Crocheted Washcloths: Snapdragon

by Daisy

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This is the first washcloth in a series of three…or more depending on how much I can make hubby watch Miss Marple over the next few weeks. I would like to draw your attention to the almost good photo above. I was trying to get all fancy pants and make a pretty pic like TL does. Um, lets chronicle why I shouldn’t ever try that again…

1) Montage. All three cloths for the series. You can’t see the cables on the right one and the back one got soy milk all over it just before picture time. So, I wet it to disguise that, and oh, the flash was all wonky.

2) Psychedelic pansies. I think the washcloth is upside down or something, cause I can’t look at this pic without turning my head to the side like a confused terrier. And how come it’s so DARK in my yard? I have NO TREES. I think the reflective cotton is getting me here. It’s GLOWING. And why aren’t any of my pretty pansies looking at me? It’s like taking pictures of my children

3. Rosemary Jail.

4. Self-portrait.

Snapdragon Washcloth Pattern
(Ivory will never be a photographer)

Worsted weight cotton. F-needle.

Ch 37.

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook *skip 3 chs, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 3 chs, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch* 4 times

In English… dc…fan…”V”…fan…”V”…fan…”V”…fan…”V”

Row 2: Ch 3, turn; 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc *5 dc in next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc; repeat from *3 times; 3 dc in last sp.

Mini fan with three prongs, “V”, fan, “V”, fan, “V”, fan, “V”, mini fan

Row 3: Ch 4, turn; dc in first dc, *5 dc in next ch-1, skip next 3 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc*4 times

Repeat Row 2 & 3 five more times (I did Row 2 one more time to get the length I wanted)

Single crochet evenly around the edges. When crossing the scallops along the top, put a sl st in at the cusp of each scallop instead of a sc.

Double crochet evenly around. Fasten off.



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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

Joyce August 17, 2009 at 5:49 am

Thank you for this pattern.
It is so simple and yet so elegant.
You can make one up in about an hour.

Ivory Soap August 20, 2009 at 6:18 am

@Joyce–Thank you for using the word ELEGANT. I rarely get called that!

kris October 21, 2009 at 9:40 am

I really love the of blues in the wash cloths ; Where did you get it?????

Judy Dain January 27, 2010 at 7:41 am

We plan on having a work day and making these to send to Haiti. Our Missionary there says they like these the best. They like them in dark colors and say that they last longer than other.

Mandy February 9, 2010 at 12:00 am

HI there,

can you tell me please how many chains I should add on to make it bigger? Mine seems really small, & I am so new to this stuff that I am trying to figure out how many chains to add to add another pattern section… hope you get me! Thanks. It’s a nice pattern. Just need more of it! lol

Ivory Soap February 16, 2010 at 9:06 am

Judy Dain–Seriously? Missionaries? How great is that!

Cathryn April 22, 2010 at 2:16 am

Hi I would like to know exactly what are they made out of??? Cotton brand, type, ply etc I have never done anything like this before have no idea what brands are or ply etc…I have only just started crocheting for 2 mths now!! thanks

Donna Pelts April 29, 2010 at 8:12 am

I love the beautiful colors you have chosen. I hope mine turn out as lovely as yours. Thank you!

Ivory Soap May 7, 2010 at 6:34 am

I just used pima that I got at a garage sale. I have no idea what brand. She said it was originally six dollars a skein. I got it for .50.

LMIC August 11, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Thanks for the amusing instructions and pictures. I love it.

LMIC August 11, 2010 at 8:03 pm

“Self-Portrait” is my favorite.

michelle September 7, 2010 at 9:48 am

please email me the last 2 dishclothes, i did the snap dragon and i love it. It looks great in my kitchen.

Thank you,


Christine Chipman October 8, 2010 at 6:20 am

I love this pattern. Could you tell me where I can find the other two that you mention please? They look great too. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.


(Tasmania, Australia)

Nancy October 8, 2010 at 11:04 am

Can you e-mail me the last 2 dishcloths too? Have you ever created any shawl patterns? I do prayer shawls and am looking for a new pattern – I’m thinking of trying to turn this into a prayer shawl – hmmmm…….has possibilities!


