How to make the most wonderful FREE washcloth

Published on 7 February 2020 2 min read

Zoe is a truly inspiring maker, dabbling in all kinds of craft, her makes are super cute... maybe *ahem* too cute? Never! These wonderful washcloths make the perfect handmade present and with Zoe's super easy tutorial they can be hooked up in no time.

And if that's not enough, Zoe's Instagram @toocutetoquit is full to bursting with lovely makes and the prettiest pastels to inspire you.

Whether it's Palentine’s Day, your best friend's birthday or just because, there's always a good excuse for some crafting (if you need an excuse that is!) Every year for Palentine's Day I like to make something to gift to my friends and family, and this year I decided to go for something with an eco-friendly twist. I crocheted brightly coloured washcloths that can be used in the bath, shower, or for removing makeup, and bundled them up with handmade soap. You could even crochet slightly larger ones to use as dishcloths in the kitchen

These cotton washcloths work up really fast once you have the hang of them, and you can make them to any dimensions and in any colours! I used a crunch stitch, which gives them a lovely texture so they will be slightly exfoliating, but you could easily use a different stitch for a different finish. What I love most about these washcloths is that they don’t use a lot of yarn - one 50g ball made three washcloths! And of course they can be popped in the washing machine and they’ll come out good as new.

Paired with some natural body products, these make such great gifts for any occasion.


How to crochet your washcloths!


Row 1: Ch26 to start. You can make your washcloth any size but chain a multiple of 2.


Row 2: Slst into second st from hook. Hdc into next st. (Slst, hdc) to end. Ch2 and turn.


Row 3: Skip first st, slst into next st. (Hdc, slst) to end, finishing with a hdc in the last st. Ch1 and turn.


Row 4: Slst into first st. (Hdc, slst) to end. Ch 2 and turn.


Repeat Row 3 and Row 4 alternately until your dishcloth is the required size. I worked 24 rows in total.


Work a row of sc around the edge of your cloth, and slst to join when you’ve worked all the way round. Ch15, and slst to first chain to create a hanging loop for your cloth (this can be skipped if you prefer without.)


Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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