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Crochet Washcloth Pattern (Free!) Soft and Simple

I’m thrilled to share a crochet washcloth pattern (free) that’s not only practical but also bursting with charm. This soft and textured washcloth is perfect for adding a touch of gentleness to your daily routine, and it’s surprisingly simple to make.

Why the Baby Bunny Stitch?

I chose the baby bunny stitch for this crochet project because it creates a beautiful, raised texture that’s both gentle and exfoliating (also it’s my own design!)

For some reason, after I created it and laid it out, the pattern reminded me of little bunnies. Hence, the name! LOL.

It’s also a relatively easy stitch to master, not quite too intimidating but just a little challenging, making this cute crochet washcloth pattern perfect for crocheters of all skill levels.

Tips and Tricks (Crochet Washcloth Pattern Free)

  • Feel free to experiment with different colors of yarn to create personalized washcloths.
  • Keep your stitches loose to create a better drape.
  • This pattern makes a great gift for friends and family. Pair it with a homemade bar of soap for a truly thoughtful and delightful present.
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Best stitch for a crochet washcloth

While the baby bunny stitch is a delightful choice for its texture and charm, other stitches like the single crochet, double crochet, and moss stitch also work beautifully for washcloths.

Each offers a different level of texture and absorbency.

  • Single crochet: This classic stitch creates a smooth, dense fabric that’s highly absorbent, making it a great all-purpose choice.
  • Double crochet: This stitch results in a slightly looser and airier fabric, ideal for a washcloth that dries quickly.
  • Moss stitch: This stitch creates a beautiful, textured fabric with a slightly ribbed appearance. It’s a great option if you’re looking for a washcloth with a unique and eye-catching design.

Ultimately, the best stitch for your washcloth depends on your personal preferences and desired characteristics. Consider factors like texture, absorbency, and drying time when making your decision.

I personally love a washcloth with a little texture.

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Best crochet hook size for washcloths

H/8 (5mm) is a standard hook size for crochet washcloths. It allows you to create a fabric that is dense enough to be absorbent but not so tight that it becomes stiff or uncomfortable.

However, individual crocheting styles vary, and gauge is crucial for achieving the desired size and texture.

  • For tighter crocheters: Consider using a larger hook size, such as I/9 (5.5mm) or J/10 (6mm), to ensure your washcloth doesn’t become too stiff.
  • For looser crocheters: If you tend to crochet loosely, a smaller hook size, like G/6 (4mm) or H/8 (5mm), will help create a denser and more absorbent washcloth.

Remember, experimenting with different hook sizes depending on your gauge is key to achieving the perfect washcloth texture.

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Best yarn for crochet washcloths

Cotton yarn reigns supreme for crochet washcloths. Its natural fibers are incredibly absorbent and durable, making it ideal for scrubbing and cleaning. Additionally, cotton yarn is generally machine washable and dries quickly, ensuring your washcloth remains fresh and hygienic.

Ultimately, choose a cotton yarn that aligns with your budget, desired color, and any specific preferences you may have, such as eco-friendly options.

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Number of chains to crochet a washcloth

The number of chains you start with directly impacts the size of your finished washcloth.

For a standard washcloth measuring approximately 8″ x 8″, chaining 30 is a good starting point. Mine measures *almost* 10″ because I wanted to create something larger.

However, feel free to adjust this number based on your desired size.

  • For a smaller washcloth: Chain 20-25 stitches.
  • For a larger washcloth: Chain 35-40 stitches.

Remember, you can always adjust the number of chains as you progress to achieve the perfect size for your needs.

Experimentation and personal preference are key to creating the washcloth of your dreams.

Crochet Washcloth Pattern (free) Details

This pattern will give you a little challenge, but once you get a knack for the stitch, it goes by super fast! I worked my up in about an hour or so.

I hope you enjoy this easy pattern. Pattern support? Head over to Stardust Gold Crochet & Friends.

All About the Yarn…

I went with I love this cotton yarn for this project because it’s super soft and easy to work with, and I held two yarns together to create a thicker washcloth, but it still has a nice flexibility.

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Yarn Substitutions

Other cotton yarn brands: Explore different brands like Lily Sugar’n Cream, Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, or Lion Brand Cotton Bamboo, each offering unique qualities like softness, color variety, or recycled materials.


Baby Bunny Stitch Tutorial Check out my YouTube for the pattern tutorial.

Materials and Notions:

Suggested Yarn:  I love this cotton by Yarn Bee or equivalent 100% Cotton, 180 yds (164 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g) per skein in Ivory

Yardage Needed:  112 yards


13 Single Crochet x 14 Rows = 4″ x 4″

Sizes / Finished Measurements:

Dimensions:   9.75″ (24 cm)  tall x 9.75″ (24 cm) wide.


  • Ch (s) – Chain (s)
  • St (s) – Stitch(s)
  • Yo – Yarn over
  • Bbs – baby bunny stitch
  • Mbb – mini baby bunny stitch
  • Fsc – Foundation single crochet
  • *  – Repeat from * as many times indicated.

Stitch Guide:

Chainless Foundation Single Crochet | Learn to Crochet | Stitch Explorer Saturdays

create a slip knot.  ch 2, insert hook in 1st chain.  yo, draw up a loop.  ch 1, yo, draw through both loops on hook.  (2nd st) insert hook in bottom two loops of ch 1.  yo, draw up a loop, ch 1, yo, draw through both loops (2 fsc created).

Bbs – Baby bunny stitch

Yo (two times). Insert hook in indicated stitch, Yo, pull up a loop and slip stitch it through 1 loop. Yo, draw through 2 loops, Yo, insert hook in the same stitch, Yo, pull up a loop, Yo, draw through 4 loops on the hook. (1 baby bunny stitch created)

Mbb – Mini baby bunny stitch

Yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, Yo, draw up a loop and slip stitch through 1 loop, Yo, pull through both loops on the hook.

Ssc – Stacked Single Crochet

Create a single crochet (1 sc created)  *Insert hook in left leg of the V. Yo, pull up a loop.  Yo, pull through both loops on hook (1 stacked single crochet created) – Repeat from * however many times indicated.


  • Chains do not count as stitches.

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Create a fsc row of any even number of stitches, for this I crocheted 30.

Row 1: Ch 2, turn.  *bbs 1, mbs 1.  Repeat from * across. (30 sts)

Rows 2 – X:  Repeat row 1 until you reach desired height. (I completed 24 rows)

Working the pattern with a chain to start.

Chain any even number of chains + 2

Row 1: Starting in 3rd ch from hook *bbs 1, mbs 1.  Repeat from * across. (30 sts)


Once you complete the 24th row, don’t cut the yarn.

Side 1: Chain 1, sc in the same as chain, *sc across to the next corner (sc 1, ch 2, sc 1) in the corner.

Repeat from * around each side back to the beginning. 

When you reach the beginning corner, sc 2 in corner, ch 2, join to the first sc of round.

Don’t cut yarn.

Create 7 stacked single crochet, slip stitch into the base of the stacked single crochets.

Tie off and weave in all tails.

Congrats! You’re finished!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you love making it. I’d love to see your work! tag me in social media #stardustgoldcrochet.

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