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Striped Crochet Washcloth Pattern (Beginner Friendly)

I absolutely love crocheting bath and spa items. And, adding fun colors to these projects is such a joy! This striped crochet washcloth pattern features a modern minimalist look. They are easy to make and great for beginners and advanced crocheters. 

This crochet pattern comes together very fast. You can whip these babies up in a couple of hours, making these washcloths great for gifting or selling online. This washcloth is perfect for self-care time as it’s super soft. Made from 100% cotton, it is great for sensitive skin. 

I wanted to create a washcloth that had an elegant look without being too much work. I love when projects come together fast and I can get it done while binging my Netflix shows. (Made this one while catching up on Manifest!)

This striped crochet washcloth features 3 colors and 2 stitches: single crochet (sc) and half double crochet (hdc). Stitches crocheted in the back loops create the lovely texture in this washcloth. 

You are welcome to sell any items you make from this pattern and I always appreciate pattern credit.  You are not allowed to sell this pattern as your own. 

Let’s get started!

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Striped Crochet Washcloth Pattern

Striped crochet washcloth pattern

Supplies List: 

100% Cotton Yarn (I used white, mint, and dove)

I9 crochet hook

Stitch Markers


Needles to weave in ends


Single crochet (sc): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, and pull through stitch (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through both loops. 

Half double crochet (hdc): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all loops. 

Pattern Notes: 

  • chain 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch. Start in the first stitch. 
  • Weave in ends as you change colors. This will make it easy for you so you don’t have to weave everything all at once when you finish. 


Foundation: Chain 34 (Dove yarn)

Crochet foundation chain

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd from hook. Hdc in remaining stitches. Chain 1 and turn. (33 stitches)

How to make crochet washcloth

Row 2: Sc in the back loop of the first stitch. Sc in the back loop until 2nd to the last stitch. Sc in both loops in the last stitch.

Single crochet back loop

Row 3-4: Repeat row 1 and 2

Change Color – Mint

Crochet washcloth Color change

Row 5-8: Repeat row 1-4

Change Color – White

Row 9-12: Repeat row 1-4

Row 13-24: Repeat rows 1-12

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Striped crochet washcloth

Did you make this pattern? Comment below! Tag @by.bindi on IG. I’d love to see your creations. 

Want more free crochet patterns? Try these crochet face scrubbies or single crochet washcloth

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How to Single Crochet for Beginners | Basic SC Stitch Tutorial

how to single crochet tutorial

Are you a beginner crocheter? You’ve probably come across basic stitches and wondered how to single crochet

The single crochet stitch (sc) is one of the easiest stitches to learn and it’s a great one to learn for beginners. This stitch is one of my favorites. Once you master this stitch, you will have a foundation to start working on crochet projects such as a simple scarf. 

In this free beginner-friendly crochet tutorial, you’ll learn exactly how to do the single crochet stitch with a step-by-step guide along with helpful pictures and videos to get you started!

How to Single Crochet for Beginners: 

Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s get our supplies together. 

  • Yarn (I’m using 100% acrylic yarn in medium weight 4)*
  • Crochet hook (I’m using I9)

*When you are a beginner, you want to use medium-weight yarn as this is easier to work with.  Match the crochet hook size to the yarn you use. This information will be available on the label. 

Single Crochet (sc) Stitch: 

The single crochet stitch is done by inserting your hook into the stitch

how to single crochet with photos

Then you will yarn over. Now you will have three loops on your hook. 

how to single crochet step by step guide

Pull through the stitch and you will have two loops on your hook. 

how to single crochet

Yarn over and pull through both loops. 

single crochet tutorial

Here is how you do a Single Crochet Stitch from Start to Finish

Tie a slip knot onto your crochet hook. 

Foundation: Chain 10

Row 1: Single crochet (sc) in second from hook. sc to the end. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 2: Skip first stitch and single crochet to the end. (9 stitches)*

Repeat as many times as you would like to practice. 

*There are two ways of starting a new row. Sometimes crocheters will count the chain one at the start of a row as a stitch. In this case, you will start your single crochet in the second stitch. If a pattern says that chain one does not count as a stitch, then single crochet into the first stitch. 

However you choose to do it, make sure your stitch count is correct to ensure straight edges as you proceed from row to row. 

Are you a visual learner? Here is a video tutorial for the single crochet. 

And if you’re looking for a full tutorial with how to make a slip knot, foundation chain, and single crochet stitch, check this video out. 

Great job! Now you have mastered the single crochet stitch. If you continue adding rows, you will end up with a nice thin scarf in no time!

You can apply your single crochet skills in this beginner-friendly crochet dishcloth pattern.

Did this tutorial help you? Comment below!