Christmas Pine Crochet Washcloths

If you enjoy tapestry crochet and simple crochet patterns, then you’ll love this set of 3 crochet Christmas pine washcloth patterns! The washcloths all are simple color work designs using only one stitch, which means it’s a beginner-friendly crochet project to make.

Scroll on down to learn more about tapestry crochet, and find the three crochet patterns for Christmas tree washcloths!

What is tapestry crochet?

The term ‘tapestry crochet‘ generally refers to color work in crochet. It involves changing between two or more colors in a single row, often according to a color pattern that is displayed in a chart or with written instructions.

Stitches in Tapestry Crochet

Most typically, a single crochet stitch is used for tapestry crochet. But occasionally, you will see tapestry crochet worked with other stitches, like the half double crochet or double crochet stitch.

Learn more about the sc stitch below.

Single Crochet

Single Crochet Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: sc
Difficulty Level: Easy
Learn this stitch →

Patterns Using This Stitch →

How to Change Colors in Tapestry Crochet

When working tapestry crochet, you will crochet as normal, but make yarn color changes rather frequently. When you do this by crocheting the single crochet as normal, but before the last yarn over, switch the yarn to the new color and drop the old yarn.

A more detailed explanation of how to change yarn colors can be found here on Easy Crochet.

How to Crochet a Pine Washcloth

Many tapestry crochet projects, like these pine tree washcloths, follow along with a chart or written instructions. I’ll explain more about charts and written instructions below.

To crochet a pine washcloth, you will either need to follow along with the chart or the written directions below.

Chart

If you decide to use the chart to make these washcloths, it shows individual squares, which you will read as single crochets. You will switch the yarn color where you see a color change on the chart.

I suggest using a marker, pen, or pencil to mark off each square as you are crocheting these washcloths, so you’ll never lose your place or stitch count.

Written Instructions

You can also use written instruction too with tapestry crochet. They are just like a normal pattern and tell you how many colors to crochet in a row, usually shown as an X (times).

So, you may see, for example, (Color A) x 12 which means you would crochet 12 single crochets with the color A yarn. I prefer this method of following along with tapestry crochet, but you may enjoy using the color work chart instead.

The set of crochet washcloths pictured above are examples of tapestry crochet.

Tapestry Crochet Tips

There are a few things you will need to know before starting these patterns. Look over each tip below, so you’ll be ready to make an easy crochet washcloth!

  1. Always chain 1 before starting a row, and turn your work at the end to work on the other side.
  2. These washcloth patterns call for 25 single crochets in each row, so be sure to chain 26 for your foundation row. After your foundation chain, start the first row in the second chain from the hook, which will give you 25 stitches.
  3. When beginning a row on the WS, you should hold the second yarn in front of your work. And, on the starting row on the RS, hold the second yarn behind the work. The odd number rows are the RS (right side) and the even number rows are the WS (wrong side).
  4. My best tip for making these tree washcloths is, don’t crochet loose. For these trees, you will be using two yarns at the same time, and will crochet with one color over another one. If you crochet too loosely, another color will be seen through the stitches.
  5. Change colors when the chart indicates. You can check out the video below that shows you how to change colors in color work or tapestry crochet.

Extra: Sometimes yarn can be seen through the stitches due to the fiber of the yarn, so just do the best you can.

Christmas Pine Crochet Washcloth Patterns

Skill Level: Easy

Materials

  • Yarn: I used Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn from Yarnspirations & Pima Cotton, from Lion Brand or any four weight yarn (aka worsted weight)
    • Color A: Sugar’n Cream yarn in the color Ecru
    • Color B: Pima Cotton in the color Pewter
  • Crochet Hook: H-8 5 mm
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle (aka tapestry needle)

Crochet Stitches + Abbreviations

Finished Size

  • Each washcloth measures about 7.5″ x 7.5″ when finished with a border using a four weight yarn.

Notes

  • The odd number rows are the RS (right side of the project) and the even number rows are the WS (wrong side of the project).
  • You will always hold the yarn to the front of the project, when working on the WS and hold the yarn to the back when working on the RS of the project.
  • Always chain 1 before starting a row, and turn your work at the end to work on the other side.
  • These washcloth patterns call for 25 single crochets in each row, so be sure to chain 26 for your foundation row. After your foundation chain, start the first row in the second chain from the hook, which will give you 25 stitches.

