Simple Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern

Simple Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern

Are you a beginner to crochet or perhaps just want an easy to remember small project that you can do in a small amount of time? This is a pretty quick and useful project to work on when you don’t want to think too hard or have only a little bit of a time to do a project.  I make up little gift packages of washcloths, hand towels and face cleaning pads to give to loved ones as gifts in a gift basket.  Once I first used a crocheted washcloth on my face no other washcloth would do.  They feel a little decadent and are so soft.  I do recommend washing them pre use or wash them with baby shampoo.  That makes even the roughest yarn soft, pliable and not scratchy any more.

This page includes pattern instructions for both washcloths shown in picture for page.  One is large to extra large sized solid color washcloth while the other is a small to medium sized washcloth with a contrast colored trim.  You can choose to add or subtract the trim on either.  You may even wish to make your washcloth body striped.  For large stripes, switch colors every 2 rounds of washcloth base, for skinnier lines switch color every round of washcloth base.

Simple Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern Notes

Double Crochet Washcloth Crochet Pattern Front view

Project requires:

Main color yarn desired for washcloth
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrasting color yarn for trim (optional)
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 

Pattern Instructions:

Solid color large to extra large sized washcloth / cleaning cloth:

Round 1: Ch 27. Dc in third ch from hook (Three ch counts as first dc) and each of the following 23 ch. Ch 3 and turn.  (25 dc)
Round 2-13: Dc in first st and in each of the following 23 st across until end. Ch 3 and turn. (25 dc)
Round 14 : Dc in first st and in each of the following 23 st across until end. Ch 1 and turn. (25 dc)
Round 15: Make 1 sc in each st across to corner, make 3 sc in corner, working counter clockwise around piece, place 2 sc in side of each round’s dc down to bottom, 3 sc in corner. Continue this until pattern until you are back at beginning. Sl st to first sc in round.
Cut yarn before pulling through to fasten off any yarn tail ends.

 

Small to medium sized washcloth / cleaning cloth with contrast trim:

Round 1: Ch 22. Dc in third ch from hook (This counts as first dc on each round) and each of the following 18 ch until end of foundation chain. Ch 3 and turn. (20 dc)
Round 2-9: Dc in first st and in each of the following 18 st across. Ch 3 and turn. (20 dc)
Round 10: Dc in first st and in each of the following 18 st across. Ch 1 and turn. (20 dc)
Fasten off your main color yarn for the washcloth and attach your contrast color yarn to piece where you left off with a sl st.
Round 11: Ch 1 before Sc in first st and make 1 sc in each st across until corner, place 3 sc in corner before continuing to work counter clockwise around your piece. On sides of rounds place 2 sc in each of the dc down the sides of the washcloth, placing 3 sc in each corner until you end up back at beginning of this round. Sl st to the top of the first sc in round.
Cut yarn, pull through and finish off with large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle.

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Reversible Coasters Crochet Pattern

Reversible Coasters Crochet Pattern

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Reversible Coaster Crochet Pattern

Are you a beginner to crochet or perhaps just want an easy to remember small project that you can do in a small amount of time?  If you are going to someone’s house for a party or dinner, think about coasters as part of a hostess gift you give.   I like the reversible aspect of this pattern and it’s ease for even first time beginners.  Using both yarn colors to stitch them together gives a nice tie in to each side being put together.  Give it a try.  You may find making coasters addictive like me. 😉

Reversible Coasters Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

First color yarn for Coaster color A
(I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrasting color yarn for Coaster color B
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 

Reversible Coaster Crochet Pattern Side View

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Here is closeup of a coaster to get a better look before starting. Here we go.

Coaster color A yarn:

Round 1: In Magic Ring, ch 2 (does not count as a dc throughout pattern as I use this to make a more seamless appearance in my hats) then 10 dc in ring. Tighten ring. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2. *2 dc in first and following 9 st. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 1. *2 sc in next st. Sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (30 sc)
Cut yarn, pull through leaving a nice long tail to sew around to attach coasters.

Coaster Color B:

Pull out your Coaster color B and follow instructions for Coaster Color A above.

Finishing off coaster:

Now you should have two coaster pieces in contrasting colors with extra long tails for sewing together.  Normally I’m about hiding colors that contrast in stitching but this is actually something we want to see in this project.  It gives the coasters a nice polish and ties in the colors from both sides together.

Take both coasters and place them back to back to each other with the good side of your stitching facing out on either side.  Using the large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle take the first tail and work it down to the border or Round 2 and 3.  You want to have the contrasting color to the color of the tail you are sewing facing you since this will show you that you have the visible stitching even throughout.  I just did a basic in and out stitch weaving it through until I completed all the way around to where I started the stitching.  Finish off.

Then you are going to turn the coaster so the opposite color to the remaining yarn tail is facing you. Using the large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle as before, work this tail down to the border between Round 1 and 2.  Now work the stitches completely around this circle, in and out, until you have reached the beginning of the circle again.  Pull through yarn and finish off.

