Elegant Washcloth Pattern

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This post includes my Elegant Washcloth Pattern. The stitch pattern is worked over a 4 row repeat using double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc) and Puff Stitches. I have included the stitch multiple so you can use this stitch for other projects too.

A full length video tutorial (with chapters) is available on YouTube: Elegant Washcloth Video Tutorial

Elegant Washcloth Pattern

The Elegant Washcloth looks beautiful in multiple colors (like the sample I have shown below) and equally lovely when crocheted in one solid color.

I used Cascade Yarns, Ultra Pima in Color 3719 (Buff), 3759 (Taupe) and 3798 (Suede). This yarn is 100% Pima Cotton and available in a fantastic range of rich colors. 

This is a DK / Light Worsted Weight [3] yarn which can be machine washed (cold) and tumbled dry (low). The yarn is exquisite and I love working with it. I used a hook size smaller than suggested for the washcloth because I wanted the cloth to have a firmer texture.

If you love this stitch pattern, you will also love these 2 free patterns that use it:


[disclaimer]The yarn used in this post was given to me by Cascade Yarns[/disclaimer]


This design was original created for the 2018 Washcloth Crochet Along event with CALCentral Crochet.

Washcloth Crochet Along (click to open)

You can check out all the other great washcloth patterns, your peers’ projects and even enter the end-of-cal giveaways by crocheting one of the CAL patterns and sharing the image of your finished project here: 2018 Washcloth Crochet Along

How To Join the 2018 Washcloth CAL

  • You can join by crocheting any of the official CAL patterns (find a list here).
  • Share and tag your project photos and posts with #CALCentral on social media.
  • Tag @cascadeyarns or use the #cascadeyarns tag when you crochet your washcloth with any Cascade yarns.
  • Join in the chatter about the CAL in one of the online groups. Visit CAL Central Facebook group or visit this thread in the CAL Central Ravelry group.
  • If you participate in the whole CAL, you will have 10 fantastic projects!

Remember to share your completed project pictures in this post on Underground Crafter by 11:59 p.m. on August 27, 2018 to enter for your chance to win the end-of-cal giveaways!

Elegant Washcloth Pattern

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Elegant Washcloth Pattern Free This post includes my Elegant Washcloth Pattern. The stitch pattern is worked over a 4 row repeat using double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc) and Puff Stitches. I have included the stitch multiple so you can use this stitch for other projects too.

Supplies

If you are substituting Medium Weight / Worsted Weight Yarn [4], I recommend trying a 4.5 to 5 mm (H) hook to create a firmer texture.

Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Size

  • 7.5 inches by 7.5 inches

If you are substituting Medium Weight / Worsted Weight Yarn [4] the finished size will be larger.

Gauge

  • approximately 19 dc in 4 inches and 13 rows in 4 inches

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size of your project will also be different.

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

  • ch – chain
  • ch1sp – chain 1 space
  • dc – double crochet
  • puff st – puff stitch (see Special Stitches)
  • R – row
  • RS – right side (side facing outwards/pretty side)
  • rem – remaining
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • yo – yarn over
  • * – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
  • () – Stitches being worked into one stitch. Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
  • [] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Special Stitches

Puff Stitch. Abbreviated: puff st

*Yo, insert hook in specified st, yo and pull up 1 loop* (3 loops on the hook). Rep from * to ** 2 more times (7 loops on the hook). Yo and pull through 6 loops on the hook. (2 loops rem on the hook). Yo and pull through the rem 2 loops on the hook. Push the puff st through to the RS of your work.

Helpful Tutorials

Notes

  • Stitch Multiple of 2 + 1
  • Color A: 3719 (Buff), Color B: 3759 (Taupe), Color C: 3798 (Suede)
  • R1 – work in the back bump of the foundation ch (this gives the first row more stretch)
  • Ch 3 at the beg of the row counts as 1 dc. This means you do not work a second dc in the base of the stitch.
  • Ch 1 at the beg of the row does not count as a st.
  • Change color on the last yarn over of the last st of the row. Tutorial.

Elegant Washcloth Crochet Pattern

Elegant Washcloth Pattern. This post includes my Elegant Washcloth Pattern. The stitch pattern is worked over a 4 row repeat using double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc) and Puff Stitches. I have included the stitch multiple so you can use this stitch for other projects too.

