I made a bunch of these simple little dishcloths/washcloths and I am becoming addicted. Packaged up with some handmade soaps, these are going to make really cute little gifts come Christmas (which is only 33 days away!). I used half-double crochet stitches, double-stranded, and got 4 cloths out of two 50 g skeins of Anna and Clara's Cotton Yarn from Sostrene Grene, which is a fingering weight cotton yarn. I especially love the marled effect of using two contrasting yarns together.
Here's the basic pattern below:
- 2 skeins fingering weight cotton yarn in contrasting colours of your choice
- 4 mm hook
- Yarn needle
Approx. 14 st x 11 rows = 4" (10 cm)
Approx. 7" x 7" (18 cm x 18 cm)
Holding two strands together, ch 26.
Row 1: Make 1st hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc each ch to end, turn (24)
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc throughout), hdc across, turn (24)
Row 3 - 18: Repeat Row 2 (24)
At the end of the last row, ch 10, ss into same st to make a loop, fasten off.
Weave in ends.
And there you have it - a simple, useful little cloth that can be used as a dishcloth, washcloth, or even a trivet, and works up so fast you'll want to make them for everyone you know (and a few for yourself too).