Cornerstone Crochet Washcloth Pattern (Free)

Last Updated on July 8, 2024

I love a beautiful textured project and working from corner to corner in crochet.

The Cornerstone crochet washcloth pattern combines both a soft and unique texture, and a different crochet stitch worked from corner to corner.

The washcloth written instruction includes both a photo tutorial and a video tutorial

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I designed this crochet washcloth pattern after I released the Cornerstone C2C Blanket. The blanket is made using C2C technique, combining the the C2C Moss stitch with beautifully textured Bean stitches.

I love the result of this stitch combination so much, and I knew it would be so pretty worked with 100% cotton yarn that would enhance the texture of the stitch.

I enjoyed so much seeing this stitch worked out in this 100% cotton yarn, and couldn’t be happier with the result.  

I rated this pattern as an easy-intermediate because working up the washcloth itself is very easy because you use only the Moss and Bean stitches from corner to corner.

What made me add the intermediate level is the border, where I used a round of single crochet and then a round of the Crab stitch (reversed sc), which is a bit harder to make.

You can choose to skip the last round of Crab stitch if you’d like, and you will still have a pretty crochet washcloth! 

 

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What You Will Learn When Making This Crochet Dishcloth

The cornerstone is an easy crochet washcloth pattern, it’s a great pattern if you want to learn some new stitches and methods. While crocheting this dishcloth, you will learn:

 

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Crochet Washcloth PDF Pattern
You can find the ad-free PDF pattern with the full photo-tutorial at one of my shops below: 


Cornerstone Crochet C2C Pattern Stitch Video Tutorial

Click the image below to go to the video tutorial for this C2C washcloth pattern (this is a video tutorial for the C2C stitch only, not for the border).

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Cornerstone Crochet Washcloth Pattern

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Skill level – Easy-Intermediate

Materials I used in this tutorial
– Crochet hook 4.5 mm (I love the Tulip Etimo and Clover crochet hooks).
–  Worsted (#4) weight 100% cotton yarn – I used Knit Picks Vividie yarn.
Amount of yarn needed: 70gr/122m/133yds.

– 2 Stitch markers (optional)

Finished Size8.5×8.5” (21.6×21.6 cm)
You can make this pattern as big as you’d like (even a blanket!), just keep increasing.

Gauge (in pattern):

Working Rows 1-15 will result in a triangle with 4’’ (10 cm) sides.

 

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Abbreviations (US)

Bean – Insert your hook into indicated st, yo and pull up a loop. (Yo and insert hook into same st, yo and pull up a loop) x 2 times. Yo and pull yarn through all 6 loops on hook.
ch – chain
PM – place marker
rev. sc – work a single crochet into the st to the right of your hook, with the RS facing you.

sc – single crochet
sp – space
st – stitch
yo – yarn over
* – Repeats are shown via asterisks. Repeat begins at * and ends at ;
(…) – crochet the instructions within brackets as many times as directed.
[…] – crochet the instructions within brackets into the same indicated stitch/space.


How to crochet the Bean stitch in sc 2 rows below (Spiked Bean)

Insert your hook into the unworked single crochet 2 rows below – under the ch-1 sp (pic 1), yo and pull up a loop – bring your hook to the height of the row (pic 2). (Yo and insert hook into same st, yo and pull up a loop) x 2 times (pics 3&4). Yo and pull yarn through all 6 loops on hook (pic 5).

crochet bean stitch tutorial


Notes

  • To make it easier to find the ch3 / ch2 spaces at the end of the row, place a stitch marker when you ch3/ch2 at the beginning of each row.
  • Every 3 rows, the Beans are shifted.
  • The border is optional, the pattern forms straight edges and you don’t have to add it.
  • The washcloth is worked from corner to corner. You can find the video tutorial for this pattern HERE.
  • This pattern is part of The Washcloth of The Month CAL, hosted by Rhondda from Oombawka Design and Amy from The Stitchin’ Mommy. Check out their beautiful washcloth patterns:

    Seed Stitch Washcloth by Amy – The Stitchin’ Mommy

    Crochet Star Stitch Washcloth by Rhondda – Oombawka Design


C2C Crochet Washcloth Pattern

C2C Increase

Ch4,
Row 1 (RS): 1 sc in 4th chain from hook, turn. (1 sc, 1 ch-3 sp)

Row 2 (WS): Ch3-PM, 1 sc in sc, ch 1, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in ch-3 sp, turn. (3 sc, 2 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp)

Row 3 (RS): Ch3-PM, skip 1st sc.
* 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next st; Repeat from * to ch-3 sp, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in ch-3 sp, turn. (4 sc, 3 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp)

Row 4 (WS): Repeat row 3. (5 sc, 4 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp)

Row 5 (RS): Ch3-PM, skip 1st sc, (1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) x twice, 1 Bean st in sc 2 rows below, ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in ch-3 sp, turn. (1 bean, 5 sc, 5 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp)

