Easy Washcloth Crochet Pattern with the Carrot Stitch

Spruce up your kitchen or bathroom with a new textured crochet washcloth pattern! The Carrot Stitch Washcloth is a free crochet pattern.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I wrote up a new easy crochet washcloth pattern last weekend. What you don’t know is that I had to delete several pictures of washcloths that were covered in black dog hairs, even after I lint rolled.

The culprit is below. Look at that sweet girl! We went hiking near Red Rocks this morning and she frequently stopped to enjoy scenic overlooks, smell bushes and small holes, and eat grass. When we’re not hiking, she helps me crochet washcloths by laying on the yarn, licking my WIP, and spreading black dog hairs all over my photo backdrops. I love her. ❤️❤️

Dark brown dog on a dirt hiking trail

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Carrot Stitch Washcloth Pattern Inspiration

Anyway, onto the crochet washcloth pattern! This free pattern utilizes the carrot stitch, a stitch that I first saw on /r/crochet in 2014. Invented by /u/marriedacarrot, the carrot stitch is a combination of the lemon peel stitch and the linen stitch. The carrot stitch is a beginner-friendly stitch that utilizes chains, single crochets, and double crochets. It creates a lovely texture that’s perfect for dishcloths, washcloths, and kitchen towels.

Two coral-colored crochet washcloths in a bowl with a crochet hook on top, next to a ball of yarn

Made with cotton yarn (I used “Coral Rose” aka “Tea Rose” Lily Sugar ‘n Cream), Carrot Stitch Washcloths are the perfect way to spruce up your kitchen or bathroom. Each finished crochet washcloth is ~7.5 x 7.5 inches.

white woman's hand holding the corner of a coral-colored crochet washcloth

How to Crochet the Carrot Stitch Washcloth



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Labeled image with two pictures of coral-colored crochet dishcloths that reads: Free Crochet Pattern: Carrot Stitch Washcloth
Two white mugs and two coral crochet washcloths on a wooden handle

Carrot Stitch Washcloth Crochet Pattern

Ch 24
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook. *ch 1, sk 1, sc* 11 times. (23)

In-progress picture of row 1

Row 2: ch 1, turn. sc, *dc, sc* 11 times.(23)

In-progress picture of row 2 being crocheted

Row 3: ch 1, turn. sc, *ch 1, sk 1, sc* 11 times. (23)

Row 4: ch 1, turn. sc, *dc, sc* 11 times.(23)

Rows 5 – 20: Repeat rows 3 – 4.

In-progress picture of the carrot-stitch crochet dishcloth, midway through a row

Row 21 (border): ch 1, turn. sc 23, 2 more sc in last st, sc 20, 2 more sc in last st, sc 23, 2 more sc in last st, sc 20, 2 more sc in last st. Invisible join and weave in ends.

In-progress picture of the border being crocheted

Aaaand you’re done! Crochet a couple more dishcloths so you can have plenty for doing dishes in your kitchen, or call them washcloths and make a whole set for your guest bathroom.

Two coral-colored crochet dishcloths in a white bowl

To make the pattern larger, for a full-size carrot stitch kitchen towel or maybe even a blanket, make an even-numbered starting chain that’s as long as your wee heart desires!

Vertical image of two coral-colored crochet dishcloths with a crochet hook on top

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