She Sells Sea Shells Washcloth - Free crochet pattern, part of the 2020 Charity Stash Bash CAL...

Hello everyone, it's time for the first pattern in our Charity Stash Bash CAL.  We are starting off with a simple, quick and easy wash cloth.  Toiletries are among the items listed, for you to add to your shoe boxes and a handmade cloth accompanied with a nice bar of soap will be a great addition.  You can pack your boxes yourself or take items you wish to donate to your local church (if they are participating).  This cloth has a seaside theme and will eventually be part of a spa set including face scrubbies, shower puff and soap sock.

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If you would like to take part and prefer knit over crochet, I have linked some other pattern choices along with more crochet cloths for you to make.  Just click the Stash Bash link above for more patterns and information.  If you would like to make more washcloths to donate, why not join the Ravelry weekly dishcloth CAL group, I have linked it above.  They make both knitted and crochet cloths each week.

She Sells Sea Shells Washcloth


Cotton Aran / worsted yarn in 3 colours
Darning needle
4.5mm hook


Approx. 8.5 x 8 inches (22 x 21 cm)


Advanced beginner

Abbreviations US Terms (UK conversion)

sc - single crochet (double crochet)
dc – double crochet (treble crochet)
ch - chain
st(s) - stitch(es)
sk - skip

Other notes:  Washcloth is worked flat.  Work first 9 rows, fasten off and then continue with right side facing from foundation row and work in the opposite direction.

With blue, ch 32.

Row 1 (Right side), dc in 2nd ch from hook, [sk 2 ch, 5dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch] 5 times.  Turn.

Row 2 Ch1, 3dc in 1st st, [sk next 2 sts, sc in next st (centre dc of 5dc), sk next 2 sts, 5dc in sc,] 4 times, sk next 2 sts, 3dc in last st, turn.

Row 3 Ch1, sc in 1st st, [ sk2 sts, 5dc in sc, sk2 sts, sc in next st] 4 times, sk2 sts, 5dc in next st, sk2 sts, sc in last st.

Row 4-9 Repeat rows 2 & 3, changing colour to sea green on round 6 and to white on round 9.  Fasten off.

With blue join yarn with right side facing join with sl st to foundation ch.  Work rows 1-9 again in the other direction.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Optional:  A hanging loop may be added by chaining 14 before fastening off and sl st to last st.

I am currently working on patterns for coordinating face scrubbies, shower puff and a soap sock.  Make sure you are subscribed so you don't miss them.

Why not make your cloths look more professional with little gift labels.  I have a selection of digital labels in my Etsy Store, that you can print off at home.

Including some lovely ones for Christmas.  Simply print them off at home, cut them out and your crochet gifts look extra special.

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  1. I love that shell pattern, especially in the sea green and turquoise colours. Your labels just add a lovely touch!

    1. Thanks Sandra, I really love making these quick and easy projects. They are always instantly gratifying...

  2. When starting on the second half, is the slip stitch just one stitch or does the slip stitch go across the whole foundation chain?

    1. You sl st to join in your yarn, then you go back and follow instructions from row 1, working in the underside of the foundation chain. Hope that makes sense...

  3. What is the name of the yarn you used also the one for the color block of "celery" & yellow - these r all such lovely colors - was wondering what yarn it was. Many tks. U hv lovely patterns - also do u hv a pattern for the colorblock washcloth in the pics. Lovely as well.
    Stay safe!

    1. The yarn is scheepjes Cahlista, I'm afraid I don't know the colours as they just use numbers so they are not easily remembered. The other cloths are not my own patterns but if you search for "cal" in the search bar you should find links to them. Thanks so much for stopping by...

  4. The pattern is really great and your colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


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