During this crazy time of uncertainty, we are at home with our stashes. Well, a lot of us are home. I’m so thankful for those of you who are in healthcare, trucking, grocery, shipping, and so much more for keeping us going while the rest of us stay home.
I’ve been home with my kids since March 3rd, when a deadly tornado ripped through my little world. It missed my house by a few miles, but took out a good portion of the small town I was raised in and still call home.
So we closed school for the rest of the week. Four schools in the area were damaged and it made sense to close while the community came together to clean up and heal.
The next week was Fall Break. We were already scheduled off and enjoyed the time together, although my husband had to work.
And now we are off for the coronavirus. And home. Luckily after three weeks home with the kids my husband is now off, too. Homeschooling four kiddos is no easy task! Hats off to you homeschooling mamas out there – especially if you have multiple age levels to teach!
Today we found out we will be home for at least another month. The kids get their lessons through Google Classroom and I’m thankful it’s a platform I’m totally familiar with since I have used it extensively in my own classroom.
This new way of living is an adjustment for all of us. To keep myself busy, I’m working on the goal of using up my stash. And, no, I didn’t run out and buy new yarn when I knew we were going to be stuck in. 😉
One of my favorite ways to use up my stash is small projects like wash cloths, so I chose a favorite stitch and got busy. I hope you enjoy this simple pattern as much as I do!
Trinity Stitch Wash Cloth
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Cotton yarn from your stash, I made mine with some leftover Caron Cotton Cakes I used for the Amethyst Sky Baby Blanket
Hook: One to two sizes larger than the hook recommended on your ball band (I used a size J hook and this yarn calls for an H)
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 16 sts and 13 rows = 4″ in trinity stitch
Finished Size: Approximately 6.5″ square (small wash cloth size. To make it larger, you chain any odd number and work the pattern as written).
Ch 25 (or any odd number).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc3tog inserting hook into same ch as first sc and next 2 ch, *ch 1, sc3tog inserting hook into same ch as last and next 2 ch; repeat from * to last ch, sc in last ch; turn. (24 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc3tog inserting hook into same st as first sc and next 2 sts, *ch 1, sc3tog inserting hook into same st as last and next 2 sts; repeat from * to end, sc again in last st; turn.
Repeat row 2 until piece is square (same height and width).
At the end of the last row of the body, chain one and turn to the side.
Work row 2 of the body down to the corner.
If you end the sc2tog in the corner space, ch 1, turn to the bottom and sc in the same space, then continue working row 2 as before.
If you have one stitch left after the sc3tog, work a (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner and continue working row 2 along the bottom of the washcloth.
Repeat up the second side.
Join with slip st to last row of the body and leave it unworked (it’s already in the Trinity Stitch pattern!).
That’s it! I hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet pattern for the Trinity Stitch Wash Cloth. Be sure to check out my other free crochet patterns here.