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If you’re new to crochet, washcloths are where to begin. Its as simple as picking up your favourite cotton yarn, pick a stitch and crochet a square. Plus, not only will you be practicing your favourite stitches you will also have an absolutely brilliant kitchen or bathroom buddy.
They may look pretty but don’t underestimate the cleaning power they hold, pick stitches that have lots of texture and your kitchen tops will be gleaming! They also last a long time as they can be used and washed over and over so get cracking and make one! Here’s how I made mine
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Tip – When picking your yarn make sure that its 100% cotton, it will last forever and the texture will withstand all the scrubbing!
- 100% Cotton Yarn – I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK
- 4.5mm hook
- Darning Needle
Pattern is written in US terms.
Rw 1: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook and each ch to end. (41)
Rw 2: ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st, *ch 1, miss 1 st sc in the next. Repeat from * to end, ending with 1 sc in last st.
Rw 3: ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st *1 dc in the ch1 sp, 1 sc in next st. Repeat from * to end, ending with 1 sc in the last st.
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 14 more times
Next Row : Ch 1, sc in 1st st and each st to end, ch 10, sl st in the base of same st. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
You can choose to leave them like this or I have added the pattern for the pear and orange slices below. The smaller washcloth is a chain 31 and working 11 rows of the sedge stitch.
Pear Applique ( I used some scraps for this which required a smaller hook. If you use the same size hook as the washcloth the applique will be a lot bigger)
With natural colour make a magic loop.
Rd 1:Ch 3 (counts as 1st st) 11 dc into the ring. (12)
Rd 2: ch 3, 1 dc in same st. 2 dc in each stitch around (24)
Rd 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, dc in next. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in next. Repeat from * around (36)
Rw 4: You will now be working in rows. Ch 1, 1 sc in the 1st st’s. (8)
Rw 5: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 4 st, sc2tog (6)
Rw 6: ch 1, sc across (6)
Rw 7: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the next 2 st, sc2tog (4)
Rw 8: Ch 1, sc2tog twice – change to green in last st and sc around entire work.
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto your washcloth. Stalk with brown Ch 7 and sc across. Attach to the top of the pear and use the scraps to sew on seeds.
Orange Applique – Worked in rows
Make a magic loop but don’t pull the loop shut just yet.
Rw 1: 5 sc into ring.
Rw 2: ch 1, sc, 2 sc, sc, 2 sc, sc (7)
Rw 3: ch 1, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc (9)
Rw 4: ch 1, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc (11)
Rw 5: ch 1, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc – Change to white in last st. (13)
Rw 6: ch 1. sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc – Change to darker orange in last st (15)
Rw 7 : Ch1, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc,sc, 2sc, sc (17) F
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew onto your wash cloth. With white yarn pull white yarn through the unclosed loop and sew segments – Pull ring closed.
Sew on your appliques and voila – One fruity grime busting washcloth!