Good morning! I hope you have lots of fun and relaxation planned for the weekend. This pattern creates a very large washcloth although I plan to use it as a hand towel. My testers didn’t get the same size as me so maybe yours won’t be quite so big. If you’d like to make it larger or smaller, chain a multiple of 3 + 1.
• DESCRIPTION: This pattern creates a dainty, feminine fabric. Gently textured and with scalloped edges it would make a great gift for almost anyone. A new mom, a graduate going off on her own for the first time, or a couple who just bought their first house. And it’s large enough it can function as a hand towel!
This pattern is also available as an ad-free PDF in my Ravelry store.
• GAUGE & SIZING:
Gauge (tension) isn’t very important in this project. For reference, my gauge is 5 groups worked in pattern stitch and 8 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 12 inches by 14 inches. (See note)
ABBREVIATIONS & STITCHES USED:
ch = chain
st = stitch
sp = space
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
( ) = everything within the parentheses is worked in the same st or sp
* * = Repeat what is in asterisks the indicated number of times
Note: My testers and I had a variation of sizes. The smallest was roughly 9″. If you would like to change the size, simply chain a multiple of 3 and add 1.
About 100 – 180 yards of I Love This Cotton Yarn in Lime Dot Print or any #4 cotton or cotton blend.
A 4.0 mm (F) hook
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch markers if desired.
1. (DC, ch 2, SC ) in the 4th chain from hook.
*Sk 2, (2 DC, ch 2, SC) in the next chain.*
Repeat across. Turn
2. Ch 3, (DC, ch 2, SC) in the first chain 2 sp.
*(2 DC, ch 2, SC) in the next chain 2 sp.*
Repeat across. Turn,
Repeat row 2 until the piece reaches the 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.
And that’s all there is to it! Hope you enjoyed this pattern. How big will you make yours? What yarn are you using? Let me know in the comments!