Ruffle Washcloth

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ruffle washcloth dishcloth crochet

Hello Everyone!

Should I crochet these Ruffle Washcloths for the bathroom? Or the kitchen? I just can’t decide.

I guess I will have to make a ton of these washcloths so there are enough for both rooms.  With five people in my family, that’s going to be a substantial amount that we need.  I’d say I have a pretty good start already, but I’ll have to find time to make some more.  Honestly, it’s addicting. I’m considering making some to give away as gifts as well. They are so easy to make! And did I mention fun? Because they are!

They would make a great project for when you’re on the go too—riding as a passenger in the car, on the bus or train, lunch break busy work or while watching your children play at the park.  I love portable projects.  You can take them anywhere.

When I named this pattern, I hesitated.  I wasn’t sure if I should name them washcloths or dishcloths.  I mean, I suppose that technically they will work for both rooms and that is why I ultimately went with “washcloths” since I see washcloths as being universal in cleaning cloth lingo. But you can pretty much use them anywhere. I bet you could even wash your car with them if you really wanted to.

Hey, why not? I’ve seen weirder things…

ruffle washcloth dishcloth crochet

ruffle washcloth dishcloth crochet

I always feel so proud when I create something and it works exactly the way I want and need it too. How about you? There’s a sense of satisfaction that comes when I snip the yarn and weave in the last end. It’s even better when you’re sitting there staring at a big ol’ stack of your creations just waiting to be put to use. I truly love what I do and I love what I make. And I hope that you will feel the same way when you use one of my patterns. It’s truly a wonderful feeling.

Whoops…I’m getting off topic again.

So far, I have tested these in the kitchen and I have to say…these washcloths are fantastic! My new go-to washcloth. This pattern is extremely beginner friendly since you are only using chains and single crochets.  To make the main body of the washcloth you will just be making two single crochets in the same space, skipping the next space and repeating.  How easy is that!?  The ruffly border may look complicated, but it’s not.  More single crochets and chains, I promise.

I have seen some very large washcloths on Pinterest and in the images they are folded in fourths.  These Ruffle Washcloths are not that big.  I prefer smaller cloths so I don’t have to bunch it all up to fit it in a drinking glass or try to squeeze my hand and the cloth inside a glass together.  I’ve actually broken glasses by doing that. It’s scary. Thank goodness I’ve never been cut.

Knock on wood. 🙂

ruffle washcloth dishcloth crochet

I think the ruffled edge gives these cloths a nice feminine touch, which, let’s face it, in a house full of males—it’s testosterone overload here. And since I wash the dishes at my house, I wanted to have something a little girly.

But don’t let their sweetness fool you! These cloths are super durable even when used on pots and pans. You’ll be able to use these over and over again. They are more likely to fade or look gross before they actually wear out, but there is a silver lining…free patterns.  You can always make more! So don’t forget to pin this pattern to your Pinterest boards!

So here we go…

Ruffle Washcloth

Materials Used:

* 1 ball of Peaches & Cream 100% cotton – 2.5 oz / 70.9 g – 120 yds / 109 m
* Boye Aluminum 6-Inch Crochet Hook, H8/5mm
* Tapestry needle

Finished Size Approximately:

6 ½”H x 5 ¾”W

Gauge:

Not important

Abbreviations:

FC – foundation chain
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch
sp – space

Notes:

1 ball can make 3 washcloths.

* American crochet terms used throughout.

Instructions:

FC: Ch 20

Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook; 2 sc in same sp; sk next ch *2 sc in next ch; sk next ch* Repeat from * to * across; ch 1, turn. (20 sc)

Row 2: Sk 1st st; *2 sc in next st; sk next st* Repeat from * to * across, ch 1, turn. (20 sc)

ruffle washcloth

Row 3 – Row 20: Repeat Row 2.

Border

At the end of Row 20, ch 1, but do not turn. Working along the left edge, sc, ch 3 and then sc in sp next to the 1st sc you just made. *Ch 3, sc next to previous sc* Repeat from * to * all the way around the washcloth. Sc in final sp, ch 2 and sl st in top of 1st sc.

Finish off. Weave in end.

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For more kitchen items, check out the Jumbo Dish Scrubbers pattern and the Dish Drying Mats/Dish Towels pattern.

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