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Ribbed 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.

I came up with this ribbed pattern several months ago, and I have been brain-storming more ways to use it ever since! When I was planning out which stitches I wanted to include in the washcloth collection, I knew I had to include this one!

I definitely consider this washcloth to be one of the easiest patterns in the collection to make. The stitch pattern is extremely easy to do, only a 4 row repeat, and it only uses half double crochets!

I love a good ribbed project. You can never go wrong with ribbing – it’s such a classic and modern pattern.

I find it really interesting that while all of the washcloths in the collection are the same size, they take different amounts of time to make. This ribbed washcloth was the quickest one to make. It is so easy to whip on of these up in an afternoon or an entire set of these in a weekend!

Enjoy the free pattern below!

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  • 110  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 turning ch does not count as a st.

Stitches used:

St: Stitch

Sl st: Slip stitch

Ch: Chain

Sc: Single Crochet

Hdc: Half double crochet

Hdc in 3rd loop (also known as the camel stitch): This is a hdc that is worked in the 3rd loop instead of the top loops. The 3rd loop can be found below the front loop.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Approximately 9 inches x 9 ΒΌ inches 

Gauge: 5 rows of 8 hdc following the ribbing pattern = 2 inches


Ch 38

Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in every ch across (37). Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 1 hdc in the third loop only (37). Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 1 hdc in the back loop only of every st (37). Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: 1 hdc in the back loop only of every st (37). Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: 1 hdc in the third loop only of every st (37). Ch 1, turn.

Row 6: 1 hdc in the third loop only of every st (37). Ch 1, turn.

Repeat rows 3-6 for a total of 25 rows. 

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

Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@_stitchberry) with your washcloth, I would love to see it!

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