Free Crochet Dishcloth Pattern – Shelby Washcloth

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We have a new washcloth to add to the collection! I love crocheting washcloths because, not only are they great ways to practice new stitches and techniques, but they are also so useful!

Why Crochet Washcloths?

Like I said, crochet washcloths or dishcloths are so very useful! They can be used in the kitchen to scrub dishes and counters, or in the bathroom for bathing!

I personally use them mostly in the kitchen. I use them to wash dishes, scrub counters, and clean up spills. I wash them in the washing machine and dry them in the dryer. They are easy to use and can be used over and over again!

The Yarn

It is important to choose a good yarn when crocheting a washcloth. I recommend using a 100% cotton yarn that can be machine washed and dried. Cotton is durable and holds up great to mess and dirt!

For the Shelby Washcloth I used Hobbii Rainbow 8/8 yarn. This is a DK (#3) weight yarn that is 100% cotton. It comes in a huge variety of beautiful colors and is both sturdy and soft.


Shelby Washcloth Crochet Pattern

You can purchase the ad-free, printable pdf version of this pattern on Ravelry and Etsy!


Hobbii Rainbow 8/8 Cotton DK (#3)

100% Cotton



I (5.5mm) crochet hook

Other Materials:


Measuring Tape

Yarn Needle


Rows 1-2 = approximately 10” wide

Pattern Difficulty:


Stitches Needed & Abbreviations:

ch(s) – chain(s)

st(s) – stitch(es)

FSC – chainless foundation single crochet

dc – double crochet

sc – single crochet


10” x 10”

Pattern Notes:

Pattern is in US terms.  

Starting ch 2 counts as first stitch unless stated otherwise within the pattern.

Washcloth width can be adjusted by working row one in any even number.


Row 1: FSC 33

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts), skip 1 st, 3 dc in next st, skip 1, *sc in next st, skip 1, 3 dc in next st, skip 1; repeat from * across to last st, 1 dc in last st. (33)

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts), dc in same st, skip 1, 1 sc in next st, skip 1, *3 dc in next, skip 1, sc in next, skip 1; repeat from * across to last st, 2 dc in last st. (33)

Rows 4-20: repeat rows 2-3.

Row 21: ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across. (33)

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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