Beach House Washcloth - Free Crochet Pattern

As summer is drawing to a close, I hope you have all had some time to relax and some time for fun!  Whether you took a big trip or vacationed in your back yard, I hope that crocheting was still on your to-do list ;)  Today's free pattern is one last simple, portable, light weight pattern perfect for working on when it's still hot outside!  Keep reading for the free crochet pattern for the Beach House Washcloth:

 The Cookies and Cream Slouch hat matches my Cookies and Cream Cowl, which is a free, one skein pattern that was part of my 2017 collection.  The Cookies and Cream Hat takes about half of a skein of Scarfie yarn, so make two or save your leftovers!

I know that some people take a hiatus from crocheting during the summer months, but not me!  I just shift gears to lightweight projects that I can transport easily while we enjoy the nice weather. Washcloths are an excellent way to keep crocheting in the summer months, and they are great projects to have one hand when they are finished, too!  They will be perfect for fall craft fairs coming up.  They also work well as housewarming gifts.  You could even send a few off with your favorite first time college student when they go back to school.

 The Cookies and Cream Slouch hat matches my Cookies and Cream Cowl, which is a free, one skein pattern that was part of my 2017 collection.  The Cookies and Cream Hat takes about half of a skein of Scarfie yarn, so make two or save your leftovers!

The Beach House Washcloth is a simple but luxurious textured crochet washcloth made with Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton yarn (thanks, Cascade, for supplying the yarn for this project!).  It is also part of the Washcloth Crochet Along with CAL Central.  So check out all the other free patterns here and you will be able to keep yourself busy crocheting for the rest of the summer!

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Supplies:

Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):

  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • SC: single crochet
  • HDC: half double crochet
  • DCX: double crochet x: YO, skip one stitch and insert hook into the next st. YO, pull through st, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 2 loops.  YO, insert hook into the previously skipped stitch, YO, pull through st, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 2 loops.

Gauge

8 sts x 6 rows = 2” in pattern stitch repeat

Finished Size:  

  • Width: 9"
  • Length: 9"

Pattern Notes

  • ch stitches at the beginning of rows do not count as a st
  • gauge is not particularly important for this piece
  • I recommend blocking your project to get a nice square shape
  • In my sample, Color A = Silver Sage, Color B = Natural, and Color C = Dark Sea Foam

Instructions

Start with Color A

ch 33

Row 1: HDC in the second ch from the hook and HDC across (32).  Turn.

Row 2: ch 2, DC in first st, DCX across next 30 sts, DC in last st (32).  Turn.

Row 3: ch 1, HDC across (32).  Turn.

Change to Color B

Row 4: ch 1, SC across (32).  Turn.

Change to Color C

Row 5: ch 1, *HDC in first st, sl st in next st, repeat from * across (32).  Turn.

Row 6-11: repeat Row 5

Change to Color B

Row 12: ch 1, SC across (32).  Turn.

Change to Color A

Row 13: ch 1, HDC across (32).  Turn.

Row 14: ch 2, DC in first st, DCX across next 30 sts, DC in last st (32).  Turn.

Row 15: ch 1, HDC across (32).  Turn.

Change to Color B

Row 16: ch 1, SC across (32).  Turn.

Change to Color C

Row 17: ch 1, *HDC in first st, sl st in next st, repeat from * across (32).  Turn.

Row 18-23: repeat Row 17

Change to Color B

Row 24: ch 1, SC across (32).  Turn.

Change to Color A

Row 25: ch 1, HDC across (32).  Turn.

Row 26: ch 2, DC in first st, DCX across next 30 sts, DC in last st (32).  Turn.

Row 27: ch 1, HDC across (32).  Do not turn.

Edging

Change to Color B

ch 1, SC 32 sts evenly across the edge of your washcloth, ch 2 at the corner, and continue to SC 32 sts evenly around while ch 2 at each corner.  When you reach the beginning of the round, attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.  Continue to crochet one more round of SC by starting with a ch 1, SC across, and work (SC, ch 2, SC) in each ch 2 space of the previous round (each side of this round will have 34 SC sts).  When you reach the beginning of the round, attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.  Tie off yarn and weave in all ends.  Block if desired.

Want another fun washcloth project?  Try my Spring Gingham Washcloth!


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