Bavarian Washcloth

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Bavarian Washcloth - KatiDCreations.comMy Bavarian Square Washcloth was so fun to make!  I had long been wanting to try this beautiful Bavarian Stitch and when I came across the great tutorial by The Stitchen Mommy  knew I it was time to give it a try!  It did take a minute to get a hang of the stitch pattern but by my second square it was a breeze and I was a pro!!

Why make it into a washcloth?  I find that doing washcloths and is a great way to try out a new stitch without committing to a huge project!  Plus you have something useful at the end of it!

Materials:
Sugar and Cream Cotton
4.0 mm hook

Stitches:
I simply followed the great tutorial by The Stitchen Mommy found HERE!  There are dozens of photos to help with stitch placement and will have you whipping out this beautiful pattern in no time!

Bavarian Washcloth - KatiDCreations.com

I love the texture and think this would make an absolutely beautiful afghan!

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Apache Tears Washcloth

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This was my first time doing the Apache Tears stitch, this brightly colored washcloth was my first attempt.

Apache Tear Wash Cloth - KatiDCreations

And as you can see for yourself it was not ‘pretty’.  I had worked the DTR – Drop stitch Treble Crochet pattern completely from edge to edge, so when I crocheted the boarder I crochet around the DTR; which created a very bulky edging. So….
Apache Tear Wash Cloth - KatiDCreations
My next wash cloth I tried something a little different.  You can see on the left side of photo below where the 2 arrows are seen, that there is a space where a DTR stitch could be worked in blue, but was skipped along the entire left edge.  On the right side you can see the bottom arrow where I worked the yellow DTR for 3 repeats, and the top arrow shows on the final 2 repeats I chose to skip it to see how it would look.Apache Tear Wash Cloth - KatiDCreations
You can see that with this edging I crochet in the rows and not around the DTR as I had previously done with the first washcloth.  So after all of this I do believe that when I use this pattern again I will crochet all the way from one edge to the other with the DTR and will make sure to not to crochet the DRT in with the edging.Apache Tear Wash Cloth - KatiDCreations
To avoid 1. either crocheting the edging around all of those ends or 2. working them in once I was finished with the project.  So what I did was simply worked the end in as I SC from Right to Left, and as I approached the center of the project I grabbed the finished end on the Left side from the previous row and crochet over the top of it; which caused the ends to meet in the middle of the project.  I simply cut the ends from here and did not do any additional weaving in.
Apache Tear Wash Cloth - KatiDCreations

In order to determine the beginning CH you decide how many colors you want to use before beginning the repeating pattern +1 (for the CH).  Or if your doing multiple rows without changing the colors, you will determine how many rows before you do a repeat +1 (for the CH).

Example:
1.The first washcloth I did uses 5 colors, so do multiples of 5 + 1 – every 5 stitches your color repeats
2. The second washcloth only uses 4 colors, so do multiples of 4 +1 – every 4 stitches your color repeats
3. If you want to do just 2 colors but its 7 rows before the repeat begins you would do multiples of 7 + 1

Of course this is just a recommendation, and really is open to however you want to do it.  I could have done the 5 colors but had much more space between sets of drop down stitches.  Click HERE for additional ideas on how to space your stitches

I do recommend a minimum of 3 SC between DTR.

Apache Tears Wash Cloth

Materials:
Sugar and Cream Cotton
4.5mm hook

Stitches:
SLST – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
SSC – Standing Single Crochet – Tutorial by Moogly can be found HERE
SC – Single Crochet
DTR – Drop Stitch Treble Crochet – Tutorial for Treble Crochet by Moogly can be found HERE

Special Notes:
1. All Standing/Single Crochet will be worked in the Back Loop
2. The Drop Treble Crochet will be worked in the Front Loop of the Single crochet 3 rows prior
3. For this entire project you will work only from Right to Left.  You will cut/end your yarn when you get done with the last stitch.  You will not turn and work back across the row
4. Your DTR will be worked in the stitch just after the prior DTR of the prior row

CH 29 – will give you the finished look of the Blue Washcloth

Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and across

Row 2: SSC, SC across

Row 3: repeat row 2

Change Color

Row 4: SLST in the Back Loop of the first SC, CH1, *DTR, SC in the next 3 stitches*, repeat from *to* across

Change Color

Row 5: SSC, DTR, *SC in next 3 stitches, DTR*, repeat from *to* across, SC in last 2 stitches

Change Color

Row 6: SSC, SC, DTR, *SC in next 3 stitches, DTR*, repeat from *to* across, SC in last stitch

Change Color

Row 7:SSC, SC in the next 2 stitches, DTR, *SC in next 3 stitches, DTR*, repeat from *to* across

Repeat rows 4 – 7 until desired length is reached.

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Chevron Wash Cloth

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The Chevron Stitch pattern, um which one?!

