It’s time for the 2019 Washcloth CAL! The Washcloth CAL is one of my favorite CALs because I love making simple projects and I love cotton yarn! There is also a fantastic End-of-CAL giveaway which you can enter here. My pattern contribution is a simple textured washcloth that is quick and easy to make and uses less than 100 yards of yarn! Scroll down to check out the FREE crochet pattern for my Nubby Scrubby Color Block Washcloth. I hope you enjoy it! Happy Crocheting!
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LoveCrafts has generously provided the Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK yarn that I used for this pattern. I am absolutely in love with the Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK yarn. It is a gorgeous light weight yarn and it comes in a variety of colors. You can see their range of shades here.
Yarn Category: Category 3 Light Weight/DK
Yardage: 137 yd (125 m)
Weight: 1.7 oz./50 g
Fiber: 100% Cotton
Care Instructions: Machine Wash, Warm; Do Not Bleach; Iron, Medium; Do Not Tumble Dry
Suggested Hook Size: 4 mm (G)
Nubby Scrubby Color Block Washcloth
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- Approximately 98 yds of Category 3 Light Yarn in 3 colors:
- Approximately 31 yds of Color A; I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK* in the Ballet Pink (453) colorway
- Approximately 31 yds of Color B; I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK* in the Lipstick Pink (452) colorway
- Approximately 36 yds of Color C; I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK* in the Slate Grey (406) colorway
- Size H 5 mm Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
ch – chain
eesc – extra extended single crochet
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
WS – wrong side
() – indicates stitch counts
 – work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
* – indicates instructions to be repeated
15.6 stitches & 18 rows = 4″ (in pattern stitch)
Approximately 8.5″ x 8.5″
- This pattern is written in US terms.
- Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
- Color changes are made in the last yarn over of the last stitch of the row.
Ch an even number of stitches
Extra Extended Single Crochet (eesc):
- Insert hook into indicated stitch
- Pull up a loop
- [Yarn over, pull through 1 loop] twice
- Yarn over, pull through all loops on hook
With Color A, Ch 34
Row 1(WS): 1 sc into the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc into each remaining st across, turn. (33 sts)
Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, *1 eesc into the next st, 1 sc into the next st; Repeat from * across, turn. (33 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st across, turn. (33 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc into the first st, 1 sc into the next st, *1 eesc into the next st, 1 sc into the next st; Repeat from * across, until there is 1 st remaining, 1 sc into the last st, turn. (33 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st across, turn. (33 sts)
Row 6-13: Repeat Rows 2-5
Change to Color B
Row 14-25: Repeat Rows 2-5
Change to Color C
Row 26-37: Repeat Rows 2-5
Row 38: Repeat Row 2, fasten off.
- I like having a more rustic looking washcloth but for a more finished look, you can sc evenly around the entire washcloth, placing 3 sc sts into each corner.
- Weave all ends.
A huge thank you to LoveCrafts for providing the yarn used in my project!
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