Mother’s Day Washcloth – FREE CROCHET PATTERN!

In preparation for the most wonderful spring holiday, I wanted to give something to all of my mama maker friends out there, so I am sharing a SUPER easy Mother’s Day washcloth crochet pattern! This is quick and easy if you need a last minute gift, and also great for any spring markets you have coming up! Bundle it with some a nice bar of handmade soap, a bottle of wine, and a scented candle, and you’ve got a DIY spa kit for your mom to enjoy right in the comfort of her own home! Want more ideas for handmade Mother’s Day gifts? Head to my blog post!

spa kit

These washcloths can be used in the kitchen as well, and are a great eco-friendly alternative to paper towels. Absorbent and soft, they can mop up messes, wipe down tables, and then be thrown in with the regular laundry to get clean again.


I was inspired to write this pattern after seeing the My Favorite Dishcloth designed by Melissa from WoodsandWool. I loved the way that the Dishie yarn created a speckled look, but I wanted to create something that had a looser texture and used a larger crochet hook because I wanted it to work up quickly.

The result was a squishy, super soft washcloth that is perfect for adding a handmade touch to your bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room!

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Mother’s Day Washcloth Crochet Pattern


  • Two strands of Lily’s Sugar’n Cream yarn (play with color combos!)
  • US Size L (8.00mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle and scissors for weaving in ends.


  • Ch – chain
  • SC – single crochet

Finished Size

  • Length: 6.5″ (16.5 cm)
  • Width: 5.5″ (14 cm)


Start by taking two strands of Lily’s Sugar’n Cream yarn and making a slip knot.

Ch 14.

Row 1: SC in second ch from hook. SC to the end of the row. Ch 1, turn. (13).

Row 2: SC in each stitch. Ch 1, turn. (13)

Row 3: Repeat Row 2 til you have 11 rows total. Cut one strand of the yarn (keep the yarn you want to be your border), and fasten off.


With remaining strand of yarn, SC in each stitch around the edge of the square you have created. 3 SC in each corner. When you have crocheted a border around all 4 sides of the washcloth, join with a slip stitch, and fasten off. Weave in ends.

Let’s see your washcloths!

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The Mother’s Day Washcloth pattern and photographs are property of The Sweetgum Spot and are for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not alter, share, or sell this pattern in any way. However, you are more than welcome to sell the finished product. Please credit The Sweetgum Spot by including a link to the pattern listing if you are selling the finished piece online.