Earth Day Project

Updated: Jul 1, 2020

Happy belated Earth Day!

I know I'm a few days late to the party, but really, lets celebrate the Earth everyday! As a Earth Day gift, you can get my Simply Square Washcloth pattern for free below!

These washcloths or dishcloths (honestly, you can use them for anything - they're 100% cotton!) are one of my best sellers at markets and are reusable - my favorite!!

The pattern is beginner friendly, and is the perfect thing to start with because it's small, has few stitches, and is easy to tell when you drop a stitch!

What you'll need:

  • Size 4.5mm hook or hook needed to meet gauge

  • Darning Needle

  • About 70 yards of Size 4 100% Cotton (sample is made with Sugar n’ Cream)

Stitches Used:

  • Ch: chain

  • Sc: single croceht

  • Sl st: slip stitch

  • Linen/Moss Stitch: alternating sc and ch 1 across the row - described and broken down below

Gauge & Measurement:

  • 4in x 4in: 19 st x 17 rows

  • Measures about 9" x 9"


Chain 40

Row 1: in the fourth chain from the hook, place a sc. *Ch 1, skip the next st, and sc into the one after that. Repeat * until the end of the row, being sure to end with a sc in the last ch space. (38 st - sc, ch 1 counts as 2 st)

Row 2: Chain 2 and turn work. This chain 2 will count as the first sc and ch1 of the row. Sc into the chain space between Row 1’s sc. *Ch 1 then place a sc in the next chain space. Repeat * to the end of the row, placing the last sc into the last ch space.

Repeat row 2 for 34 rows

After the last stitch of Row 34 ch 1. You will now be completing the border of the washcloth.

Sc down the side of the cloth, placing a sc in each row. Ch 1 and place a sc into the first space of the bottom edge. * Skip 1 st and sc in the next 3 stitches. Repeat * until the end of the row, ending with a sc in the last st of the row. Ch 1, and sc up the side of the cloth back to the top, placing a sc in each row. Once at the top, ch 1 and sc into the first st of the top. *skip the next st and then sc into the next 3 st. Repeat * until the end of the row, ending with a sc in the last st. Sl st to join to the beginning of the border.

Tie off and weave in ends. Be sure to weave in your ends well since this is a washcloth and may be handled roughly!

Please tag me @aikrochet and use #aikrochet and #simplysquarecloth in your social media so I can see what you made!


For this pattern with photo instructions, this pattern is available for purchase on my SHOP Page

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