Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Yes, Another Baby Washcloth

Yes, Ro, I made these to add to baby gifts and also to make up to donate to hospitals for sort of a "going home" package for Mom's taking their little NICU babies home. I will add some baby wash, shampoo, etc to the package.

Woven Mesh Baby Washcloth

Materials needed:
G hook
Sportsweight 100% cotton yarn (baby cotton) or 100% cotton chenille yarn (about 1500 ypp) (About 3/4 ounce)

Chain 29
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch and hdc in next ch to end. Ch 3, turn
Row 2-17: hdc in first ch 1 sp, *ch 1 and hdc in each ch 1 space to end, ch 3 and turn
Row 18: hdc in first ch 1 sp *ch 1 and hdc in each ch 1 space across to end, ch 1 and start edging.

Edging: Sc in each stitch around washcloth with 2 sc in each corner to end. Use sl st to finish off. Fasten off and weave in ends.

I did this one in two colors: 6 rows of green, 6 rows of white, 6 rows of green and edging in white.

If you find any errors, please let me know. Thanks.

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Donna said...

I've never made washclothes, this one looks easy. What type of yarn are washclothes usually made of. I got one in chenille and I loved it.

Deneen said...


Most people make washcloths from 100% cotton yarn. You can make these in worsted weight (Sugar N Cream yarn) if you go up about 2 hook sizes.

The cotton chenille yarn can be purchased in large cones from an eBay store, Rodney's Specialty Yarns. I have bought 1500 ypp 100% cotton from him, as well as 800 ypp cotton chenille. Again, if you use the higher ypp yarn, go up a few hook sizes.

Any other questions, email me.

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