I found this cute Square Washcloth Pattern while browsing through the free household item patterns courtesy of Corina from Stitch11. I had some cotton yarn laying around that I got back on clearance back around Spring Time and decided to give the pattern a go.
Materials I Used:
- 1 Skein of Lily Sugar n Cream in Beach Ball Blue
- H8/5mm Hook (size down from recommended)
- #18 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
- Square Washcloth Pattern (free pattern)
*Bernat Handicrafter Yarn, and Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton are good substitutions.
*I attempted one washcloth with a I9/5.5mm hook (as recommended) but did not have enough yarn left to complete a second washcloth.
*I would not go any smaller than a #20 tapestry needle since cotton yarn is a little more difficult to work with being that there isn't much stretch and flexibility.
I was able to work up two washcloths in about an hour.
Using the recommended hook, your washcloths will measure out to be an 8.5" square.
Using the H hook like I did, my washcloths came out to be a 7.5" square.
I really like the look of these washcloths - the four triangles coming together look.
According to Corina, this look also allows this washcloth to stretch in all directions so it keeps it's square shape.
Clean up is a cinch! Simply throw your washcloths in with your regular laundry and then lay flat to dry!
Make a matching pair of facial scrubbies and this would make a great gift set!
Check out my free facial scrubbie patterns:
|Square Facial Scrubbies in Sand Dune Ombre|
|Round Facial Scrubbies in Rainbow Bright Ombre|
I have added some washcloths to the Sale, Oops and RTS section of my Etsy shop. Feel free to send in your custom color and/or size requests. View some color options here: Lily Sugar n Cream, Bernat Handicrafter, Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton.