Looking for a beginner-friendly gift that you can make in just a few hours? These washcloths will become your go-to gift for the holidays this season. Or maybe you’re like me, looking to replace some worn-out dishcloths with something fresh and customizable to your decor.
Use cotton yarn when making washcloths because it is a durable and sustainable product that can hold up to some vigorous scrubbing. Additionally, you can feel good knowing you made something stylish, functional, and also eco-friendly.
Introducing the Cotton Grit Stitch Washcloth
I love washcloths and dishcloths because they are all about texture. Textured stitch patterns are often simple and enjoyable to work. For crochet washcloths, you want them to have a tight texture so that the washcloth doesn’t stretch and become holey after several uses. The texture also helps the cloth do what it’s intended to do – scrub.
If you’re a grit stitch lover, you know how lovely they look is and how easily these stitches come together.
About the Stitches
Before you can make this washcloth, here are some details you need to know.
Skill Level: Beginner
- Cotton Worsted Weight Yarn, such as Lily Sugar’n Cream Super Size Yarn
- Beach Ball Blue – 80-100 yards
- H-8 (5mm) hook
- Yarn Needle
Gauge: For this project gauge is not important
Finished Dimensions: 10″ x 9.75″ (25 cm x 25 cm)
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- st – stitch
- sk – skip
- rep – repeat
- * * – repeat instructions between asterisks as directed
- ( ) – work a group of stitches all in the same stitch or space
- US Terms (US to UK terminology conversion)
- Size can be altered by using multiples of 2 + 1
- Ch 1 at the beginning of each row counts as a stitch
How to Crochet This Grit Stitch Washcloth / Dishcloth
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, *sk 1 ch, sc & dc in next ch*, repeat from * to * until only one ch st remains, 1 sc in the last ch. Turn (31)
Row 2: ch 1, dc in same st, *sk 1 st, sc & dc in next st*, repeat from * to * until only one st remains, 1 sc in the last stitch. Turn (31)
Row 3-30: Repeat row 2. Do not fasten off.
ADD THE BORDER (optional)
Ch 1, sc in each stitch to the end of the row, ending with (sc, ch 1, sc) in the last stitch to make a square corner.
Continue to sc evenly all of the way around, with (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner.
When you get back to where the border starts, end with (sc, ch 1, sl st) to join with the first stitch in the border.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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