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Splash of Color Crochet Washcloth Pattern!
I am excited to share with you our latest pattern: Splash of Color Washcloth. There was a stitch tutorial I had done quite a while back (last year sometime) called the Staggered Double Crochet Pairs. I really liked how this stitch looked and even better, how it felt when worked up.
It felt like a pliable cloth. Lacy yet not lacy. Playing around with it, I discovered that it would be a great stitch for a washcloth, among many other things.
This particular stitch looks pretty in a single color however, when using two colors to create a striping affect, it looks even better!
Originally, I had made the cloth in a varigated yarn from Peaches and Creme in the colorway, Strawberry Lemonade. This is where I got the name, Splash of Color Washcloth.
The Stitch and Video Tutorial
The Staggered Double Crochet Pairs stitch is actually easy to work but can be a little confusing as to where to start the next stitch if you haven’t seen the video we have for it, which you can find here. The “V’s” created with this stitch in one row look like they are open at the top, yet in the next row, open at the bottom. When you work two colors and create a striping affect, it looks like ric-rac.
I like that the stitch feels very pliable yet not so lacy that it wouldn’t work well as a washcloth or even a towel. I have plans to make some larger projects with this stitch as well. Possible baby blanket in the future? Maybe a wrap? The possibilities are endless because I really just love how the fabric feels with this stitch!
You can also learn about how to do this stitch here if you don’t like to watch videos. There is a great tutorial on that post which fully explains how to work the stitch.
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You will need 100% cotton yarn in #4 medium/worsted weight yarn, such as Lily Sugar N Cream or Peaches and Creme.
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