Thicket Stitch Washcloth: Easy Crochet Washcloth Pattern

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Looking for an easy crochet washcloth pattern? You’re in the right place! 

I’m excited to share with you the Thicket Washcloth – a super simple yet stunning project!

set of 3 pink crochet dishcloths rolled up

Co-ordinating patterns available

If you like this washcloth, you might also enjoy the co-ordinating set!

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This pattern features the versatile and textured thicket stitch (also called the suzette stitch) and it’s is just perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.

If you are brand new to crochet, you’ll be happy to know that all you need for this project is your basic single and double crochets. And if you are a more experienced crocheter, you’ll be able to whip up one of these in no time at all.

Washcloths make such lovely gifts for friends and family, this easy peasy pattern is sure to become a firm favorite in your crochet collection.

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bright pink crochet dishcloth collage

What You Will Need to Crochet This Washcloth

Yarn

For this cozy washcloth, you’ll need any worsted weight cotton yarn. Cotton is ideal for washcloths because it’s absorbent, durable, and soft on the skin. Not to mention that it’s a relatively inexpensive yarn and comes in a whole host of colors!

I used Drops Paris yarn for my washcloth in the bold and bright “Cerise” colorway. I think this project would also look great done in stripes or a block of 2 colors; honestly, it’s such an easy stitch pattern you can have lots of fun playing around with your color scheme.

Obviously, the amount of yarn that you need will depend on the size that you are making, but in general, for a small washcloth, a single 50g skein of any cotton yarn will do the job perfectly.

Some great options 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.

Additional tools

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

Thicket Stitch Crochet Washcloth

Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial here

Thicket Stitch Crochet Dishcloth

Free 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
  • dc = double crochet
  • beg = beginning
  • rem = remaining

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.
  • 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 Cerise (6) (82yds/75m per 50g skein; #4/Worsted/Medium; 100% Cotton).

ProjectYds/mSkein(s)
Washcloth80yds / 73m1
Tea Towel350yds / 320m5

Alternative yarn options:

Hook

5.5mm (I-9) crochet hook

Other Items

  • Yarn needle

Finished Measurements

Dishcloth: 8.25″ x 8.25″ / 21cm x 21cm

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 12 rows = 4″ x 4″ / 10 cm x 10 cm measured over patt.

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

Dishcloth: ch 30

Tea Towel: ch 52.

Row 1:  (Sc, dc) in second ch from the hook, *sk next ch, (sc, dc) in next ch; repeat from * until 2 ch rem, sk next ch, sc in last ch, turn. [Washcloth: 29, Tea Towel: 51]

Ch 1 (does not count as a st, here and throughout), (sc, dc) in first st, *sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st; repeat from * until 2 sts rem, sk next st, sc in last st, turn.

Row 3: Repeat Row 2.

For the rest of the project, change color at the end of each row, following the color sequence “C1, C2, C3” throughout. Float the yarn loosely up the side of your work on each color change.

Washcloth: Repeat Row 2 for a total of 25 rows, or until work measures approx. 8.25″/ 21cm in length.

Tea Towel: Repeat Row 2 for a total of 66 rows, or until work measures approx. 22″/ 56cm in length.

BORDER

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.

Watch my video for working a single crochet border here.

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