10.12.17 Update: This used to be titled as Chad’s Emerald Washcloth in 2 Sizes. I have a step-by-step photo tutorial for these washcloths, and through the pattern update, I changed the title as well.
When I was with my ex-boyfriend, Chad, for our Two Year Anniversary together, him some new paint brushes, some brush cleaner and some washcloths that he can use to dry off his brushes, wipe off his brushes or just lay his brushes on. You can read more about the story in my Our Two Year Anniversary Together – Gift Idea post.
Here, I’d like to share the washcloth pattern with you! I have it listed in two sizes because I wasn’t sure what size would work best for his brushes so I made both!
They are great for using in the bathroom as a washcloth, especially the larger one, or in the kitchen as a dishcloth. Chad gets great use out of his for his paint brushes, and my little cousin, Madison, likes to use them as blankets for her dolls.
– About 80 yards of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn – I used Bernat Handicrafter Geometric Yarn in Emerald Energy and Emerald Energy Ombre, and Crafter’s Secret Cotton Yarn in Gray and City Stripe
– H8/5mm Crochet Hook
– #18 Tapestry Needle
Yarn Alternatives: Lily Sugar n Cream, Lion Brand’s Kitchen Cotton, Hobby Lobby’s Crafter’s Secret Cotton.
I do not suggest using Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton Yarn as it isn’t as durable or tough enough for scrubbing. It’s a good option for scarves and other garment-like projects.
Cotton yarn is a little tougher when it comes to weaving in your ends. You will want a tapestry needle with a larger eye, and duller point otherwise, it will take you longer to weave in your ends and hurt your fingers from tugging at the needle and yarn.
The small washcloth worked up in under 45 minutes, and the medium in just over 45 minutes, including weaving.
With border, the small washcloth measures 8″ wide x 8.25″ in length, and the medium washcloth measures 8″ wide x 10″ in length.
Using an H8/5mm Hook and Lily Sugar n Cream – 4″ x 4″
Chain 17, HDC in the 2nd chain, and each chain across. (16 HDC)
R2 – 10: Chain 1, turn. HDC in the 1st stitch, and in each stitch.
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
The instructions for the small size are given, with the medium size in parenthesis.
When working up and down the sides of a project, you typically work one stitch if project is worked in single crochet, and two stitches if project is worked in double crochet. For this washcloth, my sides have three stitches per two rows.
I finished my washcloth with an invisible join, which creates a clean, consistent look, but you could also slip stitch join. If you do choose to finish this way, only work one single crochet into the last stitch, as the join will count as the final stitch.
If using Crafters Secret, I suggest adding two chains to the beginning, which adds two stitches to the width. Work 21 or 26 rows, respectively.
R2 – 20 (24): Chain 1, turn. HDC into the 1st HDC, and into each HDC across.
Chain 1, turn. SC in the 1st HDC and in the next 23 HDCs, work 3 SC in the next HDC – corner, evenly SC down the side working 29 (34) stitches, 3 SC in the next stitch – corner, SC in the next 23 stitches across the opposite side of the foundation chain, work 3 SC in the next stitch – corner, evenly SC up the side working 29 (34) stitches, 2 SC in the last/first stitch. Join to the first SC.
For an invisible join, you will skip the slip stitch at the end. Work the last single crochet, then fasten off with a long tail. Pull up on the loop, and thread tapestry needle. Insert needle underneath both loops of the first stitch from this round to complete the first half of the stitch, then take needle down the center through both loops of the last stitch worked of this round to complete the second half of the stitch. Pull on the tail to tighten stitch – try to make it uniform with the rest, so don’t pull too tight!
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