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Candy Cane Christmas Washcloth – A free crochet pattern

With Christmas just round the corner I wanted to design a few quick and easy patterns that could be whipped up in a couple of hours, lovingly wrapped and gifted. The first design is this Candy Cane washcloth, named so due to the colour yarns I used. By working with 2 strands of 100% cotton yarn, it creates a lovely tweed effect but also adds texture, perfect for scrubbing those work surfaces!

The washcloth features a lovely ribbed border and a lemon peel stitch center.  Its very easy to do and works up in no time at all making it a fab gift idea.

The pattern works up a decent sized washcloth with added texture to get in those nooks and crannies, and because its made with cotton it washes and re-shapes well so can be used over and over again. Team it with some lovely hand soap and cream and you have yourself a lovely little gift package.

To make one you will need –

Medium weight cotton yarn (I used Drops Muskat in Red and Drops Love You 9 in White)


5mm Hook

Darning Needle




The finished washcloth measures approx 12″ X 12″


Abbreviations –

Ch = Chain SC = Single Crochet (UK double) BLO = Back loops only.  DC = Double crochet (UK Treble) ST = Stitch



Pattern is in US terminolgy

Hold 2 strands of yarn throughout the pattern to create the ‘tweed’ effect.

The beginning ch of every round does NOT count as a st.


The Pattern

Working with red and white yarn,  Ch 41

  1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each st across (40)
  2. Ch1, turn, 1 sc blo in each st to end (40)
  3. Ch 1, turn. 1 sc in each st to end (40)
  4. Repeat row 2
  5. Repeat row 3
  6. Repeat row 2
  7. Ch1, turn. 1 sc in 1st 4 st ( 1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next) 16 times, 1 sc in last 4 st.
  8. Ch 1, turn. 1 sc blo in 1st 4 st, (1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st) 16 times, 1 sc blo in the last 4 st
  9. – 35 Repeat rows 7 & 8 14 times.
  1. Repeat row 7
  2. Repeat row 3
  3. Repeat row 2
  4. Repeat row 2
  5. Repeat row 3.

*Before you fasten off ch 10 and ss to last stich to create hanging loop*

Happy Hooking!



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