This washcloth is the last washcloth of this series, (although there are three extra in the e-book which you can find here.) I have to be honest. I don’t love this washcloth. But only because I do not like the yarn. Brutally honest: It’s awful. It’s heavy and very rough.
You can use any weight yarn and any natural fiber or natural fiber blend for this pattern. If you choose to use a worsted weight (#4) yarn, your washcloth will be smaller unless you change the beginning chain. If you do that, make sure
your beginning chain is a multiple of 4 and then add 1.
This is a washcloth that would be good for everyday use although I’d use a different yarn. You can see the whole collection here to find the perfect washcloth for whatever use you can imagine!
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This washcloth is created by V stitches and basic SC and DC. It creates a dense, solid fabric with a subtle texture. This pattern would make a great gift when paired with some nice soap and lotion.
• GAUGE & SIZING:
Gauge (tension) isn’t very important in this project. For reference, my gauge is 4 V sts and 9 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 8 inches by 10 inches.
• ABBREVIATIONS & STITCHES USED:
Abbreviations & Stitches Used
ch = chain
st = stitch
sp = space
sk = skip
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
( ) = work all into the same stitch or space
* * = Repeat what is between the asterisks the indicated number of times
V st = V stitch = (DC, ch 1, DC)
Note regarding yarn: You can use any weight yarn and any natural fiber or natural fiber blend for this pattern. If you choose to use a worsted weight (#4) yarn, your washcloth will be smaller unless you change the beginning chain. If you do that, make sure your beginning chain is a multiple of 4 and then add 1.
About 65 yards of Just Hemp by Lion Brand in the color Reed or any bulky #5 cotton or cotton blend.
A 6.5 mm (K) hook
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch markers if desired.
1. V st in the 3rd chain from your hook.
*Sk 1 ch. SC in next chain.
Sk 1 ch, V st in the next chain.*
Repeat until the last 2 chains. Sk 1 and SC in the last chain. Turn.
2. Ch 4. Skip first SC and DC.
*SC in the ch 1 sp. Ch 1. Sk 1 DC.
DC in next SC. Ch 1. Sk 1 DC.*
Repeat across, ending with a SC in the last ch sp. Ch 1. Sk 1 DC, DC in the next ch.
3. Ch 1.
Sk first DC.
*Sk 1 ch, V st in the next SC.
Sk 1 ch and SC in the next DC.*
Repeat across. Work last SC into 3rd ch of beginning ch 4 from previous row..
Repeat 2 and 3 until you reach the stated measurements.
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.
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This stitch uses a multiple of 4 + 1. I can’t wait to hear what you’ll use it for. Tell me in the comments below.
Enjoy this stitch!