I've been making washcloths from this simple, free washcloth crochet pattern for 4 years. The peace you'll find by making a simple, smaller cloth like this is very soothing. It's quick, fast, smallish for little hands or quick wipes. The stitches are close together so little fingers don't push through, but not so tight that it takes eons to dry.
Grab a ball or cone of cotton and allow your mind to escape in prayer or meditation. Maybe watch reruns of Golden Girls or X-Files. You'll find it's easy to stock up on these and be at total peace.
Excellent project for road trips, beginner crocheters, or just zoning out.
Jamie shares her washcloth picture and a tip about adding a border! That's below the pattern.
Approximately 7″ diameter
Sugar n Cream, Batik #02446
You could purchase any color or variegation as a ball or cone, but this is the same colorway I used that is pictured above. Do wash them with colored towels the first time, just in case. I've never had a problem with bleeding, though.
Countryside is one of my favorites, but there are solids, too.
Clover hooks have been my go-to hook for several months since a sweet friend bought me a set.
Note: Turning chain counts as a stitch.
Chain 21 loosely
Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from the hook, hdc 19 across – 20 sts
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc 20 across – 20 sts
Row 3 – 15: Repeat Row 2 – 20 sts
Fasten off, break yarn, sewn in the tails.
Jamie Bowe Dunson shared some washcloth tips on my Facebook page post.
“I have many more but their basically my washcloths during shower time. Handy size! Hdc is my fav for washcloths and baby blankets. Mine are a bit bigger plus the borders add to the size. I single crocheted around once and then the border is so easy to crochet on. Try it! Yours looks just as pretty just smaller but I've never had any problems with the border falling off. I also crochet tightly and overdo the loose ends to make sure their staying put. These have been used over and over for probably 3 years now.”
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