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Effortless Washcloth

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Effortless Washcloth ~

Free Crochet Pattern

The Effortless Washcloth is easy and quick to make. It can be made in one color, multiple colors, variegated or self-stripping yarn is also a good choice. This washcloth is a nice size to use in the shower, tub, or to wash your face. Make them to match the colors in your guest bathroom for a little bit of a personal touch. The Effortless Washcloth was made using Cotton Supreme Batik, an I hook, basic crochet stitches, and easy special stitches. I hope you enjoy it!

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Level of Difficulty
Beginner/Intermediate
Yarn
Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme batik, #4 worsted weight; Ocean View, 75 yards (roughly)
Hook and Notions
Size Hook: I (5.5 mm), scissors and blunt needle
Measurement
11-inches and 12 inches long
Gauge
7 stitches = 2 inches
Abbreviations
Ch/chs = chain/chains
Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
Ldc = long double crochet
Sp = space
Special Stitches
Long Double Crochet

  1. Yarn over and draw up loop in indicated stitch,
  2. Yarn over, Draw through 2 loops,
  3. Yarn over, Draw through 2 loops,

Reverse Single Crochet aka Crab Stitch ~ This stitch is worked from left to right (or opposite direction)
With right side of project facing you Chain 1, * insert hook into next stitch to right, yarn over and pull through, (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through both loops *.  Continue working * to * until you have reached the end of project. Slip stitch into 1st chain 1

Effortless Washcloth | Free Crochet Pattern | American Crochet @americancrochet.com #freecrochetpattern

Instructions

Chain 32

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd chain from the hook
and in each chain across. Turn (31 hdc)

Row 2: Chain 3 (Counts as 1st dc),
dc in the next 2 stitches,
* chain 1, skip the next stitch,
dc in the next 3 stitches, *
repeat from * to * across. Turn (24 dc, 7 ch 1 sps)

Row 3: Chain 1 (Counts as 1st sc),
sc in the next 2 stitches,
* LDC (See Special Stitches) into the skipped stitch from previous Row 2,
sc in the next 3 stitches, *
repeat from * to * across. Turn (7 ldc, 24 sc)

Row 4: Chain 5 (Counts as 1st dc and chain 2),
skip next 2 stitches, dc in the next stitch,
* chain 3, skip the next 3 stitches,
dc in the next stitch, *
repeat from * to * across, until last 3 stitches,
chain 2, skip next 2 stitches,
dc in last stitch. Turn (6 ch 3 sps, 2 ch 2 sps, 9 dc)

Row 5: Chain 1 (Counts as 1st sc),
LDC (See Special Stitches) in the next 2 skipped stitches,
* sc in the next stitch,
LDC (See Special Stitches) in the next 3 skipped stitches, *
repeat from * to * until last 4 stitches,
sc in the next dc,
LDC (See Special Stitches) in the next 2 skipped stitches,
sc in the third chain of turn chaining. Turn (9 sc, 22 Ldc)

Row 6: Chain 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc in each stitch across. Turn (31 Sc)
Repeat Rows 2-6, 4 more times

Do not fasten off unless using different color for border

Border
Round 1: Chain 2 (counts as 1st hdc),
work 2 hdc in same corner space,
working down the side of rows,
work 1 hdc in each sc,
chain spaces or work 2 hdc in dc spaces to next corner,
work 3 hdc in corner space,
working on back loops of beginning chain,
hdc in each stitch across,
work 3 hdc in corner space (be sure to place same number of stitches on this side as other),
working up the side of rows, work 1 hdc in sc,
spaces or work 2 hdc in dc spaces to next corner,
work 3 hdc in corner space,
hdc in each stitch across; join with slip stitch in beginning chain 2.

Row 2: Work Crab stitch around
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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Happy Hookin!
XO, Mistie

Effortless Washcloth | Free Crochet Pattern | American Crochet @americancrochet.com #freecrochetpattern

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