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Everyone needs washcloths!  I’ve made many to give away at family baby showers.  And every one of my shoebox gifts included one and a bar of soap.  Soldier, veteran and homeless organizations also need donations for their hygiene kits.  Looking through my Pinterest Boards, I found some of my favorite ones to make.  Here are 10 of the Easy Washcloth Tutorials I found to sew, knit or crochet.

Over the years I’ve been able to get great deals at Target, Walmart and Kmart for terry washcloths.  There is even this deal over at Amazon for a pack of white ones.  Yet making my own made my gift even more special, don’t you think?

Washcloth Tutorials that you can make

Here are 10 Easy Washcloth Tutorials:

Washcloth Tutorials To Sew:

One of my Facebook readers shared her sewing technique with us.  Vanessa from Vanessa’sValues took one large Walmart bath towel and was able to cut and sew up 25 soap pouches with this simple pattern.  She included them in her Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes after reading about how a simple gift of a washcloth meant so much to a young man.  CLICK HERE for all the info.

This washcloth from Zaaberry is the one I use for baby showers.  I just LOVE the softness of the chenille.  But I have also used soft terry cloth I got from JoAnn Fabrics as well.  They work up very quick and easy. (Check out this Chenille fabric from Amazon.)

CLICK HERE for the tutorial.

 

Michele from Michele Made Me made an upcycled project!  Rather than throw away an old worn towel, she cut it up to find the best quality sections.  She then sewed binding around the edge.  This saved her towel from the landfill and transformed it into a useful washcloth.  I may not give this as a gift – but it certainly is frugal and saves money in your family budget that you can use to donate!

CLICK HERE for the tutorial.

Here is a twist on a typical washcloth:  a washcloth puppet!  Sewing.org has tons of tutorials, but I found this one with a full-size printable pattern.  You could even make them out of felt or cloth to just use as puppets – but oh so fun as a washcloth, don’t you think?  I found this Terry Cloth fabric by the yard at Amazon.

CLICK HERE for the tutorial.

Craftsy has tons of wonderful tutorials.  This is a 10-minute project that uses up small fabric scraps from your stash.  Great frugal technique!  This makes another great baby gift if you don’t want to use chenille (from the first tutorial). I found this Terry Cloth fabric by the yard at Amazon.  Craftsy provides the technique to get those great mitered corners!  CLICK HERE for the tutorial.  Once you start browsing, I’m sure you will find lots of other great ones from this website!

Washcloth Tutorials To Knit:

Bev’s Country Cottage is one of my favorite websites.  She has thousands of tutorials that are all perfect for various charity donations.  She has links to hospitals, armed forces, and other humanitarian aid groups that yearn for items to distribute to those in need.  This link takes you to 3 different knitted washcloth patterns.  CLICK HERE for the tutorial.

Here is an assortment of crochet hooks I found at Amazon.

 

Washcloth Tutorials To Crochet:

The next 2 tutorials are also from Bev’s Country Cottage!  Can you tell I’m a fan?  This crochet pattern called:  Laura’s baby Washcloth, is simple using just half double crochet stitches.  Easy peasy, but I think it makes a nice pattern.  There are 2 other crochet patterns on the page as well.  CLICK HERE for the tutorial.

 

Bev’s design here is unique – it’s called a Turn on Itself Potholder.  Yes while it can be used as a potholder made with cotton yarn, I think the pattern would be perfect as a sturdy washcloth using a softer yarn.  It uses just single crochet stitches, but it turns in on itself making a double thickness.  CLICK HERE for the tutorial.

 

 

This quick and easy crochet project from Ravelry can make in less than 30 minutes. Slip a bar of your favorite soap inside or give it as a gift. Makes a great skin scrubber. Just hang it up by the cord to dry.

CLICK HERE for the tutorial.

 

 

One final crochet pattern from Anneliese from Aesthetic Nest.  She used cheerful and fun yarn colors! It makes up with lovely ribs that are perfect for scrubbing as a washcloth.  She reveals this was one of her first projects when learning to crochet – a nice easy project for novice crocheters 🙂  CLICK HERE for the tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed checking out these 10 Easy Washcloth Tutorials!

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