Oh what a delightful washcloth! Sweet nubby clusters, that are not too huge. Just the right size for pampering yourself, and I love the unique lace edge…so simple yet so pretty! What a great combination of stitches
(Keep Scrolling to find the crochet pattern for the square washcloth)
I love this stitch. I love how the sweet clusters slant from left to right. You just want to reach out and feel it and squish it.
This whole set is so precious! My mother would have loved putting this in a corner of her bathroom. The children would be forbidden to touch her “Vintage Spa Set”!
Ebook drastically reduced. USE CODE: Spa Set
You will find the ad free printable pdf that includes the rectangle size here.
Lilly Sugar ’n Cream 100% Cotton yarn Approx. 100-150 yds
Gauge: Is not critical for this design.
CLUSTER = insert hook in st, draw up a loop, 2 loops on hook, YO insert hook in same st, draw up a loop, 4 loops on hook, YO pull through all 4 loops on hook, CLUSTER made
join w/ = join with
SLP ST = Slip Stitch
CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
nxt = Next
* * = Repeat between the stars the number of times stated
x = Times; example Repeat 2 x or 2 times; 3 x or 3 times and so on;
in = example “in nxt st” means you will be inserting the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch
Beginning Chain or beginning CH 2 does not count as a stitch
Pic tutorial 1: The Cluster stitch is unique, as each row of stitches has a right/left tilt to it. It is easy to use the CH 1 space to execute the cluster, but it will not give you the right/left tilt. The Pic below is showing where to insert your hook, for the next row of clusters. Pic 1: Notice the arrows are pointing to the “V” where you insert your hook to execute the cluster stitch. You are executing the cluster directly into the cluster st.
Pic. 2 shows the cluster stitch that was made, and it will tilt, when you execute the next Cluster stitch.
Beginning Chain – CH 20 (Chain the Beginning Chain in a loose fashion)
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH across; CH1 and Turn (This is your foundation, and executing your SC loosely is advised. It will keep the base from curling.) (19 SC)
Row 2: *CLUSTER in 1st st; *CH1, skip nxt st, CLUSTER in nxt st; * 9x; CH 2, Turn (10 Clusters)
Row 3: CLUSTER in 1st CLUSTER; * CH 1, CLUSTER in nxt CLUSTER; * 9x; CH 2, Turn (10 Clusters)
Row 4-17: Repeat Row 3
Row 18: Repeat Row 3, (but do not CH 2 or Turn at the end of the row)
Edging Rounds will follow (Round numbers will start over)
Please see Pic tutorial 2:
Edge Round 1: CH 1, 17 SC spaced evenly down the side; 3 SC in nxt corner; 17 SC across the bottom; 3 SC at corner; 17 SC spaced evenly up the side; 3 SC at corner; 17 SC across the top; ending with 3 SC at last corner; join w/SLP ST in beg. SC when you arrive back at the beginning. (17 SC on each side of washcloth; 17 stitches across the top and bottom, with 3 stitches in each corner: 80 total stitches)
Edge Round 2: Skip st, 3 DC in nxt st; * CH 3, Skip ST, SLP ST in nxt ST, Skip ST, 3 DC in nxt ST; * Repeat around; join w/SLP ST in beg. SLP ST or joining st End Off and weave in and secure ends.
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