easy soft n’ thick washcloth

Soft n Thick Washcloth

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Husband approved for kitchen OR bath!

What’s the first thing you learned to crochet? What’s the best selling item at your craft fairs? What was my husband hounding me about the last few years since I learned to crochet? A dishcloth! But for my dear husband, he wanted a washcloth! He was raised on handmade crocheted washcloths and I needed to find a pattern that was going to give me a soft enough texture that it could be used in both the kitchen AND the bath! So I have tried just about every free pattern out there that I could find and he wasn’t happy, they were too small, too rough, too thin, always too something….. So I have worked out my own pattern and the larger hook gives the stitches a little more space, giving your finished dish rag (it’s a Midwest thing) a looser, softer feel for the bath and the alternating stitches give you just enough texture to make washing dishes almost enjoyable!

I’m so excited to share this first pattern of mine with everyone! It works up nice and quick, so if you’re like me, they’re great for road trips, couch time or waiting rooms. There’s not a lot of counting and if you lose track of the row count, no worries, just check your corners for square when you think you’re close to done. These make great gifts for weddings, house warming parties and even graduation gifts! You’re also welcome to sell your finished product at craft fairs and online, just be sure and link back to the pattern when selling online and if anyone asks when selling in person, mention our website!

You may NOT copy and sell this pattern.

***You can purchase the ad free printable version of this pattern in my Etsy shop for a small fee and the digital copy comes with the free wrapper printable as well.***


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Super Easy Soft n’ Thick Dishcloth


Materials Needed

60 yds Worsted weight yarn – 100% cotton best for kitchen and bath use

J – 5.75 mm hook


Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends

Finished size

About 8” x 8”


-Super easy beginner pattern that has a beautiful finished look of a more experienced crocheter

-Gauge isn’t important as the finished size is whatever you prefer.

-Be sure and keep your chain loose for when you do your border and it will also help you achieve a better square as you go.

-The larger hook gives your finished cloth a looser softer feel that makes it great for both kitchen and bath

Stitches & Abbreviations

Ch – Chain

SC – Single Crochet

DC – Double Crochet

Sl St – Slip Stitch


Ch of 24

Row 1 – Turn and SC from 2nd Ch from hook to end (23 SC) Ch 1 and turn

Row 2 – SC in first SC from previous row (2nd from hook) DC in next,

continue rotating SC and DC to the end, last stitch should be SC

Ch 1 and turn

Row 3 – SC in first SC from previous row and to the end (23 SC) Ch 1 and turn

Rows 4-25 repeat alternating rows 2 and 3

At the end of row 25, 3 SC in the last stitch to make your first corner, then SC down the side, 3 SC in the last stitch for corner 2, SC across bottom, 3 SC in last stitch for corner 3, SC up the other side, 3 SC in your last corner, SC across to your first corner and join first stitch of the corner with a SL ST.

Then cut and pull yarn through and weave in your ends.

The border will give you a nice clean edge to your dishcloth, however it is still great to work with even if you choose not to add the border.

I would love to see your finished project! Use tags #brambleavenue #brambleavefreepattern or #brambleaveproject on Insta or if you use Facebook come like my page Bramble Avenue and share your photos.

Please do not copy, redistribute or sell my pattern in any way. You are more than welcome to sell your finished
product. I hope they are a very hot item for you!! I just ask that you please credit me for the pattern so other makers can find me as well. You may not use my pictures and pass them off as your own for they are my property. Thank you for your understanding.

If you’re selling online I ask that you please link back to the pattern post on my website BrambleAvenue.com 

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