Vertical Garden Washcloths by Alexandra Richards ELK

Vertical Garden Washcloths

Crochet
May 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in HDC
5.0 mm (H)
100 - 120 yards (91 - 110 m)
4 Sizes: 8" Wide by 8.25" Tall; 8” by 10”; 8" Wide by 8" Tall; 8” by 10.25”
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In needing a bobble washcloth (for my Let’s Crochet Some Washcloths Vol 1 eBook), this pattern was the first that crossed my mind, and so I went with it, and I really love the pattern with the fun pops of color, straight vertical rows, and even the added little bit from the border being worked from the wrong side.

Really, this pattern is like 4-in-1 because when the yarn is carried behind to work the bobbles in a different color, the pattern is one way (because there is a little more bulk), and worked in one solid color, the pattern is another way, and with both versions, I have two sizes provided.

Materials:

  • 100 - 120 Yards each of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn - I used Lily Sugar n Cream in Mod Green (CA) and Hot Green (CB), and Bernat Geometric in the Emerald Energy Ombre colorway
  • H8/5mm Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
  • Opt. Jewelry Pliers which make it much easier to weave in your ends

Materials Notes:
Yarn Alternatives: Bernat Handicrafter, Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran, Rico Creative Cotton Aran, Crafter’s Secret Cotton Yarn (from Hobby Lobby) - I do not recommend their I Love This Cotton for washcloths

Time Spent:
In relation to the bobbles worked in a different color, I worked my small washcloth up in about an hour and a half, and the large one up in about an hour and 45 minutes. The other version takes a little longer because there are more rows.

4 Sizes Included!

Gauge:
Not essential. 16 HDC by 10 Rows = 4” x 4”

Abbreviations:
SC - Single Crochet
Bobble - Explained