Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern

Whether you’re looking for a dishcloth for the kitchen or a washcloth for bathtime, this free crochet washcloth pattern is just for you!

Crochet Washcloth Pattern

Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern

My ‘Cozy Cabin’ crochet washcloth pattern features a unique texture that adds an extra layer of to make your daily chores a bit easier. The herringbone single crochet stitch creates a tight and durable fabric, ensuring your dishcloth stands up to the toughest scrubbing tasks in the kitchen.

But why limit its utility to just the kitchen sink? The plush thickness of this dishcloth makes it a perfect candidate for doubling as a washcloth. Treat yourself to the luxury of a spa-worthy bathing experience as the herringbone stitch gently caresses your skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and pampered.

The beauty of this project lies not only in its functionality but also in its simplicity. While this project would best suit more intermediate crocheters, this crochet washcloth pattern is a quick and satisfying project that adds a handmade touch to your daily routine.

Scroll down for the free pattern.

Crochet Washcloth Pattern

Introducing The Cozy Cabin Washcloth for the Winter Washcloth Series hosted by Michelle of Two Brothers Blankets! Keep scrolling for all of the details!

31 Crochet Washcloth Patterns

The Cozy Cabin Dishcloth is featured in the ‘Winter Washcloth Series’ curated by my friend, Michelle of Two Brother’s Blankets. While the free downloads for this event have concluded, you can still explore all 31 crochet washcloth/dishcloth patterns. This series has garnered immense popularity, so make sure to explore all the delightful patterns right here.

The Cozy Cabin Crochet Washcloth

Crochet Dishcloth pattern


  • Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton – or your favorite worsted-weight cotton yarn
  • 4.00 mm crochet hook (G6)
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • measuring tape


  • Advanced Beginner


  • This pattern is written using standard US crochet terms.
  • Ch 1 never counts as a stitch.
  • This pattern is worked in turning rows.
  • This pattern is a two-row repeat.
  • Odd-numbered rows are worked from front to back (as normal) and even-numbered rows are worked from back to front (this is explained the the photo tutorial and the video tutorial)
  • The maker may want to go up a hook size or be sure to crochet with loose tension.
  • Start working the border from the right side.


  • ch = chain
  • yo = yarn over
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • rsc = reverse single crochet
  • hbsc = herringbone single crochet
  • rhbsc = reverse herringbone single crochet


*Gauge is not important for this pattern, but here is my gauge in case you want to match it:

2.5 sts x 2.5 rows = 1 square inch


6″ x 6″

Video Tutorial for the Crochet Washcloth Pattern:

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Instructions for the Crochet Washcloth:

Be sure to check out my tutorial for the herringbone single crochet stitch if it’s unfamiliar to you.

Ch 31

Row 1 (right side): sc in the second ch from the hook. Work one hbsc into the next st and in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sts)

Row 2 (wrong side): working from back to front, work one rsc in the first st. Now work one rhbsc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sts)

Row 3 (right side): sc in the first st. Work one hbsc into the next st and in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (30 sts)

Rows 4 and beyond: continue to alternate rows 2 – 3 until your washcloth is your desired size. Ch 1, but don’t turn. Keep your hook and yarn attached to start the border.

Making the border:

Be sure to start the border with the right side facing you. So, begin by working one sl st in each st across the row, when you get to the end of the row, work 1 sl st, ch 1, 1 sl st in the corner st, then begin working down the next side.

Work each of the four sides in this same manner, making sure to work 1 sl st, ch 1, 1 sl st in each corner, ending with a ch 1 before joining the round.

Join with a sl st to the first sl st worked (be sure the last st worked was a ch 1).

Now work one sc in each sl st all the way around all four sides, making sure to work one sc in each of the ch 1 spaces as well.

Join with a sl st to the first st. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Your crochet washcloth (or dishcloth) is now finished and ready to be put to good use!

This crochet washcloth is more than just a kitchen staple – it’s a heartfelt gesture that elevates your gift-giving experience. Whether you’re presenting it to a friend, family member, or hostess, your handmade gift adds a touch of warmth to anyone’s home.

What will YOU do with your newly made washcloth/dishcloth? I’d love to know! Tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media so I can see your lovely creation 🙂

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Crochet Washcloth Pattern




These photos are the property of Spotted Horse Design Co. This tutorial is for your personal use only. Please do not copy/paste, distribute, or alter and claim as your own.

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