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Crochet Cotton Washcloth – Free Pattern and Video Tutorial

Learn how to crochet a beginner friendly washcloth with this free pattern. These washcloths are great for around the house and everyday use.

Spruce up your home with these adorable cotton crochet washcloths! They are perfect for in the bathroom or use it as a scrubby in the kitchen. Either way, they are fun and easy to make. Plus, they make great gifts too.

Scroll down for the pattern + video tutorial or keep on reading about some the details behind the simple crochet cotton washcloth.

Crochet Cotton Washcloths

I’m always trying to find different ways to a bit more eco friendly at home. One way I like to do this is by making my very own crochet cotton washcloths. They are so easy and fun to make! Plus, you can use these for just about anything. I have a set for the bathroom, as well as the kitchen.

Plus, they are really affordable to make. You can buy cotton yarn pretty much at any craft store nowadays and its usually only a few dollars a ball. So if you’re like me and want create some really easy and adorable crochet washcloths, then keep on reading!

I also have another crochet washcloth here on the blog using the mitered square technique. Its an oldie on the blog, but a goodie! I have made several of these as well over the years.

crochet cotton yarn washcloth pattern

Combining Simple Stitches

One thing that I love about these washcloths is the simple stitch used for them. You may have already guessed it by the photo, but I made the washcloth using the Suzette Stitch. Its this really pretty stitch that only uses single crochet and double crochet.

So if you know how to make these 2 stitches, than you can totally make this stitch. If you don’t, no worries because I have a full blog post + video tutorial on the suzette stitch. I even made a really cute blanket with this stitch, click here to check it out.

I love finding simple crochet stitches. Often times I find that the simplest stitches create the most prettiest crochet pieces.

crochet washcloth free pattern photo1

What Type of Yarn Can I Use?

As far as yarn choice goes for this project, I highly recommend using cotton yarn for this project. Its durable, plus machine washable!

Some of my personal favorite cotton yarns to use for crochet projects are:

  • Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn
  • Loops & Threads Creme Cotton yarn by Michaels
  • Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton yarn
  • I Love This Cotton yarn by Hobby Lobby
  • Drops Cotton Light yarn
  • Crafters Secret Cotton yarn by Hobby Lobby

I always like to use cotton yarn for any of my kitchen and bathroom crochet projects. Click here and here for a roundup of some my favorite cotton crochet projects.

Other Patterns You Might Like

I’ve got quite a few home decor crochet patterns here on the blog. So I figured I would mentioned them here just in case you want to see them. All crochet patterns are easy and beginner friendly too!

free crochet home decor patterns

Some of my favorites include the modern double thick potholders, the boho spiral coasters, and the simple crochet throw.

  1. Modern Double Thick Potholder (one of my favorite crochet potholders!).
  2. Simple Crochet Throw + Video Tutorial (perfect for yourself or friends and family).
  3. Boho Spiral Coasters (6 of these making the perfect gift).

So let’s get started with the crochet cotton washcloth pattern. Both the pattern and video tutorial can be found below. 

Crochet Cotton Washcloth


5.0 mm (U.S./ size H)

2 Balls of Drops Paris UNI Colour yarn in the color white or 164 yards of another aran weight cotton yarn.


darning needle


Not important for this pattern.

Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

Finished Size:

Pattern will create a 10″ inch x 9″ inch washcloth.


  • Video tutorial for the stitch used in the washcloth, can be found here
  • Crochet border around the washcloth is optional.
  • If you want to make a larger washcloth, increase the amount of rows to your desired length.


Video Tutorial Below

ch 34

R1: In 2nd ch from hook, (1sc,1dc) in same chain. Skip next ch, *(1sc,1dc) in next ch, skip 1 ch. Repeat from * till last two ch. skip next ch, sc in last ch.

turn your work

R2: ch 1 , (1sc, 1dc) in first stitch , skip 1 st. *(1sc,1dc) in next st, skip 1 st. Repeat from * till last two st. skip next st, sc in last st.

R3-R26: Repeat row 2

at the end of row 26, do not cut yarn.

you’re going to create a border around the crochet washcloth

ch 1, sc in each stitch around the whole washcloth. This will create a pretty neat border.

When you reach the end, slip stitch into the chain that you made at the beginning.

finish off and weave in ends.

Crochet Washcloth Video Tutorial


crochet cotton washcloth free pattern

I hope you enjoyed the simple crochet cotton washcloth tutorial!

Have a beautiful day.