Crochet washcloths are not only practical for everyday use but also make great gifts or additions to your own home. Adding a hanging loop is a clever way to keep your washcloth within easy reach. Here’s a step-by-step guide:
- Worsted weight cotton yarn (you can choose any color you like)
- Crochet hook (size H/5.0mm recommended)
- Yarn needle
- Ch: Chain
- Sc: Single crochet
- Hdc: Half double crochet
- Dc: Double crochet
- Sl st: Slip stitch
Step 1: Start the Washcloth
- Make a slip knot and chain 25.
- Row 1: Starting in the second chain from the hook, work 1 sc in each ch across. (24 sc) Ch 1, turn.
- Rows 2-24: Repeat Row 1.
Step 2: Add the Hanging Loop
- Chain 15 (or any length you prefer for the hanging loop), and then slip stitch into the first stitch of the previous row. This creates a loop.
- Fasten off and weave in the ends using a yarn needle.
Step 3: Finish the Washcloth
- To finish the washcloth, trim any excess yarn and weave in the remaining ends using a yarn needle.
Step 4: Optional Edging (Scallop Edging)
- If you’d like, you can add a decorative scallop edging to your washcloth:
- Join your yarn with a slip stitch in any corner stitch of the washcloth.
- Chain 2 (counts as first hdc), then work 4 hdc in the same corner stitch.
- Skip the next stitch, then in the following stitch, work 5 hdc. Repeat between * until you reach the next corner. In the corner, work 5 hdc, ch 2, 5 hdc.
- Repeat around the entire washcloth. Slip stitch to the beginning chain-2 to join.
- Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends.
Your crochet washcloth with a hanging loop is now complete! It’s ready for use in your kitchen, bathroom, or wherever you prefer. The hanging loop allows you to easily hang the washcloth to dry after use.
Feel free to customize the size, colors, and edging according to your preferences. Crocheting washcloths can be a relaxing and enjoyable project, and they also make lovely handmade gifts for friends and family. Enjoy your crocheting!