Free Pattern · Washcloth Collection 2021

Washcloth #4 ~ Extended Single Crochet

This washcloth is the fourth in my 2021 collection. It’s super quick and a really fun stitch. Enjoy!

DESCRIPTION: Using an easy alteration to a basic stitch creates a simple (but not plain) design perfect for any project. This stitch creates a dense fabric that would work well as a washcloth, scarf, or even a baby blanket.

GAUGE & SIZING: Gauge (tension) isn’t very important in this project. For reference, my gauge is 14 sts 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 roughly 9.25 inches by 9.25 inches.

• ABBREVIATIONS & STITCHES USED:

ch = chain
st = stitch
yo = yarn over
ExSC = Extended Single Crochet (Instructions given in pattern)

MATERIALS:
About 120 yards of cotton or cotton blend yarn. I used Dishie from WeCrochet in the colors Swan and Linen. Any #4 will work.
(Such as Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran)
A 4.0 mm (G/6) hook
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch markers if desired.

Special Stitch:

Extended Single Crochet (ExSC)

Insert hook into chain or stitch.

Yo and pull up a loop

Yo and pull through one loop

Yo and pull through last two loops

Pattern

Ch 33.

Row 1: Beginning in second chain from hook, single crochet across row.

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. ExSC into same stitch as the chain and in each stitch across.

Repeat row 2 until your piece reaches 9.25″ or 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.

This pattern is also available at a small cost as an ad-free PDF in my Ravelry store.

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