Free Pattern · Washcloth Collection 2021

Washcloth #13 ~ Arches Washcloth

The Arches Washcloth is probably one of the quickest washcloths of the collection. It is so easy I’ve designed a wrap using the same pattern! It will be available later this year.

This washcloth is a bit more open than most of them so it would be better suited for light duty uses like bathing rather than scrubbing pots and pans. You can see the whole collection here to find the perfect washcloth for whatever use you can imagine!

There are two ways to access this pattern. One is for free right here on the blog (just scroll down). The other is by purchasing it. It is available on Ravelry or on Lovecrafts for a small fee. Purchasing these patterns is a great way to enable me to continue publishing free patterns here. The PDF is ad-free and is great for couch crocheting or popping into your project bag to take on a road trip or to keep in the car for those spare moments throughout the day.


The Arches washcloth is made with a great stitch and has beautiful open spaces that give it delicate look which is offset by the solid blocks of stitches. It isn’t too feminine and produces a fun fabric.


Gauge (tension) isn’t very important in this project. For reference, my gauge is 15 DC and 8 rows per 4″.

Play around with hook sizes until you find one that makes a fabric you like. This pattern is written to produce a washcloth that is roughly 10 inches by 10.5 inches.


ch = chain

sk = skip

st = stitch

DC = double crochet

* * = Repeat what is in asterisks the indicated number of times

NOTE: Ch 3 at the beginning of the row counts as a stitch.


About 90 yards of I Love This Cotton Yarn in Aspyn or any #4 cotton or cotton blend.

A 4.0 mm (F) hook

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Stitch markers if desired.


Ch 40

1. DC in the fourth chain from hook and across. Turn.

2. Ch 3. DC in next DC.

*Ch 2, sk 2, DC in next 2 DC.*

Repeat across. Turn.

3. Ch 3. DC in next DC.

*2 DC in next ch sp and in each of the next 2 DC*

Repeat across. Turn.

Repeat 2 and 3 until piece reaches stated measurements or 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.

And that’s it! This washcloth is really fun to make and it goes very quickly. Perfect for last minute gifts or to stock up your own linen stash!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this super quick pattern. See you next week!

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