Going to a baby shower? Add a quick and easy personal touch to a "Baby Bath Time" themed gift by crocheting a set of cotton wash cloths!
What you need - 100% cotton yarn like Lily Sugar 'n Cream (cost is under $2 per skein), organic cotton yarn, or bamboo yarn, and a large crochet hook (size I or J). You can get about two of these wash cloths out of one skein of the Lily Sugar 'n Cream and have a little left over.
-double crochet in third chain from hook and in every chain to end
chain 1 and turn
-single crochet in back loop of next double crochet and in all back loops of double crochet row
chain 2 and turn
-double crochet in back loop of next single crochet and in all back loops of single crochet row
chain 1 and turn
-repeat double and single crochet rows until there are 9 double crochet rows and 8 single crochet rows
NOTE: Always chain 1 at the end of a double crochet row and chain 2 at the end of a single crochet row before turning
At the end of the last double crochet row just continue around edge with a single crochet. Work edge single crochet in both loops. Work three single crochet stitches in corner turns. Slip stitch to connect at end. Tie off and thread ends of yarn through.
Edge in different color yarn -
At the end of the last double crochet row tie off end and thread end of yarn through. With another color yarn work a single crochet around the edge. Slip stitch to connect at end. Tie off and thread ends of yarn through.
Finished size - about 8.5 inches by about 8 inches.
Another great hand-made bath gift - make the wash cloths to match a hooded towel with ribbon trim! Check back soon for some easy directions.