Mar
09

Washcloth Stitches: 4 Great Knit & Crochet Washcloth Ideas

Washcloth Stitches | Ask Me Monday with Vickie Howell

Washcloth Stitches

This week on Ask Me Monday I show how to knit and crochet 4 great stitches for handmaking washcloths. What makes them great washcloth stitches? I consider a few things when designing a washcloth: texture (for exfoliation), row variations (for interest), and drape (so the piece will feel nice against one’s skin). Give the episode watch, then use the instructions below to take a few of my favorite washcloth stitches for a spin!

 

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Washcloth Stitches | Knit washcloths

Washcloth Stitches: KNIT

Double Moss Stitch 

CO a multiople of 4.

Rows 1-2: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. 

Rows 3-4: K2, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Repeat Rows 1-4 for pattern stitch.

 

Lace Columns

CO multiple if 4 + 3.

Row 1: K3, *k1, p3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 2 (and all WS rows): K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3: Same as Row 5.

Row 5: K5, *k1, yo, s2kp, yo; rep. from * to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 6: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Repeat Rows 1-6 for pattern stitch.

 

Washcloth Stitches: CROCHET

Subtle Bobble Stripes

SPECIAL STITCH: MB (Make Bobble)
*Yarn over, insert hook in stitch and pull through a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops; working into the same st, rep from * three more times, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.

Ch a multiple of 4 + 3.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end. Turn. 

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in each st to end. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st to end. Turn.

Rows 4-5: Same as Rows 2-3.

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *MB in next st, dc in next 3 sts; repeat from * to end. Turn.

Repeat Rows 2-6 for pattern stitch.

 

Basket Weave

Ch multiple of 4 + 2.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, and in every ch to end. Turn. 

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in next st, *BPdc in next 2 sts, FPdc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next st, *FPdc in next 2 sts, BPdc in next 2 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts. Turn.

Repeat Rows 2-3 for pattern stitch.

 

Washcloth Stitches: Put Your Skills to Work!

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5 Responses to “Washcloth Stitches: 4 Great Knit & Crochet Washcloth Ideas”

  1. Jan

    Some time ago as I saw your YouTube video so I’m not sure exactly when it was but you were demonstrating how to crochet with knitting needles and you made a comment that you try to find Lily Chin’s technique that she did on your show Knitty Gritty years ago. I too had been looking for that and last night I found the DIY pattern for the needle case she made on your show here – http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_5337324,00.html – thank you for all you do. I’m trying to figure out how to join your podcast on Ask Me Monday but I can’t seem to find it. Could you tell me how to do that as I’d like to see your live and not just see the YouTube videos afterwards. Thanks, Jan

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  2. Phyllis

    I have been trying to knit the lace column washcloth. I have watched the tutorial and use the written pattern but I am failing.
    I have added 3 stitches on either side of 28 stitches for a total of 34 stitches but I keep losing stitches as I go.
    Help please!

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