Little Kisses Washcloth: Crossed Double Crochet Pattern

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The Little Kisses Washcloth uses the “crossed double crochet” stitch, which might sound complex but is actually surprisingly easy to master! 

Even if this stitch is brand new to you, fear not! With a little practice, I promise you will be using it to create a gorgeously textured washcloth in no time.

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Co-ordinating patterns available

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What you’ll need to make this washcloth

Yarn

For this washcloth, you’ll need any worsted weight cotton yarn. Cotton yarn offers the perfect blend of qualities for washcloths. It’s highly absorbent, durable, and maintains its shape and color even after repeated use and washing. 

I used Drops Paris yarn for my washcloth in two different shades of pink. I actually think it would look great with a “color-block” effect too if you would like to use more than one color!

Some great cotton yarns for washcloths include:

Hook

You will need a 5.5mm I/9 crochet hook for this project (or whichever hook size allows you to crochet with an even tension). 

Gauge is not critical for this pattern but just note that if your gauge is slightly different to mine your project may turn out a different size and you might use more/less yarn.

Other supplies

You’ll also need a scissors and tapestry needle for weaving in ends.


LITTLE KISSES WASHCLOTH

Video Tutorial

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LITTLE KISSES WASHCLOTH

Crochet Pattern


Pattern Notes

Please read through the entire pattern before beginning.

Skill Level

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch = chain
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • rem = remaining
  • beg = beginning

Construction

  • This project is worked in rows from the bottom up.
  • The sample is pictured in a single color, but feel free to use any number of colors that you wish.

General Pattern Notes

  • Ch 1 at the start of a row does not count as a stitch.
  • When working the “crossed dc”, work over the sc just made i.e. the sc is enclosed in the dc.
  • Stitch count for each row is given in square brackets [ ] at the end of the row. If no stitch count is given then the count is the same as the previous row.

Materials

Yarn

Any #4/Worsted/Medium weight yarn in a cotton or cotton blend. The amounts given here are for Drops Paris in Pink (33) (82yds/75m per 50g skein; #4/Worsted/Medium; 100% Cotton).

ProjectYds/mSkein(s)
Washcloth90yds / 82m2
Tea Towel410yds / 375m5

Alternative yarn options:

Hook

5.5mm (I-9) crochet hook

Other Items

  • Yarn needle

Finished Measurements

Washcloth: 8.25″ x 8″ / 21cm x 20.5cm

Tea Towel: 14.5″ x 22″ / 37cm x 56cm

Note: you can also add an optional single crochet border around the edge of your project which will add approx 0.5” / 1.25cm to the width and length.

Please see Adjustments section below for information on making this project in a different size.


Gauge

14 sts x 10 rows = 4″ x 4″ / 10 cm x 10 cm measured over sc/crossed dc.

Note: gauge is not critical for this project. However, if your gauge does not match the one listed above then your project may turn out a little larger/smaller depending on how loosely/tightly you crochet, and you may use a different amount of yarn than what is listed below.


Adjustments

Stitch multiple: 2 + 1

Starting chain multiple: 2 + 2

  • To adjust the width of your project, simply chain any multiple of 2 + 2 to start.
  • To adjust the length, simply repeat Row 2 until you reach your desired length.

Note: adjusting the size of your project will impact the amount of yarn required.


Written Pattern

Washcloth: Ch 30. 
Tea Towel: Ch 52.

Row 1: Hdc in second ch from hook, *sk next ch, sc in next ch, (working back over sc just made) dc in skipped ch; repeat from * until 1 ch rem, hdc in last ch, turn. [Washcloth: 29, Tea Towel: 51]

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st, here and throughout), hdc in first st, *sk next st, sc in next st, (working back over sc just made) dc in skipped st; repeat from * until 1 st rem, hdc in last st, turn.

Washcloth: Repeat Row 2 for a total of 20 rows, or until work measures approx. 8″/ 20.5cm in length.

Tea Towel: Repeat Row 2 for a total of 55 rows, or until work measures approx. 22″/ 56cm in length.

BORDER (optional)

Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc evenly around the edge of your work, working 3 scs to turn each corner. Join to beg sc with a sl st or invisible join.

Fasten off. 

Weave in ends. All done!


If you wish, you can purchase an inexpensive, ad-free PDF version of this pattern through Ravelry or Etsy.

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern, if you have questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me. And be sure to tag your finished project on Instagram or Facebook using @nedandmimi or #nedandmimi!

Happy crocheting!

Sarah

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