Beginner Crochet Washcloth Pattern – Sylas Washcloth

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Sylas Washcloth - beginner crochet washcloth pattern

A beginner crochet washcloth is the perfect way to learn a new crochet stitch, whether you’re just starting out or have been crocheting for years!

Why I Love Crochet Washcloths

Crochet Washcloths are one of my favorite things to make! Not only are they so useful, but they are also quick and great practice when I’m learning a new stitch or technique! Crochet washcloths make great gifts also!

A crochet washcloth works great in the kitchen or bathroom. I personally use them most in the kitchen. They are great for scrubbing dishes and wiping up messes. When made in the right yarn, they are very sturdy and hold up to even the biggest messes!

Beginner Crochet Washcloth pattern

The Yarn

It is important to use a 100% cotton yarn when making a beginner crochet washcloth, especially if you want to use it for more than just decor.

I personally love to use WeCrochet Dishie Cotton worsted (#4) yarn. It is sturdy, comes in many amazing colors, and is also quite soft for a cotton yarn.

Is it really beginner friendly?

I give this beginner crochet washcloth pattern it’s rating, because I do believe it is beginner friendly. While it will not teach you how to crochet, it’s a great project to practice with since it only has a one row repeat and only uses the half double crochet stitch.

You will need to know how to create a slip knot, chain, and work the half double crochet stitch. You’ll also need want to know how to work into the back loop and front loop only.

But if you don’t know that yet, I recommend checking out my video tutorial to go along with this pattern. It shows you exactly where to place your stitches and how to complete the washcloth.

Video Tutorial:

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Sylas Washcloth Crochet Pattern

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1 skein or 103 yards

WeCrochet Dishie Worsted in Kenai (25788)

100% cotton



I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook or hook to obtain gauge

Other Materials:


Measuring Tape

Yarn Needle


Within stitch pattern: (meaning alternating blo and flo stitches)

16 hdc x 9 rows = 4”

Pattern Difficulty:


Stitches Needed & Abbreviations:

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch(s) – chain(s)

hdc – half double crochet

blo – back loop only

flo – front loop only

* – repeat from


10” x 10”

Pattern Notes:

Starting ch does not count as first stitch, unless stated otherwise within the pattern.

If stitch is not specified blo or flo, work into both loops.

Size can be adjusted by working a starting chain of any number + 1.


Ch 41

Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (40)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, 1 blo hdc in 1st st, *1 flo hdc in next st, 1 blo hdc in next st; repeat from * across to last st, 1 hdc in both loops of last st. (40)

Rows 3-22: repeat row 2.

Row 23: ch 1, turn, 1 hdc (in both loops) in each st across. (40) Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Happy National Crochet Month!

March is National Crochet Month, and to celebrate, I’m giving you the downloadable pdf for FREE all month long!

Just click the button below and the pattern will open for you to download to your device!

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Feel like you’ve got this stitch down and want to try another project? Check out the Sylas Sweater Vest!

Man wearing crochet sweater vest.

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