Not much is humbler than a washcloth. A small square of fabric drenched, soaped and wrung, it may not be glamorous, but a washcloth is one of the day's small pleasures. And when that washcloth is handmade, it is also one of life's pleasures!

Moms are notably deserving of such things. And so with their special day around the bend, I crocheted up this pretty set of Mother's Day Washcloths. Blue Sky's 100% organic Skinny Cotton combines with Habu's very distinctive Natural Cover Cotton for a vintage look with a modern edge.

Paired with beautiful soaps, your mom will really feel your love this Mother's Day... and every day!

 

The Materials

For all three washcloths:

  • 3 skeins of Blue Sky's Skinny Cotton, 100% organic cotton. This color is Organic Birch.

The Pattern

Gauge

5 1/3 single crochets = 1 inch with the Skinny Cotton

Finished Size

9 inches square

 

Washcloth #1

With the Main Color (MC), chain 49.

Starting with the 2nd chain from the hook, make 1 single crochet (sc) into each chain. (48 sc)

*Turn the work towards you and make 1 sc into each stitch. (48 sc)

Repeat from * until piece measures 6 1/4 inches from the beginning. Cut the yarn.

With the Contrast Color (CC), work 2 rows of single crochets. Cut the yarn.

With MC, work 2 rows of single crochets. Cut the yarn.

With CC, work 4 rows of single crochets. Cut the yarn.

With MC, work rows of single crochet until piece measures 9 inches from beginning (or until the piece is square). Cut the yarn and pull it through the last stitch.

Weave in your tails and block if you'd like!

 

Washcloth #2

With the Contrast Color (CC), chain 49.

Starting with the 2nd chain from the hook, make 1 single crochet (sc) into each chain. (48 sc)

Turn the work towards you and make 1 sc into each stitch. (48 sc)

Repeat the last row. Cut the yarn.

With Main Color (MC), work rows of single crochet until piece measures 8 1/2 inches from beginning (or until 1/2 inch shorter than the overall width of the washcloth). Cut the yarn.

With CC, work 2 rows of single crochet. Cut the yarn and pull it through the last stitch.

Weave in your tails and block.

 

Washcloth #3

With the Main Color (MC), chain 49.

Starting with the 2nd chain from the hook, make 1 single crochet (sc) into each chain. (48 sc)

*Turn the work towards you and make 1 sc into each stitch. (48 sc)

Repeat from * until piece measures 3 1/2 inches from the beginning. Cut the yarn.

With the Contrast Color (CC), work rows of single crochets for 2 inches (or until halfway through the CC is half the overall width of the washcloth). Cut the yarn.

With MC, work rows of single crochet for 3 1/2 inches. Cut the yarn and pull it through the last stitch.

Weave in your tails and block!