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DIY: Color Block Crochet Washcloths

Today I have a simple little crochet project for you all that works up quickly, is really useful, and makes a great gift! Pretty good, right? You’ll love this pattern for Color Block Crochet Washcloths! (Guest post and pattern via Alexis of Persia Lou)

DIY colorblock crochet washcloth pattern

Cotton washcloths are a perfect beginner project, but they are also great for any level crocheter who wants a project that won’t take forever to complete. I especially love making washcloths in the summer when I don’t want to be buried under piles of wool.

I really like these particular little washcloths because they use one of my favorite stitches, the Lemon Peel Stitch, which gives them lots of yummy texture, and they have a simple color block design that gives them a modern look. Let’s make some!

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Crochet Washcloth pattern

Color Block Crochet Washcloth

Supplies:

  • Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn in two colors (I used Knit Pick’s Dishie)
  • Size G (4.00 mm) Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

Make a color block washcloth

Color Block Crochet Washcloth Pattern

This pattern uses American crochet terms.

Row 1: With Color A, work 32 foundation single crochet stitches (I really love the foundation single crochet stitch and highly recommend learning it. I have a detailed photo tutorial and video tutorial explaining it right here.) OR chain 33 and then work a sc in the second ch from the hook and every other chain (32 sc in total).

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the same stitch, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st, repeat from * across the row. When you are done you should have 16 sc stitches and 16 dc stitches that alternate.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the same stich, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st, repeat from * across the row. When you are done you should have 16 sc stitches and 16 dc stitches that alternate. (Note: sc stitches will always be worked into dc stitches, and vice versa. This is what gives the washcloth it’s pretty texture.)

Rows 4 – 12: Repeat Row 3. After Row 12, finish off Color A. Weave in ends with your yarn needle.

Row 13: Join Color B in the last stitch worked. Ch 1, sc in the same stitch, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st, repeat from * across the row. When you are done you should have 16 sc stitches and 16 dc stitches that alternate. (Note: sc stitches will always be worked into dc stitches, and vice versa.)

Row 14: Ch 1, sc in the same stitch, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st, repeat from * across the row. When you are done you should have 16 sc stitches and 16 dc stitches that alternate. (Note: sc stitches will always be worked into dc stitches, and vice versa.)

Row 15 – 32: Repeat Row 14. After Row 32, finish off and weave in ends with your yarn needle.

And, That’s it!

These washcloths sure are pretty, but they also happen to scrub and clean really well too.

How to make crochet washcloths

Color Block Washcloths Crochet Tutorial

Color Block Washcloths Crochet Pattern

You can make yourself a whole new set of washcloths in no time or wrap some up and give them to friends! Happy Crocheting!

Looking for more free crochet patterns? Try one of these:

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Alexis is a lifelong crafter and blogger at Persia Lou. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis still spends her days working with yarn, paper, and paint; she loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.

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