One of the first projects I posted to the blog was for little beginner crochet washcloths (and I mean TRUE beginner washcloths, like if you’re trying to crochet for the first time) that were all done in single crochet stitches. Washcloths are awesome because you get the satisfaction of a finished product in a short amount of time. These are my favorite ones to use for my daughter’s bath time, so I decided to make more. I made this set a bit fancier, but of course it’s easy because that’s the way I like it. 🙂
I always make these with 100% cotton, and it seems that the Lily Sugar N Cream is most available to me, so that’s what I used. If I were making them for a newborn, I’d want a softer cotton like Lion Brands Organic cotton yarn that I’ve used and seen at Jo Ann Crafts. That yarn is absurdly soft and luxurious. But with a toddler or child, I like a bit more texture to the cotton to get any grimeys (is that a word?) off the face. 😉
Just because I use them for my daughter doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t make a great gift for just about anyone! The color can go with any décor, and these make special dish cloths for the kitchen as well. Think hostess gifts, baby shower, housewarming parties, am I right?
Usually I take a few pictures to give you an idea of how it looks as it’s being made, but I was making these on the go and didn’t have my camera. I promise more pics in the future. This is made with a series of simple single crochet stitches and double crochet stitches. So simple!
You will need:
One Skein Worsted Weight Cotton (I used Lily Sugar N Cream in Ecru)
Size G Crochet Hook (Use a Size H if you like it a bit bigger and more “open”)
Tapestry Needle to Weave in Ends
Size: Approximately 6 inches x 6 inches
Gauge: Not Important