I started making these super simple washcloths and they’ve become very popular! I’ve been commissioned to make them and had many family members request them as gifts. They are made from the polyester scrubby “yarn” and are single crocheted all the way with a 5 mm hook.

Variegated Purple Washcloth

The small size (4″ square) is for the sink. They are great little scrubbers that rinse clean and can be washed daily – no need to worry about sponge germs! I make them medium (6″ square) or large (8″ square) for use in the shower instead of a loofa. They’re machine washable, and you can soak them in a bleach/water solution without damaging the colors or fibers if they ever do get a funk.

I try to make them square, but sometimes they get a little character like my latest washcloth pictured above. I’ve also experimented with making them with large holes in each corner so you could hang it on a hook in the shower, but it turns out to be extra work for nothing. The weave moves about and you can hang it on a hook without making a hole specifically for hanging.

I love making this, so I guess it’s a good thing they’re becoming my most requested item.