How to Crochet Washcloths Tutorial

Looking for a simple and USEFUL handmade Mother”s Day gift idea? Well, here is a great tutorial on how to Crochet Washcloths! Every mom can use more of these!

Hello again, Erica here from 5 Little Monsters. Today I am going to be sharing another crochet project with you. I thought with Mother”s Day just around the corner I thought I would share a little something you could use as a Mother”s Day gift idea.

How to crochet washcloths tutorial

These crocheted washcloths are made with a stitch called the blossom stitch. It is slightly more open and lacy than the stitches I normally use for dishcloths or washcloths but still solid enough to work. I wanted something that was a little more delicate and feminine for Mothers”s Day.

handmade mothers day gift idea || crochet wash cloths with lotion or soap

They are quick to make and paired with some pretty smelling soap or lotion make a lovely handmade Mother”s Day gift idea. If you want to go a little bigger, you could add them in a basket filled will all sorts of relaxing things for a spa type gift. Crocheted washcloths are nice anytime you need a little something for a mom, grandma, sister, friend, or any other women in your life. So make a few extra to keep on hand!

crochet washcloths and lotion

I always use cotton yarn any time I am making washcloths or dishcloths. For this particular project I used Peaches and Cream yarn but any worsted weight cotton yarn will work just fine. The colors I used were Aquamarine, Ocean Coral, Fresh Lilac and Mint. I used about half of a 2.5 oz ball for each washcloth so you can probably get 2 out of each ball if you make them the size that I did. The stitch pattern is made using a combination of single crochet, double crochet, and chain stitches.

Free Crochet Washcloths pattern

How to Crochet Washcloths (Great Mother”s Day gift!)

Finished size approximately 8 1/2 inches square.


  • 60 yards of cotton yarn
  • H crochet hook

Begin by chaining 30 (if you want to make your washcloth bigger or smaller add or subtract a multiple of 4)

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook, (skip 1, [dc, ch 1, dc] in the next stitch, skip 1, sc in next stitch) repeat to the end of the row, turn

Row 2: ch 4, skip dc, sc in first ch space, ch 1, skip dc, dc in next sc, (ch 1, sc in next ch space, ch 1, dc in next sc) repeat to the end of the row ending with a dc in the first sc of row 1, turn

Row 3: ch 1, sc in first dc, ([dc, ch 1, dc] in next sc, sc in next dc) repeat to the end of the row ending with a sc in the 3rd chain of the starting ch 4 from the previous row, turn

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until desired length ending with row 2. I repeated both rows 7 more times and then row 2 one more time.

To finish sc evenly all around the outside edge working 3 sc in each corner, finish off and weave in ends.

*This stitch is called the blossom stitch crochet.*

how to blossom stitch crochet

Now you just need to package it up pretty and you have a nice little gift for mom.

crochet washcloth gifts for mom

If you are looking for more crochet washcloth or dishcloth patterns you can find several more patterns on my blog, including some of my favorite old standbys and some fun new patterns.

How to crochet washcloths || free pattern!

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Hi, I'm Erica, and my blog is 5 Little Monsters. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah with my husband and our 5 kids. I really enjoy crafting of any kind, but I most frequently sew or crochet. On my blog you’ll find a variety of free crochet and embroidery patterns, as well as some sewing tutorials.

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  1. 1

    I have never made wash clothes but I love what you did. I love the colors for sure. Great job. I mainly stick with pot holders or hot place mats. Normally just doing them out of scrap material.

  2. 2

    Your washcloths are so pretty I wouldn’t want to use them. I think I have a new project to work on when I time to kill. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 3

    These are adorable! I love the colors you chose so much, what a great Mother’s Day gift. I’m a pretty novice crocheter but I think I might be able to make these. Thanks for sharing, pinning this!

    1. 3.1
      Cynthia Gietz

      I too love making washcloths and dishcloths. Thanks for the pattern.

  4. 4

    These look so pretty! I can’t wait to make them :) I was wondering what size yarn did you use? I was thinking 4 but just wanted to make sure. Thanks :)

  5. 5

    Vers beautiful

  6. 6

    Could you use this same pattern for dishcloths? I don’t like dishcloths too tight, and these look as if they might work well. Thought?


    1. 6.1

      Yes, I’m sure you could! Just make it bigger.

  7. 7

    Could you post a video? I’m teaching myself and I’m not so good at following a pattern just yet! Thank you!

  8. 8

    How can I stop it from curling in the corners? Or would blocking help sort that out?
    Ive crochet 2 sc on the corners to try and see if that would help

  9. 9

    Was wondering about some help: I’m new and I don’t understand what “skip dc” means. Skip dc from previous row? Thanks!