I am so enjoying summer! One of the best things about being a teacher is the time off I get to spend with my little family. My husband teaches, too, so we love to take the kids to do interesting things, especially during the summer. One thing about summer, though, is that even though I have more time to work on projects, I find myself not wanting to pick up knitting needles or crochet hooks. Maybe it’s the warmer weather or just finding things to do outdoors, I’m not sure. There are a ton of great warm weather projects out there, too, but I just can’t motivate myself to get much done during the summer. Anyone else feel like that??
I’ve been working on some smaller projects since I’m lacking in the motivation department, and I’m working on a few washcloths leading up to a larger project. This is actually the first washcloth I’ve ever made – can you believe that?? All these years knitting and crocheting and I finally got around to a simple washcloth. I wanted to use an interesting stitch pattern with some texture and I settled on this one that I used for my Simple Textured Messy Bun Hat. It looked great in Red Heart Unforgettable yarn and it looks equally as lovely in this Berroco Modern Cotton, don’t you think?
Lavender Dreams Washcloth
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Berroco Modern Cotton in Goosewing (this is what I used, but any cotton yarn would work!)
Hook: H/8 (5.0mm)
Notions: Yarn needle
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Approximately 9″ square after blocking
Gauge: 19 sts and 12 rows – 4″ in pattern st
Notes: Ch 3 at beginning of row counts as dc.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 2, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * to end; turn – 36 sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, *2 dc in ch-2 space, fpdc around sc; repeat to last 3 sts, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in sc; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 2, skip next 2 dc, sc in next st; repeat from * to end; turn.
Repeat rows 2-3 ten times more. Do not turn at end of last row.
Border: Work one round of sc around edge of washcloth, working 2 sc in each ch-2 space and 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
Block to measurements.
That’s it!! This pattern is so easy and works up so quickly – whip up a bunch for your kitchen or bath!! 😀
I hope you enjoyed this free pattern. I can’t wait to share the larger project this is going to be a part of!