Make A Crochet Washcloth

I make crochet washcloth sets in several sizes for use as a washcloth in the shower, for your face and as a facial scrubby to wash your face.I make crochet washcloth sets in several sizes for use as a washcloth in the shower, for your face and as a facial scrubby to wash your face.

Make a crochet washcloth out of cotton yarn. It is easy to do and so soft on your skin. A few months ago, I was at a craft fair and a customer asked me if I had some. Honestly, I did not know there was cotton yarn but I looked it up later and found out how to make them. I found some cotton yarn and started crocheting washcloths!

How To Make A Crochet Washcloth

You will need:

  • One crochet hook, size 5.0 mm (aka H-8)
  • Cotton Yarn in any color you prefer (I found cotton yarn in many colors at Michael's and at Wal-Mart)
  • Scissors
  • A yarn needle to work the ends of the yarn into the finished product

If you are brand new to crochet, you will need to refer to how to make a slip knot, how to chain in crochet, and how to half double crochet on YouTube or in a crochet book.

Make a slip knot and then chain 25.

In third chain from hook, Half Double Crochet in each of the chains all the way to the end of the row. You should make 23 stitches.

Chain two and then turn your project. Start doing half double crochet in your first stitch from hook. Do 23 all the way across and then chain two and turn.

Continue this pattern of half double crochet for 19 more rows, for a total of 20 rows to make a washcloth that measures nine inches by nine inches.

Once you have completed the number of rows needed, you can leave "unfinished" as is or you can single crochet around all four sides to finish the washcloth. Adding the single crochet border will make your finished washcloth a little bit bigger than nine by nine inches.

If you want to leave it unfinished, cut the yarn, leaving a four inch tail. Pull the end of the yarn tail through the look left on the crochet hook and then pull tight. This binds the  project off of the crochet hook.

Using the yarn needle, weave the end tail and the beginning tail from the slip knot into the washcloth stitching, concealing it. For best results, weave it going in one direction for several stitches, then in the other direction, and finally in the first direction. That way, it should not come undone.


There are other stitches that can be used when crocheting a washcloth such as single crochet, double crochet and a combination of stitch types.

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