Free Pattern · Washcloth Collection 2021

Washcloth #1 ~ Ripple

This is the first washcloth of my 2021 collection!

Every other Saturday in 2021, I will release a washcloth pattern. Some will be lacy and light and some will be sturdy and dense. The first will typically, but not always, be free. The second will usually be paid.

At the end of the year, there will be an e-book for sale that contains all the patterns, plus 3 bonus patterns.

By the end of the year you will have a lovely collection of washcloths and you will probably have learned some new stitches!

This pattern is going to teach you how to stitch the beautiful Ripple Stitch. This stitch gives a gorgeous texture to fabric and will add some scrubbing power. Gauge isn’t extremely important in this pattern. Change hooks until you find one that gives you a fabric you like. For a dishcloth you will probably want a stiffer fabric with less drape, so you would probably be happier with a smaller hook. To resize, simply chain the width you’d like, making sure it’s a multiple of three, then add three more.

This pattern is also available at a small price ($1.50) as a Ravelry download if you’d prefer that.

DESCRIPTION

This pattern is going to teach you how to stitch the beautiful Ripple Stitch. This stitch gives a gorgeous texture to fabric and will add some scrubbing power.

MATERIALS
About 135 yards of cotton or cotton blend yarn
(Such as Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran or Lily Sugar n’ Cream.)
A 5.5 mm (or I) hook
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch markers if desired.

• GAUGE & SIZING
Gauge (tension) isn’t very important in this project. Play around with hook sizes until you find one that makes a fabric you like. This pattern is written to produce a washcloth roughly 12 inches by 13
inches. Information on resizing is available in the pattern.

• ABBREVIATIONS & STITCHES USED
ch = chain
sk = skip
st = stitch
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
** = Repeat the instructions inside the asterisks the indicated number of times.
() Stitches within the parentheses are all worked into the same stitch

Pattern

ch 42

1. Two DC in 3rd ch from your hook.*sk 2, in next st work (1 SC, 2 DC)*. Repeat * to * across until the last 3 chains. Skip 2, SC in last chain and turn.

2. Ch 2. In the 1st SC, work 2 DC. *Sk 2, in next SC work (1 SC, 2 DC)* Repeat * to * across, always working into the SC of the previous row. End with sk 2, SC in 2nd chain of turn chain. Turn.

Repeat step 2 until washcloth is square or until it reaches your desired size.

Finishing

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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