Basic Beginner Easy Crochet Washcloth Pattern

I wanted to post a pattern that would work for a first time crochet project, and this beginner crochet washcloth was perfect!  Washcloths are great first projects because even if they don’t turn out perfect, they are still useable.

Let’s be honest here, my first project was a washcloth. It looked like anything but a washcloth.  Ha ha! However, it remains my daughter’s favorite washcloth for bath time. Go figure!

Easiest Beginner Crochet Washcloths

If you have never crocheted before, you can watch my video tutorial below to see how it is done. The trick is to pause and rewind as you learn each step.  

There are also TONS of other videos on YouTube about how to single crochet. Single crochet is the first stitch learned.  Just type in “how to single crochet” in the search and watch all of the video tutorials pop right up! It’s the only stitch you need for this pattern.

How Do You Crochet A Beginner Washcloth?

It’s so easy to crochet a washcloth or dishcloth! You will start with a basic crochet chain. From there, you can simply single crochet in each stitch across.

The pattern I’ve shared below is the ABSOLUTE easiest pattern out there! It uses only the single crochet stitch, which is the most basic crochet stitch.

You will continue to crochet until your washcloth is as long as you’d like.  At the end you tie off and weave in your ends! 

Remember to check out the full free pattern below, accompanied by a YouTube Tutorial in case you need it.

What Yarn Do You Use For A Crocheted Washcloth?

You will want to use a light or worsted weight #4 yarn to make your washcloths or dishcloths. And definitely use cotton if you’re using them for the bath or shower! They absorb water the best, and wash and dry very nicely. They will stretch out when used. It’s the nature of the fabric and stitches. 

Easy Beginner Crocheted Washcloth Pattern
I use cotton yarn to make my washcloths and dishcloths.

This pattern is simple as can be, and you end up with a useful little cotton dishcloth or washcloth. 

Also, while I like to use cotton, you can certainly use acrylic. It won’t be as absorbent, but it might work nicely for dishes.

Materials Needed:

  • Size K Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Any Worsted weight yarn-Pattern uses cotton Lily Sugar N Cream in Batik, White, or Grey (Choose any color you like)
  • Scissors

Easy Beginner Washcloth Crochet Pattern

(See Video Tutorial Below if Needed)

Chain 19

*Single Crochet in second chain from hook. Single crochet in each stitch across row. At the end of the row chain one, turn*

Repeat from * to * until width desired is obtained

Cut yarn, tie off, and weave in ends with your tapestry needle

Very easy! And remember, the best part is that you can still use it if it doesn’t turn out perfect.

Need some extra help? Follow along with me in the video below!

Full Beginner Crochet Washcloth Video Tutorial

Easiest Waschloth Crochet Pattern

Isn’t it a nice texture for scrubbing?

beginner crochet washcloth

Once you’ve nailed this beginner washcloth, you can move onto other fun stitches!

While this one only used the single crochet stitch, you can honestly use any stitch that you like.

More Free Easy Crochet Washcloths

Hostess Textured Crochet Free Washcloth Pattern HERE

Spa Washcloth Crochet Pattern HERE

Farmhouse Washcloth Crochet Pattern HERE

Questions About Crocheted Washcloths & Dishcloths

What Size Hook Do You Use To Crochet A Washcloth?

Typically I use a size H 5.0 crochet hook because I use worsted weight yarn. I also like the stitches to be tight because washcloths stretch pretty easily!

What Crochet Stitch Is Best For Washcloths?

Tight stitches work best, so single crochet is really nice. You can also use half double crochet stitches, or a variety of these two stitches.

Basic Beginner Washcloths Crochet Pattern

I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning how to make a washcloth! They are so fun, and quick to make.



Basic Beginner Easy Crochet Washcloth Pattern

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