With Valentine’s Day just right around the corner, spruce up your kitchen or bathroom with this super quick and easy washcloth! Makes a great hostess gift as well! Excellent stash busting project by using any worsted weight cotton yarn.
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For a low cost printer friendly download with the easy to read graphghan, check out my ETSY listing.
Using any size 4/worsted weight cotton yarn (like Lily Sugar n’ Cream) and scrubby yarn. I used I Love this Cotton from Hobby Lobby (in Spunky) and Red Heart Scrubby Cotton in Peachy. Feel free to use substitutions but I highly recommend checking out www.yarnsub.com where you can get exact percentage matches and tons of details to help with substituting.
For the heart section (C2), I like to run the MC underneath and stitch over it, like you would in tapestry crochet. This drastically reduces the number of ends that have to be woven in. For changing colors, before finishing last stitch of old color, put a loop of new color on hook and pull through. https://youtu.be/3wAmFSsJOJQ
Another really cool tool that I recently found is this end weaver in tool. It’s basically like a latch hook tool but with a longer shaft. I used to do everything possible to avoid having ends to weave in but this tool is a game changer! It’s super fast to weave in any ends and so much easier than a needle.
Finished washcloth size is 8″ x 8″.
- I Love this Cotton Print in Spunky (32 yards)
- Red Heart Scrubby Cotton: Peachy (40 yards)
- 5.5 mm (I) Hook
- Yarn Needle or end weaver tool
- Chain (ch)
- Single Crochet (sc)
- Slip Stitch (sl st)
- Main Color (MC)
- Pink (C2)
To download the graphghan chart of this pattern, check out my ETSY listing.
All stitches worked are a Single Crochet.
Ch.1 at the beginning of each row.
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, (MC) x 26
Rows 2-3: (MC) x 26
Row 4: (MC) x 12, (C2) x 2, (MC) x 12
Row 5: (MC) x 11, (C2) x 4, (MC) x 11
Row 6: (MC) x 10, (C2) x 6, (MC) x 10
Row 7: (MC) x 9, (C2) x 8, (MC) x 9
Row 8: (MC) x 8, (C2) x 10, (MC) x 8
Row 9: (MC) x 7, (C2) x 12, (MC) x 7
Row 10: (MC) x 6, (C2) x 14, (MC) x 6
Row 11: (MC) x 5, (C2) x 16, (MC) x 5
Row 12: (MC) x 4, (C2) x 18, (MC) x 4
Row 13: (MC) x 3, (C2) x 20, (MC) x 3
Row 14: (MC) x 3, (C2) x 20, (MC) x 3
Row 15: (MC) x 3, (C2) x 20, (MC) x 3
Row 16: (MC) x 3, (C2) x 20, (MC) x 3
Row 17: (MC) x 3, (C2) x 20, (MC) x 3
Row 18: (MC) x 3, (C2) x 20, (MC) x 3
Row 19: (MC) x 3, (C2) x 20, (MC) x 3
Row 20: (MC) x 3, (C2) x 20, (MC) x 3
Row 21: (MC) x 3, (C2) x 20, (MC) x 3
Row 22: (MC) x 3, (C2) x 9, (MC) x 2, (C2) x 9, (MC) x 3
Row 23: (MC) x 4, (C2) x 8, (MC) x 2, (C2) x 8, (MC) x 4
Row 24: (MC) x 5, (C2) x 6, (MC) x 4, (C2) x 6, (MC) x 5
Row 25: (MC) x 6, (C2) x 4, (MC) x 6, (C2) x 4, (MC) x 6
Row 26: (MC) x 7, (C2) x 2, (MC) x 8, (C2) x 2, (MC) x 7
Cut C2 and weave in the end.
Row 27: (MC) x 26
Row 28: (MC) x 26
Row 29: (MC) x 26
Don’t cut MC after the final row. MC will be used for the first row of border to provide a clean edge.
Row 1: (MC): Ch 1, sl st in each st and row around entire washcloth (with 2 st in each corner). Join to ch 1 w/sl st.
Row 2: (C2): Picot-3 (ch 3, sl st in 1st ch) in first corner, *sc in next 3 st, picot* repeat around and sl st in first picot.