitch also is created with single crochets, but where you place your stitch is a bit different. The placing of the stitch is what makes this a really nice stitch for items like washcloths, crochet dishcloths, and crochet potholders.

Other stitches can be used, such as half-double or double crochet, but they tend to create an airier fabric that may not be as effective at cleaning up messes.

Regardless of which stitch you decide to use, a crochet washcloth can be made quickly, and inexpensively and yields immediate gratification!

What Type of Yarn is Best for a Crochet Dishcloth Pattern?

We have an entire post dedicated to this topic. Although it’s about the best yarn for crochet dishcloths, everything we cover applies to washcloths as well.

You can read the entire article here, but here’s a quick summary of the basics you need to know:

  • 100% cotton yarn is the best choice because it’s very absorbent
  • Another reason cotton yarn is the best choice is that it’s very durable – if you plan on using your crochet washcloths after you make them (which we hope you do!), durability needs to be a factor
  • Make sure you choose a cotton yarn that isn’t too rough

You can read the entire article here, but to sum it up…go for 100% cotton yarn.

Here are some of our favorites:

  1. Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

Description: 24/7 Cotton® is a worsted-weight, mercerized 100% natural fiber yarn. The mercerization process gives the yarn incredible color and sheen which will last through multiple wash cycles. Choose from a variety of 37 colors, which will be perfect for making fashion garments, home décor, bath and kitchen accessories, and items for babies and children.

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2. Lily Sugar ‘n Cream The Original Solid Yarn

Description: Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton yarn is a natural, 100% USA-grown cotton yarn. The perfect choice for your knit and crochet home décor needs. Lily Sugar’n Cream is a versatile worsted weight yarn, that’s great for small projects like dishcloths and potholders, to home décor staples like afghans! Available in a wide variety of shades, including neutrals, brights, and pastels. Conveniently machine washable and dryable for easy care.

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3. Knit Picks Dishie


A hardworking 100% cotton yarn with a tight spin and high absorbency, Dishie is a durable yarn even with daily use. Great practical yarn for all of your home and kitchen knits from dishcloths and towels to rugs and market bags; also soft and versatile enough for toys and home décor. A hardworking 100% cotton yarn with a tight spin and high absorbency, Dishie is a durable yarn even with daily use.

Dishie comes in two varieties: the 14 oz. Cone and the 3.5 oz skein.

Do Crochet Washcloths Work Well?

Crochet washcloths are an incredibly effective cleaning tool and it’s just downright fun using something you made!

They can be used to wipe up messes and spills around the house, scrub dishes in the kitchen, and even remove makeup.

The tight fabric created by the right crochet stitch makes them less likely to snag on surfaces or collect lint, while their size allows you to easily reach into those hard-to-reach spots.

They’re super absorbent and quick drying (if you use the right yarn that is!), so your cloth will be ready for use shortly after it dries post-wash.

In short, crochet washcloths are an invaluable addition to any home!

And did we mention it’s just really fun using something you made? We did? 🙂

Crochet Washcloth Patterns on I Can Crochet That

Hey! Did you know we have a few crochet dishcloth/washcloth patterns here? It’s true!

Here they are:

Are You Ready to Crochet Your Own Washcloth?

We hope these tips and patterns help you find and create a washcloth you love using in your own home or giving as a gift!