Google+

Monday, November 25, 2013

Luxury Washcloth

I've been trying to come up with a cute way to give a single bar of soap for gifts.  Just a single bar on its own looks kinda cheap, and it makes a weird gift unless the recipient is very appreciative of handmade soap.  The crochet soap dishes I made earlier work great for gift-giving purposes, but I wanted another option... one that was a little more obvious at first glance what it was.


I needed a cool luxury washcloth that would be as special as the soap!  (Heh, you think I oversold it a little?! LOL!!)  Okay, well if your definition of luxury is delightfully oversized, then this is the most luxurious washcloth ever.  


Luxury Washcloth
approx 10" square

Supplies:
about 2 oz 100% cotton yarn - worsted weight 
Size H crochet hook
Yarn needle

 
Ch 36
R1: 2 hdc in 4th ch from hook (first 2 ch count as first hdc, 3rd ch counts as first ch space),  skip 1 ch, (2 hdc in next ch sp, skip 1 ch, ch 1) 16 times, hdc in last ch, turn
R2: ch 3 (first 2 ch count as first hdc, 3rd ch counts as first ch space), (hdc in next ch sp, ch 1) 16 times, hdc in last ch space, turn
R3: ch 3, (2 hdc in next ch sp, ch 1) 16 times, 2 hdc in last ch space, turn
R4-19: Repeat Rows 2-3
R20: Repeat Row 2

Sc 20 stitches evenly around all four sides of the washcloth, putting an (sc, ch1, sc) in each corner.
Fasten off, weave in ends.


I folded it in half and then into thirds and put my soap on top. I tied it with about 18" of ribbon.  I think it looks fun.  You totes don't have to use handmade soap for this either.  I think it would be a fun stocking stuffer even if you bought a big multi-pack of less expensive soap and used that instead (Ooh!  It would look good and be super cheap, like $3 or less per present including your yarn costs!  Yay!!).

xoxo

8 comments:

  1. Easy to follow and beautiful! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  2. i don't understand the rd 2 instructions that says (hdc in next ch sp, ch 1). how do you do a chain after the ch sp.? then is the directions (hdc in next ch sp, ch 1 (whatever that is) repeated 16 times?

    ReplyDelete
  3. Libby you are going to do a hdc in the space and then ch 1 and skip the stitches and crochet another hdc in the next ch space and repeat

    ReplyDelete
  4. The way the pattern is written, row 2 is increasing. (2 hdc in next, skip 1, chain 1). With every repeat you are increasing 1 stitch.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The way the pattern is written, row 2 is increasing. (2 hdc in next, skip 1, chain 1). With every repeat you are increasing 1 stitch.

    ReplyDelete
  6. why would I want to increase the rows. that makes it like a triangle shape.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...