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Crochet Pattern ~ Back Porch Washcloth

by Sherry Tuxbury

Here's a simple crochet pattern to try. Hand-made cotton washcloths are much softer than regular facecloths. Using unmercerized cotton makes care simple, just put them in the washer and dryer with your towels.


  • crochet hook size H or size required to obtain the stitch gauge
  • 1 skein varigated unmercerized cotton (we suggest: Lily Sugar 'n' Cream and Bernat Handcrafter Cotton)

Stitch Gauge: 15 sts = 4 inches

Chain 40 sts.
Row 1: Single crochet in second and every chain across, turn.
Row 2: Chain one, single crochet in each stitch working in front loops only, turn.
Repeat row 2 for 28 rows.
Weave in yarn ends.

Approximate size of the washcloth is 10 1/4 inches by 9 inches. You may complete more rows to make the cloth larger if preferred.

Note: The pattern uses the entire skein of Bernat Handcrafter cotton. There is extra yarn left when using the Lily Sugar 'n' Cream.

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