How to crochet a basic washcloth


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  • Begin: chain 27
  • Row 1: beginning from second chain from the hook, sc across, chain and turn (26 sts)
  • Row 2-4 (3 rows): sc across, chain and turn (26 sts)
  • Row 5-16 (12 rows): hdc across, chain and turn (26 sts)
  • Row 17-20 (4 rows): sc across, chain and turn (26 sts)
  • At the end of row 20, chain 1 and sc around the outside of the coaster. (Sc, chain 1, sc) in each of the four corners. Slip stitch into the first sc of the border, and finish off.


  • sc: single crochet
  • sc x: sc x number of times
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • st(s): stitches
  • (x sts): x total stitches in round/row
  • (…) x: repeat stitches within brackets x times

1. Make a slip knot

2. Hold your yarn and hook

3. Work chain stitches

4. Work single crochet rows

5. Work half double crochet rows

6. Work a single crochet border

Your washcloth is all done! I hope you enjoyed crocheting it and enjoyed the workshop. I would love to see your finished project, so share a picture on Instagram with me by using the #littleworldofwhimsy and tagging me @littleworldofwhimsy.