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5 Quick & Pretty Crochet Washcloth Patterns to Practice the Basic Beginner Stitches

Let’s be honest with ourselves. When you’re learning a new hobby, the last thing you want to do is practice. I get it. You are way too excited about making new things with this fun, new craft. Am I right? But practicing is still extremely important if you want to succeed at your new hobby. So why not try to make it fun by creating 5 quick & pretty crochet washcloth patterns to practice the basic, beginner stitches. These patterns are both free and easy!

These five quick and pretty crochet washcloth patterns were created just for you. Each pattern is this crochet washcloth series was designed to help you practice the four basic, beginner stitches as well as some other great techniques!

Once you learn the basics of each stitch, come try out these patterns to help you practice. I promise you’ll have a lot more fun knowing that even though you’re practicing, you’re still creating something useful. Each of these patterns is free, quick to work up, and pretty! Remember that although these patterns are easy and beginner-friendly, they are also meant to challenge you.


What if I don’t know how to read a pattern?

I’ve got you covered! Everything you need to know about reading a crochet pattern, you can find in parts one and two of How to Read Crochet Patterns. And if you don’t feel like reading a long post (although it’s jam packed with valuable information), sign up for my 7-Day Learn To Crochet Challenge!


What type of yarn is best for washcloths?

Hands down, the best type of fiber to use for washcloths or dishcloths is cotton. I recommend using a fiber that is 100% cotton, but if you can’t find that or you can’t find one that you like, at least use a yarn with a cotton blend.

I’ve listed the different types of yarn that I used under each of the five patterns, but here’s a quick overview of what I used!

There are several other popular cotton yarns that you can also choose from.

Okay, where are these washcloth patterns you keep talking about?!

Alright, alright, alright. It’s time to show each of the beginner washcloth crochet patterns. We’re also going to quickly cover what you’ll be able to practice with each one!


5 Quick & Pretty Crochet Washcloth Patterns

Treble Pop Washcloth Crochet Pattern

By crocheting the Treble Pop Crochet Washcloth, you will be able to really practice the single and treble crochet. It will also put your pattern reading skills to the test with the zigzag striping. If you’re not familiar with reading crochet patterns or you want to brush up on your knowledge, check out parts one and two of How to Read Crochet Patterns.

The stitches you will need to be familiar with are the chain, single, and treble crochet stitches.

Find the picture tutorial for the Treble Pop Washcloth Crochet Pattern here

A photo of the Treble Pop Washcloth Crochet Pattern - 1 of the 5 pretty, quick, and beginner friendly crochet washcloth patterns

Basic Shell Stitch Washcloth Crochet Pattern

By crocheting the Basic Shell Stitch Crochet Washcloth, you will learn a few different things. First and foremost, you will be practicing the single and double crochets. You will also learn how to create a double crochet shell, which is a very popular stitch for obvious reasons. Finally, you will learn how to create a simple single crochet border!

The stitches you will need to be familiar with are the chain, single, and double crochet stitches.

Find the picture tutorial for the Basic Shell Stitch Washcloth Crochet Pattern here


Pretty in Pink Half Double Crochet Washcloth Pattern

By crocheting the Pretty in Pink Half Double Crochet Washcloth, you will be practicing the half double crochet as well as working in chain spaces and not through the actual stitch.

The stitches you will need to be familiar with are the chain and the half double crochet stitches.

Find the picture tutorial for the Pretty in Pink Half Double Crochet Washcloth Pattern here


Checkered Colorblock Washcloth Crochet Pattern

By crocheting the Checkered Colorblock Crochet Washcloth, you will be practicing several stitches and techniques. As for the basic stitches, this washcloth pattern uses single and double crochets alternatively. You will also have lots of practice changing yarn color, weaving in ends, and counting your stitches!

The stitches you will need to be familiar with are the chain, single, and double crochet stitches.

Find the picture tutorial for the Checkered Colorblock Washcloth Crochet Pattern here


Simple Scrubby Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

The Simple Scrubby Dishcloth only uses half double crochet stitches, but with a twist. It will also help you practice holding double strands, which is such a beneficial technique to learn! If you’d rather see a video tutorial of using multiple strands in action before you start this pattern, watch the video at the end of this tutorial (skip to 00:08:35). You can also head over to the tutorial to learn 11 quick tips.

The stitches you will need to be familiar with are the chain and half double crochet stitches.

Find the picture tutorial for the Simple Scrubby Dishcloth Crochet Pattern here

A photo of the Simple Scrubby Dishcloth Crochet Pattern - 1 of the 5 pretty, quick, and beginner friendly crochet washcloth patterns

I truly hope you love and understand the concept behind these beginner friendly crochet washcloth patterns! Please let me know if you have any questions at all. I’ve created video tutorials for each of these patterns as part of my Beginner Washcloth Series. So go check them out!

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