Stitch Sampler Wash Cloth

Last fall I started writing patterns that I call my "crochet basics" patterns.  They are simple, unembellished patterns perfect for learning, teaching, gifting, selling, and customizing with your own touch!  In fact, I use these basic patterns when I teach my crochet classes. 

If you have been following along in my blog with me, you'll know that I have started a series of articles that talks about how I became a crochet teacher and I give advice for how you can pursue it too (if you are interested you can check out those posts here)!  In post number two of that series I reference this Stitch Sampler Wash Cloth pattern.  It is SO. SIMPLE. And fast!  And really, when you are making a wash cloth or a dish rag isn't that the best kind?  I don't know about you, but I don't love spending hours on something that will most certainly get dirty and beat up!

This pattern is perfect for learning and teaching because it uses the three most basic crochet stitches (SC, HDC, and DC) without getting too fancy!  It doesn't even require much counting aside from the starting chain.  It looks great in one solid color or you can mix it up like I did by adding some stripes.

One last thing before we get to the pattern.  I am currently running my May "Make It" Giveaway!  Head over here to see the yarn, hook and pattern you can win this month :)




  • ch: chain

  • SC: single crochet

  • HDC: half double crochet

  • DC: double crochet


Finished Size:  

approx. 7” x 7”


Pattern Notes:

• Ch sts at the beginning of a row do not count as a stitch.



ch 27


Row 1: SC in second ch from the hook and SC across (26). Turn

Row 2-4: ch 1, SC across (26).  Turn

Row 5-8 (change to color B if desired): ch 1, HDC across (26).  Turn

Row 9-12 (change to color C if desired): ch 2, DC across (26). Turn

Row 13-16 (change to color B if desired): ch 1, HDC across (26). Turn

Row 17-20 (change to color A if desired): ch 1, SC across (26). Turn


At the end of Row 20, ch 1 and SC around the outside of the wash cloth. (SC, ch 1, SC) in each corner.  Sl st to your first SC of the border, tie off yarn and weave in ends.

Don't forget to check out my posts on teaching crochet!  You may find a free pdf of this pattern there as well ;) 

Part One

Part One

Part Two

Part Two

Now the legal stuff...You may sell items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the original designer.  Also, please do not share the written pattern in print or electronically.  The photos on this webpage belong to Megan Meyer of Left in Knots and may not be used for product sales/product listings.  You may share a link back to my blog if you would like someone else to see or work with this pattern.  Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

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