Crochet Mitered Square Pattern: Rosettes and Ridges Washcloth

I’m kicking off the second annual Washcloth Crochet Along with CAL Central with the Rosettes and Ridges Washcloth! This striped, crochet mitered square pattern combines bobbles and back loop stitches for a gentle, exfoliating texture. The stripes make it pretty and bold. It’s easy to customize to your preferred washcloth size, too!

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How To Join the 2019 Washcloth CAL

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2019 Washcloth Crochet Along with CAL Central via Underground Crafter

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Rosettes and Ridges Washcloth, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK by Underground Crafter | Striped, textured crochet mitered square on faux brick background with soap bars

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Rosettes and Ridges Washcloth

Crochet Mitered Square Pattern by Underground Crafter

Rosettes and Ridges Washcloth, free crochet pattern in Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK by Underground Crafter

This crocheted mitered square washcloth can be adjusted to your preferred size. Choose three colors and alternate each row. The bobbles and back loop stitches combine for a gentle, exfoliating texture.

Finished Size

  • Washcloth: 9.5” (24 cm) square.


  • Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK yarn (100% cotton, 1.7 oz/50 g, 137 yd/125 m) – 1 skein each in 433 Washed Teal (CA), 453 Ballet Pink (CB), and 444 Raspberry Pink (CC), or approximately 56 yd (51 m) in each of 3 colors in any light weight yarn.
  • US Size F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker or scrap yarn.


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

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern      

  • BL – back loop only – Leisure Arts has a helpful video tutorial for identifying the back loop here.
  • bob – bobble stitch – *Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * twice more in same st, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. New Stitch a Day has a helpful bobble video tutorial here. Please note that his version includes 5 repeats.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color C
  • ch – chain
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • The sample used the following color sequence:
    • Foundation chain through Row 2: CA,
    • Row 3: CB,
    • Row 4: CC;
    • Continue to alternate colors in the sequence of CA, CB, CC, changing to the next color in the last sc of the end of each row.
  • Carry unworked yarn up side and do not fasten off. It will be covered by border.
  • Marker is moved up each row to mark the center stitch.

Pattern Instructions


  • Ch 2.
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch. (1 st)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, 3 scBL in first st, changing color in last yo of final sc, pm in second sc. Move marker up each Row to mark center st. (3 sts)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch1, scBL in first st and in each st across to marked st, 3 scBL in marked st, scBL in each st across, changing color in last yo of final sc. (+ 2 sts)
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, scBL in first st, *bobBL in next st, scBL in next st,** rep from * to ** across to st before marked st, bobBL in next st, 3 scBL in marked st, rep from * to ** across, changing color in last yo of final sc. (+ 2 sts)
  • Row 5: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 7: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 4-7 until Washcloth measures approximately 9” (23 cm), or approximately 0.5” (1.5 cm) shorter than desired finished size, ending after a repeat of Row 6 in CC. Do not fasten off CC.


  • Border Row 1: Turn to work along unfinished edge, 3 sc in side of next row, sc in side of each row across to foundation chain, 3 sc in unworked side of foundation chain, turn to work along unfinished edge, working over yarn tails as you go, sc in side of each row across to last row in CB, 3 sc in side of this row, join with sl st to first st in CC to join. Fasten off CC.


  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2019 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: Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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