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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Handmade Crocheted Washcloths


I have been making crocheted blankets for many years. Recently, a friend showed me a crocheted washcloth. I said; "I have never heard of them before." She replied; "Oh Patty, where have you been, they have been around for years." Of course I had to try it, so off the the craft store I went in search of "cotton" yarn. The colorful selections were outstanding. I had a sample to work from which made it easy. I thought, what a great Christmas gift idea, but I better make one and try it first. I would hate to give a gift that was a flop. Oh my gosh, I love them...they are absorbent, clean so well, and do not smell. Best of all, inexpensive, and can be used forever.  I use a "J" size crochet needle. Single crochet 25 stitches, add one to replace first stitch of the first row. Then a second row on single stitch. Third row through tenth row, use double crochet chain 3. Last row, single stitch to finish it off. I was able to make two dishcloths per skein. For my family members, guess what you are getting this year for Christmas. A special thanks to my friend for sharing this new, fun and easy idea.
25 single stitch, add on one to replace first stitch on new row
add second row single stitch, always hook under top two loops
double crochet chain 3 for 10 rows, then add single row at the top to finish off
what a great idea for a Grannie square blanket

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