Taryn Washcloth – Free Crochet Pattern

This is a free crochet pattern for how to crochet the Taryn Washcloth in 3 sizes. Taryn features the tunisian simple stitch with a purled edging, and is great in the bathroom, kitchen or as part of a pampering spa gift.

Find the free crochet pattern instructions below, or purchase a printer-friendly, ad-free PDF on Ravelry by clicking here.

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Nothing beats the feeling of handmade washcloths. They are great for washing dishes with, and also feel fantastic against the skin in the shower. If you’re looking for a gift, work up a set of three, and wrap with a bow, or place in a spa themed gift basket with a Taryn Soap Cozy.

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Materials:

  • 50 (77, 92) Yards of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn – I used WeCrochet/Knit Picks Dishie in Clementine
  • H8/5mm Tunisian Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Optional, Jewelry Pliers

Material Notes:

Yarn Alternatives: Lily Sugar n Cream, Red Heart’s Smoothie

Hook: I have the Clover Set of Interchangeable Bamboo Tunisian Hooks, but you can also buy just the interchangeable hook and the 16″ interchangeable cord, or a 9″ long hook

Weaving in ends of a tough yarn, like cotton yarn, can be hard on the fingers. Sore thumbs and frustration can be a thing of the past by simply using jewelry pliers to [carefully] help pull the tapestry needle through the work.

Time Spent:

I worked up the medium size in just under 2.25 hours.

Measurements with Border:

  • Small – 5.88″ (or 5 7/8″)
  • Medium – 8.13″ (or 8 1/8″)
  • Large – 8.13″ (or 8 1/8″) wide by 10.38″ (or 10 3/8″) tall

Gauge:

17 TSS by 17 Rows (forward pass + return pass = 1 row) = 4.13″

Abbreviation (US Terms):

  • TSS – Tunisian Simple Stitch (the forward pass)
    • How to Tunisian Simple Stitch: (insert hook behind the front vertical bar, yarn over and pull through leaving the previous loop on the hook) as needed
  • TPS – Tunisian Purl Stitch (the forward pass)
    • How to Tunisian Purl Stitch: with the yarn pulled to the front side of the fabric and under your hook, (insert hook behind the front vertical bar, yarn over and pull through leaving the previous loop on the hook) as needed
  • Return Pass
    • How to Return Pass: (yarn over, pull through 2 loops) as needed
  • SC – Single Crochet (Photo Tutorial)
  • BLO – Back Loop Only

Taryn Washcloth Crochet Pattern:

Chain 25 (34, 34). TSS across, then return pass. [25 (34, 34) TSS]

  • How to TSS: (insert hook behind the front vertical bar, yarn over and pull through leaving the previous loop on the hook) working all the way across the row
  • How to Return Pass: yarn over, pull the yarn through 1 loop (this is to chain 1 for the start of the row), then (yarn over, pull through 2 loops) working all the way across until you have just one loop on the hook.

R2 – 3: TPS across to the last stitch, TSS into the last stitch, then return pass as usual. [25 (34, 34) stitches]

  • How to Tunisian Purl Stitch: with the yarn pulled to the front side of the fabric and under your hook, (insert hook behind the front vertical bar, yarn over and pull through leaving the previous loop on the hook) working all the way across the row
  • How to Return Pass: yarn over, pull the yarn through 1 loop (this is to chain 1 for the start of the row), then (yarn over, pull through 2 loops) working all the way across until you have just one loop on the hook.

R4 – 24 (30, 36): TPS into the 2nd and 3rd stitch, TSS across to the last 3 stitches, then TPS into the next 2 stitches and TSS into the last stitch. [25 (34, 34) stitches]

R25 – 26 (31 – 32, 37 – 38): TPS across to the last stitch, TSS into the last stitch, then return pass as usual. [25 (34, 34) stitches]

R27 (33, 39): Loosely slip stitch across. [25 (34, 34) slip stitches]

Border: Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch). SC into the BLO down the side of the washcloth, work a (SC, chain 1, SC) into the BLO of the next corner, SC into the BLO across the opposite side of the foundation chain, (SC, chain 1, SC) into the next BLO of the next corner, SC into the BLO up the other side of the washcloth, (SC, chain 1, SC) into the BLO of the next corner, SC into the BLO of each slip stitch across, then (SC, chain 1, SC) into the BLO of the last stitch, and slip stitch join to the first SC.

Fasten Off, and Weave in Ends.

Please feel free to make and sell your own Taryn Washcloth using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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9 thoughts on “Taryn Washcloth – Free Crochet Pattern”

    • Aren’t homemade washcloths the best? I have love using crocheted scrubbies in my kitchen for dishes, and having a crocheted hand towel hanging as well. Puts me in a good mood to see.

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  1. This is very pretty. I have always liked these crocheted washcloths, but I simply cannot make myself scrub pans with them! Seems like such a waste of good crochet time for that! So…I may try this pattern, but I would use it as a hot pad. I’m wondering if it would be thick enough, but then at least it would stay nice.

    I’ve not tried Tunisian crochet but really like the look. Thanks for the pattern!

    Laurie
    Ridge Haven Homestead

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    • I don’t think I’d scrub pans with a crocheted washcloth as it would stain so easily from that, but I have used them for other dishes. I also always have a crocheted hand towel hanging so I can dry my hands with.

      As a hot pad, I might suggest either holding two strands of yarn together, and crocheting a smaller chain to account for the thicker yarn, or make two, and sew them together. I haven’t used them as hot pads before, but if I was going to grab something hot with it, I’d go with something thicker. As far as using it as sort of like a trivet for a hot dish or pan, I’ve done that (off the stove, not out of the oven), and the WeCrochet Dishie holds up well.

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