The 20 Minute Half Double Crochet Washcloth Pattern is the perfect beginner project for someone looking to do the second most basic stitch. The Half Double Crochet .
20 Minute Half Double Crochet Washcloth Pattern
I so named this free pattern the 20 Minute Half Double Crochet Washcloth Pattern because I can crochet this washcloth in less than 20 minutes. If you are a true beginner it may take you longer than 20 minutes, but I promise you as you practice and advance your skills you too can make 3 of these projects in an hour as well.
So what does a beginner crochet artist need to know to be able to complete this project?
You will need to know how to chain, complete the Half Double Crochet as well as how to weave in your ends to complete your work.
If you do not know how to complete these tasks yet, have no fear, for I have a full and complete Crochet tutorial for the 20 Minute Half Double Crochet Washcloth Pattern uploaded to my YouTube channel just for you!
What Items do I need to complete the 20 Minute Half Double Crochet Washcloth Pattern?
You need the following:
- Cotton Yarn – I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in the color Banana
- Size H/5.0 MM Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Marker and Ruler Optional
Instructions to complete 20 Minute Half Double Crochet Washcloth Pattern
- Chain 22.
- Skip the first 2 chains and half double crochet (hdc) in the 3rd chain from the hook. Continue in each chain stitch to the end of the row. You should have 20 total HDC.
- ROW 2: Chain 2, turn work, hdc in each hdc across row. [20 HDC.]
- ROWS 3-14: Repeat row 2 – [20 HDC]
- Finish your work by cutting yarn approximately 8 inches beyond the last stitch and pull the yarn end through the last stitch remaining on the hook. Weave in loose ends. Ta Da! You are finished!
The gauge for this pattern is not crucial however I based all my stitch counts and rows count for the completed work to measure a 6” x 6” square.
I absolutely love to crochet, I even wrote a post about the Benefits of Crochet which you can read here. As much as I enjoy the process of crochet I do like to crochet with a purpose. I find that the more purposeful my crochet project the faster I work on it. This is why I wanted to start creating beginner crochet projects that you can actively use now. I love scarfs and accessories however those can seem to take an eternity to a beginner. This 20 Minute Half Double Crochet Washcloth Pattern is something that you can work out in an evening and then even gift with pride the next day or store away as a Christmas present for friends and family.
Another reason why I chose this pattern for a beginner is that it is so cost-effective to make. You do not have to break your bank or wallet to create a handmade home. I believe this so much I even have a series you can follow up with How To Make Your House A Home on A Dime.
As promised in my Video Tutorial Here is the free downloadable 20 Minute Half Double Crochet Washcloth Pattern.
I hope you found this pattern helpful and if you did I encourage you to pin it and share it and don’t forget to tag me across all of your social media.
Being a homeschooling parent myself, I would even encourage you to share this beginner crochet pattern with the children in your life. I am sure they will find it rewarding just as you to crochet something they can immediately use.