All done. Now you just need a few more to make a complete set. Since this project is actually making use of the contrasting colors with the stitching to make it reversible please feel free to play around with the colors.

I tend to pick colors for my coaster projects that:
1. Match host / hostess furnishing color scheme if I know it
2. Match season or upcoming holiday colors
3.  Our colors of their favorite team or school
4. Colored to fit the occasion or event. For example, I once made coasters with baby pink on one side and baby blue on the other as a gift for a friend that didn’t want to know sex of her baby until they were born at her baby shower.

Again you don’t have to use my suggestions. There are so many color combinations and you should feel free to play around to make all the fun coasters you want.

Reversible Coaster Crochet Pattern Down shot

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Coasters with Colored Trim Crochet Pattern

Coasters with Colored Trim Crochet Pattern

free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Coaster with Contrast Trim Crochet Pattern

Are you a beginner to crochet or perhaps just want an easy to remember small project that you can do in a small amount of time?  If you are going to someone’s house for a party or dinner, think about coasters as part of a hostess gift you give.   You can use colors to match their home if you know them, colors of their favorite sports team or school schools or even colors associated with the closest holiday.

Coasters with Colored Trim Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

Main color yarn for main coaster part-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Contrast color yarn for the different colored trim to coaster
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 

Coaster with Contrast Trim Crochet Pattern Alternate View

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Here is closeup of a coaster to get a better look before starting. Here we go.

Main Coaster color base:

Round 1: In Magic Ring, ch 2 (does not count as a dc throughout pattern as I use this to make a more seamless appearance in my hats) then 10 dc in ring. Tighten ring. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2. *2 dc in first and following 9 st. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (20 dc)

Contrast color / trim:
Round 3: Attach the contrast color yarn for the trim with a sl st at where you left off in previous round on coaster.  Ch 1. *2 sc in next st. sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (30 sc) Fasten off the main color yarn.
Cut yarn, pull through and finish off.

All done.  An easy coaster that is quick to work up as a last minute gift.

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Teacher Apple Coasters Crochet Pattern

Teacher Apple Coasters Crochet Pattern

 free crochet pattern from cRAfterChick.com

Teacher Apple Coasters Crochet Pattern

I am very proud of my mother for going back to school a few years ago and getting her teaching degree.  I wanted to give her something useful that worked as a mention to her being a teacher.  So I thought apples for the teacher.   This is a pretty basic crochet pattern that even a beginner to the world of crochet can try out.  I hope you like them too.

Teacher Apple Coasters Crochet Pattern Notes

Project requires:

Red yarn for main coaster part-  (I use a lot of Red Heart Saver yarn but any medium to normal weight yarn will do)
Green yarn for leaf
Brown yarn for apple’s stem
“J” hook (6.0 mm)
Scissors or Yarn Cutter
Blunt large eye yarn / tapestry needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet (US)
dc – double crochet 
hdc – half double crochet

Pattern Instructions:

*Note: This project is worked in the round on the base of a magic ring. If you do not know how to do this, please see tutorial here from: yarntomato on CrochetMe

Here is closeup of a coaster to get a better look before starting. Here we go.

Teacher Apple Coasters Crochet Pattern

Red Apple Coaster:

Round 1: In Magic Ring, ch 2 (does not count as a dc throughout pattern as I use this to make a more seamless appearance in my hats) then 10 dc in ring. Tighten ring. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (10 dc)
Round 2: Ch 2. *2 dc in first and following 9 st. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch 2. *2 dc in next st. Dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of beginning st. (30 dc)

Round 4: Ch 1. 2 sc in first, *1 sc in next 2 st and 2 sc in following st. Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top of beginning st.  Join to top of first st.  (40 sc)

Cut yarn, pull through and finish off red apple part of coaster.

Apple Stem:

With Brown Yarn, attach to apple with a sl st where you want the stem to go.

Chain 7. Place a sc in the third ch from hook and each of the following 4 ch. Sl st back into the apple coaster where you started chain.

Cut your yarn, pull through and finish off the apple stem.

Green leaf on stem:

With Green yarn for the apple’s stem, chain 7. Sc in third ch from hook, hdc in next, dc in next, hdc in following and sc in last ch. Sl st into same stitch turning your forming leaf clockwise so you are now working on the unworked side of chain. Ch 1, hdc in next st, dc in next, hdc in following, sc into last st and connect to first st with a sl st.   Leave a long enough tail when cutting yarn to be able secure it into place on the stem.    Use the tail and large blunt eye yarn / tapestry needle to sew the leaf into place. I found it works best to secure into top as apple as well as stem.  Pull yarn through to back off project before finishing off.

There you go.  You can whip up a whole set for the special teacher or teachers in your life.  They make cute and thoughtful gifts without breaking the bank or tons of time.

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