The Single Cluster Washcloth is worked with a textured stitch motif, creating the perfect surface for scrubbing anything you need in the bath and kitchen!
This washcloth is worked in rows using chains and single crochet cluster stitches, so be sure to use stitch markers to mark the top of the first stitch in each row to keep track (and to keep your edges straight).
You can easily customize this stitch repeat in multiples of 2 (+1 for the turning chain) and working any multiple of rows. The cluster is also known as a decreasing stitch, and an alternative name for the single crochet cluster is a sc2tog (single crochet 2 stitches together)!
This is a great pattern because:
- Washcloths are fun projects to learn new crochet stitches (especially when you follow th crochet chart and written instructions)!
- You can use these in the bath or kitchen (plus, they make great gifts)!
- This project works great with cotton yarns (just one skein or less)!
- You’ll get to practice a lot of crochet skills: rows, stitch tension, stitch counting and recognition, single crochet cluster (sc2tog), borders, gauge & size, finishing techniques & more!
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Pattern Designed By: Salena Baca Crochet. This pattern is copyright protected; it is unlawful to distribute this pattern in any form (free, sale or trade).
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Peaches & Creme Stripey, Worsted #4 yarn (100% Cotton; 102 yds/93 m per 2 oz/56.7 g skein): Beach House (1 skein)
HOOK & OTHER MATERIALS
- US H/8 (5.00 mm) Hook
- Yarn needle
- 16.5 pattern sts = 4”
- 14 pattern rows = 4”
- 7.25” wide x 7” tall
- Ch(s) = chain(s)
- Sc = single crochet
- Sl St = slip stitch
- St(s) = stitch(es)
SPECIALTY STITCH & TECHNIQUE
- Cluster (decrease; sc2tog) = [Insert hook into next St, yarn over, pull through St] 2 times, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
- Stitch pattern is worked in multiples of 2 (+1 for turning Ch), and any row multiple.
- Either side of fabric can be right side. Border determines right side of project.
- Rows begin with a Ch-1 (not a St), and end with a Ch-1 (last St). Use a stitch marker to mark the top of the first St in each row.
Row 1: Skip 1 Ch (not a St, here and throughout), [Cluster, Ch 1] across row – 30 Sts; 15 Cluster + 15 Ch-1
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, [Cluster, Ch 1] across row – 30 Sts; 15 Clusters + 15 Ch-1
Repeat row 2 until 25 rows are complete.
Round 1 (Right Side): Rotate to work along left side, work 1 Sc around side of each St, rotate to work along row 1, work 1 Sc into each St, rotate to work along right side, work 1 Sc around side of each St, rotate to work along row 25, work 1 Sc into each St, Sl St into top of first Sc to join, fasten off – 110 Sc
Finishing: Sew in ends, trim excess.
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