Quick and Classy Washcloth
Editor's Note: This is a close up of a portion of
Janice's washcloth. I used a finger weight variegated sock
thread and a 3/2 cotton. At yarn stores, you can buy as much
of the 3/2 cotton as you want or buy an entire spool through
Pattern Notes: Though these washcloths are made
with Cotton Rug Warp, they can be made with a variety of
different fibers. For instance, two strands of Cotton #10,
Cotton 4-ply yarn, or Southmaid cotton 8 would also work.
You just need to adjust the hook size and the foundation
Treble Spike Stitch: Wrap thread around hook twice,
then insert hook in row stitch below working row. Pull up
loop to height of working row. Thread over and complete as
normal treble crochet.
The turning Ch 2 does not count as the first stitch
of the following row
To change colors, pull through new color on last loop
of preceding stitch. Don't fasten off unused color. Just let
the thread drop to the side as you'll pick it up again in
Cotton Rug Warp (8/2) in two colors [See Pattern Notes
(above) for other yarn/thread choices]
"E" Aluminum Hook
With Color 1, Chain 48.
Foundation Row: Hdc in second chain from hook and in
each chain across. Chain 2, turn.
Row 2: *Hdc in each of next 3 sts. Ch 1. Skip next
stitch. Repeat from * across, ending with 3 hdc. Pull
through New Color, Chain 2, turn.
Row 3: *Hdc in each of next 3 sts. Treble Spike
Stitch in next stitch. Repeat from * across, ending with 3
hdc. Chain 2 turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3, changing colors every other row,
until piece is square, or desired size. Fasten off.
Row 1: Attach Color 1 to any hdc. Make hdc in each st
around and 5 hdcs in each corner.
Row 2: Repeat Row 1. Fasten off.
Row 3: Attach Color 2 in any hdc. Make sc in each st
around and 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off.
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