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Bubble Washcloth

Originally, when I started in yarn crafting, I only knew how to crochet. As I started searching for things to make, I started seeing so many great hat, and sweater patterns that where knit. Then I decided I needed to know how to do both! After completing my first knit project (a winter hat), I realized how much I enjoy both crochet and knitting. They each have their positives and negatives. and can bring such great texture to a design. So this pattern, the bubble washcloth, is my mash up of knit and crochet.

There are some great things to be said about doing a washcloth, especially as your first project. Firstly, they’re easy and (usually) fast to make (also, if you’re new to knitting or crocheting, it’s a great way to learn or get in some new stitches).

So I’ll be sharing a couple different Washcloth patterns I have created using different stitches I’ve learned. There will be some links to the sites I learned the stitches from as well. They will all be knit with a crochet border as my way of introducing you to my lovely world of fiber technique mash-up. :-). This week’s… The Bubble Washcloth is a knit design with a crochet border.

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Week 1: Bubble Washcloth

This first pattern I worked on here and there and finished in the car on my way to Montello, WI to see my good friends and owners of Sage Hen Serendipity

Finish in the car!

I actually saw a similar washcloth pattern on Megmade with Love but in crochet. I thought it would be nice to have one in a knitted version. Speaking of… if you’re not a crocheter, you can simply skip the crochet part, and do a knit row, then a purl row at the beginning (then start the pattern), and a Purl row and knit row before you bind off.

Size

approximately 9.5″ X 9.5″

Materials

  1. Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton yarn (1 skein should make 2 washcloths) I used Overcast

  2. 4.5 mm knitting needles

  3. 4mm crochet hook

  4. Scissors

  5. Needle to weave in ends.

Abbreviations

* – * – repeat pattern CO – cast-on K – knit stitches {example: K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

P – purl stitches {example: P2 means to purl 2 stitches} sc – single crochet

Special Stitches

Popcorn – K into the front and back of the loop twice, and then slip the 2nd, 3rd and 4th stitches over the 1st.

Click here to watch a great video explanation by Jennifer at Brome Fields!

Gauge

The gauge for this piece isn’t super important. I due tend knit tight, so if you want, use smaller or larger needles or just simply knit your washcloth as long as it measures wide. (depending on how big you make the washcloth, you may or may not have extra yarn)

Pattern:

CO 43

Row 1 (and Right side): K across Front

Row 2: K2 P across to last 2 stitches, K2 Row 3: K3 *Popcorn, K5* Popcorn, K3

Row 4: K2 P across to last 2 stitches, K2

Row 5: K across

Row 6: K2 P across to last 2 stitches, K2

Row 7: K6 *Popcorn, K5* Popcorn, K6

Row 8: K2 P across to last 2 stitches, K2

Repeat rows 1-8, until approx 9.5 inches long. Bind off but do not cut yarn.

Next, get out 4mm crochet hook

Round 1: ch 1, sc in same stitch as ch, *sc across 21 times (about 1/2 of the knitting stitches), 3 sc in corner* After the last sc, fasten off and weave in ends.

Should I block this?

You can block this washcloth if you find the edges aren’t quite as straight as you would like them, or you can just simply start using it. Just be careful how tightly you pull it. the more you pull, the bigger it will be.

All Done!

That’s it! Enjoy you’re new washcloth. this does knit fairly fast once you get the hang of it. So on nice rainy day, grab some yarn and knit up a bunch.

When you’re done… Take a Picture!

Please share your completed Small Tech Bag with me on Instagram @thesmithcountry or use #TheSmithCountry and tag me on facebook, @thesmithcountry! I always love seeing the patterns I create come to life in your homes.

Please be respectful

Do not sell or distribute this washcloth pattern in any way, especially as your own. Instead, share the original blog post link! You can sell finished products made from this pattern. I do ask that you give credit to Jenn Smith; The Smith Country, LLC as the pattern designer and link to the blog post. If you have any questions regarding distribution or translation of this pattern, please see my Terms and Conditions or e-mail me directly. Thank you for your consideration!

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With a grateful heart,

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