Monday, October 30, 2006

Perfectly Pretty Cotton Facecloth-Free Pattern-Edited

This is the perfect facecloth to include with a gift basket or great as a baby washcloth. It's not too thick, not too big-the perfect facecloth!


Close up of stitch and Clickable

I used Patons BumbleBee Baby Cotton in Petunia(I know it's discontinued, but I purchased it off of eBay-you could use Sugar N Cream SPORTSWEIGHT or any sportsweight 100% cotton or 100% baby cotton)

Stitches used: Ch, sc and dc-this is a variation of a sedge stitch


Patons BumbleBee Cotton-50 gram skein/123 yards-I used 1/2 a skein for this, so 1 skein makes two cloths-see above for substitutions.

Size F crochet hook (4 mm)

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Finished size is 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"


chain 32

Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across-ch 1 (counts as sc for next row) and turn

Row 2: Dc in first sc (same stitch as ch 1 from previous row) *sk 1 sc, sc and dc(both in same stitch) in next st* repeat across and end with 1 sc in last sc, ch 1 and turn.

Rows 3-22: Dc in first sc (same stitch as ch 1 from previous row)*skip next dc, sc and dc (both in same stitch) in next sc* repeat across and end with sc in turning ch, ch 1 turn (keep repeating until it measures approx 6 1/4" from start or near a perfect square and then do last row-depending on how you crochet, you may end up doing 23 rows or more-6 1/4" from start is the key)

Last row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across, ending with 2 sc in last st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

The sc row at the beginning and end works as a nice edging.

If you should find any errors, please contact me at the email addy below.

This pattern and all its contents are ©copyrighted October 2006 to Deneen St Amour and may not be copied, reproduced in any way, or used for profit in any way. Pattern is for your personal use only. You may sell the finished item.

For any assistance with the pattern, you may contact me at yarnsandmusings(at)


Megan said...

That's a great cloth! The texture is lovely, and it looks like it would be really functional, too.

Vera said...

Cute dishcloth!

Mimi said...

Lovely stitch pattern Deneen! Thanks for sharing...I'll save this for when I'm making another set of gifts for a baby :)

Kari said...

fabulous! printing as I type!

Regina said...

Wonderful pattern Deneen! I will have to whip a few of these up for holiday gifties. These will be great in bubbly bath baskets. Last year I made 6 intricate dishcloths for my sister in law. She refused to use them as dishcloths!

Anonymous said...

I want one I want one!!!!!!!!!!! Grrr my not knowing how to crochet is really getting in the way lately.

busy91 said...

How pretty, I think even I can do that!! :) Well then again.

stacey said...

Very pretty!

KnitXcorE said...

sometimes... i wish i was a hooker :-)

KnitXcorE said...

sometimes... i wish i was a hooker :-)

Kimberly said...

What a great face cloth!! Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

I made this with Peaches and Cream Sportweight. It has a little satin shine to it. Super cute!!

Deneen said...

Glad everyone likes it! I have never seen Peaches and Cream Sportsweight, only WW Peaches N Cream.

CrochetManiacs said...

That is very pretty Deneen. Sorry I haven't stop by in a long time....I have been really busy rhese days and can't ever seem to get caught up. I need to stop in at Kari's forum and say howdy. Hope summer is treating you well :)

Andy's Crafts said...

Great Pattern and the yarn looks lovely, thanks for sharing!

Rat Talk said...

Thank you for the great pattern it was so fun to do and love the texture :)

Jennie said...

Thank you for such a lovely facecloth pattern! I am going to make up a bunch of these for everyone in my family!

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