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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Diamond Stitch Face Cloths

Once you start making these little luxuries you cannot make just one (I certainly couldn't)!


crochet wash cloth

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!


crochet wash cloth

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 wash cloths

Crochet two cloths to match your guestroom and -bathroom:


crochet wash cloth

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.



crochet wash cloth

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. 

crochet wash cloths

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.

Hook:  4.00mm

Size:  18cm (7 inches)

Skill Level:  Novice

Foundation:   42ch

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.


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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

I would love to see your finished projects and how you plan to use them.     Please post a photo on my ZOOTY OWL FACEBOOK PAGE

8 comments:

  1. Your feedback is important to me. Please leave me a comment to let me know you were here!

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  2. Hello Zelna .. I love the way you present your beautiful cloths and also your colours. I haven't made any facecloths for ages and plan on giving your pattern a go tomorrow. Thanks. xox

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  3. Brilliant!!! such an ideal gift and I love the different suggestions and colour schemes! Thanks for sharing your pattern!

    keep well

    Amanda x

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  4. Beautiful! I love these stitch and the face cloths you've make!

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  5. Hi
    I love your face cloths what lovely gift
    I'm going to have a go.

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  6. What a lovely colour coordinated series!

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  7. Hi, Zelna! The colours are very well matched. Thank you so much for the detailed tutorial! I love stitching. Hope to start stitching flowers as soon as possible. Keep up with your amazing stuff!
    Bless you,
    Angelina Daston

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