Crochet Washcloth Free Pattern- Boston Washcloth

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The Boston Washcloth crochet pattern uses a simple stitch combo to create a beautiful and durable texture!

Do Crochet Washcloths Really Work?

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!

When choosing a yarn for your crochet washcloth you want to go with a 100% cotton yarn. If the pattern calls for worsted weight, I highly recommend Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn.

Cotton Aran is both durable and absorbent. It is machine washable and dryable. It comes in a huge variety of colors, perfect for matching the color scheme in your kitchen or bathroom!

So yes, crochet washcloths really do work, but you need a good 100% cotton yarn and a great textured stitch to get the most out of it.

crochet washcloth pattern

More Boston Patterns:

Earwarmer – the same great texture as the washcloth in a beautiful and cozy earwarmer! 

Slouch Hat– this unisex slouch is a crowd pleaser! It looks great on men and women alike! 

Blanket– soft, cozy, and so much texture!!

Winter Washcloth Series Blog Hop & Bundle

This pattern is part of the Winter Washcloth Series! The blog hop has ended but you can still check out all of the patterns and purchase the bundle!

Boston Washcloth Crochet Pattern

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1 skein

Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran

100% cotton



H/8 (5.0mm) crochet hook or hook to obtain gauge

Other Materials:


Measuring Tape

Yarn Needle


15 sts x 11 rows = 4”

Within st pattern

Pattern Difficulty:


Stitches Needed & Abbreviations:

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch(s) – chain(s)

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

sk – skip

*– repeat from


9.5” x 9.5”

Pattern Notes:

Turning chain 1 does not count as first stitch.

An alternative to the starting fsc: ch 38, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across.


Row 1: Fsc 37

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, skip 2 sts, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, skip 2 sts*, repeat from * to last st, sc in last st. (35) (Should measure 9” across here.)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *(sc, hdc, sc) in next st, skip 2 sts*, repeat from * to last st, sc in last st. (35)

Rows 4-26: repeat row 3.

Do not fasten off. Move on to Trim.


Round 1: ch 1, turn, sc evenly around entire washcloth, working 2 sc in each corner. (Stitch count will vary)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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  1. Can you please tell me what the multiple is for this stitch? I’d like to make something bigger but don’t know how many chains to start with.

  2. I’m always looking for washcloth patterns and this one looks lovely! Thanks for the tip about corners, I tend to mess those up and always have to go back and fix.

    1. This could be a number of factors. Maybe try a smaller hook and just add stitches to get the correct width and height? It could be the thickness of your yarn as well. I would try a smaller hook first though.

  3. What yarn did you use for the cloths in the picture? Those are the exact colors I’m trying to find!! Thank you

  4. Thank you for this easy washcloth/dishcloth. I needed a new pattern to work up. Great for Gifts, and for presents for Operation Christmas Child boxes. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. ??

  5. Hi!
    Love your pattern! Started to make it but am wondering what is the yarn that you used for the last pics – those colours are fantastic – love the colour combo you chose. Can you pls tell me the name of the yarn & the colours you chose would love to these also. Tk u for sharing your patterns & your talent with the rest of us. Greatly appreciated. Love them!

    1. Hi! The multicolored ones are made from Caron Cotton Cakes. You can get it at Michael’s.

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