The Simple Shells Washcloth is made with alternating rows of solid stitches and groups of shells, creating a pretty surface for scrubbing anything you need in the bath and kitchen! This washcloth is worked in rows using chains and double crochet stitches. You can easily customize the stitch repeat in multiples of 5+2 (+2 for the turning chain), then work any odd multiple of rows. While you don't see the term shell in the specialty stitch and technique section of this pattern, the group of five double crochet stitches worked into one place is a shell. Either way of writing the instruction is correct, and we hope beginners enjoy the simplicity in this version (the stitch chart should help, too). THIS IS A GREAT PATTERN BECAUSE: Washcloths are fun projects to learn new crochet stitches (especially when you follow our crochet chart with the written instructions)! You can use these in the bath or kitchen (plus, they make great gifts)! This project works great with cotton yarns (just one skein or less)! You'll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: rows, stitch tension, stitch counting and recognition, shells (5 double crochet stitches into 1 space) , borders, gauge and size, finishing techniques and more!
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Crunch Stitch Washcloths
Use this pattern for the Crunch Stitch Washcloths to learn a new stitch and create something useful for your home at the same time. These washcloths are beginner-friendly, and you have a choice to make them either in one color or using two colors. My favorite one is the pink and blue version because you can use leftover scrap yarn from bigger projects. The solid bumpy texture of the crunch stitch is perfect for these washcloths. They make beautiful gift sets paired with a handmade soap or body wash.
Oversized Farm House Washcloths
These oversized "Farm House Washcloths" work up very easily and there's even a pattern and a full video tutorial to help you along! Handmade washcloths make a thoughtful and long lasting gift for housewarming parties, showers or as a thank you gift. Grab some worsted weight cotton yarn, your Size H crochet hook and a bit of time and you can make these gorgeous kitchen accessories. Single crochet and chain stitches make up most of the pattern so it's a breeze!
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Crochet Washcloth Pattern for Beginners
This Crochet Washcloth Pattern for Beginners is so simple and environmentally friendly! Instead of using wipes and paper towels, use these reusable cloths. These washcloths have so many uses around the house. You could even use them as facial washcloths. This free pattern has step-by-step instructions to help you make a perfect product. These are also great gifts! Everyone can use new washcloths and it's even better when they are homemade. If you're just starting out at crocheting, this pattern is also great for practicing basic stitches.
Robin's Egg Slanted Shell Washcloths
These washcloths were originally named "slanted shell" but they actually use the Suzette Stitch pattern - a combination of simple single crochet's and double crochet's. This stitch pattern is one of my favorites! The combination of the two stitches together creates a nice cushion, and also a great texture. The beautiful feminine shell stitch here makes this the perfect gift for her or just for yourself! These would also make a wonderful gift for mom this Mother’s Day! You'll need about 45 minutes to work one up.
The Camellia Washcloth is a beginner friendly, textured washcloth pattern that is great for the kitchen or bathroom! A simple, one row repeat creates a beautiful oversized washcloth. Pattern Difficulty: Easy Sizing: 10” x 10” Yarn: 94-205 yards Dishie Worsted 100% cotton yarn You might be wondering if crochet washcloths are really useful and hold up well to a dirty pot in the sink or stuck on food. I'm here to tell you that if you use the right yarn, the answer is yes! I use my crochet washcloths in the kitchen mostly. They are used to wash dishes, wipe counters, and clean up spills. They get washed in the washing machine and dried in the dryer. And they look good as new after all that!