I’m joining Fosbas Designs today for the Summer Vibes Blog Hop with the crochet washcloth pattern for the Scrub-a-Doodle-Do Washcloth. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I love crochet washcloths! They are so soft and great for exfoliating your skin. In the summer, I find that as I shave my legs more regularly, I can keep my skin smooth with my handmade washcloths.
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Since I’m a King Cole Brand Ambassador, they recently sent me several skeins of King Cole Cottonsoft DK yarn in new colors, including this 3460 Opal. It’s such a soft cotton, so I knew it would make a great washcloth. Whenever possible, I avoid using “kitchen cotton” yarn for washcloths because it takes a little longer (more wash cycles) to wear them into the total softness that I love. Once I knew what I was going to make, I decided to try out my new NELSONWOOD Walnut Shell crochet hook, too! If you haven’t tried these before, they are so comfortable. NELSONWOOD hooks are super cool looking so they are great conversation starters, too!
I love bobbles and they add just the right amount of texture to crochet washcloths. I have this pattern listed as intermediate because bobbles can be confusing for newbies, but don’t worry, I’ve also included a link to my bobble video tutorial so your bobbles will pop perfectly!
You may be wondering about that pretty soap that is guest starring in all the pictures along with my crochet washcloth pattern. My friend Noel is the owner of Two Grooms Farm, where he makes some pretty awesome goat milk soap with his husband. I’ve been using it for the last few weeks and I love waking up to the wonderful aromas. Plus, handmade soap (and goat milk soap) is awesome for my skin!
The Scrub-a-Doodle-Do Washcloth is part of the Summer Vibes Blog Hop with Fosbas Designs.
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Crochet Washcloth Pattern by Underground Crafter
Start your morning off feeling refreshed with this textured washcloth that gently exfoliates your skin.
- 9” (23 cm) wide x 10.5” (26.5 cm) long.
- King Cole Cottonsoft DK yarn (100% cotton, 3.5 oz/100 g, 229 yd/210 m) – 1 skein in 3460 Opal, or approximately 165 yd (151 m) in any light weight cotton yarn.
- NELSONWOOD Walnut Shell US Size G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- 16 sc = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- bob – 5-repeat bobble – 5-repeat bobble = [Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 5 times in same st, yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook. A helpful video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- rep – repeat
- Rnd(s) – Round(s)
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
-  Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
- This washcloth is crocheted flat in rows. The edging is crocheted in the round.
- Ch 1 at beginning of rows or rounds does not count as a stitch.
- Ch 36 (or any multiple of 4, + 4 sts).
- Row 1: (Right Side) Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next 35 sts. (35 sts)
- Row 2: (Wrong Side) Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, *bob in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * across to last 2 sts, bob in next st, sc in last st.
- Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
- Rows 4-5: Rep Row 3 twice.
- Row 6: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *bob in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * across to last st, sc in last st.
- Rows 7-9: Rep Row 3, 3 times.
- Row 10: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, *bob in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * across.
- Rows 11-13: Rep Row 3, 3 times.
- Row 14: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, *bob in next st, sc in next 3 sts; rep from * across to last 3 sts, bob in next st, sc in next 2 sts.
- Rows 15-17: Rep Row 3, 3 times.
- Row 18: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc in next st and in each st across.
- Row 19: Rep Row 18 once.
- Rows 20-21: Rep Row 3 twice.
- Row 22: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, [bob in next st, sc in next st] 17 times.
- Rows 23-24: Rep Row 3 twice.
- Rows 25-26: Rep Row 18 twice.
- Rows 27-29: Rep Row 3, 3 times.
- Rows 30-33: Rep Rows 14-17.
- Rows 34-37: Rep Rows 10-13.
- Rows 38-41: Rep Rows 6-9.
- Row 42: Rep Row 2 once.
- Row 43: (Right Side) Rep Row 3 once. Do not fasten off.
- Rnd 1: (Right Side) Ch 1, turn to work along long edge, 2 sc in side of last row, *sc in side of each of next 16 rows, 2 sc in side of each of next 2 rows, sc in side of each of next 7 rows, 2 sc in side of each of next 2 rows, sc in side of each of next 16 rows, 2 sc in side of next row, ch 1, turn to work along short edge, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 33 sts, 2 sc in next st, ch 1,** turn to work along long edge; rep from * to **, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.