Dishclothes/ washcloths make a great handmade gift for Christmas. Packaged with some locally made soaps from Sugar Shack Soaps
For a more delicate wash cloth use a 4ply cotton (unmercerised) and a 3mm hook)
Yarn: 10ply unmercerised cotton ( Finch, Sugar’n Cream)
Gauge: Not necessary
Abbreviations: dc – double crochet, sts – stitches,
AUSTRALIAN TERMS USED
This is an addictive pattern to make. No foundation chain to work into. Easy to modify the size. Only uses two stitch chain and double crochet.
Chain 3, 3 dc in first chain worked, turn. (3 sts)
Row 1: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, ch 1, skip 1 st, 2 dc in last st, turn. (5 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, (ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next ch1 space), ch 1, skip 1 st, 2 dc in last st
Repeat Row 2, repeating ( ) until dishcloth is desired size.
Next Row (start decreasing):
Ch 2, skip 2 sts, (dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1), repeat ( ) across to last ch 1 space, dc in ch 1 space, skip 1 st, dc in last st.
Repeat this row, until 3 sts remain. Turn, ch 1, skip 2 sts and dc into 2ch space.
Break yarn and finish / or make a border.
Work 2 rounds of dc around edge of cloth. Put 3 dc in each corner.
email me for current stocks of suitable yarns. I can parcel up an order and pop it into the post for you.