Crocheted Baby Washcloths
Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies: 101 Projects for Infants & Toddlers(Storey Publishing, 2016), edited by Judith Durant and Edie Eckman offers 101 unique crochet projects using only one-skein of yarn. These projects include adorable baby clothing, toys, blankets, and accessories. These handmade baby items are quick and easy to make and will be treasured for a lifetime! The following excerpt is from Chapter 5, “Little Bibs and Washcloths”
Mercerized cotton is the perfect choice for washcloths — strong and mildew resistant, it will hold its shape through many washings. Here are two simple cloths with sweet stitch patterns.
Note: One skein will make three washcloths.
Each cloth is 6″/15 cm by 7″/18 cm
• Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Provence, 100% Egyptian mercerized cotton, 205 yds (186 m)/3.75 oz (100 g), Color 2625 Rosa Rugosa 3
• Crochet Hook: US G/6 (4 mm) or size needed to obtain correct gauge
• Gauge: 20 stitches and 18 rows = 4″/10 cm in wave pattern; 16 stitches and 32 rows = 4″/10 cm in patchwork pattern
• Other Supplies: Yarn needle
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
FLsc = front loop single crochet
BLsc= back loop single crochet
Crocheting the Waves Washcloth
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across, turn. (30 sc)
Rows 2–4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, *[skip 2 sc, 5 sc in next sc, skip 2 sts, sc in next 2 sc]; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Rows 7–30: Repeat Rows 5 and 6 twelve times.
Row 31: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 32: Ch 1, reverse sc in each st across.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Crocheting the Patchwork Washcloth
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (24 sc)
Rows 2–5: Ch 1, *[FLsc in next 4 sts, BLsc in next 4 sts]; repeat from * across, turn.
Rows 6–9: Ch 1, *[BLsc in next 4 sts, FLsc in next 4 sts]; repeat from * across, turn.
Rows 10–33: Repeat Rows 2–9 three more times.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Excerpted from Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies, © by Storey Publishing, LLC, photography by Geneve Hoffman Photography, used with permission from Storey Publishing. This project is by Melinda Slaving.
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