5.03.2014

Mama's Wash Cloths--Free Crochet Pattern

My sweet mom loves when I make her wash cloths and dish cloths. Someone asked me why crocheted wash cloths are so great. And although I love the possible textures, and the ease of wash and functional use, I think the thing I like about them most is that they are HANDMADE!! (right, Fauna?)

So I came up with this simple little textured cloth that works up without much brain energy but can be made in any colors or any size. Best part...


Mama's Wash Cloths -- free crochet pattern


...I'm sharing the free pattern here.
Because my mom has always taught me, "Sharing is nice." 

And there is still time to make several for Mother's Day. A sweet and thoughtful gift, I think.

Materials:
H hook (5mm)
Worsted Weight Kitchen Cotton Yarn (less than 100yards/90m) -- the solid-color cloths shown are made with Bernat Handicrafter and Lily Sugar n Cream while the striped cloths are made with I Love This Cotton!

Dimensions:
9 inches/23cm square

Note:
~If you are interested in making your cloth a different size, adjust the width by chaining an odd number of chains to the desired width and then repeating the pattern row (Row 2) to the desired height.
~You will be working sc into dc and dc into sc across the row. This keeps things straight and provides the lovely texture.
~Make yours multi-colored by changing colors throughout where you want for some fun variety.

Mama's Wash Cloth Pattern:
ch 31
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, (sc in next ch, dc in next ch) rep to end, turn (30 sts)
Row 2: ch 1 (does NOT count as st), sc in first dc, dc in next sc, (sc in next dc, dc in next sc) rep to end, turn (30 sts)
Rep Row 2 until desired height (approx. 9in/23cm) or until cloth is square

When you reach the desired height, do not fasten off, if you choose to work the border. If you opt not to complete a border, fasten off and weave in ends.

Border: (Optional)
Complete reverse sc (crab stitch) in each st along top and bottom edges and evenly along the sides. Fasten off and weave in ends.



Mama's Wash Cloths -- Free Crochet Pattern

Mama's Wash Cloths -- free crochet pattern

These were completed with some awesome color changes and without the border. I particularly love the purple stripey one. 

Mama's Wash Cloths -- free crochet pattern

The litttle wiggles of the stitch pattern are not so obvious in a single color but really "shine" when worked in a contrasting color. And both sides are so terrific, I think! The purple striped one is made by working three rows of purple (main color), one row of a contrasting color...repeated 7 times and followed with three more rows of the main color.

Mama's Wash Cloths -- free crochet pattern

There are so many options with this one! I hope you enjoy the pattern. Feel free to share pictures of your creativity with this little cloth on my Facebook page here


Mama's Wash Cloths -- free crochet pattern

Mama's Wash Cloths -- free crochet pattern


If you haven't stayed in the "Button Loop" you can follow me around in my colorful crazy crocheting fun...

| On the Board | -- God looks at us in all our smallness and says, "Yes, those things you do, those things you think are small--they matter. They matter to Me and they matter for eternity."                        ~Teri Lynn Underwood
Felted Button Colorful Crochet Patterns by Susan Carlson


24 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this pattern. I think these will be my first washcloths.

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    1. Let me know what you think! Enjoy!

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  2. Love making my own washcloths and giving them away ! Thank so much for your Mama's pattern.

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  3. Love your color choices. Makes each one look so different. Have a great week. Regards.

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    1. Thanks, Sangeetha! You know how I love playing with color! Best to you and congrats on your new pattern!

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  4. Susan, These are so pretty! And thank you so much for sharing the patterns... I am going to make some of them....:)

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    1. You are so welcome! I hope you enjoy them!

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  5. Love these washcloths! And what a lovely discovery your blog is - your blankets are just amazing! I want to make everything! Thank you for such a wealth of inspiration! Elizabeth x

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! Such kind words!

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  6. These look great! Thank you very much! :)
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  7. thanks for sharing the pattern, I have dreams of making myself a set of crocheted washcloths... maybe one day I'll get round to it!

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    1. You are welcome! They work up really quickly without too much brain energy. ;)

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  8. Thank you for the pattern, it's a very great idea !

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    1. You are welcome. Crocheted cloths are really fantastic, I think.

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  9. That's the same pattern I use for my washcloths. Love how quick and easy it is and makes a nice little gift with a bar of soap or with some homemade muffins or cookies. Have a great week. Tammy

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Those are perfect gifts, I think!

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  10. So many awesome color combos :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are welcome! As you might know, I love fun color combos!

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  11. Hi very good collection of Kitchen cloths awesome colors, thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are so welcome! I hope you enjoy the pattern!

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  12. Thanks for the great pattern, these were easy to whip up, and made great Christmas gifts. Best regards, Mischell

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    1. You are so welcome, Mischell! I love a quick and easy, yet thoughtful, Christmas gift. Happy to hear you enjoyed gifting them!

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