10 Easy Crochet Beginner Washcloth Patterns

Are you new to crochet and looking for an easy project to start with? If so, this collection of beginners crochet washcloth patterns is perfect for you!

Just like granny squares, these washcloths use easy crochet stitches as well and are a small project, which is always a good thing for a beginner crocheter to make.

If this works for you, then scroll on down to find 10 of the best beginner crochet washcloths that you can make today!

Beginner crochet washcloth pattern collection

Crochet Beginner Washcloths

Beginner washcloths are ones that use easy crochet stitches, and are a quick small project.

You will find that most easy skill level washcloths will use basic stitches, are easy to understand and use a four weight yarn, which is great for a new crocheter.

I know when I started crocheting that I was always on the lookout for simple but beautiful patterns, and I think these washcloths are just that.

Learn more below about the stitches and the yarn you’ll want to know about before you get started on your easy washcloth pattern.


Below are some of the most common crochet stitches that you will find in basic or easy crochet washcloth designs.

Single Crochet

Single Crochet Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: sc
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Half Double Crochet

Half Double Crochet Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: hdc
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Double Crochet

Double Crochet Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: dc
Difficulty Level: Easy
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When crocheting washcloths, I recommend using a 100% cotton yarn or a cotton yarn blend. These types of fibers are easy to take care of and wash up great, which means you’ll get lots of use out of them.

Take a look at a few of my favorite cotton yarns to use when crocheting washcloth designs.

Lily Sugar’n Cream

This yarn is made by Yarnspirations, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.

Lily Sugar'n Cream

Fiber: 100% Cotton
Yardage: 645 meters / 706 yards (varies)
Hook: 5 mm (H-8)
Substitute: Bernet Handicrafter

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Friends Cotton 8/6

This yarn is made by Hobbii, and is a Weight 2 – Fine yarn.

Friends Cotton 8/6

Fiber: 100% Cotton
Yardage: 115 yards
Hook: 3.5 mm (E-4)
Substitute: Paintbox Cotton Aran

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Most of the patterns below are a four weight yarn and use a H-5 mm crochet hook size. Make sure to look over the pattern to see the recommended hook size, just in case.

Let’s Get Started

Scroll on down to find some of my favorite free washcloth (and dishcloth) crochet designs that you can make today.

Crochet dishcloths and crochet washcloths can be used the same way. So, for that reason, I have included some dishcloth patterns as well as washcloth patterns in this list.

Beginner Washcloth Crochet Patterns

Explore this collection of beginner crochet washcloth patterns that are perfect for the new crocheter to make! Make one or all ten of these free patterns today!

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If you enjoyed this collection of crochet washcloths and dishcloths, then you may like some of our other favorite crochet patterns for the home as well.

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