I love handmade cotton wash cloths, they are a joy to use and make such lovely presents. You can wrap one or two around a bar of handmade soap or a fancy cleanser and you have a perfect little gift.
They are a great way to use left over bit of cotton yarn so are a wonderful stash buster. Plus they are perfect for trying out new stitches and techniques.
Have I convinced you?
I've collected together 15 of my favourite patterns, a mix of knitting and crochet so there's something for everyone. See if you can spot which one I’ve been making recently.
Let's get started; click on the photos below to go straight to the pattern or tutorial. (If you want to pin these ideas please do click through and pin from the original posts won't you, that’s proper pinning etiquette!)
These spiral design cloths from Winding Road Crochet are just SO pretty, I think it's the colours she's chosen. Don't they just look lovely together? It’s crochet but it kind of looks more like knit - cool eh?
All about Sprout have several lovely washcloth patterns, my favourite is this Roman Stripe knitted one.
I love C2C crochet, it works up so quickly and the texture is lovely. This is a great basic pattern from Eye Love Knots.
Aren’t these leaf shaped cloths fun? They are from Tricksy and there are 2 different versions to choose from.
If you like trying new stitches a washcloth makes a great thing to practice on, this Daisy stitch cloth from Nourish and Nestle is so pretty.
For Tunisian Crochet lovers this pretty cloth would be a quick make, ideal for beginners too. It's from Petals to Picot.
Julie Measures has a lovely, and super simple, Mitred Square cloth pattern. Honestly you won't believe how simple this is to do, it looks so much more complicated than it is.
Petals to Picot has this lovely basket weave free knit pattern, the texture it creates is wonderful.
This beautiful open textured crochet washcloth by Amanda Saladin is called Lavender Dreams
This knitted rubber duck design is SO cute, it's by Daisy & Storm.
Have you tried intarsia knitting? This sweet heart washcloth could be a great little project to give it a go. It's from Knitting and so on.
Look at this fabulous textured knit from The Soccer Mom Blog, the pattern couldn’t be much simpler either - good news!
I love the shape of these pretty “Almost Lost” washcloths. The pattern was rescued by Simply Notable from a scrap of paper and now there is a full step by step photo tutorial to help us all out too.
What a pretty crocheted cloth pattern from Crochet by Sia, I love the cute little border on this one too.
Another washcloth pattern with a fantastic texture is this beauty from Salty Pearl Crochet.
There you go, 15 fabulous pattern, get started now and Christmas gift giving could be all sorted before you know it!