“When I think of chenille, I think of cozy, old-fashioned bathrobes and plush towels and washcloths. This simple washcloth pattern was inspired by a set of colorful washcloths my grandmother had when I was growing up. I’ve never been able to find them since. The key is to use a smaller needle than the yarn requires, and then machine-wash and -dry the washcloth to tighten the fabric even more as part of the finishing pattern. These last forever and make wonderful gifts.”
Before washing and drying: 12” (30.5cm) square
After washing and drying: 10” (25.5cm) square, or smaller, depending on how hot your dryer gets.
Because this is a washcloth, it’s important that the chenille be cotton.