Simple Crochet Washcloth Pattern for Beginners

When I started designing this easy and quick crochet washcloth, I had a newer crocheter in mind. It has simple stitches and works up in an easy square design, which makes it perfect for beginners to make.

If you are new to crocheting, then this crochet washcloth for beginners is the one for you to try.

How to Crochet a Washcloth

It is easy to learn how to crochet a washcloth! Promise! I’ve made quite a few over the years, like the Ever so Easy Dishcloth and this beginner-friendly washcloth too. All you will need to know for this pattern is one basic stitch! Scroll on down to learn about the yarn and the stitch you’ll need to know.

The Yarn

To start the crochet washcloth, I choose to work with cotton yarn, which is a must (in my opinion) for all items that will be getting wet and used over again! I used Lily Sugar ‘N Cream Stripes Yarn in one of the prettiest colors that I’ve seen of cotton yarn, called Natural! 

When you work it up it creates a beautiful ombre flow from color to color which makes for a flawless project every time!

The Crochet Stitch

To crochet this washcloth, you will need to know how to single crochet or sc abbreviated. The single crochet stitch is a basic stitch that most beginners learn first.

If you’d like a refresher on how to work this easy stitch, take a look at the instructions below.

Single Crochet (sc):

  1. Insert hook from front to back in the second chain from the hook or designated stitch
  2. Bring the yarn over (Yo) the hook and pull the yarn back through the chain (or stitch) from back to front (2 loops on hook).
  3. Yo and pull through both loops on the hook.

Let’s Get Started!

If you are ready to make this easy washcloth pattern, then scroll on down to find the free beginner-friendly crochet washcloth pattern! Happy Crochet Washcloth Making!

Easy Crochet Washcloth Pattern

Skill Level: Basic



  • Approximately 7 st’s for every 2″ (inches)

Finished Size

  • Approx. 6″X6″ when crocheted as written


  • To make this washcloth bigger (or smaller) just use an even number of starting chains plus 1.
  • If you prefer to block your washcloth, it would give it a more finished look. I recommend using a blocking board, which can be found “here”
  • The pattern is written in standard US terms

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The Washcloth Pattern

To Start: Chain 21

Row 1: Starting in 2nd CH from the hook, SC, SC in each CH across, turn. (20)

Row 2: CH 1, *SC in the BL of the next ST, SC in FL of the next ST, repeat from * across to complete the row, turn. (20)

Row 3 – 20: Repeat Row 2 for a total of 20 rows.


Fasten off, then weave in the loose yarn ends with a yarn needle.

Now you are ready to use your washcloth, give it as a gift (think baby washcloth!) or even use it as a dishcloth too! Please share your finished project with me on Instagram @easycrochetcom using the hashtag #easycrochetcom!

Thanks for being here, and I hope you enjoyed the simplest crochet washcloth pattern ever. If you need any clarification, please feel free to ask.

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