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If you are looking for a crochet pattern for a washcloth, you are in luck; there are TWO free crochet washcloth patterns right here! The stitches are the same, but the yarn sizes are different which gives you two totally unique looking washcloths.

stacked crochet washcloths tied with jute

The softer and lighter washcloth works wonderfully as a baby washcloth while the thicker one can be used as a washcloth or dishcloth. They would be lovely paired together with your favorite bar of natural soap as a thoughtful and simple gift. Or make a stack of the baby washcloths as a special gift for a new baby.

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two crochet washcloths stacked with soap and tied with jute


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What is the Best Yarn for Washcloths?

For regular crochet washcloths or dishcloths, I am a huge fan of Lily’s Sugar and Cream cotton yarn. It is inexpensive and so durable. It softens as it is washed and used and it is machine washable and dryable. close up of two folded crochet washcloths

So far Premier Yarn Cotton Fair is the best yarn for baby washcloths that I have found. It is so soft, easy to work with and gentle enough for a baby’s sensitive skin. It isn’t 100% cotton but a blend of cotton and acrylic which makes it soft and durable. Other light, soft cotton or cotton blends would work well also.

pink crochet baby washcloth folded next to soap

What is the Best Size for a Crochet Washcloth?

Washcloth sizes are really a matter of preference and the great part about making your own washcloths is that you get to choose the perfect size. Most store-bought washcloths seem to range in the 10″-13″ size, but I like a washcloth that is only a little bigger than my hand so 8″-9″ works best.

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bar of soap sitting on top of a pink crochet baby washcloth

This crochet baby washcloth size may be a bit on the large side compared to the tiny baby washcloths you find at the store, but the pattern is super easy to adjust so you can make the washcloth larger or smaller. (I personally didn’t like the super small baby washcloths as they are hard to hold – it’s difficult to wash a baby when the washcloth is so small that it is mostly covered by your hand!)

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Crochet Washcloth Patterns

Skill Level: Easy

Notes: 

Before getting started on the washcloths, be sure to review the crunch stitch crochet tutorial which has written instructions and step by step photo instructions to help you with the stitch.

Abbreviations for Crochet Washcloth Patterns:

ch(s): chain(s)
st(s): stitch(es)
sl st: slip stitch
hdc: half double crochet
sk: skip
sc(s): single crochet(s)
tc: turning chain

yarn and pink crochet fabric with hook

Cute Crochet Washcloth

Finished Size: 9″ by 9″

Gauge: 4″ x 4″ Crunch Stitch = 14 sts x 16 rows

Materials for the Cute Crochet Washcloth

Size I, 5.5 mm crochet hook – (See my favorite hooks on Amazon!)

1.9 oz #4 Medium weight cotton yarn (2.50 oz. / 70.9 g, 120 yd. / 109 m)

Large eye needle (My favorite needles on Amazon)

Cute Crochet Washcloth Pattern Instructions

Ch 31 (Work in a multiple of 2+1 sts)

R1: sl st into the 3rd ch from hook, *hdc in next ch, sl st in next ch, repeat from * to the end of the row, turn.

R2: ch 2 (counts as your first hdc), sk 1 st, *sl st into next hdc in the row below, hdc into next sl st in the row below, repeat from * ending with a sl st in the top of the  tc, turn

Repeat row 2 making a total of 36 rows

Border: ch 1, sc around all sides of the washcloth placing 3 sc in each corner. When working down the sides, space the scs so there are 3 sc for every 2 rows. Fasten off and weave in ends.

crochet baby washcloth with a bar of soapThe Softest Crochet Baby Washcloth

Finished Size: 9.5″ by 9.5″

Gauge: 4″ x 4″ Crunch Stitch = 18 sts x 24 rows

Materials for the Crochet Baby Washcloth

Size G, 4.0 mm crochet hook – (Amazon has these great hooks for a good price!)

1.6 oz #2 Fine weight cotton yarn (3.5 oz/100 g, 317 yds/290m)

Large eye needle (You have to check out these amazing wool needles. They are my favorite for weaving in ends)

The Softest Crochet Baby Washcloth Pattern Instructions

Ch 45 (Work in a multiple of 2+1 sts)

R1: sl st into the 3rd ch from hook, *hdc in next ch, sl st in next ch, repeat from * to the end of the row, turn.

R2: ch 2 (counts as your first hdc), sk 1 st, *sl st into next hdc in the row below, hdc into next sl st in the row below, repeat from * ending with a sl st in the top of the tc, turn

Repeat row 2 making a total of 56 rows

Border: ch 1, sc around all sides of the washcloth placing 3 sc in each corner. When working down the sides, space the scs so there are 3 sc for every 2 rows. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ready to get started on the crochet washcloths? Grab your Supplies Here:

Clover Amour 10 Piece Set on Amazon

Clover Amour Size I, 5.5mm on Amazon

Clover Amour Size G, 4.0 mm hook on Amazon

Wool Needles on Amazon

cute crochet washcloth and bar of soap wrapped with lace and jute

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2 Comments on Crochet Washcloth | Softest Crochet Baby Washcloth

  1. My personal favorite cotton for baby washcloths is Appalachian Baby organic cotton. It’s definitely more expensive than Premier or Sugar and Spice, but it’s super soft, and the cotton is grown exclusively in the US, plus it’s available undyed, which is great if there is concern about skin sensitivities.

    • Amanda! Thanks so much for sharing that. I forgot to ask it but was hoping people would share if they have other recommendations especially for baby washcloths!

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