A great stashbuster or take-along project! Fold the cloths neatly, top with a luxury soap, add a ribbon and a PINWHEEL FLOWER and there you have it a super quick and economical "emergency" gift!
Make three (or more) face cloths in co-ordinating colours, pop into a basket with some bath luxuries and top with a HIBISCUS BLOOM. (Finish off with cellophane and a raffia ribbon for a lovely, thoughtful gift!)
Crochet two cloths to match your guestroom and -bathroom:
Take two bath towels and fold one of the towels to make a TOWEL POCKET
Concertina fold two washcloths, then fold in half and slip into the pocket. Add a matching shower gel, body lotion and scented sachets (or whatever you like). Display on the bed for a delightful welcome gift for your out of town visitors.
If the towel folding seems like too much of a production, roll the cloths and tie each one neatly with a raffia ribbon. Top with flowers and leave on the vanity with a fresh liquid hand soap.
This is such a fun way to try out different colour combinations, and at the same time make something pretty AND useful for yourself:
Enough of my yabbering then! Here is how I made them:
Pattern Terms: US
Yarn: Raeesah Cotton Soft DK (a good alternative is Stylecraft Cotton Classique DK) - approximately 75g of yarn per cloth.
Size: 18cm (7 inches)
Skill Level: Novice
Row 1: 1dc into 4th ch from hook (counts as 2dc); (skip 1ch; 2dc into next ch) x19, working the 19th repeat into the start of your foundation ch; turn work
Row 2: 4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch); (2dc into space between each 2dc group) repeat to last 2dc group; 1ch, 1dc into last dc; Turn work
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as 1dc); 1dc into 1ch space; (2dc into space between 2dc groups) rep to end of row, with your last 2dc being worked into the 4ch at the start of your previous row; turn work.
Rows 2 and 3 form the pattern repeat. Continue until you have 20 rows in total (this should give you a more or less square cloth).
Border Row 1: Join yarn in right top corner space; 3sc into corner space; 1sc into each dc along top row; 3sc into corner;
Working along the left side of your work; 2sc into each post along side; 3sc into corner;
Working along the bottom of your work; (1sc between 2dc; 1sc into 1ch) along side; 3sc into corner
Working along the right side of your work, 2sc into each post along side. Sl st into start sc to close.
Border Row 2: 2sc into first corner sc; 1sc into next sc; 2sc into next sc; 1sc into each sc along side; 2sc into first corner sc; 1sc into next sc; 2sc into next sc;
Working along the left side of your work; 1sc into each sc along side; 2sc into first corner sc; 1sc into next sc; 2sc into next sc;
Working along the bottom of your work; 1sc into each sc along side; 2sc into first corner sc; 1sc into next sc; 2sc into next sc;
Working along the right side of your work; 1sc into each sc along side. Sl st into start sc to close.
Edging Row: 1ch, 1hdc into same sp as sl st; (skip next sc; 1ch, 1hdc into next sc) - repeat around square until you reach your start 1ch, sl st into 1ch to close.
This is a very simple pattern, but I have not had anyone test it yet. If you find any mistakes please drop me a comment and I will correct them.
The print friendly version of the pattern can be found HERE
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