Tree Tapestry Crochet Washcloth Patterns

Crochet Pine Washcloth #1

Row 1: (Color A) x 25
Row 2: (Color A) x 25
Row 3: (Color A) x 25
Row 4: (Color A) x 25
Row 5: (Color A) x 11, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 11
Row 6: (Color A) x 11, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 11
Row 7: (Color A) x 5, (Color B) x 15, (Color A) x 5
Row 8: (Color A) x 5, (Color B) x 15, (Color A) x 5
Row 9: (Color A) x 6, (Color B) x 13, (Color A) x 6
Row 10: (Color A) x 6, (Color B) x 13, (Color A) x 6
Row 11: (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 11, (Color A) x 7
Row 12: (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 11, (Color A) x 7
Row 13: (Color A) x 8, (Color B) x 9, (Color A) x 8
Row 14: (Color A) x 8, (Color B) x 9, (Color A) x 8
Row 15: (Color A) x 9, (Color B) x 7, (Color A) x 9
Row 16: (Color A) x 9, (Color B) x 7, (Color A) x 9
Row 17: (Color A) x 10, (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 10
Row 18: (Color A) x 10, (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 10
Row 19: (Color A) x 11, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 11
Row 20: (Color A) x 11, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 11
Row 21: (Color A) x 12, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 12
Row 22: (Color A) x 25
Row 23: (Color A) x 25
Row 24: (Color A) x 25
Row 25: (Color A) x 25

Crochet Pine Washcloth #2

Row 1: (Color A) x 25
Row 2: (Color A) x 25
Row 3: (Color A) x 25
Row 4: (Color A) x 25
Row 5: (Color A) x 11, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 11
Row 6: (Color A) x 5, (Color B) x 15, (Color A) x 5
Row 7: (Color A) x 6, (Color B) x 13, (Color A) x 6
Row 8: (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 11, (Color A) x 7
Row 9: (Color A) x 8, (Color B) x 9, (Color A) x 8
Row 10: (Color A) x 6, (Color B) x 13, (Color A) x 6
Row 11: (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 11, (Color A) x 7
Row 12: (Color A) x 8, (Color B) x 9, (Color A) x 8
Row 13: (Color A) x 9, (Color B) x 7, (Color A) x 9
Row 14: (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 11, (Color A) x 7
Row 15: (Color A) x 8, (Color B) x 9, (Color A) x 8
Row 16: (Color A) x 9, (Color B) x 7, (Color A) x 9
Row 17: (Color A) x 8, (Color B) x 9, (Color A) x 8
Row 18: (Color A) x 10, (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 10
Row 19: (Color A) x 11, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 11
Row 20: (Color A) x 11, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 11
Row 21: (Color A) x 12, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 12
Row 22: (Color A) x 25
Row 23: (Color A) x 25
Row 24: (Color A) x 25
Row 25: (Color A) x 25

Crochet Pine Washcloth #3

Row 1: (Color A) x 25
Row 2: (Color A) x 25
Row 3: (Color A) x 25
Row 4: (Color A) x 25
Row 5: (Color A) x 11, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 11
Row 6: (Color A) x 5, (Color B) x 15, (Color A) x 5
Row 7: (Color A) x 6, (Color B) x 13, (Color A) x 6
Row 8: (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 11, (Color A) x 7
Row 9: (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 11, (Color A) x 7
Row 10: (Color A) x 8, (Color B) x 9, (Color A) x 8
Row 11: (Color A) x 8, (Color B) x 9, (Color A) x 8
Row 12: (Color A) x 9, (Color B) x 7, (Color A) x 9
Row 13: (Color A) x 6, (Color B) x 13, (Color A) x 6
Row 14: (Color A) x 7, (Color B) x 11, (Color A) x 7
Row 15: (Color A) x 8, (Color B) x 9, (Color A) x 8
Row 16: (Color A) x 9, (Color B) x 7, (Color A) x 9
Row 17: (Color A) x 9, (Color B) x 7, (Color A) x 9
Row 18: (Color A) x 10, (Color B) x 5, (Color A) x 10
Row 19: (Color A) x 11, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 11
Row 20: (Color A) x 11, (Color B) x 3, (Color A) x 11
Row 21: (Color A) x 12, (Color B) x 1, (Color A) x 12
Row 22: (Color A) x 25
Row 23: (Color A) x 25
Row 24: (Color A) x 25
Row 25: (Color A) x 25

Finishing

Add a Border: To add the border to these washcloths, follow along with this video tutorial about how to add a sc border to tapestry crochet.

Block: After you are done with the border, you can block your washcloths if the edges are curling, or they aren’t exactly straight.

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