Spruce up your bathroom decor with the Half Moon Washcloth, a FREE crochet dishcloth pattern designed for the Crochet Academy.
While June is the most popular month for weddings, a lot of my invitations are for September and October. This is the perfect time for me to bring out some fall colors and whip up practical and beautiful washcloths. This trio of Half Moon Washcloths is getting wrapped up for a fiber friend. And you can make some too, with this FREE crochet pattern.
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Easy Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
The Crochet Academy is all about learning to crochet and feeling proud of your progress. What better way to practice your new crochet skills than with a quick and easy crochet dishcloth pattern like the Half Moon Washcloth?! In just one pattern, you get to practice basic stitches, turned rows, a repeating pattern, and essential finishing steps.
Not only is this project easy but it is also fast. Once you get into the groove of the simple stitch pattern, the Half Moon Washcloth flies by. You’ll be done with your first in no time and you’ll be itching to start a second one.
The Best Cotton for Crochet Dishcloths
Cotton is obviously the best choice for washcloths. It’s absorbent, inexpensive, and easy to find in lots of different colors. Every year there are new yarns added to craft stores and yarn shops, making the choice for the perfect yarn all that much more difficult. So, what is the best cotton for your crochet dishcloth?
I’ve become quite partial to Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton for my crochet dishcloth projects. 24/7 Cotton first debuted in 2016 and has been used for everything from home decor to clothing and accessories ever since. This yarn comes in lots of gorgeous, rich colors and is available from many of my favorite retailers like JOANN, Amazon, and on the Lion Brand Website.
What makes 24/7 Cotton ideal for crochet dishcloths is that this yarn is mercerized. The mercerization process adds a barely perceptible coating to the yarn, adding sheen and a barrier from moisture. When it comes to dishcloths, mercerized cotton is better for exfoliation, it won’t take on water like regular cotton yarn, and it’ll hold its color much better than traditional cotton, which is known to fade over time.
Half Moon Washcloth Details
Crochet the fast and fun Half Moon Washcloth. Crocheters of every skill level will appreciate the textured pattern and practical hanging loop of this cloth, which is at home in the bathroom or the kitchen. Make your cloth in a solid color for a bold pop, or mix your favorite color palette for a unique project.
- Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, 1 skein makes 2.5 washcloths
- 4.5mm crochet hook (like this one)
- Tapestry needle
- Blocking supplies (learn more about blocking crochet projects in this post)
About 7.25″ square after blocking
Ch(s) = chain(s)
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip
Sl st = slip stitch
St(s) = stitch(es)
-This pattern uses crochet shorthand. “3sc” means to place 3 single crochet stitches into the same stitch or chain.
Half Moon Washcloth Pattern
Let’s make the Half Moon Washcloth together! Follow along in this video:
ROW 1: Ch 33 (or any multiple of 3), sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk 1 ch, (3sc, sk 2 chs) to last 2 chs, sk 1 ch, sc in last ch, turn.
ROW 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sk 1 st, 3sc, (sk 2 sts, 3sc) to last 2 sts, sk 1 st, sc in last st, turn.
Repeat Row 2 to 7.5″. This took me to 25 total rows. It is likely that your crochet fabric will shrink slightly, that is why I measured to 7.5″ while crocheting, but my cloth measures only 7.25″ square after finishing.
ADDING THE LOOP: After completing the last row, ch 8, turn your work, sl st in the first sc. Fasten off.
FINISHING: Weave in all ends. Steam or spray block to 7.25″-7.5″. Need help with blocking? Learn more in this post!
And just like that, you’re all done! Half Moon Washcloths are practical, fun to make, and perfect for gifting. Share your projects with me on Instagram @TLYarnCrafts. Then drop by my private Facebook group, TLYC Makers, and share there too!
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