Wattlecloth by Jodie Gordon Lucas

Wattlecloth

Crochet
March 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Wattle Stitch Row 2
3.75 mm (F)
60 - 75 yards (55 - 69 m)
one size. 7.5 inches square
US
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Things have been rather quiet here at QueenieKnits the past few months. I just completed a major pattern and I needed a break from the needles. I decided to use my down time to dig out the crochet hooks and rejuvenate my washcloth stash.

While exploring a stitch dictionary, I found The Wattle Stitch. It makes an awesome, reversible fabric; has just the right amount of texture; and, is repetitive enough to give my tired brain a little break.

Because I hate estimating if I have enough yarn for one more row before I add a border (and then ripping back when I inevitably guess incorrectly) I added a cute “make as you go” edging. Now, when the final row is done–you’re DONE.

I’ve included directions for both DK weight (pictured here in Knit Picks CotLin) and worsted weight (hiding in the background in Knit Picks Shine Worsted). The CotLin makes a delicate face cloth, while the Shine makes a much more substantial fabric if delicacy is not what you need. Both variations use about 60 yards of yarn.

Difficulty
Easy

Techniques used
chain, single and double crochet, slipped stitches

Worsted Version
uses 60 yards (approximately 40 grams) of Shine Worsted.
Gauge is 18 stitches for 4 inches in pattern with #7 (4.5) mm hook.