If someone has said this to me before this endeavor, I mean washcloth, I probably would have thought ‘no big deal’, its just a Chevron Stitch.  Well let me tell you something!  ‘Chevron Stitch’ is not just a simple pattern…..there are seriously dozens of different chevron designs out there!  Whether they are worked using a SC v. DC (or some other stitch that provides height), do you use a Cluster Stitches v. skip stitches for your decrease, do you CH v. adding stitches for your increase…..Phew! And I know im missing multiple other options that can be added into the mix!

So after looking through all lots of different designs and not really finding what I was looking for, specifically a pattern that provided a way to square off the Chevron edging, I decided to ‘wing it’.  And after several attempts I think I finally found one I am happy with!

Chevron Washcloth - KatiDCreations

 Chevron Washcloth

CH in multiple of 14 + 2

1. Skip first 2 CH, DC in next stitch (counts as DC Cluster), DC in next 5 stitches, CH2, DC in next 6 stitches, skip next 2 CH’s, DC in next 6 stitches, CH2, DC in next 5, 2DC Cluster

2. CH2, Turn DC in next stitch (counts as DC Cluster), DC in next 4 stitches, (DC, CH2, DC) in CH2 space, DC in next 5 stitches, skip next 2 stitches, DC in next 5 stitches, (DC, CH2, DC) in CH2 space, DC in next 4 stitches, 2DC Cluster

Repeat row 2 until desired size is reached.

NOTE: This is an optional edging, if you like you can simply SC around the finished piece (put an extra SC in the corners, and 2SC in the CH2 spaces to keep it from curling).  This 2Row Edging will help you to square off the Chevron so you have ‘flat’ edges.

Chevron Washcloth - KatiDCreationsWith color of choice –
NOTE- Crochet your loose ends in as you work along the Side

Edging:
Row1:
Working with right side of last row facing –
Join in the top right DC Cluster with a CH2, TR in same as joining, *MTR in next stitch, DC in next, HDC in next 2 stitches, SC in next stitch, 2SC in CH2 space, SC in next stitch, HDC in next 2 stitches, DC in next stitch, MTR in next*, TR in next 2 stitches, repeat from *to* once more, TR in last stitch

Side –
Work 2SC in last TR made; continue working SC down the side to corner,

Working in Base Chain –
SC in first stitch, *SC in next stitch, HDC in next 2 stitches, DC in next stitch, MTR, in next stitch, TR in next 2 stitches, MTR in next stitch, DC in next, HDC in next 2 stitches, SC in next stitch*, 2SC in CH2 space, repeat from *to* once more

Side-
Work 2SC in skipped 2CH, continue working SC down the side to the corner.

Row2: Work 2SC in top of TR from Row1 of edging, *SC across, work 2SC in last stitch and in first stitch of next side*, repeat from *to*, twice more, SC along last side, working 2SC in last stitch. Finish off and Join

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Wash Cloth – Spike Cluster Stitch

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Week 2: Cluster Drop Stitch

Well, with this beautiful project I have managed to accomplish not 1 but 2 different firsts for myself in the world of crocheting….  1. Crocheting with Cotton, and 2. Crocheting a Wash Cloth.

With this project I have also found my new love. Cotton.  I love it!  So can’t wait to do my next washcloth or to find some other amazing project to use this wonderful fiber with!
Wash Cloth - Cluster Drop Stitch
Now, I know what your thinking.  Why in the world would you make something so pretty just to use it to wash your dishes?!  The answer is quite simple ….. I Don’t Know.  Hahaha! (I crack myself up)!  All I know is that I cant wait to use them!

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Materials:
Sugar and Cream Cotton Yarn – I chose to use 2 different colors
8/H/5.00mm
Embroidery Needle
Sissors

Gauge:
Is not important for this pattern

Stitches:
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch

Special Stitches – Spike Cluster Stitch  Tutorial by Moogly Blog

Special Notes: I chose to carry the yarn up the side of the project (pictured below), Tutorial by Yarn Obsession.  If you chose to finish off for every color change you will have lots of ends to work in.  When working the edging I made sure to crochet those carries into the edging. Wash Cloth - Cluster Drop Stitch

Spike Cluster Stitch Wash Cloth

With Main Color CH 31

1. SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in each stitch across (30SC)
2. CH1, turn, SC in each stitch across.

Row 3-4 – Repeat row 2. Change to Secondary Color on last SC

5. CH1, SC in next 4, Spike Cluster Stitch, SC in next 6, Spike Cluster Stitch, SC in last 4 stitches
6. CH1, Turn SC in each stitch across

Change to Main Color in last SC

Repeat row *2 an additional 4 times, then repeat row 5 and 6*

Continue to repeat from *to* until desired length is reached, change to Main Color in last stitch and repeat row 2 an additional 2 times. Change to Secondary Color in last stitch, and Finish off Main Color.
Wash Cloth - Cluster Drop StitchEdging:
CH1, Turn work *2SC in the first stitch, 1SC in each SC across, 2SC in last SC stitch. Working in the end of the rows, 2SC in the first end, 1SC across the end of the row, and 2SC in the end of the last row*, repeat from *to* once more.  Finish off,  join with Invisible Join by Look At What I Made

If you missed Washcloth Week 1, its not too late!Wash Cloth

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