Free Pattern · Freebies · Washcloth Collection 2021

Washcloth #21 Mat Stitch Washcloth

This washcloth has a beautiful, solid texture and would make a great companion to my Mat Stitch Hand Towel. Make them as a set and some luxurious soap and you’ve got a great little gift!

This is a washcloth that would be great for everyday use. 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. You can also purchase all the patterns at once! The collection is available here and will be updated as patterns are released. 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 Mat Stitch creates a beautiful texture that is mostly solid. It has an almost floral look but is sturdy enough to make a great washcloth.


Gauge (tension) isn’t very important in this project. For reference, my gauge is 3 fans and 9 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 8 inches by 8 inches.


ch = chain

st = stitch

sp = space

sk = skip

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

V stitch = (DC, ch 1, DC) in same sp or st

Fan st = (DC, ch 1, DC, ch 1, DC)

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

( ) = Work all in the same sp or st.


About 60 yards of any #4 cotton or cotton blend. Sample made in Paintbox Cotton Aran in the color Kingfisher Blue.

A 4.0 mm (F) hook

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Stitch markers if desired.


Ch 38

1. SC in 2nd ch from hook.

*Sk 2, Fan in next ch,

sk 2 , SC in next*

Repeat across. Turn.

2. Ch 4 (= DC + ch 1)

DC in same st.

Sk 1 DC. SC in next DC.

*Fan in next SC, sk 1 DC.

SC in the next DC, which is the middle DC of the fan in the row below.*

Repeat across, ending with a V st in the last SC. Turn.

3. Ch 1, SC in the same stitch.

*Fan in the next SC,

sk 1 DC, SC into next DC, which is the middle DC of the fan.*

Repeat, working the last SC into the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 4 of previous row.

Repeat 2 and 3 until piece reaches 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.

If you’d like this pattern in an ad-free PDF, you can purchase it for a small fee here.

This stitch uses a multiple of 6 + 2 and would make a great sweater or blanket! I can’t wait to hear what you’ll use it for. Tell me in the comments below.

Enjoy this stitch!


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