Rows 6-8: Repeat row 3 – total of 3 repetitions. (finishing row 8 with 9 sc, 8 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp)

Row 9 (RS): Ch3-PM, skip 1st sc.
* 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, 1 Bean st in sc 2 rows below, ch 1, skip next sc; Repeat from * to ch-3 sp, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in ch-3 sp, turn. (4 bean, 6 sc, 9 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp)

Rows 10-12: Repeat row 3 – total of 3 repetitions. (finishing row 12 with 13 sc, 12 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp)

Row 13 (RS): Ch3-PM, skip 1st sc, (1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc) x twice.
* 1 Bean st in sc 2 rows below, ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc; Repeat from * to ch-3 sp, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in ch-3 sp, turn. (5 bean, 9 sc, 13 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp)

Rows 14-29: Repeat rows 6-13 (finishing row 29 with 13 bean, 17 sc, 29 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-3 sp)

different corner to corner stitch


C2C Decrease

Row 30 (WS): Ch2-PM, skip 1st sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, don’t ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in next
ch-1 sp.
* Ch 1, skip next st, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp; Repeat from * to last sc before ch-3 sp, don’t ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in ch-3 sp, turn. (30 sc, 27 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp)

Row 31 (RS): Ch2-PM, skip 1st & 2nd sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp.
* Ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * until only 2 sc are left in the row before ch-2 sp, don’t ch1, skip next 2 sc, 1 sc in ch-2 sp, turn. (28 sc, 26 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp)

Row 32 (WS): Ch2-PM, skip 1st & 2nd sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp.
* Ch 1, skip next st, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp; Repeat from * to last sc before ch-2 sp, don’t ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in ch-2 sp, turn. (27 sc, 25 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp)

Row 33 (RS): Ch2-PM, skip 1st & 2nd sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp.
* Ch 1, skip next sc, 1 Bean st in sc 2 rows below, ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp; Repeat from * to last sc before ch-2 sp, don’t ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in ch-2 sp, turn. (12 bean, 14 sc, 24 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp)

Rows 34-36: Repeat row 32 – total of 3 repetitions. (finishing row 36 with 23 sc, 21 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp)

Row 37 (RS): Ch2-PM, skip 1st & 2nd sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp.
* Ch 1, skip next sc, 1 Bean st in sc 2 rows below, ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp; Repeat from * until only 2 sc are left in the row before ch-2 sp, ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, don’t ch 1, 1 sc in ch-2 sp, turn. (9 bean, 13 sc, 20 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp)

Rows 38-40: Repeat row 32 – total of 3 repetitions. (finishing row 40 with 19 sc, 17 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp)

Repeat rows 33-40 until you have only 3 sc in your row.


Row 41 (RS):
Ch 2, skip 1st & 2nd sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, don’t ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in next

ch-2 sp. (2 sc, 1 ch-2 sp)

Row 42 (WS): Ch 1, skip 1st & 2nd sts, 1 sc in next ch-2 sp. (1 sc, 1 ch-1 sp)


Border (optional)

Round 1 (sc):
With the RS facing you, turn the square in 90 degrees. Ch1, work 1sc in each side of each sc & ch-2 sp, (you will be working 1sc in each row’s side), continue working until corner, work corner: [1sc, ch1, 1sc] into the corner.

Continue working in the same way each side of the square.
On the last side of the square, when you reach the corner work corner: [1sc, ch1, 1sc] into the beginning ch-1, ss to 1st sc.

 

Round 2 (Crab st – Reversed sc): You will be working sc sts into the st to the right of your hook, with the RS facing you – See photo tutorial below.

Start by chaining 1, then you will work into the ch-2 sp on the right side of the ch: Insert your hook into the ch-2 sp, yo and pull up a loop, yo over and pull the yarn through all 2 loops on your hook (you just worked a reversed sc).
Work another rev. sc into the same ch-2 sp.

Work a rev. sc in each of the sc sts on the right side of your hook. When you reach a corner work 2 rev. sc into the ch-2 sp.

Continue until the end of the round, slip st to the 1st you made.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.


How to crochet the Crab Stitch – Reversed sc (rev. sc)

Ch 1, work a single crochet into the st to the right of your hook – working from the left to the right (pic 1), with the RS facing you: Insert your hook into the stitch to the right side of your hook (pic 2), and pull up a loop (pics 3&4), yo over and pull the yarn through all 2 loops on your hook (pic 5).

Continue working into the stitches to the right (pics 7-9).

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Looking for More Crochet C2C Stitch Variations? Check out the other free stitch tutorials on the blog:

  1. C2C Lemon Peel Stitch
  2. C2C Cluster Stitch
  3. C2C V Stitch
  4. C2C Wave of Grains
  5. C2C Cornerstone

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2 Comments

  1. The Ravelry links go to the “Braided Beans C2C Dishcloth”, not the “Cornerstone Washcloth”.

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know, Jessica!

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