Friday, January 11, 2013

Beginner Washcloth

  • ·         Lily’s Sugar n’Cream Cotton Yarn, two to three colors
  • ·         H hook (5 mm)
  • ·         Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends

Guage:  14 dc = 4 inches; 7 rows= 4 inches

Notes:  The hdc and sc border are not necessary to the project, but add a decorative edge.

Ch—Chain                           Hdc—Half Double Crochet
Dc—Double Crochet           Sc—Single Crochet
St(s)—stitch(es)                  Sl st—slip stitch

Ch 25.
Row 1:  Dc in 4th ch from hook . 

Dc in each ch across to the end (22 dc plus first 3 chs count as one dc).

Row 2: Ch 3, turn. (counts as first Dc).  Dc in second st and in each st across with last dc in top of turning  ch. (23 dc.)
Diagrams courtesy of Craft Yarn Council

Repeat Row 2 until cloth measures about 7 in x7 in or 12 rows high.  Fasten off.

Round 1:  Change color, ch 2, turn (counts as first hdc.) Hdc in second dc and in each dc to end(working tails of yarn under stitches and cutting tails after they are under about 7 stitches.

Turn cloth and continue with hdc on sides of rows putting two hdc in the last dc of each row.

 3 hdc in 4th ch of foundation ch.

Turn cloth, 1 hdc in each ch of foundation ch across to end.

3 hdc in last ch of foundation ch.  Turn cloth, 2 hdc in each st at end of row to end.

3 hdc in first of 2 chs made in the beginning of the hdc round.

 Sl st into top of first Hdc.  Fasten off.

Round 2:  Change color if desired.  Ch 1, do not turn.  1 sc into hdc where you changed color and one sc in each hdc around turning the cloth as you go, working tails in under sts.  Sl st in beginning sc.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends.      

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  1. thank you for sharing the pattern :) I love the color of the yarn...


    1. Thanks, I was looking on the Lily and Cream website to reference the colors, but I could only find the light blue, hopefully they haven't discontinued the other colors.