Free Pattern · Freebies · Washcloth Collection 2021

Washcloth #22 Lemon Peel Washcloth

This washcloth has a beautiful, solid texture and uses a simple combination of basic stitches. Beginner friendly, this stitch is a staple for a lot of crocheters! It’s great for washcloths but also blankets, garments, and pretty much everything you can think of.

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 Lemon Peel stitch creates a gorgeous bumpy texture. Its ease makes it a favorite among crocheters. The bumpy texture lends itself to many uses and projects, from scarves to blankets.


Gauge (tension) isn’t very important in this project. For reference, my gauge is 14 sts and 14 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 inches


ch = chain

st = stitch

sp = space

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

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


About 95 – 115 yards of I Love This Cotton in Coral 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 2nd chain from hook. (The skipped chains count as a single crochet.)

*SC in the next ch, DC in the next ch*

Repeat across, ending with a DC.. Turn.

2. Ch 2, (Counts as a SC) DC in next SC.

*SC in next DC. DC in next SC.*

Repeat across, ending with a DC. Turn.

Repeat 2 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 2 so any even number. 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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