Well, this isn’t MY first crochet washcloth, as I’ve made millions of them (ok, maybe just 20 or so, lol), but I wanted to publish an easy pattern to go along with my SC Tutorial. Since washcloths are usually one of the first projects a new crocheter makes, I thought this would be an appropriate pattern. Everyone can use a washcloth, right?
My First Crochet Washcloth
© Amanda Bryant 2018
Peaches & Creme 100% cotton medium weight (“4”) yarn; 2.5 oz/70.9 g; approx. 120 yards/109 meters- 1 ball- Color “Navy”
size H/ 5 mm crochet hook
Measuring tape or ruler (to check your gauge as well as the size of the finished piece)
yarn needle (for weaving in yarn tails)
Gauge: 4 sc= 1 inch, 4 rows= 1 inch (hold a ruler or measuring tape next to your work. There should be 4 sc measuring 1 inch, and 4 rows should measure 1 inch. Following the gauge will help to ensure that your washcloth will be the same size as the one in this pattern. If your gauge is larger than what is shown here- for example, you have 3 sc in 1 inch-, use a smaller crochet hook [try a 4.5 mm hook]. If your gauge is smaller than what is shown here- for example you have 5 sc in 1 inch-, use a larger crochet hook [try a 5.5 mm hook]. Always try to get as close to the correct gauge as possible, especially in garments, so that your work will turn out the same size as shown in the pattern.)
Finished Measurements: about 9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ (square)
Abbreviations Used (US Terminology):
sc- single crochet
FC- foundation chain
RS- Right side (of work)
WS- Wrong side (of work)
Row 1 (RS)- make 1 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook, and make 1 sc in each of the next ch’s of the FC, ch 1, turn (34 sc)
Row 2 (WS)- make 1 sc in the first sc, and make 1 sc in each of the next sc across to the end of the row, ch 1, turn (34 sc)
Repeat Row 2 until 9 1/2 inches long (Or desired length), finishing with a WS row (your last row worked will be a WS wrong row).
Fasten off, weave in yarn tails.
And there you have it! Your first washcloth! Congratulations!