Hi there! This week’s free washcloth pattern is called “Spring Windows” because the yarn reminds me of spring. This is a super easy pattern and only uses a few stitches. The pattern would also make a great lightweight blanket for the spring. I hope you enjoy it! If you are interested in using this stitch in a different way, the multiple is 2 + 1.
This pattern is also available as an ad-free PDF in my Ravelry store.
• DESCRIPTION: Using simple stitches (just ch, SC, and DC) allows you to create a beautiful open fabric. The small openings give it a feminine twist while the solid sections ensure its usability. It would make a great shawl or even a lightweight blanket!
• GAUGE & SIZING:
Gauge (tension) isn’t very important in this project. For reference, my gauge is 7 DC worked in pattern stitch and 13 rows per 4″.
Play around with hook sizes until you find one that makes a fabric you like. This pattern is written to produce a washcloth that is roughly 10.5 inches by 9 inches.
ABBREVIATIONS & STITCHES USED:
ch = chain
st = stitch
sp = space
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
* * = Repeat what is in asterisks the indicated number of times
About 120 yards of I Love This Cotton Yarn in Paris in June or any #4 cotton or cotton blend.
A 4.0 mm (F) hook
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch markers if desired.
1. SC in second chain from hook and across. Turn
2. Ch 1. SC in each stitch across.
3. Ch 1. SC in each stitch across.
4. Ch 4 (= DC + 1 ch)
*Sk next SC. DC in next SC. ch 1.*
Repeat across. End with sk SC, DC in last st.
5. Ch 1. SC in each st and sp across. SC in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Repeat 2 – 5 until piece reaches stated measurements or desired size.
Weave in your ends:
Thread the needle with one yarn tail. Weave the needle back through several stitches, about an inch. Turn and go back through, beginning in the second stitch from needle. Repeat once more. Repeat with any other yarn tails. Snip the tails.
I hope this pattern has reminded you of spring and you enjoy making it! Let me know in the comments how you plan to use this stitch!