The Purple PonchoPatternsHerringbone Crochet Washcloth Pattern

Hbhdc Washcloth Free Pattern by The Purple Poncho

The herringbone stitch is so full of texture and interest.  I love how the stitches slant back and forth and make for a nice washcloth.  These are simple to make and great for a beginner.  Here we go… 

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Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton Yarn – 50 yards
Hook – Size F
Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends
Gauge:  8 1/2″ long by 7″ wide.  Can be adjusted by adding more chains to beginning row and/or by repeating Row 2 more times to desired length.
Abbreviations: (US terms)
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
st – stitch
yo – yarn over
Special stitch: Hhdc – herringbone half double crochet stitch
Yo, insert hook, yo and draw through st and first loop on hook, yo, draw through both loops on hook.

Row 1: Ch 25, dc in 2nd ch from hook.  1 dc in ea st across (24 dc).

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first Hhdc), 1 Hhdc in ea st across.  (24 Hhdc).

Row 3-21: repeat Row 2.

Row 22: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in ea st across (24 dc).

Edging:  (optional) Ch 1, sl st around all four sides. End off, weave in ends.

Hbhdc Washcloth Pattern by The Purple Poncho

These make great gifts and are quick to make up.  Use different colors to match your decor or in a bright color to really make them stand out.  Thank you for your interest in my designs. Happy Crocheting.

Have a great day!

Carolyn 🙂

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Herringbone Crochet Washcloth Pattern — 20 Comments

  1. love this idea, going out to buy the yarn, and try to make it. i’m a beginner. sounds like i can make it!

  2. It looks really good, I’m going to make a cushion out of it I guess. if I can manage it. I’m from Holland so i’m not really used to following US patterns 😉 Thx!

  3. A cushion would be really nice in this stitch. Email me if you need help Ilse, thanks for visiting me from Holland! 🙂

  4. I’ve never done Herringbone Crochet before, but these look really neat! Plus, I’m always on the lookout for wash/dishcloth patterns, as I make them as wedding gifts for friends.

  5. I’ve never tried this stitch, but I must try soon because I really love it! I saw your post on the link party on Moogly. Very lovely.

  6. Delightful project. I am so looking forward to starting these. Nice work. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love the stitch texture! I’m going to add this my wash/dish cloths pattern must try list.

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