Free Pattern · Washcloth Collection 2021

Washcloth #17 Little Yellow Fans

This stitch creates a softly textured fabric with a dainty, feminine look. The fans are cradled by single crochets. It would be great for a Mother’s Day gift, a birthday gift, or a house warming gift. Simple and quick, it works up easily.

This is a washcloth that would be great for lighter tasks. You can see the whole collection here to find the perfect washcloth for whatever use you can imagine!

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DESCRIPTION:

This stitch creates a softly textured fabric with a dainty, feminine look. The fans are cradled by single crochets. It would be great for a Mother’s Day gift, a birthday gift, or a house warming gift. Simple and quick, it works up easily.

GAUGE & SIZING:

Gauge (tension) isn’t very important in this project. For reference, my gauge is 3 shells and 10 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 8.5 inches by 8 inches.

ABBREVIATIONS & STITCHES USED:

ch = chain

st = stitch

SC = single crochet

DC = double crochet

* * = Repeat what is in asterisks the indicated number of times

MATERIALS:

Materials

About 65 yards of any #4 cotton or cotton blend. Sample made in I Love This Cotton in Curry

A 4.0 mm (F) hook

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Stitch markers if desired.

PATTERN:

Ch 38

1. In 5th chain from hook, work 5 DC.

Sk 2 ch. SC in next ch.

*Sk 2 ch, 5 DC in next ch.

Sk 2 ch, SC i next ch.*

Repeat across and turn.

2. Ch 5.

Sk 1 SC and 2 DC.

*SC in the next DC ( the center DC of 5). Ch 2.

Sk 2. DC in the next SC. Ch 2.

Sk 2*

Repeat across, ending with 1 DC in last ch. Turn.

3. Ch 3. 2 DC in first DC

*Sk 2 ch, SC in SC.

Sk 2 ch. 5 DC in DC.*

Repeat across. Ending with 3 DC in the 3rd ch of ch 5.

Turn

4. Ch 1, sk 1 DC.

*Ch 2, sk 2 DC, DC in SC.

Ch 2, sk 2 DC. SC in next DC (the middle DC)*

Repeat across. SC in 3rd ch of ch 3.

Turn.

5. Ch 1, sk SC.

*Sk 2 ch, 5 DC in DC.

Sk 2 ch, 1 SC in the next SC.*

Repeat. The last SC will be in the top of the ch 3.

Turn.

Repeat 2 – 5.

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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I hope you’ve enjoyed this pattern. See you next week with another free pattern!

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