31 Washcloth Patterns for Winter!

New Elixir Wash Cloth Pattern!

There’s nothing as wonderful as creating washcloths in crochet! They’re quick, versatile, and excellent for gift-giving. Plus they serve as a fantastic canvas for learning and perfecting various stitches and techniques. My new Elixir washcloth pattern, comes with a helpful photo tutorial and the PDF pattern is completely FREE to download on the 31st January 2024!

I just know you’re going to love this delightful Soft Crochet Washcloth Pattern that guides you with the Linked Half Double Crochet Stitch [lhdc]. Dive into your leftover yarn to make my new stashbusting washcloth pattern!

The Elixir soft crochet washcloth pattern provides step-by-step instructions, teaches you the linked half double crochet stitch and uses the plush comfort of soft cotton yarn. It’s a free crochet pattern, and it looks amazing in different colors!

I’ve designed this pattern as part of the Winter Washcloth Series by Two Brothers Blankets 🫧💜 It’s a blog hop that gets you a new free pattern daily, throughout the whole of January 2024! Keep scrolling to find out more!

Free Crochet Washcloth Patterns

I’m super excited to be involved in this new crafty event with my crochet community! The Winter Washcloth Series Event by Two Brothers Blankets, celebrates the artistry of multiple designers! Crafting together is not only fun, but also a fantastic opportunity for you to explore new talents and discover new fiber artists.

I’m thrilled to invite you to join me and 27 other exceptionally talented crochet designers, in creating something extraordinary – Soft Crochet Washcloths – as part of our exclusive Winter Washcloth Series! Each designer brings their unique touch to this event, making it a delightful exploration of creativity and skill. In all there will be THIRTY ONE [31] unique, free washcloth patterns! Read on to discover more about my own ELIXIR soft crochet washcloth pattern, to gather inspiration, and connect with fellow crocheters.

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Friendship Blanket hanging from ladder in shades of purple, red, white, and pink by www.suflowercottagecrochet.com

About the Winter Washcloth Series Blog Hop

How it Works:

The Winter Washcloth Series is a fun Follow-Along event that runs from January 1st – January 31st, 2024, hosted by the amazing Michelle of Two Brothers Blankets! Washcloths are quick to make, great for gifts, and can be a fun way to learn new stitches and techniques! Each day in January 2024, a new crochet pattern for the Winter Washcloth Blog Hop will be released on a different designer’s blog for FREE. There will be a total of 31 squares with a different theme – making each design unique. 

New to the world of blog hops? No sweat – it’s a piece of cake! Imagine it as a virtual scavenger hunt where you’ll uncover fresh designers to follow and get free patterns along the way. Simply “hop” from one blog to another, gathering the details of each free pattern. In this fun and easy process, you play a crucial role in helping to support each designer, while at the same time, enjoying the perks of receiving awesome, free crochet patterns.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each day, the new featured pattern for the day will appear on the Winter Washcloth Series Blog Post. That new washcloth pattern will be free for 24 hours. From 8am EST to 8am EST the next day.
  2. You will go to the linked post and scroll down to the days featured pattern. There, you will get instructions on how to get the free pattern download. Sometimes it will be a coupon code for Ravelry, and other times it will be an easy direct download. Easy!
  3. Then, you will click the link that will take you to the designer’s website, where you will either get the link to Ravelry or download the pattern right from their site.
  4. From there you will download the pattern to your device or library for free!

Winter Washcloth Series DETAILS:

🫧 Event Runs from January 1st to January 31st, 2024

🫧 New FREE crochet washcloth patterns released EACH DAY!

🫧 Instructions for stitches, pattern and washcloth design can be found on each Designer’s Blog, when their pattern is released.

🫧 Get FULL written patterns, printable instructions and charts, and finishing instructions when you Buy the 31 Pattern BUNDLE! 

 

What if You Miss a day?

I know how busy life is and remembering to come back every day to download the new pattern can be hard. So the best way to avoid missing the freebie for that day is to go ahead and grab the PATTERN BUNDLE with all 31 patterns included!

 

 

What to Do With So Many Crochet Washcloths?

Gifting a handmade washcloth with a yummy bar of handcrafted soap or expensive natural wash – makes a fantastic self-care gift idea. And wash cloths are very well-received at baby showers too, especially as part of a thoughtful gift basket.

When you can color coordinate with your home, washcloths make charming additions to your kitchen or bathroom decor And of course they’re incredibly practical. With the right yarn, these washcloths become your go-to solution for cleaning up messes, wiping spills, tackling dirty pots and pans, and the best part – they are machine washable and dryer-friendly!

I can personally vouch for the durability of crochet dish cloth patterns and crochet washcloths I crafted years ago; they’re still going strong in my kitchen and bathroom. Such as the Donut Cloth, April Showers Cloth, Flora Dish Cloth, Sweet Stripes Cloth, and my latest Hopscotch Cloth .