Tomato Lady October 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Hi Nancy & Christine–Go to our header and hover your cursor over “Crafts.” Click on the first category, “Crochet Patterns.” Scroll down and you will see all of Ivory’s crocheted dishcloths and other assorted patterns for crochet. No shawls yet. Maybe someday!
You can also click this link to get to the crochet page:
Thank you!

Tomato Lady October 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Hi Nancy & Christine–Go to our header and hover your cursor over “Crafts.” Click on the first category, “Crochet Patterns.” Scroll down and you will see all of Ivory’s crocheted dishcloths and other assorted patterns for crochet.
You can also click this link to get to the crochet page:
Hugs to you!

Donna October 17, 2010 at 9:58 am

I just wanted to tell you your pics and comments made me lol…I love the pattern also.

Darlene October 21, 2010 at 5:54 pm

What a cute and easy washcloth pattern! I whipped one up in very short order and plan to make “darker” colored ones for dishclothes. You may get some hits….I had to brag about where I found a cool and easy free pattern on my fb page!

Chris February 8, 2011 at 8:52 am

I guess I’m really slow but can’t figure out the end of Row 3. Can you help please. I’m really stuck.


ginny (petunia501) March 9, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I think you did a lovely job, the photoes are charming and I love your garden! I just finnished making my garden hat for the summer,now I have time to try one of your lovely clothes.Thank you so much

Sarah April 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Beautiful! How many skeins of cotton should I get per dishcloth? The brands I use usually come with 1 3/4 to 2 ozs per skein. Thanks for sharing – can’t wait to get started!

Ivory Soap April 29, 2011 at 5:09 pm

One should be plenty

Ada Grace May 26, 2011 at 9:47 am

Great pattern, easy to follow and it works up so quickly! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

Lynne July 6, 2011 at 9:15 am

Beautiful dish cloth. I am going to give it a try. Love your site – have been checking it out. But I can’t find the crochet pattern for the third dish cloth (back one in picture above – orange??). Maybe I missed it. Have you posted the directions for that one yet??


Ivory Soap July 13, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I never did! HA! I think it got stained horribly. It’s wet in that picture right? Anyway, I guess I’ll have to do another one sometime. I can’t remember the pattern.

RUBY BRENNER July 29, 2011 at 6:31 pm


Evelyn Brabson October 23, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Ivory Soap: I would love to have the pattern for the 3 dishcloths but I can’t find anywhere to print them. Can you help me?

Tomato Lady October 24, 2011 at 7:23 am

Evelyn Brabson–If you hold your cursor over the term “CRAFTS” just beneath our header, a pull down menu will appear. Move down to “CROCHET” and click, and all Ivory’s crochet patterns will appear, including many washcloth patterns. Hope this helps!

Ruth anne April 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I really like this pattern. Great for a dishcloth. I’d like to do it up for a baby blanket. What is the multiplier?

Margaret Jones April 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I love the patterns they are real pretty. I did the one pattern, can you email me the other two patterns? Thank you

Ivory Soap April 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm

They should be on the site too.

Ivory Soap April 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Ruth anne, I’m sorry but I did this years ago. I have no idea what the multiplier was.

Marsha May 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Stumbled upon your blog today and wanted to thank you for the crochet patterns. I am making washcloths for different charities and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your patterns.

Leslie December 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I had a really good laugh when I saw the photo of you with the washcloth over your face under the title self- portrait. You have a great sense of humor.
Oh, and I love your washcloths!

Laura S. January 7, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Going to try this right now 🙂

MelanieL January 19, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Thanks! This is such an adorable pattern. I agree with one of your first comments, Elegant is a great word.

susan January 31, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I am just learning to crochet and I liked this picture. I really don’t understand what it means in Row 1: ………. (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch* 4 times

In English… dc…fan…”V”…fan…”V”…fan…”V”…fan…”V” I guess it is the fan I don’t understand…could you enlighten me?

Ivory Soap February 14, 2013 at 8:26 am

“Fan V” isn’t a real term. It’s my term for the stitch in the instructions.

pat v March 28, 2013 at 5:57 pm

You are so much fun. Like the pattern. loved the pics. Dripping milk on the product: PRICELESS!

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