The Violet Washcloth

I love a handmade cotton washcloth. Who doesn’t? They’re soft yet enough friction to clean your face. And, the design possibilities are endless with crochet. You can make them look really interesting!

This is a super simple crochet stitch (the wattle stitch) and it whips up nice and fast. Perfect for a beginner or someone who just wants a quick project. I banged out three Violet Washcloths in one evening.

What I used:

  • I Love This Cotton Yarn by Hobby Lobby in Warm Blush, Dove, and Taupe – this is currently my most favorite cotton yarn.
  • 5mm hook
  • Row counter or tape measure
  • Tapestry Needle to weave in the ends

Skill Level:

Beginner familiar chaining, single and double crochet and crocheting in the chain one space. Are you a visual person? Just head to YouTube and type in Wattle Crochet Stitch, I know there are good videos there, including one by my crochet friend, Jessica, of Mama in a Stitch.

Pattern Speak:

Ch – chain

Sk – skip

SC – single crochet

CH1 – chain one

DC – double crochet


The Violet Washcloth is 6×8 but you can easily adjust the sizing by crocheting your chain in a multiple of 3’s. So for example, in this pattern, the starting chain is 37 but you could easily make your chain 43 stitches if you’d like. The Violet Washcloth is 27 rows but again you can add more rows to increase the sizing of the washcloth.

Written Pattern:

Chain 37

Row 1:

Sk 2 ch, sc in 3rd chain from hook, ch1, dc.  sk 2 ch, sc in 3rd chain from hook, ch1, dc and repeat until you have one chain left, sc in that ch. Ch1 and turn your work.

Row 2: 

Sk first two ch, crochet *1sc, ch1, dc in the ch space. Repeat * (1sc, ch1, dc in the ch space) across the row until you reach the turning ch, sc in turning ch. Ch1 and turn your work.

Repeat row 2 until your desired length or until you reach 27 rows/6 inches long

If you whip up this Violet Washcloth I’d love to see! Tag me on Instagram with #pribblescrochet or shoot me an email! I’d love to have a look.

What is your favorite crochet stitch of the moment? I’m always looking for new stitches!

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