Category Archives: Washcloth Wednesday

Washcloth Wednesday #7

 

It is Wednesday again, so time for another washcloth. Again crochet; somehow I seem to like this technique more for these washcloths than I do knitting (don’t worry, I will make more knitted washcloths!).

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I’ve use a mercerized cotton this time, and it gives a very smooth, silky texture. Looks quite luxurious.

Pattern:

Start with a multiple of 8ch + 1

Round1: sc into second st from hook, * skip 3 st, 9dc into next st, skip 3 st, sc into next st *, repeat * * until end, turn

Round 2:  ch3 (= 1st dc), dc into first st, * ch5, skip 9dc-group, [1dc, ch1, 1dc] into next sc *, repeat * *, end with ch5, skip 9dc-group, 2dc into last st, turn

Round 3: ch3 (= 1st dc), 4dc into first st, * sc into 5th dc of 9dc-group 2 rounds below (enclosing the ch5), 9dc into ch1-space *, repeat * *, end with sc into 5th dc of 9dc-group, 5dc into last st, turn

Round 4: ch3, skip 5dc-group, * [1dc, ch1, 1dc] into next sc, ch5, skip 9dc-group *, repeat * * , [1dc, ch1, 1dc] into last sc, ch3, slst into last dc, turn

Round 5: ch1, sc into first st, * 9dc into ch1-space, sc into 5th dc of 9dc-group 2 rounds below (enclosing ch5) *, repeat * *, end with sc into last st, turn

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Repeat rounds 2-5 until desired height. End with a round on the wrong side: instead of ch5: [ch2, sc into middle of 9dc-group, ch2]

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Groetjes, Dorien

Washcloth Wednesday #6

Hello, welcome to a new Washcloth Wednesday. This time I have a 2-colour pattern for you. At least, I made it with 2 colours, but you can make it with as many colours you like; because of the texture of the pattern, even a solid cloth would be great.

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Round 1: dc into 4th stitch from hook, dc into next st, *skip 2 stitches, ch2, dc into next 2 stitches* , repeat * * until end

Round 2 and all even rounds: ch2 (= 1st hdc), hdc into same stitch, * skip 2 stitches, ch2, dc into both skipped stitches 2 rounds below *, repeat * * until end, ch2, hdc into last st

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Round 3 and all odd rounds:  (new colour), ch2, * dc into both skipped stitches 2 rounds below, ch2, skip 2 stitches *, repeat * * until end, dc into last skipped stitches, hdc into last stitch.

Repeat round 2 and 3 until desired height.

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Final round:  ch2(= 1st hdc), hdc into same stitch, * hdc into both dc, dc into both skipped stitches 2 rounds below*, repeat * * until end, hdc into last 3 stitches.

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Next week I will skip Washcloth Wednesday, because I’m going away for a few days on a trip to a wonderful city. It is a very photogenic place, so I’m planning on making lots of pictures to show and tell.

Groetjes, Dorien

Washcloth Wednesday #5



It’s Wednesday again, so here I have a new pattern for a washcloth for you. And today it is a knitting pattern.

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It is a very easy pattern, with a nicely textured fabric as a result.
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Pattern:
Start with a multiple of 4 st + 3 st.
Row 1: k all stitches
Row 2:
k all stitches
Row 3 + 5:
* k3, sl 1 st as if you would purl *, repeat * *, end with k3
Row 4:
* p3, sl 1 st as if you would purl *, repeat * *, end with p3
Row 6:
k all stitches
Row 7 + 9:
k1, sl 1 st as if you would purl, * k3, sl 1 st as if you would purl * , repeat * *, sl 1 st as if you would purl, k1


Now you repeat rows 2-9.

In a chart it looks like this:(row 2-9)

   І    І
   І    І
   І    І
   •    •    •    •    •    •    •
   І
   І
   І
   •    •    •    •    •    •    •

• = k
І = sl 1 st as if you would purl, your yarn is always on the back of your work.
Row 3-5 you repeat the first 4 stitches and end with the last 3.
Row 7-9 the repeat is stitches 3-6.
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Groetjes, Dorien

PS: I’m very sorry about the layout of this post; It just isn’t working out today how I would like it to be.

