Sweet Suzy Washcloth – Free Crochet Pattern


Crochet washcloths are a classic and traditional project that can be found in many homes. They’re durable, wash up well and add a special handmade touch to your space. The Sweet Suzy Washcloth uses a simple combination of the suzette stitch and back loop single crochet to create a lovely and textured design. They look wonderful in bright bold colours or calm soft shades.

Find all the pattern details (including a link to the complimenting design “The Sweet Suzy Hand Towel”) below:

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This pattern is available for free here on my blog. A printer friendly .pdf version is also available for purchase in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. Click the buttons below to take you directly to the shops!

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As of February 2nd 2022, this pattern has received an update to be consistent with the layout and formats of my recent designs. The updated .pdf can also be found in my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

– This pattern is written in US terms (find a stitch tutorial here)
– A special stitch tutorial is included within the pattern. For more detailed instructions with photos, please follow the link provided
– Edging is optional. Instructions for fastening off when appropriate will be will be explained after completing row 29
– Gauge is not important for this pattern. Using the materials mentioned below, the finished washcloth measures approximately 9 inches x 9 inches

Materials Needed:
– Approximately 85 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn (I used Bernat Handicrafter)
– 5mm hook (My Furls Streamline Swirl Galaxy Andromeda hook glides beautifully with this yarn)
– Yarn needle
– Scissors
– Measuring Tape

SS- Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
BLSC – Back Loop Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet

Special Stitch Tutorials:
Suzette Stitch: One single crochet and double crochet are placed into the same stitch. Skip the next stitch. Repeat. After the last skipped stitch of the row, place 1 SC.
Detailed walkthrough: Click here for the suzette stitch tutorial.

Back Loop Single Crochet (BLSC) –Instead of placing the SC into the two loops at the top of the stitch, place the SC only through the back loop.

Begin by chaining 30.

Row 1:
Into the second CH from your hook, place 1 SC. Continue by placing 1 SC into each CH until the end of the row. CH 1 and turn.

(29 SC stitches)

Rows 2-5:
Into the first stitch, place 1 SC and 1 DC. Skip the next stitch.
*Into the next stitch, place 1 SC and 1 DC. Skip the next stitch.*
Repeat from * to * 12 more times.
Place 1 SC into the last stitch. CH 1 and turn.

(15 SC stitches, 14 DC stitches = 29 stitches)

Rows 6-9:
Into the first stitch, place one BLSC.
Continue by placing 1 BLSC into each stitch until the end of the row. CH 1 and turn.

(29 BLSC stitches)

Repeat rows 2-9 two more times ending on row 25.

Rows 26-29:
Into the first stitch, place 1 SC and 1 DC. Skip the next stitch.
*Into the next stitch, place 1 SC and 1 DC. Skip the next stitch.*
Repeat from * to * 12 more times.
Place 1 SC into the last stitch. CH 1 and turn for rows 26-28.

After completing row 29 – If you want to add edging, do not CH 1 or turn your work. If you don’t want to add edging, fasten off and weave in ends.

(15 SC stitches, 14 DC stitches = 29 stitches)

If you would like to add edging:
Working into the same space as the last SC from row 29, place two more SC stitches. This will create a corner curve around to the next edge. Evenly place 1 SC around all edges working 3 SC stitches into each corner stitch space. Once you have returned to the beginning of your edging, SS into the first SC you made. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Your Sweet Suzy washcloth is complete! I hope you enjoyed this pattern. Don’t forget to save this pattern to your favourite crochet Pinterest board to share with your friends. The Sweet Suzy Hand Towel and Sweet Suzy Face Scrubbies are also available which combined with the washcloth makes a beautiful set! View those patterns below:

If you’re looking for other fun and simple projects, please head over to the Free Pattern section of my blog for more ideas and inspiration. Happy crocheting!


21 thoughts on “Sweet Suzy Washcloth – Free Crochet Pattern

  1. I got this pattern from your post on Facebook. I love this dish/washcloth and will be making many, many of them. Thank you so much!

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  5. This is a really nice pattern explained very clearly. Thanks, I enjoyed making the washcloth.

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  10. Thank you for the beautiful pattern! Just made my first washcloth as a gift for my mama and tagged y’all on Instagram. Many blessings!!

  11. I love crochet dish and wash clothes.But find after few washes regardless of cotton yarn they fad it stretch out of original shape. Where I tie off for different colors or tying off the ends will pop out. Anyone help me?

    • Hi Barbara! I find leaving a bit of a longer tail and crocheting over it or weaving it in under a few stitches can be helpful.

  12. I love your pattern! I am an old crocheter but this is the first time my project looks just like the picture- makes me so happy to find this! Thanks for sharing!

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