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|