These Tiny Towels not only make incredibly handy washcloths for your home, but they make wonderful baby shower gifts. Crochet them day and night or in your sleep. They are so simple, you only have to count the first row of stitches. One friend of mine made these as reusable baby wipes and laundered them with her cloth diapers. Isn’t that clever, environmental sane, and thrifty?

Tiny Towels Free Pattern by Simply Collectible

Tiny Towels crochet pattern

I’ve made nearly 60 of these towels over the last handful of years and they are quite sturdy. My son prefers them over traditional washcloths. Now give it a try! Hope you love them as much as we do. (Approximately 4.5″ wide and long.)


ch- chain
hdcbl- half double crochet, back loop
hdcfl- half double crochet, front loop
st- stitch
sts- stitches



H/5mm hook
Yarn Needle


You’ll see I’m using an I-hook in the photos, but those came out too loose once they got wet. If you crochet loosely, I recommend a G-hook so your fingers don’t slip through the tiny towels’ stitches once they get wet.

R1:  ch17, starting in 2nd ch from hook hdcfl across, ch1, turn (16sts)

R2-8:  *hdcbl, hdcfl* (repeat * to * across), ch1 turn (16sts)

R9:  *hdcbl, hdcfl* (repeat * to * across), fasten off, sew in the ends. (16sts)


Repeat as many times as you need for a lovely collection.

 Tiny Towels Free Crochet Pattern by Simply Collectible


Tiny Towels Free Crochet Pattern by Simply Collectible

Thank you for your support!

Make sure to check out the previous washcloths in the Washcloth Challenge I’m doing with Kati of KatiDCreations.

Tiny Towels Free Pattern by

Try another lovely, simply project that’s perfect for just about anything? The Retro Bloom Coaster or Scrubbie free crochet pattern is another fabulous little scrubby from yours truly. Also try the Sassy Bow Free crochet pattern which is quick n easy so you can embellish on the spot!