I have been sitting on this pattern for awhile, but I kept getting sidetracked from getting it published. I traveled to visit people, people traveled here to visit us, fungus amongus invaded, spring cleaning… and after all that, I’ve been just plain tired!!! And what do we all usually dream of when we’re exhausted and worn out??? Yep – a spa day!
I don’t know about you, but money doesn’t grow on any of the trees in my yard, so that week-long luxurious spa vacation is still a pipe dream for me, LOL! So I went with the next best idea and designed a really simple yet elegant washcloth that just feels so lovely! And I thought to myself… “Self, I bet all your hundreds of thousands of friends would love to feel this awesomeness too! And if you give it to them for free, they’ll love you forever!” Hehehe, you will, right?!?!
This washcloth will remain free here on my blog, but if you purchase the ad-free PDF, you’ll be getting 2 bonus patterns for a back scrubber and a face scrubbie! Check it out in my Ravelry shop!
Skill level: Intermediate
Yarn weight: #4 worsted weight
Yarn in sample: Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton in Pistache
Amount of Yarn Needed: approx. 120 yds
Hook size: G (4.25 mm)
Gauge: 4sc and 4 rows sc = 1” (but gauge is not important)
Additional materials: yarn needle, scissors
Finished size: 8-9”
Notes: Gauge is not important, but if you don’t meet gauge, your finished size and amount of yarn used may be different.
ch – chain
RS – right side
sc – single crochet sk – skip
st – stitch
WS – wrong side yo – yarn over
Puff – (yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook
R1 starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc across (35 sc)
R2 (and all even rows) ch1, sc across, turn (35 sc)
R3 ch1, sc in same st, puff in next st,*sc in next st, puff in next st, repeat across to last st, sc in last st, turn (18 sc, 17 puff)
R5 ch1, sc in same st, puff in next st, sc in next 31 sts, puff in next st, sc in last st, turn (33 sc, 2 puff)
R7 Rep R5
R9 ch1, sc in same st, puff in next st, sc in 5 sts, (puff in next st, sc in next st) 11 times, sc in next 4 sts, puff in next st, sc in last st, turn (22 sc, 13 puff)
R11 ch1, sc in same st, puff in next st, sc in next 5 sts, puff in next st, sc in next 19 sts, puff in next st, sc in next 5 sts, puff in next st, sc in last st, turn (31 sc, 4 puff)
R13 Rep R11
R15 ch1, sc in same st, (puff in next st, sc in next 5 sts) twice, (puff in next st, sc in next st) 4 times, (puff in next st, sc in next 5 sts) twice, puff in next st, sc in last st, turn (26 sc, 9 puff)
R17, 19, 21, 23 Rep R15
R25, 27 Rep R11