This farmhouse washcloth is nice and big, but you can customize them to any size by decreasing or adding rounds. My crochet dishcloth is about 9 x 9-inches square.
Pair a super easy stitch pattern with a gorgeous cotton yarn colors and you have a winning crochet pattern that is perfect for even a beginner crocheter. Yet, gorgeous enough for an experienced crocheter.
This is the perfect time of year to start crocheting those handmade gifts. They are perfect for Christmas gift giving, baby showers, bridal showers, teacher gifts, and workplace gifts. They work up quickly so you can make quite a few in one day.
In just eight rounds, you can have a large farmhouse washcloth ready to use or gift!
It takes me less than an hour to make each one and that includes weaving in the yarn ends.
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Solid Yarn Colors Versus Changing the Color
The colors of this yarn were so vibrant that I chose to use just one color for each washcloth. However, this would also work up well using a variegated yarn or changing color throughout the rounds in the crochet pattern.
Recently, my daughter and her husband moved into a new house on our farm. Therefore, I just had to crochet a few of these in fall colors for them. The photos were taken on their large farmhouse dining room table.
Today, I used Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton yarn in the following shades Golden Rod, Amber, Tangerine, and Café Au Lait. Each skin is 186 yards, and I was able to crochet two washcloths from each skein.
Seamless Granny Square
This square is not just any square. It is a solid granny square. However, I think it is a unique and special pattern. Why?
Because this solid granny square does not have any visible seams on the sides! For me, it is a game changer in how nice this looks.
You can find the entire written pattern for the solid granny square for beginners that also has a video tutorial on how to work this pattern.
How do you crochet a farmhouse dishcloth?
Often crochet dishcloths are worked in rows; however, this one is worked in rounds as a square. If you are familiar with a solid granny square, you can make this pattern. However, as I previously mentioned, this granny square is distinctive because there are no visible seams!
Let’s dig into the crochet pattern.
Directions: Farmhouse Washcloth Crochet Pattern
This crochet pattern is perfect for a beginner. If you can crochet the chain stitch and double crochet stitch, you have the skills to crochet this farmhouse washcloth.
16 double crochet stitches for every 4 inches
This farmhouse washcloth is a generous size at 9 x 9 inches square.
24/7 Cotton yarn from Lion Brand in Golden Rod, Amber, Tangerine, and Café Au Lait colors. 90 yards for each washcloth. Each skein makes 2 washcloths.
If you are not able to find the yarn locally, I get mine at two places. You can find it here or here.
Size H Crochet Hook
CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
SP = Space
ST = Stitch
STs = Stitches
[ ] = Repeat between
This crochet square is worked in the round.
Each round is joined at the end with a slip stitch into the top chain three of the previous row.
The Chain 2 stitches are the corners. Each corner consists of a (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC).
Double crochet stitches are the stitches on the sides. You will double crochet in each stitch across the sides. The number of double crochet stitches on each side will grow by 4 each side for the round or 16 total each round.
This pattern uses a number 4 yarn weight cotton yarn. Any cotton yarn would work nicely for this pattern as it will dry well and hold up to use.
Begin Farmhouse Washcloth
CH 3 (Counts as DC). In the 3rd ST from the hook work (2 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC, CH 2). Join to the top DC ST with a SL ST.
CH 3 (Counts as DC). DC in the same corner CH 2 SP. DC in each ST across (3 DC). Work in the corner CH 2 SP (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC). Continue working a DC in each ST across and in each corner CH 2 SP work (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC) 2 more times. Continue working the DC in each ST across the last side (3DC). When you get to the final corner work (2 DC, CH 2) then a SL ST into the top of the first CH 3 to close the round.
Round 3 through 8
Continue repeating round 2. The only difference is that each round will have more double crochet stitches on each side.
Here is how round 3 would look.
CH 3, DC in the same corner CH SP. DC in each ST across (7 DC). Work into the next corner CH SP (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC). Continue working a DC in each DC ST around and in the corner CH 2 SP work the (2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC). When you get to the final corner work 2 DC, CH 2, and SL ST into the top of the first CH 2 to close the round.
For round 4 there will be 11 DC STs to work on each side.
Round 5 there will be 15 DC STs to work on each side, and so on.
Finish by weaving in yarn ends and removing the excess yarn.
I hope you enjoy your Farmhouse Washcloth Crochet Project.