Basic Washcloth in 2 Sizes by Alexandra Richards ELK

Basic Washcloth in 2 Sizes

October 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in HDC
5.0 mm (H)
80 yards (73 m)
Small, Medium
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10.12.17 Update: This used to be titled as Chad’s Emerald Washcloth in 2 Sizes. I have a step-by-step photo tutorial for these washcloths, and through the pattern update, I changed the title as well.

When I was with my ex-boyfriend, Chad, for our Two Year Anniversary together, him 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.

I have it listed the washcloth pattern 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.

- About 80 yards of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn - I used Bernat Handicrafter Geometric Yarn in Emerald Energy and Emerald Energy Ombre, and Crafter’s Secret Cotton Yarn in Gray and City Stripe
- 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 tougher to work with when it comes to weaving in. I suggest a needle with a larger eye, and duller point.

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

SC - Single Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet