Welcome back to a new pattern! Not just any pattern! A crochet washcloth pattern with a separate crocheted corner piece that gets sewn on to add a pocket to help keep hold of the washcloth when in use!
I love washcloths, especially for my kids. They enjoy using them, but lately, I have been noticing that they roll up the washcloth into a ball to get a better grip. (kids and their problem-solving skills, love it! :D) So I tried to figure out how to help them be more in control when using the washcloth and cover more surface area rather than the small ball. ( Quarantine boredom has me noticing these things, lol) And that is how this cute washcloth came to be!
Ta-Da!!! Both my kids have tried it out as soon as I finished and I can't wait to make some more! And I didn't want to make just ANY simple washcloth. Of course, I had to sneak in a cute edge, right!? It won't be Ariana's washcloth without a cute edge! So I included a super simple edge/border that I know you will absolutely love to make! It consists of chaining 3 and slip stitching in the next two spaces all around! Super simple.
Personally, I love Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton. Not only is it so soft but there is a vast array of colors to choose from! Granted I haven't tried ALL cotton yarns out there in the market but I think it will be hard to beat this yarn especially when they go on their weekly 30% off sale! The color I chose for this washcloth with the corner pocket is called Eastern Nova and you can find it here.
You may also notice my super pretty and sparkly crochet hook! I purchased this handmade ergonomic crochet hook from CROCHICSTYLES.COM from their Spring/Summer collection in the color Spring Fling that was a collaboration with Ashley an incredible maker on Instagram (@triple_knots_crochet). They are Patty & Paul the resin ergonomic crochet hook making power couple! I have purchased many hooks and this one is like nothing I have ever worked with before. But, I will make a full post with my full thoughts and review on it so stay tuned. 😉
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If you like this washcloth check out my Easy & Pretty Washcloth Pattern with shells and picots edging!
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♡ I 5.50 mm Crochet hook
♡ Cotton yarn - I used Hobby Lobby ILTC in Eastern Nova
♡ Yarn needle
♡ CH – chain
♡ SC - single crochet
♡ SC DEC - single crochet decrease ( sc two stitches together)
♡ DC – double crochet
♡ DC DEC - double crochet decrease ( DC two stitches together)
♡ Sl St – slip stitch
♡ Chain 1 does not count as a stitch.
♡ CH 29
Row 1 - SC in the 2nd CH from the hook, DC in the next, *SC in the next st, DC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. CH 1, turn. (28)
Row 2 - *SC in the first ST, DC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. CH 1, turn. (28)
Row 3 - 22 - Repeat Row 2. (Ending on the wrong side of the washcloth.) Fasten Off. Weave in the loose end.
Turn the washcloth right side up and join your yarn on the right corner of the last row you made.
♡ Chain 3, Slip Stitch in the next two stitches, *CH 3, SL ST in the next two sts. Repeat from * evenly on all four sides of the washcloth.
End with a slip stitch. Fasten Off. Weave in any loose ends.
Corner Pocket Pattern:
♡ CH 17
Row 1 - SC in the 2nd CH from the hook, DC in the next, SC in the next st, DC in the next st. Repeat to the end. CH 1, turn. (16)
Row 2 - SC DEC in the first two sts, DC in the next st, *SC DEC in the next two sts, DC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. CH 1, turn. (10)
Row 3 - SC DEC in the first two sts, DC in the next st, SC in the next st, DC, SC, DC, SC, DC DEC in the last two sts. (8)
Row 4 - SC in the first st, DC in the next, SC, DC, SC, DC, SC, DC. CH 1, turn. (8)
Row 5 - SC DEC in the first two sts, DC in the next, SC, DC, SC, DC DEC in the last two sts. CH 1, turn. (6)
Row 6 - SC in the first st, DC in the next, SC, DC, SC, DC. CH 1, turn. (6)
Row 7 - SC DEC in the first two sts, DC in the next, SC DEC in the next two sts, DC in the last st. CH 1, turn. (4)
Row 8 - SC DEC, SC DEC. CH 1,turn. (2)
Row 9 - SC DEC. (1)
Fasten off. Weave in all loose ends. You will be sewing the two sides leaving an opening for the pocket.
Grab your yarn needle and sew on the piece to any corner. It will be a hint smaller than the corner of the washcloth so give it a few tugs to stretch it slightly.
Using the whipstitch try to insert the needle in between the bars from the stitches of the washcloth. This way you won't notice the stitches made in the front of the washcloth. 🙂