Every year, I whip up a few of these crocheted cotton washcloths to replace the ones that have finally bit the dust. We love them.
I made my first set in a desperate attempt to use up a few balls of cotton yarn I’d picked up at some half-price sale several years previously. I couldn’t even remember why I’d bought the yarn by then. I only knew it was time to use it or lose it. Being the cheap woman I am, I was willing to try just about anything to use it rather than give it away. I did a little research, and a few nights later I had my first stack of hand made washcloths. We’ve never gone back.
I’ve experimented a bit with the original pattern over the years. The tighter you crochet them, the longer they last. That’s why I recommend such a small hook. I’m not too picky about finishing with a perfect square, either. Often, I’ll fasten off one or two rows early so I can squeeze an extra washcloth from my ball of yarn without having to join yarn from a second ball to finish it.
If you want to make your own simple Crocheted Cotton Washcloths, check out my project page. Those of you who have plenty of crochet experience can download the pattern there, too. If you’re new to crochet or hate reading patterns, the project includes a video tutorial to walk you through the project.