There is just something I love about small projects. First of all, because they work up so quickly! Second, because it’s fun to try out new stitches and colors.
So I teamed up the two to create a wash cloth pattern that I am in love with! I am also totally in love with this yarn that I found in the LB Collection – Mako Cotton.
If you haven’t tried it before, this cotton is silky smooth to crochet with and makes amazing projects. I can’t wait to use this yarn in a wonderful summer make and a baby blanket and any other cotton yarn project I might have in mind.
So, if you’ve never checked it out (believe it or not the price is totally reasonable!), head over here and give it a peek.
Striped Farmhouse Wash Cloth
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn LB Collection Mako Cotton, 1 skein White (MC), 1 skein Light Grey (CC)
Hook: US Size I (5.5mm)
Notion: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 20 sts and 12 rows = 4″ in wattle stitch
Finished Size: Approximately 8″ square
Notes: First 2 skipped chains on row 1 count as sc.
With MC, ch 33.
Row 1: In 3rd ch from hook, work (sc, ch 1, dc), *skip next 2 ch, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch; repeat from * to last ch, sc in last ch; turn (31 sts).
Change to CC.
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space; repeat from * across to end, sc in turning ch; turn.
Repeat this row, working the following stripe pattern:
Rows 4-5: MC
Rows 6-7: CC
Rows 8-15: MC
Rows 16-17: CC
Rows 18-19: MC
Rows 20-21: CC
Row 22: MC
Join CC in last st. Ch 1, sc evenly around edge for 2 rows, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner.
That’s it!! Super simple and I really feel like this yarn makes it something special while still being cotton! I’ve already used this and gotten it wet and it dries out like a dream.
One note about this yarn, though, is that you have to hand wash it, which for me is no big deal. I just use a little soap at the sink and hang it to dry. I might try throwing it in the laundry just to see what happens.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this free pattern! Remember, you can always view all of my free crochet patterns here.