I’m a big fan of crocheted wash cloths for sooo many reasons. They last a long time, they’re awesome for heavy duty cleanup jobs, and the best part – if you make your own, you can make them in whatever colors you like and whatever size you like! I think I’ve mentioned it in previous posts, but I’ve made a ton of crocheted dish cloths while practicing different stitches. Even those, usually made with scrap yarn, have outlasted anything I’ve ever bought at the store. The pattern I’m sharing today is from Mama in a Stitch. She calls these “farmhouse style” wash cloths because they are oversized and heavy duty.
As with any crocheted wash cloths, you’ll want to use cotton yarn for these since synthetic yarns don’t absorb water very well. The finished size of these is about 9 inches square, but you can make them in any size you want, as long a you stick with an even number of stitches. This pattern uses the spider stitch, which is simply a combination of beginner stitches.
One skein worsted weight cotton yarn
Size H 5.0 mm crochet hook (or G for a tighter stitch)
Difficulty: Easy – Get the pattern here