Emma washcloth free crochet pattern
Ready for an easy, cute, and functional free crochet pattern? I am pleased to introduce the Emma Washcloth!
I wanted to begin my free pattern series with something quick and fun, something that you can keep for yourself or give as a gift. Easily customizable, this washcloth design will quickly become one of your go-to projects (it has for me). I couldn’t settle on one color combination, so I made several. I love the idea of mixing and matching colors, and I opted for a set of spring and summer-friendly shades to brighten up any home.
What makes this design really special is the feminine detail of the scalloped border, adding a decorative twist to a classic washcloth. Using a contrasting color for the border provides a whimsical, modern feel to a vintage-inspired design. This pattern is appropriate for beginners of crochet, and it can be completed quickly by those more experienced. I recommend using Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn, though any cotton, worsted weight yarn will do. The colors pictured are: Mod Green, Hot Purple, Rose Pink, and Yellow. One 120-Yard skein will create a center of one washcloth and the border of another (with a little to spare).
And now, the pattern:
Emma Washcloth – Free Crochet Pattern Materials:
- 100% Cotton Yarn, Worsted Weight in Two Different Colors
- H-8 Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
Gauge: While gauge isn’t important for this project, I’ll let you know mine anyway. 12 HDC = 4 inches 8 HDC Rows = 4 inches
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 11.5 inch square
With First Color, ch 31.
Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (29 HDC)
Row 2: Ch 2. Turn. Work 1 HDC in each HDC across. (29 HDC)
Repeat Row 2 until the piece measures 10.5 inches. Turn, joining Second Color in the last loop of the last stitch.
Border: Chain 1. Turn the work so you are working along the side. 3 SC in the corner. SC evenly along the side to the next corner. You will have approximately 28 SC stitches along each side. 3 SC in the corner. Continue working around the piece, spacing SC around evenly and 3 SC in each corner. Join with a ss to the first SC stitch. You will have roughly 116 SC stitches, though it is okay to have a few more or less, as long as you have a multiple of 4. Ch 1. (1 SC, skip 1, 4 DC in next st, skip 1) around. Join with ss.
Cut yarn and fasten off.
Weave in all loose ends.
I hope you enjoy! Post pictures if you decide to complete this project. I’d love to see what you come up with. 🙂
Also, if you don’t want to make your own, you can purchase the entire set from SwanJay shop.