This washcloth is part of a washcloth set called the Sampler Stitch Washcloth Collection. Each washcloth uses a different stitch, but they all pair really well together. You can find the other washcloth patterns HERE.
The Wattle Stitch has a really dense texture which makes it perfect for washcloths. Out of the entire collection, this one has the more delicate and almost lacey look. But at the same time, I think it is still equally modern.
I feel like this stitch is similar to the lemon peel stitch and the suzette in that is uses a combination of single and double crochets (and chains) to create the texture. But I have noticed that is does not get used as much as those other stitches.
So I thought this would be the perfect addition to the collection! The stitch may seem a little intimidating at first, but once you get past the first couple of rows, it is super easy and mindless.
The free pattern is below and as always the ad-free PDF can be found in my Etsy shop!
Ad-free PDF: HERE
- 120 yards of worsted weight (4) yarn. NOTE cotton works best for washcloths
- I used 1 skein of Lion Brand Re-Up in Grey
- H/5.00mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
1) This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms.
2) The ch 1 at the beginning of each row does count as a st
Sl st: Slip stitch
Sc: Single Crochet
Hdc: Half Double Crochet
Dc: Double crochet
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Approximately 9 x 9 ¼ inches
Gauge: Approximately 6 rows of 8 scs = 2 inches
Row 1: Skipping 2 chs (counts as 1st st), work 1 sc in next ch and in every ch across (39). Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), skipping the first st, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc] into the next st. Skip 2 sts, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc into the next st* repeat across, 1 hdc in the last st (also known as the turning ch) (39) turn.
Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), in the ch space work [1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc] and in every ch space across. Work 1 hdc in the last st (also known as the turning ch) (39) turn.
Border: Evenly sc around the washcloth working 2 sc in each corner. Sl st into the first sc.
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
I hope you enjoyed making this washcloth! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@_stitchberry) with your Stitchberry make, I would love to see it!
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