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I made these washcloths a few weeks ago as a Mother's Day gift. They are a little bit lacier and more open than I normally use for dishcloths or washcloths but it is solid enough to still work well and I wanted to use a pretty feminine stitch. The stitch I used is called the blossom stitch and it is made using a combination of single crochet, double crochet, and chain stitches.
I always use 100% cotton yarn any time I am making washcloths or dishcloths. For this particular project I used Peaches and Cream yarn but any worsted weight cotton yarn will work just fine. The colors I used were Aquamarine, Ocean Coral, Fresh Lilac, and Mint. I used about half of a 2.5 oz ball for each washcloth so you can probably get 2 out of each ball if you make them the same size I did.
Blossom Stitch Crochet Washcloths
Finished size approximately 8 1/2 inches square
Begin by ch 30 (if you want to make your washcloth bigger or smaller add or subtract a multiple of 4)
Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook, (skip 1, [dc, ch 1, dc] in the next stitch, skip 1, sc in next stitch) repeat to the end of the row, turn
Row 2: ch 4, skip dc, sc in first ch space, ch 1, skip dc, dc in next sc, (ch 1, sc in next ch space, ch 1, dc in next sc) repeat to the end of the row ending with a dc in the first sc of previous row, turn
Row 3: ch 1, sc in first dc, ([dc, ch 1, dc] in next sc, sc in next dc) repeat to the end of the row ending with a sc in the 3rd chain of the starting ch 4 of the previous row, turn
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until desired length ending with row 2. I repeated both rows 7 more times and then row 2 one more time.
To finish sc evenly all around the outside edge working 3 sc in each corner, finish off and weave in ends.
If you want more washcloth or dishcloth ideas be sure to check out my other dishcloth/washcloth patterns:
|Moss Stitch Dishcloths|
|Sedge Stitch Dishcloths|
|Diamond Lattice Dishcloth|
|Diagonal Weave Dishcloth|
|Bobble Stripes Dishcloth|