The longevity and utility of these quick crochet projects are truly remarkable. Beyond personal use, I’ve discovered the joy of sharing this practical artistry by gifting sets of 3 or 4 washcloths. Folding them with care and tying a bow around them adds a touch of handmade elegance, making them delightful presents for any occasion. Of course Mother’s Day is coming up!!

 

 

Buy the Washcloth Pattern e-book!

The washcloth e-book bundle is a versatile and easy-to-follow guide for creating gorgeous washcloths that make for a super practical project. I think they’re a fun, quick make that make great gifts!

Consider adding the Washcloth Pattern e-book to your collection today! This bundle is a treasure trove, providing a versatile and easy-to-follow guide for crafting exquisite washcloths that not only serve as perfect gifts but also add a touch of handmade elegance to any space. This e-book will cater to your skill level – no matter what it is. There are plenty of easy washcloth patterns for beginners included, offering an easy crochet washcloth pattern that incorporates basic crochet stitches. Dive into a great project that’s always a quick crochet project.

With a range of unique patterns suitable for baby washcloths, crochet dishcloths or larger handmade washcloths, this e-book is designed to provide easy projects for every skill level. The patterns in the bundle ensure a great texture, thanks to the combination of different stitches, making each washcloth a unique creation. Washcloths provide a great way to express your creativity and thoughtfulness. So, why wait? Grab the Washcloth Pattern e-book now and have 31 new designs, stitches and techniques in your pocket!

 

When you purchase the Winter Washcloth eBook you get:

🫧 A collection of 31 crochet washcloth patterns!

🫧 Pay only $0.50 per pattern and support your favorite indie designers!

🫧 Create washcloths quickly for your home, for markets and to give as gifts!

🫧 PLUS Designer support for all 31 Patterns

Winter Washcloth 31 soft washcloth ebook<br />

31 Washcloth Patterns by 28 Crochet Designers!

Wattle Stitch Washcloth by Two Brothers Blankets

Aspen Washcloth by Crochets by Trista

Waffle Heart Dishcloth by Raffamusa Designs

Highland Neamh Washcloth by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Morning Glow Washcloth by My Crochet Space

Dazzle Berry Washcloth by The Purple Poncho

Alpine Dishcloth by Knitting with Chopsticks

Diagonal Kitchen Set by Snappy Tots

Criss Cross Washcloth by Pam’s Cozy Corner

Snowflake Dishcloth by Bizzy Crochet

Fancy Zig Zag Dishcloth by Lakeview Cottage Kids

Baby Bunny Stitch Washcloth by Stardust Gold Crochet

Spring Fresh Washcloth by Annie Design Crochet

Crossroads Clusters Washcloth by OVC Designs

Crunch Stitch Washcloth by The Purple Poncho

Tunisian Net Dishcloth by Creations by Courtney

Wash Up Cloths by Jo’s Crafty Hook

Almond Heart Washcloth by Sandra’s Stitches

All Clean Washcloth by Simply Hooked by Janet

Elixer Washcloth by Green Fox Farm Designs

Hoven Washcloth by Regina P Designs

Whistler Washcloth by Through the Loop Yarn Crafts

Candy Corn Dishcloth by Raffamusa Designs

Soulmate Washcloth by Ambassador Crochet

Cozy Cabin Dishcloth by Spotted Horse Designs

Cloudy Days Dishcloth by First the Coffee

Cotton Safari Washcloth by Sarah KT Designs

Little Puff Washcloth by Simply Melanie Jane

Tuscan Sun Washcloth by Two Brothers Blankets

Critter Washcloths by Keep Calm and Crochet On UK

Grit Stitch Washcloth by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Like Free Patterns? Then make sure you check out my most popular Free Pattern –> Tiny Dinosaur Amigurumi! Want to see even more? You can find all of my other Free Crochet Patterns <– Right here!!

Make Your Own ELIXIR WASHCLOTH!

A really fun and easy project

Materials:

Experience Level: Intermediate

Pattern Key:

st(s) – stitch(es)

sp(s) – space(s)

sl st – slip stitch

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

lhdc – linked half double crochet

yo – yarn over

FO – fasten off

Blair Leather Clutch

Special Stitches:

VERY FIRST Linked Half Double Crochet on Beginning Chain (lhdc): 

Insert hook in 3rd ch from hook (1st 2 skipped chs count as beginning ch 2), yo and pull up a loop (this is the yo for lhdc), insert hook in next ch (4th ch from hook, this is where lhdc is worked), yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook. (See Photos below).

 

 

FIRST Linked Half Double Crochet of each ROW (lhdc): 

Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo and pull up a loop (this is the yo for lhdc), insert hook in 1st st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. 

 

 

Linked Half Double Crochet (lhdc): 

Insert hook in vertical bar of previous st, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook in next st or ch-1 sp (as indicated), yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.

