Boston Washcloth- Free Crochet Pattern

The Boston stitch combo provides such amazing texture I can’t stop designing patterns with it! I LOVE a good textured washcloth so I used the same stitch combo to create  the Boston Washcloth! This washcloth has such great texture that is perfect for washing dishes!

Boston Washcloth Free Crochet Pattern

The Boston Washcloth is a free crochet pattern for everyone to enjoy! Please do not copy, alter, or sell this pattern or the photos in this pattern. However, please feel free to share the link to the pattern on social media, Pinterest, and with your crocheting friends so they can visit and make the washcloth themselves! You are also welcome to sell your finished products created from this pattern, just please use your own photos and provide the link for pattern credit.

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  • 85 yards worsted weight (#4) cotton yarn
  • H (5.0mm) crochet hook or hook to obtain gauge
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle


  • Easy


  • Row 2= 9″ across


  • 9″x 9″

Pattern Notes: 

  • Turning chain 1 does not count as first stitch.
  • Starting fsc can also be: ch 38, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across.

Stitches Needed & Abbreviations:

  • fsc- chainless foundation single crochet- Tutorial:
  • ch- chain
  • sc- single crochet
  • hdc- half double crochet
  • st(s)- stitch(es)
  • *- repeat from


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)

Repeat row 3 until 9” high.


SC evenly around entire square working 2 sc in each corner.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

If you’re looking for more crochet washcloths check out the Dude Washcloth free crochet pattern

8 Replies to “Boston Washcloth- Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. 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. 👍🎄

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

    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. 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.

  4. 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.

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