Carrot Stitch Washcloth – Free Crochet Pattern

Spruce up your kitchen or bathroom with a new set of textured crochet washcloths! The Carrot Stitch Washcloth is a free crochet pattern and photo-tutorial.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I wrote up a pattern and made some new crochet washcloths last weekend. What you don’t know is that I had to delete several pictures that were covered in black dog hairs, even after I lint rolled. Here’s the culprit:

Dark brown dog on a dirt hiking trail

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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 by laying on the yarn, licking my WIP, and spreading black dog hairs all over my photo backdrops. I love her. ❤️❤️

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

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.

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.

Hand touching a coral-colored crochet dishcloth

1 ounce of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in “Coral Rose” or “Tea Rose”
or ~50 yards of your favorite worsted weight cotton yarn
I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook (I used one of my trusty aluminum hooks from Boye)
Tapestry needle (to weave in ends)

Chain – ch
Single crochet – sc
Double crochet – dc
Skip – sk

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

Crochet Washcloth 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)

In-progress picture of the carrot stitch dishcloth, with several rows completed

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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