Spa Quality Wash Cloths

I finished a special order of my 8″ spa cloths today. My pieces will become part of a gift set along with handmade coffee scrub by another local crafter!

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This is a set of 10, 5 each of two styles done in two colors. I use Creme de la Creme 100% cotton and LB Collection Cotton Bamboo yarn for my “spa style” wash cloths because they work up smoothly and feel more luxurious than the other cotton yarns I’ve used.

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Over the years I’ve developed some go to patterns for making washcloths and I thought I’d share them with you.

As written, each pattern should produce an 8″ wash cloth including the edging. You can increase the size of your cloth by adding a multiple of 2 to each starting chain or decrease by 2s for a smaller cloth. To tighten the corners of your wash cloth, skip over the stitches just before and just after each corner as you work the edges.

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Bumpy Moss Stitch 8″ – yellow

Ch 30 with 4.5 mm hook
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, (dc in next stitch, sc next st) across ending with sc in last chain, ch 1 and turn
Row 2: standing dc in both loops of first stitch, (sc in front loop of dc in previous row, dc in back loop of sc in previous row, sc in front loop of dc in previous row) across, ending with dc in both loops of last sc, ch 1 and turn
Row 3: (sc in front loop of dc in previous row, dc in back loop of sc in previous row) across, ending in sc, ch 1 and turn

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until square is formed
Edge with sc around, sc, ch 1, sc to form corners. Complete 2 rounds.

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Bumpy HDC 8″ Wash Cloth – Coral

Chain 37 with 4.0 hook
Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook and in each chain across, ch 1 and turn
Row 2: HDC in first stitch, (HDC in front loop of next stitch, HDC in back loop of next stitch), repeat across ending with an HDC in both loops of last stitch, ch 2 and turn

Repeat row 2 until square is made to within 1/4 inch.
Edge with sc around, sc, ch 1, sc to form corners. Complete 2 rounds.

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Striped Moss Stitch – green

Ch 31 with a 4.5 mm hook
Row 1: sc, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, (skip next ch, sc, hdc in next ch) across, ch 1 and turn
Row 2: sk first st, sc,hdc in next st, (skip next st, sc, hdc in next st) across, ch 1 and turn
Repeat Row 2 until square is made to within 1/4″
Edge with sc around, sc ch 1, sc to form corners. Complete 2 rounds.

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Skipped Stitch pattern 8″ square – blue

Chain 38 with 4.0 mm hook
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st, repeat from * across remaining chains, ch 1 and turn
Row 2: sc in first st, ch 1 and skip next st, (sc in front loop of st, ch 1, sk next st, sc in back loop of st, ch 1 and sk next st) across, ending with sc in last st, ch 1 and turn

Repeat row 2 until square is made to within 1/4 inch.
Edge with sc around, sc, ch 1, sc to form corners. Complete 2 rounds.

 

 

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