Ursula Washcloth – Free Pattern

You’re going to love making the Ursula Washcloth! With the one row repeat your can probably knock an Ursula Washcloth in almost no time at all.

This advanced beginner pattern will surely help you practice a new stitch.

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My favorite part about making washcloths and dishcloths is that they are relatively inexpensive to make. They are also a great way to practice new stitches and techniques.

Does it really matter if you’re washing dirty dishes or the stress and dirt away from the day with a trapezoidal shaped fabric?

Another reason is that they make easy gifts. I made a set of Ursula Washcloths for teacher gifts this past Christmas for my son’s teachers. I threw in a bar of locally made cold-processed soap too. Less than $10 each and maybe 3 hours total of my time from start to finish on both gifts (including wrapping and shopping for yarn).

The Yarn

I purchased the purple yarn specifically for this project. I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in colorway Hot Purple. You can purchase it at most of the major craft stores and online here.

I had my son pick from my stash of what color to make the washcloths for his teachers. He picked a navy, I didn’t have the wrapper but I’m pretty sure that it was I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby.

Some of my favorite cotton yarns include:

Cotton Aran – Paintbox Yarns – Love Crafts

Supplies Needed

  • 90-100 yards worsted weight cotton
  • I/5.50mm crochet hook
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Cl – Cluster
Dc – Double Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
YO – Yarn Over

Stitch Definition

Cl(s) – Cluster(s): [The Cl is comprised of a Dc and Hdc together.] YO, insert hook into next St, YO and pull up a loop, YO, pull through first 2 loops on hook, YO, insert hook into SAME St, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all 4 loops on hook. Cluster completed.

Gauge & Finished Size(s)

Gauge: 8 Cl x 8 rows = 4” of stich pattern

Finished Size: 8.5” x 8.5”

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Pattern Notes

Written in US crochet terms.

A stitch count is provided at the end of each row.

Clusters are worked into the top of cluster of previous row.


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Winter Washcloth Series

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The Pattern 

Ch 37

1.) Hdc in 2nd Ch from the hook, *Cl in next Ch, Sk next Ch, repeat from * across, Hdc in last Ch.  (17 Cls, 2 Hdc)

2.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Cl in next St and each St across, Hdc in last St. (17 Cls, 2 Hdc)

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Repeat Row 2 until square.

Finish off and weave in ends.

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