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The Larkin Washcloth is inspired by another free pattern of mine, the Larkin Tee! I just love the mix of regular double crochet stitches and herringbone double crochet! I am so happy to be adding it 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!
Larkin Washcloth Crochet Pattern
98-107 yards worsted (#4) cotton yarn
Shown here: Dishie in Colonial Rose (29500)
H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
12 dc x 8 rows (within st pattern) = 4”
10” x 10”
Stitches Needed & Abbreviations
st(s) – stitch(es)
ch(s) – chain(s)
dc – double crochet
hbdc – herringbone double crochet- yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch and one loop, yarn over, pull through one loop, yarn over, pull through both loops
lch – long chain – pull up a loop the height of a dc, ch 1
** – repeat from
Pattern can be worked in any multiple of stitches + 2 for starting chain.
Starting chain does not count as first st, unless stated otherwise within pattern.
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (30)
Row 2: lch, turn, 1 dc in each st across. (30)
Rows 3-4: lch, turn, 1 hbdc in each st across. (30)
Rows 5-6: lch, turn, 1 dc in each st across. (30)
Rows 7-18: repeat rows 3-6.
Rows 19-20: repeat rows 3-4.
Sc evenly around entire washcloth, join to first st. (st count will vary)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Learn the herringbone double crochet stitch here: https://youtu.be/vwpr1opCroU
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.