It’s time for another washcloth pattern – this one is number 10! There are 2 more still to come in this series and then next year I plan on a second series based on having a different border to play with. And ebook is also on the horizon with pictorial instructions too, so keep your eyes peeled!
This one I love for the texture. It’s such a nice, thick design that was relatively easy to make. As with all of my washcloths I have used KnitPicks Dishie 100% cotton yarn and a 5mm hook.
The stitch used to create this one is 3 single crochet together – or 3 double crochet together in UK terms – separated by a chain 1 space. The trick though is to make sure that the first step of the stitch starts in the last stitch or last part of the stitch made. It’s a little tricky to locate at the beginning of each row, but as long as you find the same space consistently, no one will notice if you got it slightly wrong. You do need to make sure that you start where you finished or you’ll end up decreasing!
To make 3 single crochet together you’re going to make 3 partial stitches by inserting your hook, pulling up a loop and yarning over 3 times before yarning over and pulling through all loops on your hook. Here are the ful instructions:
insert your hook into the first stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, You will have two loops on your hook. Insert your hook into the second stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have three loops on your hook. Insert your hook into the third stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have four loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on your hook.
The instructions below are in US terms. Switch out the single crochet for a double crochet if you follow UK terms.
|-1sc into the second chain from your hook, 1 x 3sctog – working into the ch you last worked into, then each of the next 2 chains, –ch1, 1 x 3sctog – working into the ch you last worked into, then each of the next 2 chains|
-Repeat the step in bold to the end.
-1sc into the last chain (which is where the last 3sctog finished.
-Ch1 and turn
|-1sc into the first stitch 1 x 3sctog – working into the sc you last worked into, the top of the next 3sctog and the ch1 space|
–Ch1, 1 x 3sctog – working into the ch1 space you last worked into, the top of the next 3sctog and the ch1 space
-Repeat the steps in bold to the end – the final stitch of the last 3sctog is worked into the sc instead of the ch1 space.
-1sc into the last sc.Ch1 and turn.
|Row 3 – 31||Repeat row 2|
|Round 1 of border||Side 1: 1sc into each stitch and ch1 space |
Side 2: work sc evenly down the side aiming for one each row. Corner: 3sc
Side 3: 1sc into each chain
Side 4: repeat side 2.
Corner: 3sc Ss to the top of the 1st sc.
|Round 2||Ch1, work 1sc into each stitch and 3sc into the middle sc of each corner. ss to the top of the first sc to close the round and fasten off.|
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Let me know what you think of this one!