Cute Colour Block Washcloth – Free Crochet Pattern


I love crocheting washcloths and incorporating fun colours and stitches within them. My own pile of washcloths is growing so much that I’ve started giving them to family and friends when we see each other. They work up really quickly and are perfect for tossing in a small bag for travelling or when you have a few minutes in your day to pass some time.

Today I’m posting my latest crochet pattern called the Cute Colour Block Washcloth. It uses simple stitches but is a great opportunity to practice your colour changes and explore working with different shades.

Find the free crochet pattern below…

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This pattern uses worsted weight cotton yarn. For my versions, I used WeCrochet Dishie which is a wonderfully soft and beautiful yarn to crochet with. If this yarn is new to you, please check out my review here: Dishie Yarn Review

– This pattern is written in US terms (find a stitch conversion chart here)
– The finished washcloth without edging measures approximately 9 ½  x 9 ½
– Gauge is 4×4 inches =  14 rows of EXT/SC, each containing 16 stitches
– Beginning CH 1/turning CH 1 does not count as a stitch throughout
– Special stitch tutorials are included within the pattern

Materials Needed:
–  Worsted weight cotton yarn in two colours (I used WeCrochet Dishie in the Mulberry and Mulberry Twist colourways). Approximately 50 yards for colour A and approximately 55 yards for colour B.
– 4mm hook (I used an adorable hook from this set)
– Yarn needle (this set is handy)
– Scissors (these are my favourite)
– Measuring tape (check out this retractable one)

CH – Chain
SS – Slip Stitch
HDC – Half Double Crochet
EXT/SC – Extended Single Crochet

Special Stitch Tutorial:
Extended Single Crochet (EXT/SC)
Insert your hook into the stitch. Yarn over and pull back through the stitch (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull your hook down through the top loop on your hook (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull down through two loops on hook. Extended single crochet stitch complete.
Detailed Tutorial: Click here

With colour A, CH 39 and begin row 1 in the second CH from your hook.

Rows 1-7:
Into the first stitch and each stitch across, place 1 HDC. CH 1 and turn for all rows except row 7. After completing row 7, please fasten off and turn your work.

(38 HDC stitches)

Join yarn colour B into the first stitch with a SS, CH 1 (does not count as a stitch). Into the first stitch and each stitch across place 1 EXT/SC. CH 1 and turn for all rows except row 24. After completing row 24, please fasten off and turn your work.

(38 EXT/SC stitches)

Rows 25-31:
Repeat rows 1-7. After completing row 31, please fasten off.

Edging (optional):
(I find fastening off and re-joining the yarn in the middle of an edge provides a neater finish for the border. If you have a different method for working your border, please feel free!)

When crocheting your edging into the top and bottom of your project, you will be working into the stitches as normal. For crocheting on the unworked edges, you’ll need to space out your SC stitches evenly. If you place them too close together, it can cause your edging to ripple. If you place them too far apart, it can cause the sides to pull.

Join yarn (colour A or B) into the middle of any edge with a SS and CH 1 (does not count as a stitch). Evenly place 1 SC into each stitch around all edges. Make 1 SC, CH 2, 1 SC, into each corner space. SS into the beginning SC, fasten off and weave in all ends.

Great job! Your Cute Colour Block Washcloth is complete! Check out the fun versions my pattern testers made! Aren’t they awesome?

If you’re looking for more fun washcloth designs, check out these other Sweet Bee Crochet patterns:

Happy crocheting!