Shell Washcloth

free crochet pattern, shell washcloth, shell st, easy, photo tutorial

This is an easy free crochet pattern for shell washcloth with photo tutorial in each steps to guide you in your crochet journey. I used Chain and Shell st combination in this shell washcloth pattern.

Skill Level

Easy Beginner 


Hook: H / 8 - 5.00MM

Yarn: Creme de la Creme / Color: 0255 TEAROSE ( or your desired color)

Tapestry Needle to weave in ends

Terms Used

Ch: Chain  ;  Dc: Double Crochet  ;  Sc: Single Crochet

Sl st: Slip Stitch  ;  Sk : Skip

Stitch Guide

Shell St: 5 dc in specified stitch


4" - 18 stitches  : 13 rows

Size of the Washcloth : 9"    X   9 1/2 "

Shell Washcloth Instructions

Ch 38

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk 2ch, shell st in next ch, sk 2ch, sc in next ch, (sk next 2ch, shell st in next ch, sk 2ch, sc in next ch) across. ( 6 shell st)

Row 2: Ch3 (consider as 1st dc), turn, 2dc in the same st, sk 2dc, sc in next dc, sk 2dc, (shell st in next sc, sk 2dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2dc) across, 3dc in last sc. (5 shell st and 2 half shell st)

Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in the same st,  sk 2dc, shell st in next sc, sk 2dc, (sc in next dc, sk next 2dc, shell st in next sc, sk 2dc) across, sc in last dc.

Row 4: Ch1, turn, sc in the same st, sc in next sts across. (37 sc)

Row 5-6: Repeat Row 4

Row 7: Ch1, turn, sc in the same st, sk 2sc, shell st in next sc, sk 2sc, (sc in next sc, sk next 2sc, shell st in next sc, sk 2sc) across, sc in last sc.

Row 8-9: Repeat Row 2-3

Row 10-12: Repeat Row 4

Row 13-15: Repeat Row 7-9

Row 16-18: Repeat Row 4

Row 19-21: Repeat Row 7-9

Row 22-24: Repeat Row 4 around but having 3sc in each corner as shown on photo below. 

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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