Friday, August 14, 2009

My First Free Pattern!

X Marks the Washcloth

Designed by: Heather Schott (CelticMommy on Ravelry. Pattern Link)

I designed this washcloth/kitchen scrubbie to use in my home for chores that require a little elbow grease. After many many washings, the cloths have held up beautifully and still have the texture I need to get pesky fingerprints off of my windows.

I offer it here, free for personal use only-- please do not sell products using my pattern. Thank you!
MATERIALS NEEDED: Makes one 10" square cloth
  • About 80 yards of cotton yarn. (Blue washcloth was made with Lily Sugar'n Cream. Brown one was made with Lion Brand Cotton Ease.)
  • Crochet hook ONE SIZE SMALLER than recommended by your yarn to achieve tight "X"s -OR- size hook recommended for a more flexible washcloth.
  • Needle to weave in ends.
Gauge is not important.
(xst) Yarn over, skipping 1st stitch, dc in next stitch. Yarn over, go behind dc just made and dc in skipped stitch. See photo below.

PATTERN: (An odd number plus 2)
  • Chain 37
  • ROW 1: In 2nd chain from hook, sc across (35 sc), ch 2, turn
  • ROW 2: In 2nd st, begin xst, repeat for 17 sets of xst, dc in last st, ch 1, turn
  • ROW 3: SC across (35 sc), ch 2, turn
  • *Repeat Rows 2 and 3* 11 times or until cloth is square, ending with row 3 and ch 1
  • FINAL ROW: ss across, fasten off and weave in ends
(For a rectangular cloth similar to a kitchen towel, repeat rows 2&3 9 more times)
That's it! Easy peasy once you get the xst down! If you make this washcloth/scrubbie, I would appreciate a link back to the pattern either here on the blog or on Ravelry so others can use it as well.

Comments/Questions/Errors? Please leave me a comment below.

Thanks and Happy Crocheting!