Crochet Striped Washcloth Free Pattern (Easy & Colorful!)

I’m so excited to introduce a new crochet washcloth free pattern! These easy & colorful crochet washcloths are made from cotton. They are are sure to brighten up your kitchen!

Crochet Washcloth Free Pattern (Easy & Colorful!)

There’s just something about having bright crocheted washcloths around the kitchen, ya know?

My mom always says she feels bad getting something pretty so dirty. 🤣

But, I guess that’s kind of the point, right?

Anyway, I love them, and they are also great for gifting! This crochet washcloth works up so fast, you could make a whole bunch in a day.

Don’t even start to worry about the color changes, because you WON’T have a billion ends to weave in, I promise!

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Using Cotton Yarn

The main thing you gotta know about these washcloths is you have to have cotton yarn. It’s an absolute must.

Most people who have been crocheting for any amount of time probably know that cotton is great for anything meant for cleaning.

But if you’re newer to crochet, maybe you aren’t familiar with the different weights of yarn and their uses.

I know I sure wasn’t when I first started crocheting. In fact, while we’re on the topic I just have to tell you a funny story…

When I was first starting to crochet, I really wanted to make a washcloth. I figured it was simple enough…right?


The pattern was simple enough, just a repeating stitch pattern of hdc or dc (can’t quite remember!)

But, I just picked up a random yarn I had laying around. Without a doubt it was something like Red Heart Super Saver.

I made that washcloth all right, and I gave it to my grandma as a gift.

I have no idea if she ever even used it…all I know is I tried it quite awhile later and realized how nonfunctional it really was 😆

It probably wasn’t until years later that I realized the way to make it functional was to use COTTON!

All that to say: the correct material for these washcloths is cotton! Personally, I used Lily Sugar & Cream. Another great option you may want to check out is We Crochet Dishie.

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Crochet Washcloth Free Pattern

Are you ready to make your very own colorful crochet washcloths?! I hope you are, because I can’t wait to do it with you.

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  • Lily Sugar N Cream Yarn
  • Or worsted weight cotton yarn
  • K/6.5mm Crochet Hook 
  • Yarn needle


  1. Ch 1 at beginning of rnds does NOT count as sc.
  2. Changing colors: on last sc of the row, do the YO with new color. This will create a seamless color change.
  3. When possible, carry the unused color through your work (this will save you from having tons of ends to weave in!)

Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.) 

Chain – ch

Single crochet – sc

Repeat – rep

Skip – sk

Space(s) – sp(s)

Chain space(s) – ch-sp(s)

Stitch(es) – st(s)


Ch 21.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and ea ch across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc. *Sk next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Rep from * until 1 st left. Sc in last st, turn.

Row 3-16: Rep row 2. 

Row 17: Ch 1, sc in ea st across. Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Work the color changes of these 17 rows as follows:

Crochet Washcloth Free Pattern (Easy & Colorful!)

That’s all there is to it! Just fasten off & weave in your ends, and you’re all done.


If you’re inexperienced with changing colors, here’s a little tutorial to help you out! 

Pictured below is a row in the center of the washcloth. (Following this tutorial will apply to any row that changes colors).

As you can see, I have worked all the way across the row, until there is just one stitch left.

Crochet Washcloth Free Pattern (Easy & Colorful!)

For this last stitch, I am going to begin making a regular sc like usual. Pull up a loop in the stitch as shown below.

Another note: at the end of the row, you can see the strand of white sticking out. This is because I carried it through the row. Now it will be right there, ready for me to pick up.

Now we are going to make the color change. To finish the sc, YO with the NEW COLOR. In the photo below, the new color is white. If you’ve carried this new color through the row, it’ll be right there, and you’ll have less ends to weave in!

Next, just finish the stitch with the white! Pull through the 2 pink loops. Now you can continue onto the next row with the white. I am also carrying the pink underneath the white so I will be ready to change back to it next row!

That’s all there is to it! I hope you enjoyed this crochet washcloth free pattern!

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