Free Pattern · Washcloth Collection 2021

Washcloth #19 Parquet Stitch

The parquet stitch is one of those crochet stitches that has more than one name. It is also called the Primrose stitch. The names are completely interchangeable. No matter what you call it, the stitch makes a beautifully textured fabric. Rows of double crochet clusters alternate with rows of single crochets and chains to create a gorgeous, fan like appearance.

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

There are two ways to access this pattern. One is for free right here on the blog (just scroll down). The other is by purchasing it. It is available on Ravelry or on Lovecrafts for a small fee. You can also purchase all the patterns at once! The collection is available here and will be updated as patterns are released. Purchasing these patterns is a great way to enable me to continue publishing free patterns here. The PDF is ad-free and is great for couch crocheting or popping into your project bag to take on a road trip or to keep in the car for those spare moments throughout the day.

DESCRIPTION:

The Parquet stitch is a gorgeous stitch which is also called the Primrose stitch. Rows of DC clusters alternate with rows of single crochets and chains to create a very distinctive texture. Feminine without being dainty or delicate, this pattern creates a beautiful and durable fabric.

GAUGE & SIZING:

Gauge (tension) isn’t very important in this project. For reference, my gauge is 6 groups of DC and 11 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

sk = skip

sp = space

SC = single crochet

DC = double crochet

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

Special Stitch: 1 Group = 3 DC in same stitch

MATERIALS:

About 60 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 36

1. (WS) SC in the 6th ch from hook.

*Ch 2, sk 2, SC in the next chain.*

Repeat across. Turn.

2. Ch 3. DC in the same stitch.

*Sk 3 ch, work 3 DC in the next SC*

Repeat across, ending with sk 2, 2 DC in next chain.

Turn.

3. Ch 1

*Ch 2. Work 1 SC in the middle DC of the group*

Repeat across, ending with 1 SC in the top of the turn chain.

Repeat 2 and 3 until piece reaches measurements or 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.

If you’d like this pattern in an ad-free PDF, you can purchase it for a small fee here.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this pattern. The multiple is 3 + 1 + 2 in case you want to use it for something else. See you next week with another free pattern!

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