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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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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Catherine’s Washcloth

I really have fallen in love with cotton washcloths!  They are the prefect chance to try out a new stitch pattern!  Without the commitment to a huge project.

So when I saw a tutorial for Catherine Wheel Stitch by Oowbawk Designs Crochet, I knew I would have to give it a try!  This tutorial is really well written and LOTS of photos to help with stitch placement!

This stitch works up rather quickly and using more colors is always an option.  I think this would be a beautiful as an afghan with rainbow colors!

Catherine Washcloth - KatiDCreations

Pattern: There is no need for me to rewrite the great tutorial.  I simply followed the tutorial and photos provided by Oowbakwa Designs Crochet with the exception of the edging where I only did 2 rows.

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Copyright KatiDCreations 2015, do not repost any part of the pattern or photos.  Feel free to sell, gift or donate any items made from this pattern

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Pinwheel in the Third

As I continue my pursuit of new stitches I decided I would try my hand at making a washcloth using the HDC in the Third Loop.  I love how it turned out.  I really do wish I could claim the slight rotation in the pattern to have been by design but….  So instead I can be happy that even though it does not look exactly as I had pictured in my mind, I do love the final look.  (Now to figure out how to make it square as I had intended)
3rd Loop Washcloth - KatiDCreations
3rd Loop HDC Washcloth

Gauge – Not necessary, mine measured 7 ½ inches square

Materials:
Sugar and Cream
7/4.5mm hook

Stitches:
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet

Special Stitches:
TLHDC – Third Loop Half Double Crochet – Tutorial by Moogly Blog

*Note*  I list the Third Loop Half Double Crochet simply as HDC.  Do not be confused.  I chose to do this simply because a regular HDC is not used in the pattern

Magic Circle
1. CH1, *2HDC, CH2*, repeat from *to* 3 more times. Join in in the first HDC

2. Change Color CH1, TLHDC in same as joining and in next stitch, (HDC, CH2, HDC) all in the CH2 space, *TLHDC in the next 2 stitches, (HDC, CH2, HDC) all in the CH2 space*, repeat from *to* around. Join in the loop below the 3rd loop. (16Stitches, 4 CH2 spaces)3rd Loop Washcloth - KatiDCreations

Repeat row 2 until desired size is reached. Each row you will increase the total number of stitches by 8 (so row 3 will have 24 stitches, 4 CH2 spaces)

Edging: The final joining prior to the edging row will be done in the top 2 loops. Using color of choice for edging, Join in any SC and CH1, SC in same as joining and across to CH2 space, work 4SC in CH2 space, *SC in next stitch and across to CH2 corner space, work 4SC in corner space*, repeat from *to* around. Finish off and Join

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Copyright KatiDCreations 2015.  Please feel free to sell, gift or donate any items made from this pattern.  Please do not republish any part of this pattern or photos.  You may grab a photo and link back to this blog post.

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