Free Pattern · Washcloth Collection 2021

Washcloth #2 ~ Silt

This is the second washcloth in my 2021 collection.

Every other Saturday in 2021, I will release a washcloth pattern. Some will be lacy and light and some will be sturdy and dense. The first will typically, but not always, be free. The second will usually be paid.

At the end of the year, there will be an e-book for sale that contains all the patterns, plus 3 bonus patterns.

By the end of the year you will have a lovely collection of washcloths and you will probably have learned some new stitches!

This pattern is also available at a small price ($1.50) as a Ravelry download if you’d prefer that.

DESCRIPTION: This simple pattern goes by quickly and is easy to memorize. Make several for a housewarming gift, or to put in a care package for a new college student.

GAUGE & SIZING: Gauge (tension) isn’t very important in this project. Play around with hook sizes until you find one that makes a fabric you like. This pattern is written to produce a washcloth roughly 9.5 inches by 9.5 inches. If you would like to change the size, simply chain the width you’d like, making sure it’s a multiple of 3, then add 1, then 2 more chains.

ch = chain
sk = skip
st = stitch
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
** = Repeat the instructions inside the asterisks the indicated number of times.
() Stitches within the parentheses are all worked into the same stitch
{ } The number inside brackets indicates the number of stitches in the row

Ch 1 at the beginning of the row = 1 SC

Ch 3 at the beginning of the row = 1 DC


ch 36

1. Beginning in the fourth stitch, DC across.

2. Ch 1, turn, and work 2 DC into the same stitch. *sk 2 sts, (1 SC, 2 DC) in next st*. Repeat until three stitches remain. Skip 2 and work 1 SC in turning chain. {2 DC, 10 clusters, 1 SC}

3. Ch 3 and turn. Beginning in next stitch, work 1 DC in each st across, including the turn chain. {33}

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the washcloth reaches 9.5″ or your desired size,


Weave in your ends:

Thread the needle with one yarn tail. Weave the needle back through several stitches, about an inch. Turn and go back through, beginning in the second stitch from needle. Repeat once more. Repeat with any other yarn tails. Snip the tails.

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