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.”
The wonderfully soft and absorbent cotton yarn used here is perfect for the bath. Slide your favorite soap into the mitt, wash baby, and use the towelette for rinsing or for drying.
• Mitt: 7"/18 cm circumference and 41/2"/11.5 cm tall
• Towelette: Approximately 9"/23 cm square
• Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Sandpiper, 100 percent cotton, 114 yds (104 m)/1.75 oz (50 g), Color 1918 Faded Brick 4
• Crochet Hook: US J/10 (6 mm) or size needed to obtain correct gauge
• Gauge: 15 stitches and 13 rows = 4"/10 cm in Towelette pattern; 16 stitches and 16 rows = 4"/10 cm in Soap Mitt pattern
• Other Supplies: Yarn needle
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
tr = treble crochet
WS = wrong side of work
RS = right side of work
rep = repeat
fsc =foundation single crochet. Begin with slip knot on hook, chain 2, insert hook in 2nd chain from hook, *[yarnover and pull up a loop through 1 loop (chain made)], **[yarnover and pull through 2 loops on hook (single crochet made)]. For each subsequent fsc, insert hook under 2 loops of chain at base of stitch just made; repeat from * to ** for desired length.
Towelette Pattern (multiple of 2 stitches + 1, worked on fsc)
Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first st, *[tr in next st, sc in next st]; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern.
Soap Mitt Pattern (multiple of 2 stitches + 1, worked on fsc)
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, *[ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in next st]; rep from * across, turn.
Repeat Row 1 for pattern.
Crocheting the Towelette
Fsc 33 (see abbreviations).
Work Rows 1 and 2 of Towelette pattern 14 times (28 rows). Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Crocheting the Soap Mitt
Work Row 1 of Soap Mitt pattern 20 times. Fasten off, leaving a sewing length.
With RS together, sew side and bottom seams, leaving foundation row open. Turn right side out. Cut two 16"/40.5 cm lengths of yarn. Thread doubled yarn onto yarn needle and thread the lengths in and out of fsc sts. Knot ends of doubled yarn. Insert soap, then cinch opening closed and secure with a bow knot.
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 Judith Durant.