by M. J. Joachim
The kitchen scrubby washcloth is an idea I came up with some time ago when I started making dish scrubbers. It's a nice way to use sample squares you make, using all the stitches you are familiar with and enjoy. It also makes like a little easier, having your dish scrubber attached to your washcloth.
This washcloth pattern uses the double crochet cross stitch, but you can use any stitch you'd like.
You Will Need
Tulle cut into strips
Size I crochet hook
Step 1: Make a foundation chain of 30
Step 2: Using the double crochet cross stitch, crochet until you make a square
Step 3: Join tulle (fine netting) to corner - cut yarn, leaving a long enough tail for tulle to wrap around and tie in loose end. Wrap tulle stitches around yarn tail from foundation stitches in the same manner
Step 4: Chain 1, sc evenly around washcloth with tulle
*Rule of Thumb: make 2 sc in side chain 3's and dc's; make 1 sc in each side sc; make 1 sc in each stitch across top and bottom of washcloth; make 4 so's in each corner - 2 for each side; make 3 so's in final corner where tulle was originally joined. Slip stitch into first stitch of round.
Joining New Tulle Strips
When you have approximately 5 - 6 inches of tulle left in your strip, wrap the tulle strip you're working with around a new strip of tulle. Continue single crocheting, twisting as necessary to secure.
Step 5: Chain 3 (counts as first dc); make 1 dc in each sc around; join to top chain of 1st dc.
Finish off. Weave in loose ends.
Note: Cotton yarn will shrink when washed, tulle will not. Lay washcloth flat to dry if concerned about this. Washcloth will regain shape when it gets wet, because yarn stretches out when moistened.
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