Farm House Washcloth Crochet Pattern

Hey friends! I shared this pattern last year, but wanted to update it and share it again because it’s such a fun little summer project.  These washcloths are made with the spider stitch, so if you love to learn new stitches this is a simple one to learn.

I love knit and crocheted washcloths. While I’ve made the Bath House Spa Washcloths in the past, it was time for some new ones to use in the kitchen. They needed to be what I dub as “farm house style”, generously sized and durable for all the scrub’n that needs done around the house.

This crochet washcloth pattern is really easy and it uses the spider stitch as I mentioned previously.  This stitch uses beginner crochet stitches and you simply need to know how to single crochet and make a chain stitch. I’ve also included a full video tutorial on how to work the spider stitch if you need some extra help HERE.

I love how this works up with the 100% cotton, but obviously this stitch can be used for so many other projects!  If you’re new to crochet, the most difficult part of learning this stitch is learning where you put your hook. This is why the video can be pretty helpful so you can see the hook placement.

The cool thing with making your own “stuff” is that you get to pick the colors that you like, the style that you want, and even sometimes the size! With these crocheted dish rags, you can make them any size that you’d like as long as you keep an even stitch count.  My finished wash rags are about 9″ inches by 9″ inches square which is a generous size, but you can make them even bigger and better if you’d like! The stitch pattern is so easy that even new crocheters shouldn’t have any trouble.

I found the yarn for these washcloths on clearance at Wal-Mart for $1.50 a skein! You definitely want to use 100% cotton for washcloths unless you’re using one of those “scrubby” type of yarns for kitchen use.

Now that it’s been a while since I’ve made these, I can let you know that they’ve held up well. They did shrink in the wash and became smaller and the stitch work got tighter. I actually like the tighter look.  In fact, if I made them again I’d probably go down a hook size and increase the length of my initial chain.

View my step by step video tutorial on YouTube by clicking the photo above. 

You will need:

One skein of 100% worsted weight cotton

US Size H 5.0 mm crochet hook (Use a Size G hook for an even tighter stitch)


Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Skills & Abbreviations:

sc – single crochet

ch – chain

sp – space


This pattern will make a 9″ inch X 9″ inch washcloth. Simply chain more stitches (keeping an even stitch count) to make it larger!

Farm House Washcloth Crochet Pattern

Chain 24 Stitches

Row 1: In 2nd chain from hook, (sc, ch 1, sc), *skip ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next chain stitch*, repeat from * to * across the row. Turn. (Do not chain 1)

Row 2: (Sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch 1 space across the row. Turn. (Do not ch 1)

Repeat row 2 of this pattern until your washcloth reaches 9″ inches long, or until the desired size.

Once your washcloth is the size that you’d like, you can make a border of single crochet stitches around the entire piece.  Tie off and weave in the ends! That’s it!

These crocheted washcloths are super absorbent, cute and practical here in my home. They are also a quick project to make as housewarming gifts. Sometimes it’s nice to start and finish a project in just one day, isn’t it? Play with some fun yarn colors and make some pretty washcloths for your kitchen if you’d like. 🙂

You might also love these farmhouse worthy, easy crocheted daisies!

I hope that you enjoyed this! Let me know if you’ve crocheted or knit any washcloths. I’d love to hear what you think about them.



Farm House Washcloth Crochet Pattern

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  1. Thank you for the new wash cloth pattern!! I have been on a wash cloth kick lately and have been knitting them. I find the homemade ones are much easier and less abrasive on the skin than any of the store bought ones. Have even made up a few for the kitchen!! Your new pattern will be a beautiful addition to the ones I have already made and I will be starting on one soon!!! Thank you for all the beautiful patterns you share with us!!!! My list of things to make keeps growing with all your patterns!!!! 🙂

  2. When using 100% cotton yarn, I sew a layer of tulle on the back side of the cloth, making it a scrubby on one side and plain dishcloth on the other.

    1. Beverly, have you tried the cotton scrubby yarn? It is great . I have made dishcloth useing the scrubby yarn with the cotton yarn. It is wonderful to use to scrub burned on foods off and yet not to abrasive to use in facial pads. I have also used the scrubby yarn with cotton yarn in making back scrubbers.
      Happy crocheting Beverly : ). Rue

  3. I crochet at least 100 dishcloths a year as giveaways for a special charity. I’m always looking for new patterns. It’s been quite a while since I’ve made this one. I have been making the ribbed pattern mostly. Thanks for sharing your version of the pattern.