NOTES:

  1. Read through the entire pattern first.
  2. Pattern is worked back and forth in rows, then the edging is worked around the outside, and include an optional hanging loop. 
  3. Beginning chain does not count as a stitch. First st of each row should be placed in the same st as beginning ch 2.
  4. Sl st only counts as a stitch on the final round of the pattern.
  5. Repeat stitches between [ and ] the number of times indicated.
  6. Place/work all stitches between ( and ) in the same stitch.
  7. This pattern is FREE, and has been thoroughly tested and tech edited. Please feel free to share any comments or ask any questions you may have! I welcome your feedback!!
  8. This post and all it contains including the pattern and photographs are my intellectual property and copyright protected property of GreenFoxFarms LLC © 2024. You are welcome to make as many as you like to sell, giveaway, etc. You may NOT sell, or alter and claim as your own this pattern. You may not use my photographs. This pattern is not for mass production.
  9. If you want to share this pattern online, you must only share a link to my blog post. You may not copy and paste my text or the pattern to another site. Thank you for respecting my work.
  10. By using this pattern, you are agreeing to abide by these terms.

 

 

My Amazing Pattern Testers!

I am truly lucky to have such amazing pattern testers!! They worked so hard, creating their crochet washcloths and provided me with such great feedback about the dish cloth crochet pattern! I am so appreciative of their help getting this pattern ready for you!

I really love getting to see the amazing projects y’all crochet with my designs! My amazing testers are such an important part of creating the best quality pattern that I can. Check out their wonderful crochet washcloths they made with this pattern, below!

Thank you so much for testing the Elixir Washcloth Crochet Pattern Courtney Knorr, Andrea Jones, Loretta McDonald, Leesha Taylor, Angela Valinski, Pat Bonnet, Robin Quade, and Melissa Hyder.

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Sweet Stripes Friendship Square Crochet Pattern image with colorful crocheted afghan squares in purple, blue, coral, and mint green by www.greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com

Elixir Washcloth on Winter Washcloth Hop

I’m so excited to share that my Elixir Washcloth Pattern was featured on the Winter Washcloth Series Blog Hop! The Winter Washcloth hop will help you make a bunch of fun new and useful dish cloths, all while getting to learn new stitches and techniques! Find a new featured pattern each day from 1/1/24 – 1/31/24! Each pattern is FREE to download for 24 hours only, so make sure to check back each day of the event! This fun event is hosted by the fabulous Michelle of Two Brothers Blankets.

 

 

 

Pattern Release Details

This textured washcloth crochet pattern is now available for purchase in my Etsy and Ravelry  Shops! The pattern is free here on my blog, OR you can purchase the ad-free, printer friendly, PDF copy for a couple of dollars. The PDF also includes a detailed written instructions and photo tutorials as well as complete pattern support. I want you to succeed when you make my patterns and I’m here to help as needed.

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ELIXIR WASHCLOTH:

Pattern Directions:

USING G/6 4.0 MM HOOK

Row 1: Ch 40, lhdc in 4th ch from hook see details below for Very First lhdc st which is started in 3rd ch, but worked in 4th (1st 2 skipped chs count as beginning ch 2), lhdc each ch across, (37 lhdc). (See photos p. 2-3 for stitch tutorials).

Row 2: Turn, ch 2, dc, skip next 2 sts, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, skip next 4 sts,] 6 times, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, skip next 2 sts, dc in last st, (7 ch- sp, 30 dc). 

Row 3: Turn, ch 2, dc, skip next 2 sts, work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in each ch-1 sp across, skipping the sts in between ch-1 sps, dc in last st (skipping previous 2 sts), (7 ch- sp, 30 dc).

Row 4: See photos p. 4 for stitch placement guide for this row. Turn, ch 2, [lhdc in next 2 sts, skip next st, (3 lhdc in ch-1 sp), skip next st,] 7 times, lhdc in next 2 sts, (37 lhdc).

Rows 5-16: Repeat Rows 2-4, 4 times, (37 sts, 12 rows).

 

EDGING: Ch 15 and sl st to join in same st to create hanging loop. Ch 1, work 32 sc evenly spaced down side, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner, loosely sl st in each next 35 ch sp across bottom, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner, work 32 sc evenly spaced up other side, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner, loosely sl st in next 36 st across top, (18 ch, 70 sc). FO and weave in ends.

**Alternately, for a simpler edging, you can evenly sc around each edge of the cloth, placing (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner space. FO and weave in ends.

ROW 4 (7, 10, 13, 16) Stitches and Placement GUIDE: 

Row 4: Turn, ch 2, [lhdc in next 2 sts, skip next st, (3 lhdc in ch-1 sp), skip next st,] 7 times, lhdc in next 2 sts, (37 lhdc). Stitches are worked where arrows indicate, single arrow for single stitches, 3 arrow where the 3 lhdc are worked in the ch-1 space.

Sweet Stripes Friendship Square Crochet Pattern image with colorful crocheted afghan squares in purple, blue, coral, and mint green by www.greenfoxfarmsdesigns.com
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