Chevron Crochet Washcloth: Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern

If you’re looking for a fun crochet washcloth, look no further than the Chevron Washcloth! This beginner friendly free tapestry crochet washcloth pattern made a wonderful gift, or works great for yourself. Its unique chevron design is created using tapestry crochet, and has a lovely texture made with the lemon peel stitch.  You’re going to love making these!

Inspiration

Most washcloth patterns out there don’t involve patterns created with different colors, and instead are just solid. As a kid I loved the patterned washcloths we got to use, so why not crochet some that would work for adults too! Since I love using tapestry crochet, I knew this would be the perfect technique to bring this fun chevron washcloth to life. The chevron pattern adds a unique twist to the traditional crochet washcloth. Add that with the lemon peel stitch, and you have a beautiful and stylish crochet chevron washcloth that would look beautiful in your home! Not to mention how great it will be to add these to your daily care routine.

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Construction

This washcloth has a super simple construction. It’s crocheted in one piece and is worked flat. The chevron stripes are created with tapestry crochet. If you’ve never done tapestry crochet before, this is a perfect beginner free tapestry crochet pattern! It only uses two colors, and it’s easy to keep track of the color changes. Don’t know how to do tapestry crochet? No problem! Check out my Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet here on my blog that teaches you all of the techniques you’ll need for this pattern. I’ve also created a video tutorial on my Youtube Channel that walks you through each step of this washcloth pattern so that it’s super easy to make.

The Yarn

To make this washcloth, I used one of my favorite cotton yarns, Lion Brand Re-up yarn. This cotton blend yarn is 85% Cotton, 15% Polyester, and is made with recycled cotton, which saves over 5,000 cups of water per skein of yarn. I love this cotton yarn so much! It’s soft, durable, and works great for washcloths or hand towels. The texture created with this yarn and the lemon peel stitch works wonderfully for washing your face, the dishes, or anything else you’d need a washcloth for. If you don’t have access to the Lion Brand Re-Up yarn, I recommend Lily’s Sugar and Cream as an alternative.

Supplies:

  • Lion Brand Reup Yarn (Weight 4 worsted weight cotton yarn)
    • Main Color 75 yards
    • Contrast Color 75 yards
  • Size 5.5mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker

Abbreviations:

  • MC = Main Color
  • CC = Contrast Color
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Dc = double crochet
  • St = stitch
  • [ ] = stitch count at end of round
  • ( ) = color inside is color used for stitches
  • RS = Right Side
  • WS = Wrong Side
  • ← = working from right to left
  • → = working from left to right

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is made using US crochet terminology
  • Ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
  • If you’ve never done tapestry crochet before, I’ve created a beginner’s guide to tapestry crochet that shows you how to do it. See the written and photo tutorial at The Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet.
  • I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.
  • Color changes happy in the middle of the rows in this pattern. The color changes are indicated in the written pattern by a new color in parentheses (for example: (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1
  • For step by step instructions for this pattern, view my crochet tutorial on my Youtube channel below.

Chevron Washcloth Video Tutorial:

Chevron Washcloth Crochet Pattern:

← Row 1 [RS]: (MC) ch 24, starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc 1, * dc 1, sc 1, repeat from* 10 more times, sc 1 [23]

→ Row 2 [WS]: (MC) ch 2, turn, *dc 1, sc 1, repeat from * 10 more times, dc 1 [23]

← Row 3 [RS]: (MC) ch 2, turn, sc 1, * dc 1, sc 1, repeat from* 10 more times, sc 1 [23]

→ Row 4 [WS]: (MC) ch 2, turn, dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1

← Row 5 [RS]: (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1

→ Row 6 [WS]: (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, ( MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1

← Row 7 [RS]: (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1

→ Row 8 [WS]: (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1

← Row 9 [RS]: (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1

→ Row 10 [WS]: (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1

← Row 11 [RS]: (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1

→ Row 12 [WS]: (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1

← Row 13 [RS]: (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1

→ Row 14 [WS]: (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (CC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1

← Row 15 [RS]: (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1,  (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (MC) sc 1, (MC) dc 1, (CC) sc 1

→ Row 16 [WS]: (MC) ch 2, turn, *dc 1, sc 1, repeat from * 10 more times, dc 1[23]

← Row 17 [RS]: (MC) ch 2, turn, sc 1, * dc 1, sc 1, repeat from* 10 more times, sc 1 [23]

→ Row 18 [WS]: (MC) ch 2, turn, *dc 1, sc 1, repeat from * 10 more times, dc 1 [23]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Now you’re all done with your washcoth! I hope you and your love using it! If you make a washcloth of your own, be sure to tag me on Instagram @eclairemakery and use the hashtag #eclairemakery. I’d love to share your projects!

Happy stitching,

~Claire

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