Sunday, June 28, 2015

Chad's Emerald Washcloth in 2 Sizes - Free Crochet Pattern

For our Two Year Anniversary together, I gave my boyfriend, Chad, some new paint brushes, some brush cleaner and some washcloths that he can use to dry off his brushes, wipe off his brushes or just lay his brushes on. You can read more about the story in my Our Two Year Anniversary Together - Gift Idea post.

Here, I'd like to share the washcloth pattern with you! I have it listed in two sizes because I wasn't sure what size would work best for his brushes so I made both!

They are great for using in the bathroom as a washcloth, especially the larger one, or in the kitchen as a dishcloth. Chad gets great use out of his for his paint brushes, and my little cousin, Madison, likes to use them as blankets for her dolls.

Materials:
     - About 80 yards of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn - I used Bernat Handicrafter Geometric Yarn in Emerald Energy and Emerald Energy Ombre
     - H8/5mm Crochet Hook
     - #18 Tapestry Needle

Material Notes:
     Yarn Alternatives: Lily Sugar n Cream, Lion Brand's Kitchen Cotton, Hobby Lobby's Crafter's Secret Cotton.
I do not suggest using Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton Yarn as it isn't as durable or tough enough for scrubbing. It's a good option for scarves and other garment-like projects.

    Cotton yarn is a little tougher when it comes to weaving in your ends. You will want a tapestry needle with a larger eye, and duller point otherwise, it will take you longer to weave in your ends and hurt your fingers from tugging at the needle and yarn.

Time Spent:
     The small washcloth worked up in under 45 minutes, and the medium in just over 45 minutes, including weaving. 

Measurements:
     With border, the small washcloth measures 8" wide x 8.25" in length, and the medium washcloth measures 8" wide x 10" in length. 

Gauge:
Using an H8/5mm Hook and Lily Sugar n Cream - 4" x 4"
     Chain 17, HDC in the 2nd chain, and each chain across. (16 HDC)
     R2 - 10: Chain 1, turn. HDC in the 1st stitch, and in each stitch.
     Fasten Off.

Abbreviations:
     SC - Single Crochet
     HDC - Half Double Crochet

Pattern Notes:
     When working up and down the sides of a project, you typically work one stitch if project is worked in single crochet, and two stitches if project is worked in double crochet.
For this washcloth, my sides have three stitches per two rows.

I finished my washcloth with an invisible join. To see a photo tutorial of this technique, see the Pattern Notes section of my Newborn Twin Chunky Hat post.

Pattern:

Small:
Chain 27. HDC in the 3rd chain, and across. (25 HDC)

R2 - 20: Chain 1, turn. HDC in the 1st HDC and in each HDC across.

Border:
Chain 1, turn. SC in the 1st HDC and in the next 23 HDCs, work 3 SC in the next HDC - corner, evenly SC down the side working 29 stitches, 3 SC in the next stitch - corner, SC in the next 23 stitches across the opposite side of the foundation chain, work 3 SC in the next stitch - corner,  evenly SC up the side working 29 stitches, 2 SC in the last/first stitch. Join to the first SC.

Medium:
Chain 27. HDC in the 3rd chain, and across. (25 HDC)

R2 - 24: Chain 1, turn. HDC in the 1st HDC and in each HDC across.

Border:
Chain 1, turn. SC in the 1st HDC and in the next 23 HDCs, work 3 SC in the next HDC - corner, evenly SC down the side working 34 stitches, 3 SC in the next stitch - corner, SC in the next 23 stitches across the opposite side of the foundation chain, work 3 SC in the next stitch - corner,  evenly SC up the side working 34 stitches, 2 SC in the last/first stitch. Join to the first SC.

Please feel free to make and sell your own version of Chad's Emerald Washcloth's using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

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