Washcloth Wednesday #4

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And today I have for you another bright red washcloth with a beautiful textured stitch in crochet. Worked with a double strand to obtain a soft , thick fabric.

Pattern:

Start with chaining a multiple of 4 + 2

Row 1: ch1, sc into every stitch

Row 2: ch3, *skip 1st, dc into next 3 st, dc into skipped st *, repeat * *, end with dc into last st

Repeat rows 1 and 2, end with row 1.

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With a little with felt covered bar of soap this looks like a perfect gift for the holidays, doesn’t it?

Groetjes, Dorien

Washcloth Wednesday #3

Hello, welcome to Washcloth Wednesday number 3!

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Today I’ve made a knitted washcloth in bright red. Maybe you can see it; it is made with 2 strands and thicker needles. This gives a very soft fabric, much more so than if just 1 strand would have been used.

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Pattern:

Cast on a multiple of 6 stitches + 4 (+ any border stitches if you want to)

k = knit
p = purl

Row 1: * p1, k2 *, repeat until last st, p1

Row 2 and all even rows: purl all stitches

Row 3: * p4, k2 *, repeat until last 4 st, p4

Row 5: * p1, k2 *, repeat until last st, p1
              (same as row 1)

Row 7: (p1, k2), * p4, k2 *, repeat * * until last st, p1

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I started and ended my washcloth with 4 rows in garterstitch, and I made a border of 2 st on either side in garterstitch.

Groetjes, Dorien

Washcloth Wednesday

Hello and welcome to the second Washcloth Wednesday.

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Same yarn and colour as last week, but this time crocheted.

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Start with chaining an odd number of stitches + ch2, turn

Row 1: (sc, ch2, sc) into 3rd st from hook, * skip 1 st, (sc, ch2, sc) into next st *, repeat * * until last 2 stitches, skip 1 st, sc into last st, ch2, turn

Row 2: * (sc, ch2, sc) into ch2-space *, repeat * * , end with sc into first ch, ch2, turn

Repeat row 2 until desired length.

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After the last row, I continued with the same stitches and made a small border around the cloth. In every corner (sc, ch2, sc), and ending with a slip stitch in the first ch.

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Groetjes, Dorien

Washcloth Wednesday

Like all crafters, I have boxes filled with leftovers; scraps of fabric or yarn. Lots of them. And like a lot of people, I don’t really like to add to the huge amounts of waste. So all those disposable towels, wipes and washcloths are not making me too happy.

Why not combine these two, and start making my own washcloths with leftovers. Making them is a great way of learning and trying new stitches, they don’t need too much yarn and the leftovers are going to be used well. And, the cloths will be reusable!

So here is the idea; every week, I’m going to make a new washcloth. Or a dishcloth. Or a you-name- it-cloth….
Each week a different stitch. Sometimes knitted, sometimes crocheted. Sometimes very easy, sometimes (a bit more) complicated. And every week I’ll show and tell on Wednesday. So from now on, Wednesday will be Washcloth Wednesday!

 

This week I start with a stitch I found years ago in an old book, and I wrote it down, but didn’t mention a name and by coincidence, last week Drops had an instruction video on Facebook for this stitch (they call it basket weave). It gives a nice ‘woven’ look to the cloth.

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For these stitches you need an odd number of stitches on your needle:

Row1: * insert in back loop of 2nd stitch on the left-hand needle, knit this stitch but keep the stitch on your needle, knit the 1st stitch on the left-hand needle and let both stitches fall of the left-hand needle *, repeat this until end, knit the last stitch.

Row2: * purl the 2nd stitch on your left-hand needle (don’t let fall off!), purl 1st stitch, and let them both slide of together *, repeat until end, purl the last stitch.

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This is how the back will look.

Of course you can add borders. This time I started with a few rows in garter-stitch, and all rows of the pattern were started and ended with 3 stitches in garter-stitch. Because of this, I had to increase in the last row of the bottom-border 1 stitch every 9 (and decrease this in the first row of the top-border), and I’ve made 3 short rows on both sides.

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Groetjes, Dorien