Beginner Crochet Washcloth Pattern - A Free Crochet Pattern - Cross Stitched

Beginner Crochet Washcloth Pattern - A Free Crochet Pattern

Beginner Crochet Washcloth Pattern - A Free Crochet Pattern


For beginners looking to embark on their crochet journey, creating a washcloth is a great way to practice basic stitches and techniques. This free crochet pattern offers a simple yet functional design that results in a useful washcloth for everyday use.

Materials Needed

  • Size J 6 mm crochet hook (or any hook size to achieve the correct gauge)
  • Premier Home Yarn or any four weight cotton or cotton blend yarn (less than 40 yards)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Finished Size

Approximately a 6 × 6 inch square


  • This pattern is written in standard US terms.
  • Gauge is not critical in this washcloth pattern.
  • If you wish to modify the size of the washcloth, chain any even number.

The Pattern

Chain 26

Begin the washcloth by chaining 26 stitches.

Row 1

In the second chain from the hook, single crochet (sc), and then single crochet in each chain across. Turn your work. (25 stitches)

Row 2

Chain 1, half-double crochet (hdc) in the first stitch, single crochet in the next stitch. Continue alternating between hdc and sc across the row, ending with a hdc in the last stitch. Turn your work.

Row 3

Chain 1, single crochet in each stitch across. Turn your work.

Row 4 - 27

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have completed 27 rows in total. This will create the body of the washcloth.


Fasten off the yarn and neatly weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle to secure them. Your washcloth is now ready for use or gifting!

Enjoy creating this simple yet practical washcloth using basic crochet stitches. It's a great project for beginners to build confidence and skill in crocheting.

Like this? Check out our free cross stitch pattern generator, and our custom cross stitch tapestry kit.
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