Speed Puff Crochet Washcloth Pattern

I designed this Speed Puff Crochet Washcloth Pattern this week.  I wanted something with texture, but not too much.  This stitch pattern fit the bill and was quick to whip up.

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I'm sharing this speed puff crochet washcloth pattern whips up quickly.

It’s got a bit of nubbiness from the speed puffs and yet it is open enough to absorb water.  The end product is something soft enough for a baby’s bath, but sturdy enough for the kitchen.

Speedy Puff Crochet Washcloth pattern.

The speed puff stitch has a jaunty tilt that makes an interesting repetitive pattern; somewhere between a shell and a bobble.  In the odd rows I used a simple filet technique across that opened up the pattern to allow for easy absorption of water.

Easy Speed Puff Crochet Washcloth Pattern. Fun and quick free pattern.

I used an H hook with all-cotton yarn.  The Speed Puff Crochet Washcloth Pattern was a fast and blissful project.  The finished size is about 8 x 9″.   My only problem is choosing which colors to use next. 🙂  Happy crocheting! – Laura

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Speed Puff Washcloth Crochet Pattern

Copyright Laura Hickman 2017


4 ply cotton yarn in two colors

size H (US) crochet hook

Stitch Abbreviations

Chain – ch

Chain‐up – ch up

Half double crochet ‐ hdc


Speed Puff – spuff st

Slip stitch – sl st.

Skip – sk

Stitch – st

Special Instructions:

How to make a Speed Puff stitch

Yarn over on hook and then into stitch and draw through, (3 loops on hook), yarn over into stitch again and draw through (5 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all 5 loops. Stitch complete. (Note the jaunty tilt of these little puffs.)

To Alternate Colors (as shown):

To alternate colors as pictured, start with color A for rows 1‐5, color B for rows 6 & 7, color A for rows 8‐13, color B for rows 14 & 15, color A for rows 16‐21, Color B for rows 22 & 23, Color A for 24‐28.

Chain up stitches:

The chain up stitches at the beginning of a row represent 1 hdc (2 ch up) or a hdc and a ch1 (3 ch up).


Row 1: Chain 31, turn.

Row 2: ch up 2, and *ch 1, skip 1, hdc, repeat from * across. (End with hdc in end stitch, turn.)

Row 3: ch up 2, *spuff st around ch1, slip in next stitch, repeat from * across. (End with slip stitch, turn.) Repeat rows 2 and 3, 12 more times each and then row 2 one more time. Finish off. Weave in tails and trim. Washcloth complete.

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