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Free Pattern: Irish Moss Washcloth

Updated: Jan 12

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If you’re new to knitting…

The Irish Moss Washcloth is perfect for you! This pattern is really more of a how. So it’s very forgiving. BONUS! You only need to know how to knit and purl. That’s it!!!!

The Best Part…

It looks the same on both sides, no right or wrong side! Even when you use multi colored yarn looks awesome. This one, just like the Bubble Washcloth, you don’t have to do the crochet part of this pattern. You can just bind off and weave in ends, but I personally LOVE the look of the reverse single crochet on this washcloth.

Ready for the Pattern?

Size: approximately 9″ X 9″


Finished wash cloth, folded


* – * – repeat pattern

CO – cast-on

K – knit stitches

P – purl stitches

rsc – Reverse Single Crochet

Special Stitches

Reverse Single Crochet: Chain 1, working from left to right, skip first stitch, insert hook from front to back in next stitch to the right, yarn over, pull loop through stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook. You can also click here to watch a video and see a picture explanation [courtesy of Annie’s Catalog].


The gauge for this piece isn’t super important. I due tend knit tight, so if you need, use smaller or larger needles or just simply knit your washcloth as long as it measures wide. (depending on how big you make the washcloth, you may or may not have extra yarn)

Finished Product

CO 40

Row 1: * K1, P1 * Repeat pattern between * * until the end

Row 2: * K1, P1 * Repeat pattern between * * until the end

Row 3: * P1, K1 * Repeat pattern between * * until the end

Row 4: * P1, K1 * Repeat pattern between * * until the end

Repeat Rows 1 -4 until your washcloth measures about 9 inches.

Bind off but do not cut yarn.

Next, get out your 4mm crochet hook….

rsc around the entire washcloth. I did about 1 per knit stitch and 2 in the corner.

Please share your washcloths and tag me on Instagram (#thesmithcountry)! I’d love to see your newly made kitchen/bathroom accessory.

Making it as a gift? Don't forget the gift tag! If you share your completed work with me on Instagram @thesmithcountry or use #TheSmithCountry and tag me on facebook, @thesmithcountry! I always love seeing the patterns I create come to life in your homes.

Feel free to comment with any questions or suggestions

With a grateful heart,

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Do not sell or distribute this pattern in any way, including as your own. Instead, share the original blog post link! You can sell finished products made from this pattern. I do ask that you give credit to Jenn Smith; The Smith Country, LLC as the pattern designer and link to the blog post. If you have any questions regarding distribution or translation of this pattern, please see my Terms and Conditions or e-mail me directly. Thank you for your consideration!

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