Crochet Pattern: Star Washcloth in Two SizesBy Erin Burger – 20 Comments
Vintage Crochet Pattern Series: Week 2
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”-Henry Ford
This pattern was originally a giant mercerized cotton oven mitten, made with 6 strands of heavy weight cotton and a heavy fiber lining, this oven mitt would have weighed a good five pounds! In keeping with the theme of modernizing vintage patterns the following pattern is now for a soft and adorable star washcloth, while still using the basics of the original pattern.
Fun for a child’s bathroom or in the kitchen, a set of these washcloths, a bottle of baby soap and a ribbon would also be a great baby shower gift! The pattern below uses sport weight 100% organic cotton, but since gauge and color isn’t important please feel free to experiment with colors and yarn weights! Keep in mind cotton (or bamboo) are the best types of yarn for bathroom and kitchen use!
Finished Size: Baby Washcloth in photo is 6″ (15.24 cm) across, Large Washcloth is 8″ (20.32 cm) across
Sport Weight Yarn (preferably cotton)
approx. 16 yards for baby washcloth, 20 yards for large washcloth
Crochet Hook E (3.50 mm)
Gauge: isn’t important to this pattern. If you’re going to make a set of washcloths, make sure you use the same hook so they are uniform.
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Crochet Pattern: Star Washcloth in Two Sizes
Round 1: ch 2, 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with a sl st to first sc: 10 sc
Round 2: ch 2, sc in first sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, (2 sc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc) four times, skipping last sc join with a sl st in top of ch-2: 9 sc, 5 ch-1
Round 3: Skip 1st ch-1 space, (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in each ch-1 space around, join with sl st in the sc before the first ch-1: 20 sc, 5 ch-1
From here until the end of the pattern, do not join at the end of a round. Use stitch markers (see All About Stitch Markers for more info) at the beginning of each round if needed.
Round 4:[(2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in next ch-1, sc in next sc, skip 1 st, sc in next sc] four times, (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in last ch-1, sc in next sc, skip sc, sc in last 2 sc: 31 sc, 5 ch-1
Round 5: [(2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in next ch 1, sc in next 2 sc, skip 1 st, sc in next 2 sc] four times, (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in last ch-1, sc in next 2 sc, skip sc, sc in last 3 sc: 41 sc, 5 ch-1
For Baby Washcloth repeat Round 4, increasing the sc’s between ch-1’s by 1 (as is shown in Round 5) until Round 11.
Round 11: sc in each sc around, skipping all ch-1 spaces, sl st in first sc made joining to beginning of round, finish off: 79 sc
For Large Washcloth repeat Round 4, increasing the sc’s between ch-1’s by 1 (as is shown in Round 5) until Round 14.
Round 14: sc in each sc around, skipping all ch-1 spaces, sl st in first sc made joining to beginning of round, finish off: 94 sc
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