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The Katie collection is one of my favorite and most popular crochet pattern collections! So I was so excited to add a Katie Washcloth to the Summer Washcloth Series!
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 Dishie yarn from WeCrochet.
Dishie is both durable and absorbent, making it perfect for dish cloths…hence the name! 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!
One skein of Dishie is 190 yards, so you can get one oversized (10″ x 10″) washcloth out of one skein, sometimes two!
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.
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Now on to the pattern!
Katie Washcloth Crochet Pattern
Be sure to check out the rest of the patterns in the Katie Collection too! There is a cardigan, a sweater, a wrap, a tote, and more!
77-84 yards worsted (#4) cotton yarn
Shown here: Dishie in Blush (26668)
H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
15 sts (including skipped sts) x 7 rows = 4”
10” x 10”
Stitches Needed & Abbreviations
st(s) – stitch(es)
ch(s) – chain(s)
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
v-st – dc, ch 1, dc
** – repeat from
Pattern is worked in a multiple of 6 + 2 plus 2 for starting chain.
Starting chain does not count as first st, unless stated otherwise within pattern.
Row 1: v-st in 5th ch from hook (beginning chains will count as first dc), skip 2 chs, 3 dc in next ch, *skip 2 chs, v-st in next ch, skip 2 chs, 3 dc in next ch*, repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skip 1 ch, dc in last. (27 dc)
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as st), turn, skip 1 dc, 3 dc in next st (2nd dc of 3dc of previous row), skip 2 dc, v-st in ch-1 space, *skip 2 dc, 3 dc in next st, skip 2 dc, v-st in ch-1 space*, repeat from * across, to last 2 sts, skip 1 dc, dc in last (top of starting ch). (27 dc)
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as st), turn, skip 1 dc, v-st in ch-1 space, skip 2 dc, 3 dc in next st, *skip 2 dc, v-st in ch-1 space, skip 2 dc, 3 dc in next st*, repeat from * across to last 2 sts, skip 1 dc, dc in last (top of starting ch)
Rows 4-15: repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Row 1: ch 1, turn, sc evenly around entire washcloth, join to 1st st. (st count will vary)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st around, join to 1st st. (st count will vary)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Michelle has been crocheting since 2011 and has been designing crochet patterns since 2014! She specializes in modern garments and accessories for your handmade wardrobe. Michelle has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, thehooknooklife.com, wecrochet.com, ourmakerlife.com, and several other websites. She is committed to providing the highest quality crochet information and patterns that instill a true feeling of pride, enjoyment, and accomplishment when completing a project.