Crocheted Washcloths: Snapdragon

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

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

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

  8. 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.

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

    Thank you,


  10. 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)

  11. 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!


  12. 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!

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


  14. 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

  15. 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!

  16. 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??


  17. 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.


  19. 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!

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

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

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

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

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

  26. 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?

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