Free Pattern - Crochet Washcloths, Spar Cloths, Face Cloths, Dishcloths

You know I never saw why there was so much interest in making dishcloths until I made these.  I must say I am now thoroughly addicted, I just can't stop making them.  I just love the simplicity of such a simple project and they are so fast to make.  Being able to finish something in only 30 mins really feeds my need for instant gratification and these cloths are just so versatile.  You can use them to gently exfoliate your skin, bath time for the kids or simply to do the dishes.  

Now who out there doesn't need some gorgeous, colourful, crochet goodness to brighten up their life?  So I thought I must write up the pattern, so you too may share in the scrummy, yummy. squishy, crochet loveliness...

Splashtime Crochet Washcloths

2 balls Drops Safran or any other cotton 4ply (makes 3 washcloths)
Darning needle

5mm (H) hook

20 x 20 cm (8 inches)

Abbreviations / Terms
US Terms used throughout (UK Terms)
hdc - half double crochet (htc - half treble crochet)
ch - chain
st(s) - stitch(s)

Notes:  Yarn is held double throughout to create the marbled effect.  If you would like a single colour you may use 1 strand aran (worstead) yarn instead...

With 2 strands and 5mm (H) hook ch 25

Foundation row hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in every ch.  Turn, 24 hdc.

Row 1 ch 1 (does not count as st) hdc in 1st st and in every st.  Turn

Row 2 repeat row 1 until piece measures 20 cm (8 inches).

Fasten off and weave in ends.

I hope you enjoyed this free pattern.  Don't you think they would make a lovely Mother's Day gift?  I have had a number of requests for a knitted version so watch this space...

This pattern is available in printable PDF format in my Pattern Store, and includes a free copy of the belly bands.  A personalised version of the gift labels is also available in my Etsy Shop.

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  1. They're gorgeous! I can think of lots of lovely friends I'd make these for. Thanks for the pattern. Best, Jane :)

  2. Another great little pattern. The belly bands make them extra special as a gift or item for craft fayre. Thanks for the freebie.

    1. Thank you, I think I might have to make matching soap socks and face scrubbies next...

  3. Thank you for these! I just found your site and am a new follower. :) Can't wait to make these.

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  5. Is there a video to better understand the language of this??

    1. Sorry I don't have any videos at the present time. There are however many videos on Youtube that teach the basic stitches. Good luck!

  6. I will be trying this pattern but can I ask where did you get the little paper thing to wrap around you item?

    1. They can be purchased from my Etsy store, the link is above...

  7. Are these supposed to be so thick and stiff? I am using two strands of yarn. Am I doing this correctly? They are very pretty but I've never known face cloths to be this hard and thick.

    1. It's difficult to tell without knowing what yarn you are using. They should not be thick and stiff though. Are you using 4ply (fingering) weight yarn? The softness will also depend on the brand of yarn you are using too...

  8. What multiples would I use if I wanted to make a larger dishcloth? These are so pretty and colorful! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

    1. Hi Bonnie, there is no stitch pattern for these, they are just hdc. So you can just make your starting chain as wide as you would like you cloth to be...


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