Washcloths for Charity


I love giving back and there isn’t any simpler way to do that then to crochet a simple washcloth. But sometimes you REALLY want to make something that looks over the top without getting too complicated.

These washcloths will fit that bill!

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Top Side Washcloth

Materials Needed:

  • Size H (5.00mm) crochet hook
  • Cotton yarn in any color
  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring tape

Gauge: 1″= 5 hdc

Finished washcloth measures approximately 8″

Terms and stitches used:

  • blp = back loop
  • ch = chain
  • flp = front loop
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches

Ch 36

Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chains count as hdc), hdc in each ch across, turn.

Row 2: ch 2 (counts as hdc), *hdc in blp of next hdc, hdc in flp of next hdc; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, hdc in blp of next hdc, hdc in top of ch 2, turn.

Repeat row 2 until your washcloth measures 8″ in length. Finish off and weave in all tails.

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Spike’s Little Cousin Washcloth

Materials Needed:

  • Size H (5.00mm) crochet hook
  • Cotton yarn in any color
  • Tapestry needle
  • Measuring tape

Gauge: 1″= 4 dc; 1″ = 3 rows

Finished washcloth measures approximately 8″

Terms and stitches used:

  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches

ch 34

Row 1: dc in the 4th ch from hook (skipped chains count as dc), dc in next ch, *ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs; repeat from * across to last ch, dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: ch 4 (counts as hdc, ch 2), *sk next 2 dc, dc in next 2 chs on foundation ch (be sure you are working over your ch 2 sp), ch 2; rep from * across, hdc in the top of the ch 2, turn.

Row 3: ch 2 (counts as hdc), *dc in next 2 dc–2 rows below (be sure you are working over your ch 2 sp), ch 2, sk next 2 dc; repeat from * across, dc in next 2 dc–2 rows below, hdc in top of ch 2, turn.

Row 4: ch 4 (counts as hdc, ch 2), * sk next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc–2 rows below (be sure you are working over your ch 2 sp), ch 2; repeat from * across, hdc in top of ch 2, turn.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until your washcloth measures 8″ ending with a row 3.

For last row: ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in next two dc, *dc in next 2 dc–2 rows below (be sure you are working over your ch 2 sp), hdc in next two dc; repeat from * across, hdc in top of ch 2, finish off and weave in all tails.

Don’t forget to GIVE BACK once you’ve made a couple of these awesome washcloths!

Love’s Many Cloths

Warmth for Warriors

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July 2012 Charity Updates!

I’m super proud to announce that the HodgePodge Crocheters over in our facebook group (come on over and join today!), under the direction of our very own Sarah Fleming Marostica, have managed to whip up 28 washcloths for Love’s Many Cloths!

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6 thoughts on “Washcloths for Charity

  1. barbraabf February 7, 2013 at 11:28 pm Reply

    thanks for the information….

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  2. Cate September 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm Reply

    I’d like to know how much cotton yarn I need? eg how many cloths will 50g make? Thanks for the pattern :)

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    • Marissa September 4, 2012 at 11:57 am Reply

      I’m not 100% sure about the exact quantity needed for each cloth, but they are relatively small and the stitches aren’t yarn-hogs.

      I used a cotton mill end that I got in a pound bag so my best guesstimate would be about two to three per 50g depending on how tightly/loosely you crochet.

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      • Cate September 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm

        Great, I’ll give it a try. :)

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  3. artlovermommy July 4, 2012 at 9:11 pm Reply

    I nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award! :) Thank you for your posts! See for details: http://artlovermommy.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/one-lovely-blog-award-3/

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  4. puffinclaire July 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm Reply

    These looks great! Will definitely be trying them out soon, thanks!

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