Crochet Pattern: Scrub-a-dub-dub Washcloth

Scrub-a-dub-dub Washcloth, free #crochet pattern by @ucrafter . This stitch pattern would also make a great blanket!

I’m sure I’m not the only one, but in the summer, I shave my legs more frequently than in the winter. (That may seem a bit like too much information, but I’m sharing it for a reason!)

All of this shaving leaves my skin just as dry as it would be in the colder months, so I decided a little exfoliating was in order.

Scrub-a-dub-dub Washcloth, free #crochet pattern by @ucrafter . This stitch pattern would also make a great blanket!

There’s nothing quite like a handmade cotton washcloth. It softens with each wash so it feels great on your skin, and it’s a great way to refresh the surface of your legs (or, really, any part of your body).

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I like to use organic cotton for washcloths since they are so close to your skin. (If you are wondering why, you may enjoy this post about eco yarns.) I used Galler Yarns Inca Eco for the sample, and since it’s also colored with low-impact dyes, this washcloth also makes a great baby shower gift.

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Scrub-a-dub-dub Washcloth

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50This textured washcloth is perfect for exfoliating your skin! The stitch pattern looks woven and helps the washcloth to dry more quickly.

Scrub-a-dub-dub Washcloth, free #crochet pattern by @ucrafter . This stitch pattern would also make a great blanket!

Finished Size

  • Adjustable. Sample measures 8” (20 cm) square.

Materials

    • Galler Yarns Inca Eco (100% organic cotton, 3.5 oz/100 g, 140 yd/128 m) – 1 skein in Sweet Mint, or approximately 140 yds (128 m) in any medium weight cotton yarn.
    • US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
    • Yarn needle.

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Gauge

  • 5 sts x 12.5 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pf – puff stitch – (Yo, insert hook into st, yo and draw up a loop) 3 times in same st, yo and draw through 7 loops on hook.
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Washcloth

  • Ch 39. (To adjust size, chain any multiple of 2, + 5)
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 4 ch (counts as hdc + ch-1 sp), *pf in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch; rep from * across to last ch, hdc in last ch. (37 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 2 (counts as hdc, here and throughout), *pf in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, pf in ch-1 sp, hdc in top of t-ch.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as hdc + ch-1 sp, here and throughout), *pf in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1 ch; rep from * across to last st, hdc.
  • Rows 4-25: Rep Rows 2-3 until washcloth measures 8” (20 cm), or until desired length is reached.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/06/24/free-pattern-scrub-a-dub-dub-washcloth. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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Free crochet pattern: Scrub-a-dub-dub Washcloth in Galler Yarns Inca Eco by Underground Crafter | This stitch pattern would also make a great blanket!

16 Comments

  1. Darlene P.
    June 24, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    I really like the look, a super stitch pattern! Thank you!!!

  2. June 28, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    I agree! The texture of the stitching is gorgeous. 🙂

  3. Sam
    February 8, 2016 / 8:17 am

    Hi, mine comes out looking a lot more open with gaps where the chain one is in each row, am I doing something wrong or has the one in your picture tightened up when you washed it?

    • February 8, 2016 / 6:05 pm

      Thanks for asking, Sam. I hadn’t yet washed the one in my picture. It sounds like you aren’t doing anything wrong, but you may have looser stitches than I do. If the spaces seem to big to you, try using a smaller hook or tightening your tension.

  4. Dimitra Tzamtzis
    June 14, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    Hi Marie,
    I really like this pattern and would like to try it in organic cotton. The link you provided in the pattern for Galler Yarns comes up with an error on Ravelry. Would you be able to check that, please?
    Thanks,
    Dimitra

    • June 14, 2018 / 7:31 pm

      It looks like the yarn company changed the name on Ravelry, which then changed the link. I’ve updated it now.

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