On Monday I shared a tutorial for making a crochet hook roll. I guess that got me in the mood to do a little crocheting myself. I haven’t sewn all week. This must be crochet week.
I have been crocheting washcloths for the past two days. I am making them for Christmas presents and also trying to use up yarn in my stash. I made up a very simple pattern and thought I would share it with you today. I can make a washcloth in an hour or less. Yay, for simple and easy!
Super Simple Washcloth Pattern
100% Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn
Blunt tip tapestry needle to weave in ends.
HDC=Half Double Crochet
Row 1: SC in 1st chain from hook. SC in remaining stitches of beginning chain. Ch 1. Turn. (24 SC)
Row 2: SC in each stitch of row 1. Ch 1. Turn. (24 SC)
Row 3-30 (or until washcloth is a square): SC in each stitch of previous row. Ch 1. Turn. (24 SC)
Finishing Round: HDC 2 times in each corner and in each stitch around. On the two sides with no “real” stitches simply work in 23 stitches evenly on those sides. Enclose the original tail as you crochet around. (approx. 100 HDC) Join with a SS in 1st stitch of round. Finish off and weave in ends.
The finished washcloth should be approximately a 6 1/2 inch square. If you want a smaller or larger washcloth simply add more stitches to the beginning chain or use fewer.
If you have any questions please let me know.
Here are 4 of the 7 washcloths I have made so far. I am in the process of making my children some for Christmas and will be working up a little bath gift set that I hope to post about sometime this week.