Have you ever needed a quick project in the midst of other complicated ones? That’s exactly how I felt recently!! I have really been thinking about adding more home decor projects to the blog and when I saw that the Simple Textured Washcloth has been doing really well I decided that I needed to create a washcloth in my favorite stitch! Hence the Duchess Lace Wash Cloth was born.
The first time I used this stitch was for the Duchess Baby Blanket and it has been the most popular pattern on my site since it released. It’s such a timeless stitch and you can do a simple border like the one above, or the lacy border like the blanket! I liked it so much I also created the Duchess Lace Scarf in this stitch with a color changing yarn and love the way it turned out.
This project is more feminine and I like that about it. This will definitely go in our bathroom, as I live in a house of boys (four littles under the age of 10 and my hubs!). I need to create some for their bathroom, though, so I think home decor items will be coming more in the next few weeks.
My bathroom doesn’t really have a theme or a color scheme but the boys do! As soon as I found out our second child was going to be a boy I went out and decorated their bathroom. It has construction trucks in it so I guess it’s a good thing we didn’t have any girls because she would have to share the master bathroom with me! Ha!
If you need a quick, pretty project I hope you will give this a try. It’s sure to brighten anyone’s day!
If you would like to make this larger, the pattern is a multiple of 3 + 1 so you can customize it any way you like!
Duchess Lace Wash Cloth
What You’ll Need
Yarn: 1 skein cotton yarn (I used Berroco Modern Cotton)
Hook: Size H/8 (5.0mm)
Not crucial for this project
Approximately 8″ square.
Row 1: (2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in 4th ch from hook, *sk next 2 ch, (2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in next ch; repeat from * across; turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, *(2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * across, ending with dc in top of turning ch; turn.
Repeat row 2 until piece is 7.5″ from beginning (or a square if yours is a different size!)
Do not fasten off. Do not turn.
After finishing the last row of the wash cloth, work row 2 of pattern along sides and bottom, leaving the top as is. To turn the corners, simply work (2 dc, ch 3, sl st) into corner ch-3 space.
Weave in ends.
See! I told you it was a super quick win!! Crochet up a bunch of these for someone in your life (or yourself!) and be sure to check out the library of free crochet patterns here!