JK2TH Washcloth by Aunt Zany

JK2TH Washcloth

September 2018
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
16 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
65 - 70 yards (59 - 64 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Worked in rows, using two Tunisian hooks. The hooks do not need to be the same size, but your gauge will be determined by the larger hook, and the smaller hook should be large enough to work comfortably with your chosen yarn.

Choose any weight yarn you like, and hooks of a size appropriate to your yarn weight. I got a 9” washcloth using worsted weight cotton yarn, and H hook, working 35 loops and rows. With I and J hooks and similar weight yarn, 31 stitches and rows gave me a similar sized washcloth.

I learned this method from a YouTube video made for the Australian Handknitters and Spinners Group on Facebook, and have adapted the method in this pattern. You can find the original video here.

The resulting fabric reminds me of chain-mail, and depending on whether you work with an odd or even number of stitches, you will get a fabric with vertical texture, or a seed stitch like over-all texture.

In using this pattern along with other crochet and knit patterns to make washcloths for a charity recently, I discovered that this method uses less yarn per square inch than even the simple garter stitch pattern “Granny’s Favorite”. Imagine that, a crochet method that uses less yarn than knitting!

Once you’ve mastered this method (it won’t take long, I promise!) consider experimenting with combining it with regular Tunisian or other crochet stitches.