It dawned on me the other day as I worked away that I should share my favorite washcloth recipe with you. Look no further! The perfect pattern for Easy Hand Crocheted Washcloths is here.
If you ever get that chance to sit down and do absolutely nothing, do you start feeling guilty that you’re not doing something? If you’re in the “Yes, that’s me!” club, here’s the perfect little project to help shed the guilt.
Ah, the lazy days of Summer. There’s nothing like winding down late in the afternoon with a cold drink and a comfortable chair. In my case, it’s a patio chair and a chilled glass of Chardonnay. However, if I sit for too long doing nothing, guilt creeps in. This is where a project like these Easy Hand Crocheted Washcloths comes in handy.
Aren’t they purdy?
Over the years it’s been trial and error finding the right little pattern to make a washcloth that has no gaps, holes or misshapened edges. If you saw the pile of books and patterns I have, you would see them as an extension of my love for cookbooks. With all the ones I tried, I never cared for them much until I came across this one posted as a freebie at a craft store.
I’ve always been one of those gals that has to keep her hands busy. All. The. Time. Life’s just not right if I’m not making something with them. Can you relate? Years ago I took up crochet and knitting to pass the time in car trips, or if I was holed up sick at home. It’s a good thing that back in the day I picked up those handcrafts, as they have served me well over time.
This is the perfect take-a-long project, for it doesn’t take up much space in your handbag or tote. It’s an easy pattern to remember, so you don’t have to try to figure out which end is up. If you can do a chain row and single crochet, it will be easy-peasy for you to whip these out. What I particularly love is the seed stitch-type raised pattern that not only looks beautiful, but also provides for a sturdy washcloth that when wet and soapy it has enough oomph for gentle exfoliation. In other words, it gets the dirt out of your skin without being wimpy or scratchy. It’s strong and made to last.
So the next time you’re in a craft store or the super W, grab a ball of 100% cotton yarn along with a Size H hook and start crocheting! Whether it be poolside, camp-side, waiting for an appointment, or in the car or on a plane. Get the idea? It’s that portable. And for that idle time you would have dilly-dallied on your phone or iPad you’ll have something to show for it.
Start thinking about Christmas gifts (I think that’s why they call this month Christmas in July), birthday or hostess gifts, and so on. You might even want to make one to go with an artisan soap that you can get here. Now that’s a nice gift!
Let the colors of the rainbow be at your fingertips. Here’s the super simple pattern to follow. It’s actually one you can commit to memory quite easily.
- One skein 100% cotton yarn, any color.
- Size "H" crochet hook
- Ch 40.
- Row 1: Sc in forth ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from *, sc in last ch.
- Row 2: Ch 2, turn, skip first sc, sc in next chain-space, *ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next chain-space.
- Repeat from * to end, sc in last chain-space.
- Repeat Row 2 until washcloth length measures equal to width, approximately 9 inches.
- Finish edges by working a slip st evenly across each side.
- Sew in loose ends with large needle.
Do you like to crochet? Or are you a knitter? Or both? Or perhaps neither, in which case I highly recommend you find someone or get an instructional booklet you can learn from.
Thanks for letting me share one of my favorite past-time projects with you. If you have a favorite project, please share.
Have a great week everyone!