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Wattle Stitch Washcloth – Free Crochet Pattern

This washcloth is part of a washcloth set called the Sampler Stitch Washcloth Collection. Each washcloth uses a different stitch, but they all pair really well together. You can find the other washcloth patterns HERE.

The Wattle Stitch has a really dense texture which makes it perfect for washcloths. Out of the entire collection, this one has the more delicate and almost lacey look. But at the same time, I think it is still equally modern.

I feel like this stitch is similar to the lemon peel stitch and the suzette in that is uses a combination of single and double crochets (and chains) to create the texture. But I have noticed that is does not get used as much as those other stitches.

So I thought this would be the perfect addition to the collection! The stitch may seem a little intimidating at first, but once you get past the first couple of rows, it is super easy and mindless.

The free pattern is below and as always the ad-free PDF can be found in my Etsy shop!

Ad-free PDF: HERE


  • 120 yards of worsted weight (4) yarn. NOTE cotton works best for washcloths
  • H/5.00mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle


1)      This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.

2)      The ch 1 at the beginning of each row does count as a st

Stitches used:

St: Stitch

Sl st: Slip stitch

Ch: Chain

Sc: Single Crochet

Hdc: Half Double Crochet

Dc: Double crochet

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approximately 9  x 9 ΒΌ inches 

Gauge: Approximately 6 rows of 8 scs = 2 inches


Ch 40

Row 1: Skipping 2 chs (counts as 1st st), work 1 sc in next ch and in every ch across (39). Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), skipping the first st,  [1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc] into the next st. Skip 2 sts, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc into the next st* repeat across, 1 hdc in the last st (also known as the turning ch) (39) turn. 

Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), in the ch space work [1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc] and in every ch space across. Work 1 hdc in the last st (also known as the turning ch) (39) turn.

Border: Evenly sc around the washcloth working 2 sc in each corner. Sl st into the first sc.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

I hope you enjoyed making this washcloth! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@_stitchberry) with your Stitchberry make, I would love to see it!

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