Tuesday, October 26, 2010
A Little Give Away Gift
Wash cloths are fun to make. They can open our world to use new stitches, they are a fast project to make, very portable if we want to do them on the run, and a great little gift to give to anyone. They also are versatile because the same pattern could be used to either make a wash cloth or dish cloth. How neat is that.
The wintertime is fast approaching and that means cold and flu season. When someone you know gets sick make them up a get well bag. Pick up a pretty gift bag and card. The bag could include this handmade crochet wash cloth made with love, along with a pack of tea, jar of honey, lemon, a loaf of some good bread or crackers, something to soothe the throat like Ricola's, and a can of soup (that is if you are like me that do not like to cook). If you like to cook then get those pots going because there is nothing like home made soup with, well home made biscuits when you are sick. I figure if you are going to cook anyway then you might as well go all the way.
Enjoy the gift of giving and making someones day a little brighter.
Free wash cloth pattern
RS - right side
sc - single crochet
ch - chain
rep - repeat
(1) 2 ounce ball Sugar 'n Cream 100% worsted weight cotton (makes 1 wash cloth)
1 US size H-8 (5.50mm) crochet hook
Size: Appox. 8" x 8"
Foundation Row (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch to end, ch 1 turn (29 sc)
Row 1: 1 sc in first sc, *ch1, skip 1 sc, 1 sc into next sc, rep from * to end, ch 1 turn (15 sc and 14 ch 1 spaces)
Row 2: 1 sc in first sc, *1 dc in next ch 1 sp, 1 sc in next sc rep from * to end, ch 1 turn
Row 3: 1 sc in first sc, *ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 sc in next sc rep from * to end, ch 1 turn
Row 4: 1 sc in first sc, *1 sc in ch 1 space, 1 sc in next sc rep from * to end, ch 1 turn
Rows 5 and 6: 1 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each sc to end, ch 1 turn
Rows 7 - 10: Repeat rows 1 - 4
Rows 11 and 12: Repeat rows 5 and 6
Rows 13 - 16: Repeat rows 1 - 4
Rows 17 and 18: Repeat rows 5 and 6
Rows 19 - 22: Repeat rows 1 - 4
Rows 23: 1 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each sc to end.
Fasten off. Weave in yarn ends.