R1: Color A. Ch 37, 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook (sk ch 3 counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem ch across. [35]

R2: RS. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across. TURN. [35]

R3: Ch 1, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the first st. *Sk the next st, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Sk the next st, 1 sc in the last st. TURN. [17 puff st, 18 sc]

R4: Ch 1, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the first sc. *Sk the next puff st, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the next sc**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Sk the next puff st, 1 sc in the last sc, changing to Color B on the last yarn over of the st. TURN. [17 puff st, 18 sc]

R5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across. TURN. [35]

R6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across. TURN. [35]

R7: Ch 1, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the first st. *Sk the next st, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Sk the next st, 1 sc in the last st. TURN. [17 puff st, 18 sc]

R8: Ch 1, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the first sc. *Sk the next puff st, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the next sc**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Sk the next puff st, 1 sc in the last sc, changing to Color C on the last yarn over of the st. TURN. [17 puff st, 18 sc]

R9: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across. TURN. [35]

R10: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across. TURN. [35]

R11: Ch 1, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the first st. *Sk the next st, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Sk the next st, 1 sc in the last st. TURN. [17 puff st, 18 sc]

R12: Ch 1, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the first sc. *Sk the next puff st, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the next sc**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Sk the next puff st, 1 sc in the last sc. TURN. [17 puff st, 18 sc]

R13: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across. TURN. [35]

R14: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across, changing to Color B on the last yarn over the last st of the row. TURN. [35]

R15:  Ch 1, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the first st. *Sk the next st, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Sk the next st, 1 sc in the last st. TURN. [17 puff st, 18 sc]

R16: Ch 1, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the first sc. *Sk the next puff st, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the next sc**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Sk the next puff st, 1 sc in the last sc. TURN. [17 puff st, 18 sc]

R17: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across. TURN. [35]

R18: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across, changing to Color A on the last yarn over the last st of the row. TURN. [35]

R19: Ch 1, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the first st. *Sk the next st, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Sk the next st, 1 sc in the last st. TURN. [17 puff st, 18 sc]

R20: Ch 1, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the first sc. *Sk the next puff st, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the next sc**. Rep from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Sk the next puff st, 1 sc in the last sc. TURN. [17 puff st, 18 sc]

R21: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across. TURN. [35]

R22: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across. If you do not wish to add the optional edging, finish off and weave in ends. TURN. [35]

I chose not to add an edging to my washcloth as I like the striped edge created by the color changes. If you do wish to add an edging please continue to the optional edging section below. Weave in all ends except the end from R22.

Optional Edging for the Elegant Washcloth:

R1: RS. Continue working with Color A and rotate your work to work along the side edge of the project. Work 33 sc evenly across the side edge of your project. In the corner st work (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc). Rotate your work to continue across the bottom edge. Work 1 sc in each st across. In the corner work (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc). Rotate your work to continue up the side edge. Work 33 sc evenly across the side edge of your project. In the corner work (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc). Rotate your work to work across the top edge of your project. Work 1 sc in each st across. In the corner work (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc). Finish off with an invisible join and weave in your ends. [140 sc, 4 ch1sp]

R2: Join Color B with 1 sc in the BL of the first sc following any corner. Work 1 sc in the BL of each sc around the project. Work (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in every corner ch1sp. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in your ends. [148 sc, 4 ch1sp]

R3: Join Color C with 1 sc in the BL of the first sc following any corner. Work 1 sc in the BL of each sc around the project. Work (1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc) in every corner ch1sp. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in your ends. [152 sc, 4 ch1sp]

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9 Comments

  1. Hi Virginia, The video for the post has been published. The reason there is 18 sc is because the final stitch we work into the initial chain 3, and we only work 1 sc, not a puff stitch. The video is included and you can take a look if you’d like. Best wishes, Rhondda

  2. Hi Maria, You are very welcome! I love projects that I can do in the car too ♥ Wishing you both the very best, Rhondda

  3. Absolutely love your pattetn. I found it so easy to follow. I managed to do one washcloth wholst my paryner drove. Thanks heaps.

  4. It’s 2020
    Have you made a video for this elegant washcloth?
    If you have please update this website and post a link to the video!

    I am having troubles with row 3 and 4!
    How to end row 3 and 4 so 18 single crochet are in the row?

    Then row 5 ends up having 34 across instead of 35!
    Very odd! How can pattern say 35 and my washcloth tells me 34?
    Hummm!!!!

    Video will show us what we are doing wrong! And what the right thing is to do!

  5. Hi Shane, No I don’t have one yet but I can add it to my list of video tutorial requests! All the best, Rhondda

  6. Hello,

    I am wondering if there is a video tutorial for “the elegant wash cloth”?

  7. Hi Laura, No I’m afraid I do not have a video for this pattern yet. I have added it to my list to work on this year. Is there a specific spot you are stuck on? Thanks, Rhondda