The Modern Washcloth features the popular herringbone crochet stitch worked in classic stripes in neutral tones.
When worked in stripes, the herringbone stitch looks like little braids. I love it because the stitch pattern is not too thick and is the same on both sides. This pattern is a modern update to my previously published Easy Herringbone Dishcloth – Free Crochet Pattern. It’s so easy to work, you will want to work it again and again!
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This crochet washcloth pattern is worked using a worsted weight 100% cotton yarn. In the photo above I have used a Bernat Handicrafter cotton. In the full free video tutorial below you will see me using a Pima Cotton by Lion Brand. I paired the yarn with a 5 mm crochet hook, shown in the video is a Birchwood hook by Rowan Yarns.
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The Crochet Modern Washcloth:
Skill Level: Easy
Gauge: 13 sts x 13 rows = 4 inches
Finished Size: 8.5 x 8.5 inches
Yarn: Approximately 100 yards of your favourite worsted weight cotton divided into two colours (approximately 50 yards of each A and B). Yarn Shown: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton™ (100% cotton; solids: 50 g / 1.75 oz, 73 meters / 80 yards; 4 – Medium/Worsted weight).
Hook: Size 5 mm (H/8) Crochet Hook.
Notions: Yarn Needle.
Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Hhdc – Herringbone Half Double Crochet (Yarn over, insert your hook in the next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop also drawing it through the first loop on your hook. Yarn over and draw through remaining two loops on your hook.)
Lp – loop
Rpt – Repeat
Rsc – Reverse Single Crochet (Also known as the Crab Stitch)
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip stitch
Sp – space
Yo – Yarn over
- Pattern is written in American English terms.
- Pattern is worked in rows.
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as a st.
- Weave in ends as needed
Free Crochet Pattern:
With Colour A, ch 30.
Row 1: Hhdc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (29 sts)
Row 2: *Hhdc in Each st across switching to colour B in the final st (do not fasten off colour A, but carry it up the side as your will work your edging over top). Ch 1 and turn.
Rows 3-4: With colour B, *hhdc in Each st across switching to colour A in the final st (do not fasten off colour B, but carry it up the side as your will work your edging over top). Ch 1 and turn.
Rows 5-6: With colour A, *hhdc in Each st across switching to colour B in the final st. Ch 1 and turn.
Rows 7 – 26: Repeat Rows 3 – 6 five times.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Join yarn with a sl st in the top lefthand corner. Rsc in each st across, working 3 rsc in the corner st. Work 26 rsc evenly along the rough edge and 3 rsc in the corner st. Rsc in each st across, working 3 rsc in the corner st. Work 26 rsc evenly across the final edge, working 2 rsc in the final corner. Join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Fasten off, weave in your ends.
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