  4. Great textured, easy patterns! Just did four big, oversized ones! Thanks again for sharing two fun patterns!

    1. Four!? That’s awesome! I’m so glad that you enjoyed making them and that you like the texture. You’re welcome of course! It’s fun for me to share!

  5. Love these farmhouse dish rags! Remind me of my Grandma growing up in Vermont! Your patterns are so easy to follow. Thank you!

    1. Hi Michelle! Your comment means a lot to me! I try to make them easy to follow, but sometimes I’m not sure…ha! You’re welcome for the patterns. Love that this reminds you of your grandma. 🙂

  6. Thank you for sharing! Love this stitch, I think is my new favorite dishcloth.

  7. Thank you for this wash cloth pattern, am going to make some! I have made dish cloths from the cotton yarn and am impressed with it! I will use the same one on this! They will make nice stocking stuffers at Christmas! Thanks again! Linda Murphy

  8. I’ve made lots of these, and they are very pretty, and not too thick, use less yarn and work up very quick. Just be aware they will stretch A LOT and get thin and “holey” when they are wet. I made tons of these, and gave them away as gifts before I had a chance to use one myself. I was mortified at how they looked while wet and hoped it wouldn’t be viewed as some sort of flaw or mistake. Again, they are beautiful, just be aware.

    1. Most of mine stretch like that. I am sure the receivers weren’t mortified and loved the work and love you put into all of them!!

  9. Quick question: I know you say you use 100% worsted weight cotton, but is there a brand that works best?

    1. Hi Gwen,

      It kind of depends on what you’re using the washcloth for. If it’s for a baby, then I Love This Yarn cotton from Hobby Lobby is awesome. If it’s for scrubbing or the kitchen, then Lily Sugar n Cream or the rougher stuff (even the cotton from Wal Mart) is perfect.

  10. I am so glad I found this post! I just used a homemade washcloth my grandma knitted for me over a year ago last week, and was at first skeptical. I didn’t think it would work as well as store bought versions. But I was so amazed at how much I liked it! Now I want to make a whole bunch to replace my ratty store bought ones, and these are definitely the ones I am going to make! Thanks for sharing! And by the way, your photos are GORGEOUS!!!

  11. I have just learnt how to crochet, I have made a granny square blanket.
    I have always knitted my wash cloths, thought I would try the spider stitch crochet one I seem to be doing something wrong it won’t lie flat it is wanting to curl up in a circle. I have watched your video and I think k jam doing everything you have done. Hope you can help me

  12. I had to rip out and chain 36 to obtain 9 inches. And I’m using what you said…100 percent cotton with H hook. I got only 7 inches initially.

  13. Thank you for the pattern, all the ladies in my craft group really liked the design. Super quick to make too!

  14. Hi Jessica and everyone!!! 🙂 Hey, I must be doing something wrong because everyone seems to love crochet cotton washcloths – except me!!! No, really – last year I bought LOADS of cotton yarn with the great idea of doing washcloths for Christmas presents. Made a bunch and THEN had the bright idea of taking one for my own use!! Glad I did because I would’ve been horrified to give them as gifts. No matter what soap I use(d), could NOT get any good suds!!! What’s up with that???????? That’s really my question — am I the only one that can’t get any suds on the rags? If I am – what do I do to correct that? I used soap from Bath & Body Works, Dove liquid and bar soap and then different dish soaps in the kitchen. HELP PLEASE!!!!!

  15. Hi!!
    I am a newbie to this, so new as I just went to Micheals yesterday and got my frist few things. 100% acrylic yarn, 5.5 crochet hook, yarn needle, and a booklet with “simple” instructions. Watched a few YouTube videos and gave it a go. My first wash cloth is well, entertaining to look at to say the least… I do know practice is key. Any tips to help with this learning process?? I am a crossticher, self taught and I love it. I really want to learn this.
    Thank you for this pretty pattern, I even think I understand the pattern…lol

    Any help offered will be greatly appreciated!


    1. Hi Tracy! That’s awesome you’re learning crochet! I’d definitely start out with making a washcloth with only the most basic single crochet stitch before trying any patterns. Look up how to single crochet, once you feel good with that, you can try half double crochet and double crochet. Then you can easily learn some patterns!

  16. Thanks for the pattern! I love making washcloths (you can never have enough). Im wanting to using this cloth for little loveys that can go in the bath tub with kids.

  17. Could you tell me about how many washcloths 1 skein of yarn will make? I want to know how many skeins I need to buy. Thanks! I can’t wait to try these.

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