Wash Cloth Crochet Along

Color Block Washcloth

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In my post, Crochet Update, I mentioned having decided to participate in the Wash Cloth Crochet Along hosted by Underground Crafter. My thinking is that I will be exposed to a lot of new techniques and stitches quickly. A help since it’s been at least 25 years since I last crocheted regularly.

Washcloth Crochet Along

The Crochet Along began on June 17th with a crocheted wash cloth pattern is to be released each week. Each pattern is provided by a different crochet designer. I’m already behind. So far five patterns have been released, and I have made one.

For my first endeavor, I chose the Color Block Washcloth created by Carolyn at the Purple Poncho.

Color Block Washcloth

It’s not perfect but I did learn two new stitches: the double crochet cluster V stitch and the half double crochet.

As you may have noticed in the photo, the washcloth narrows in the center. (It’s not designed that way.) The center is where the initial chain is. Once the first color half is made, you end off, then start the second color on the original chain. It’s pretty slick. But if I were to make it again, I’d make certain to make the chain a bit more loose.

I used the recommended yarn – Paint Box Yarns, Cotton DK. It was my first time crocheting with cotton. It seemed a bit “grippier” than the acrylic I am accustomed to. The pattern calls for a 4.0 mmm / US G hook. I used the G hook, but I kept feeling that I should be using a slightly larger hook.

Color Block Washcloth

The pattern did not call for a border, but I felt like it needed one. So I added the orange border.

My mom uses crocheted washcloths that were gifted to her by a family friend some time back. They’ve all seen better days. I passed this one along to her. She will probably get the ones that follow too.

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12 Comments

  1. good idea for practicing stitches- when I learned to crochet years ago all I ever did was the very basic stitches and never learned anything else until recently – it is amazing how different the stitches can look. I recently got a book that has dozens of stitches in it to learn

    1. A book is a good idea! No criticism to the pattern writer, but I couldn’t understand how to do the clusters without seeing a video. I’m amazed at the variety of stitches there are to learn.

  2. This is just perfect timing, because lately I’ve been wanting to make some wash cloths (for the first time). Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  3. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down. I never would have thought about crochet washcloths. In the photo it looks like its resting against a wall, it has depth. Much better than what it would like had I made it.

    1. Thanks so much, Denise! I’ve been using a white tea towel as the background for my photos. It works fairly well for small items.

  4. I’m always looking for simply projects to learn new skills and techniques. This looks brilliant. Like you, it has been a while since I’ve practice my crocheting.

    1. I’m about to start my second one! LOL! I’m not fast enough to do one per week, but that’s the beauty, I can work at my own pace. I’ve also got a couple of other projects started….

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