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crochet wash cloth - free pattern

Crocheted Cotton Chenille Wash Cloth 

Spike Stitch Wash Cloth Designed by Kristen Droke for Crystal Palace Yarns

Crochet 4 cloths from 2 - 50 gram skeins of Cotton Chenille, 100% cotton.

Design Note: There are more than 60 colors of Cotton Chenille available - you'll find many combinations for your bath decor for sure! At the right are just a few of the colors possible.

Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille
2 skeins (50g) - one each of two colors A & B (will make 4 wash cloths - approx.7"x 7.5")
Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet hook H8 (or size needed to obtain gauge) & a smaller hook to work in the loose ends

Gauge: In pattern 7 stitches = 2 inches and 6 rows = 2 inches

The stitches:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
spike = double crochet worked in the top of the stitch 2 rows below (In row 3 the spike stitches will be worked in the top of the double crochets of the foundation row. In all other rows the spike stitches will be worked in the tops of previous spike stitches.)

The Pattern
In Color A :
Chain 25 loosely (cotton chenille is not an elastic yarn)
Row 1: (foundation row): sc1 in the 2nd ch from hook, dc1 in the next ch, *sc1, dc1*, repeat * across (24 stitches)
Row 2: ch1 to turn, dc1 in the first sc, *sc1 in dc, dc1 in sc*, repeat * across (counting the turning ch, 24 stitches)

In Color B:
Row 3: ch1, skip the first dc and spike 1, * sc1 in the next dc, spike 1*, repeat * across (counting the turning ch, 24 stitches)
Row 4: ch1 to turn, dc1 in the first sc, *sc1 in spike, dc1 in sc*, repeat * across end with dc (counting the turning ch, 24 stitches)

In Color A:
Rows 5 and 6: repeat rows 3 and 4

Rows 7-26: continue alternating colors working 2 rows in each and ending in color A.

A note about color changes:
A technique that results in very clean, well hidden color changes is to work the last Yarn Over of the final stitch of the "old" color in the “new" color. In this pattern, that means pulling the "new" color through the last 2 loops of the final double crochet of the even rows.

Since the color changes in this pattern are all at one side of the work, the color not being used can easily be carried along the edge where it will be readily available the next time it is needed. There are many different ways to carry the unused color up the side of the work. In this stripe pattern, you can get a very nice edge by wrapping the "old" color around the "new" color loop before making the first chain of the new color row. The old color is held in place by the chain and is in great position to become the "new" color in 2 more rows.

Designed by Kristen Droke for Crystal Palace Yarns



We are happy to share this pattern with crocheters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Yarn shops carrying CP Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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Last revision of this page February 07, 2012