Our latest free crochet pattern is a beautiful set of cotton washcloths. Perfect for using in the kitchen, or as a gently exflotiating cloth in the bathroom, these quick and easy crochet patterns are great for beginners or for anyone who is looking for a break from long, time-consuming projects. Our 100% Cotton yarn range is available in a huge selection of gorgeous shades, each suited to any home.
These cloths are fantastic for if you are looking to cut down your paper towel usage and be a little more zero waste and environmentally conscious. They would also make amazing gifts when put in a self care hamper! (And they’re a great stash buster for when you’ve only got a little bit of Cotton yarn left).
Our 100% Cotton yarn is a completely natural fibre that is durable, soft & sustainable. It’s a 4 ply yarn and works up beautifully when held double to create a DK weight. If you’re looking to create a more zero waste home, our Cotton range will be your best friend as it is perfect for making eco-friendly textiles such as reusable paper towels, produce bags and reusable cotton rounds!
If you make one of our crochet washcloths, we’d love to see it – remember to tag us on Instagram using @Woolyknit or send us your photos in an email.
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MATERIALS & TOOLS
Woolyknit 100% Cotton Yarn (approx. 120g/565m) | 4mm crochet hook (US G/6) | darning needle | stitch markers
Waffle Cloth – 25 x 25cm (10in)
Contrast Cloth – 27 x 27cm (10.5in)
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
yo – yarn over
st(s) – stitches
*…* – repeat the stitches in the asterisks the number of times stated after the ‘x’
Pattern is written in US terms – for UK terms, see conversion below:
|Dc – double crochet||Sc – single crochet|
|Tr – treble crochet||Dc – double crochet|
|Fptr – front post treble crochet||Fpdc – front post double crochet|
Yarn is held double throughout both patterns. Pattern is written in US terms.
#1 Waffle Cloth Crochet Pattern
Holding 2 strands of yarn together, ch 47 (or a multiple of 3 + 2).
Row 1: 1dc in 3rd ch from hook, *dc in the next ch. Rep from * until end. Ch2 and turn.
Row 2: 1dc in 3rd ch from hook *fpdc, dc in the next two stitches. Rep from * until two stitches remain, fpdc in the 2nd to last stitch and dc in the last stitch. Ch2 and turn.
Row 3: 1dc in the 3rd ch from hook, *dc, fpdc in the next 2 stitches. Rep from * until two stitches remain, dc in the last two stitches. Ch2 and turn.
Repeat rows 2-3 until the cloth is quare ensuring to end on row 3. Do not turn in final row.
Marking your first st with a stitch marker, evenly place 45 sc stitches along each side of the cloth to create a border (3 sc in the side of each waffle square). Repeat for a total of 2 round of sc stitches.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
#2 Contrast Edge Crochet Pattern
Holding 2 strands of yarn together, ch 47 (or any odd number).
Row 1: 1sc in the 2nd ch from hook, dc in the next ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch. Rep from * to end. Ch1 and turn.
Row 2: Sc into top of dc from the last row, dc in the next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st. Rep from * to end. Ch1 and turn.
Repeat row 2, continuing to alternate between a sc and dc stitch, always beginning with a sc and ending with a dc, until the cloth is square. Fasten off.
Join contrasting yarn to any corner. Holding 2 strands and placing a stitch marker in your 1st st, evenly place 46 sc stitches along each side of the cloth to create a border. Repeat for a total of 2 rounds of sc stitches.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
If you make one of our crochet washcloths using our patterns, we’d love to see it! Remember to tag us on Instagram using @Woolyknit or send us your photos in an email.