Crochet washcloths are a great reusable item for your home! I personally use mine for the bath and to remove my makeup and wash my face at the end of the night.
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Crochet Washcloth Size
The size of a washcloth is really what works best for you! I like smaller washcloths for my son to use in the bath and I like bigger ones for myself.
I think a good size for a washcloth is around 10″x10″”. Of course, you can make yours smaller or larger according to your preferences.
A word of caution on the size you choose to crochet your washcloths! They tend to shrink after several washings in the washing machine, so keep that in mind when you are making your washcloths.
I make my washcloths at least 2″ bigger than what I would like them to be because I know they will start to shrink after time. I learned this the hard way as many of my older washcloths have gotten awfully small.
Yarn for Crochet Washcloths
Cotton yarn is the best material for washcloths. You can also use blended yarn with a percentage of cotton in them.
Not only is cotton yarn eco-friendly, it also absorbs water well and will hold up well over time.
I have made washcloths with several brands of cotton yarn: Lily Sugar and Cream, Caron Cotton Cakes, Lion Brand Re-Up, Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, I Love This Cotton!, Knit Picks Dishie, and Red Heart Scrubby.
As far as durability and quality, Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton has been the favorite of my washcloths. They hold up so well even through several machine washings. The color lasts and it doesn’t look “old” like many of my other washcloths do.
I also enjoy the Caron Cotton Cakes for the softness of the yarn. It is a cotton/acrylic blend and works nicely for washcloths.
Star Stitch Crochet Washcloth Tutorial
Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Yarn
View the video below to learn how to crochet the star stitch. It is a two row repeat.
To make a washcloth, start with a beginning chain. Chain in multiples of 2 until you reach the desired width of your washcloth.
I made mine roughly 6.5″, which are on the smaller side. Make them as large as you’d like. 10″ is a good size for an average washcloth – keep in mind they will slightly shrink after several machine washings.
Crochet the star stitch’s two row repeat until your washcloth is about as tall as your width. Fasten off and weave in ends.