Free Crochet Washcloth Pattern – Upper Eastside Washcloth

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green striped crochet washcloth

The Upper Eastside Crochet Washcloth pattern uses one single stitch combo and can be made in stripes or one color. It is based off of the Upper Eastside Sweater pattern I created. The stitch combo and striping is worked the same. This would make a great practice swatch before you start the sweater!

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!

green striped crochet washcloth next to a potted plant

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.

Upper Eastside Washcloth Crochet Pattern

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105-125 yards

Dishie (#4) worsted

100% Cotton


Shown here: Jalapeño (25785) and Jalapeño Twist (28249)


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

Other Materials:


Measuring Tape

Yarn Needle


14 hhdc x 11 rows =4”

Pattern Difficulty:


Stitches Needed & Abbreviations:

st(s) – stitch(es)

ch(s) – chain(s)

hhdc – herringbone half double- yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch and 1st loop, yarn over, pull through both loops.

A – main color

B – contrasting color


10” X 10”

Pattern Notes:

Pattern is in US terms.

Color changes every 2 rows.

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

Washcloth can be worked in any number of stitches + 1.  

Stitch tutorial:


With A:

Ch 33

Row 1: hhdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (32)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, 1 hhdc in each st across. (32)

Change to B. (Change colors every 2 rows)

Rows 3-26: repeat row 2.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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