5 Little Monsters: Mossy Path Washcloth

Mossy Path Washcloth

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It has been a while since I have shared a new crocheted washcloth pattern. This particular pattern I have had ready to share for a long time but other things kept coming up to push it back, other projects I wanted to share at a specific time, like Harry Potter projects last week, and Christmas in July the week before, or even just projects that were more summery than these. 


But, today I decided it was finally time to get them posted and share this pattern. The pattern is made by combining rounds of double crochet worked like a solid granny square, with rounds of moss stitch (or linen/granite/etc.) in the middle. 


I made a sample in a single color, and a sample where the different stitch sections were made in different colors to make the moss stitch section stand out more. 


How to Crochet the Mossy Path Washcloth


Finished Size

You will need:


  • medium weight cotton yarn in 1-2 colors
  • I crochet hook (5.5mm)
  • scissors
  • yarn needle

Instructions:


Begin with a magic ring, beginning dc counts as a stitch

Round 1: in mr, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch, 2, 2 dc, sl st to beginning ch 3 to join (12 dc, 3 on each side,  and 4 ch 2 corners)

Round 2: ch 3, (2 dc. ch 2, 2 dc) in ch space, [1 dc in each of next 3 stitches, (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc in ch space)] 3 times, 1 dc in each of next 2 stitches, sl st to beginning ch 3 to join (28 dc, 7 on each side, 4 ch 2 corners)

Round 3: if using 2 colors change to second color, slip st to next dc (first dc in the corner), ch 1, sc in that stitch, ch 1, sk next dc (2nd dc in corner), (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch sp, [ch 1, sk next dc, sc, ch 1, sk next dc, sc, ch 1, sk, next dc, sc, ch 1, sk next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch space] three times, ch 1, sk next dc, sc, ch 1, sk next dc, sc, ch 1, sk next dc, sl st to first sc to join (20 sc, 20 ch sp)

Round 4: sl st into next ch sp, ch 1, sc in ch sp, ch 1, sk stitch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner, [ch 1, sk stitch, sc in ch sp] across to the next corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner ch 2 space, repeat around, sl st to first sc to join (24 sc, 24 ch sp)

Round 5- 7: repeat the stitch pattern of round 4, working a sc in each ch space and a ch over each sc along the straight edges, and a (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corners (round 7 will end with 36 sc and 36 ch sp)

Round 8: if using 2 colors switch back to the first color, ch 3, dc in next ch sp and next sc, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 corner, 1 dc in each sc and ch space to the next corner] repeat around to beginning ch, sl st to beginning ch to join (84 dc, 4 ch 2 sp)

Round 9: ch 3, [dc in each stitch to the corner, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch 2 space] repeat around, sl st to beginning ch 3 to join (100 dc, 4 ch 2 sp)

Round 10: ch 1, [sc in each stitch to corner, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch 2 sp] repeat around, sl st to first sc to join, finish off, weave in ends