Sunday, April 24, 2011

Free Pattern: Size 3 Thread Washcloth Close Scallop Stitch Large

I find washcloths made with regular cotton yarn too thick; they don't dry fast enough for me.  I prefer to use two strands of size 3 cotton thread together, which I think moves better and dries faster.  This stitch pattern makes a bumpy, absorbent cloth.

The finished cloth is a large one - about 12 by 12.  Because crochet thread is not made to be dried, it will shrink quite a bit in the dryer.  But don't be afraid to dry it - it still looks and works great!  This big cloth is great for spills and cleanup.  Find the smaller size here.

Two balls size 3 cotton thread (here I used Royale Natural)
Size 5mm (H/8) hook

Ch: chain
Dc: double crochet
Sc: single crochet

With two strands of thread held together, ch 49.
Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook.  *Skip 2 ch, 4 dc in next ch.  Skip 2 ch, sc in next ch.  Repeat from * to end.
Row 2-27 (or until about square): Ch 3, turn.  2 dc in sc.  *Sc in the space between the 2nd and 3rd dcs (see picture below).  4 dc in next sc.  Repeat from *, sc in ch 3 sp.

Don't measure for size until after the second row.
On your first few rows, double check to make sure your 4 dcs are in the sc, not in the last dc of the cluster.  It's an easy mistake to make.

©2011 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.


  1. I like # 3 or #10 thread dish/wash cloths much better than the thicker cotton. Thanks for the pattern!

  2. Hello,
    I've never come across anything labelled as "crochet thread", I always use any old yarn, the same I'd use for knitting. What do the numbers mean?

  3. People use crochet thread to make doilies or bedspreads or other crochet lace. You won't necessarily find crochet thread in the same area as the yarn... in my Micheal's it's a few aisles over.

  4. I just found you through another blog..Glad I did..I like the dishcloth pattern. thanks for sharing


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