Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to start thinking about replacing linens and towels with fresh new designs and patterns. This pattern for an easy textured cotton wash cloth is a simple pattern, but the result is a piece of beautifully textured fabric. The pattern is made by hooking a sc/hdc/dc in the first stitch of each row, skipping the next two stitches, then repeating the pattern across. The sc/hdc/dc stitch creates a small puff in the fabric, creating a soft texture. The easy textured cotton wash cloth pattern is a good place to begin for those new to crochet. A single wash cloth can be made in about an hour. Three or four folded wash cloths, bound with jute or ribbon, make a wonderful spa gift.
I Love This Cotton!™, 100% Cotton (shown in Sage and Antique Cream), 3.5 ounces (100g), skeins of 180 yards (165 m): Color A – 1 skein; Color B – 1 skein
Crochet hook, size H, 5.0mm
6 sc/hdc/dc pattern stitch = 4″
Double crochet (dc)
Half double crochet (hdc)
Single crochet (sc)
Yarn over (yo)
Single crochet: Insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn thru both loops on hook. Half double crochet: yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw yarn thru three loops on hook. Double crochet: yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn thru two loops, yo, draw yarn thru last two loops on hook.
1. This pattern is written in American Standard crochet terms.
2. Work pattern until wash cloth is square.
3. Each skein of yarn makes two wash cloths.
EASY TEXTURED COTTON WASH CLOTH TUTORIAL
COLOR A (make 2)
With crochet hook, ch 35.
Foundation row: 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.
Row 1: Ch 2, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) in first sc, skip next 2 sc, *(1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) in next sc, skip next 2 sc, rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in last sc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) in first sc, skip next 2 sts, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) in next sc, rep from * ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn.
Repeat row 2 for pattern and the length and width of wash cloth is equal, about 24 total rows. With yarn needle, weave in loose ends.
COLOR B (make 2)
Repeat pattern shown for Color A.
Machine wash in lukewarm water. Initial water temperature should not exceed 40°C or 104°F. Machine dry on normal heat. Use iron on low heat only. No bleach product may be used. Most dry cleaning solvents may be used safely.
Blocking is not needed for this project.
Each wash cloth is about 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.
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