Updated: May 25
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I’m back at it again. Another Washcloth Pattern. The Super Soft Baby Washcloth (disclosure: it’s super soft because of the yarn I use), is another of those easy “intro into knitting” patterns. The border is not required, but does make it look more polished.
Last year I shared a couple of easy knit washcloths with a crochet border. Remember the Irish Moss Washcloth, or the Bubble Washcloth? And this one falls under that same category of simple and basic. If you’re brand new to knit and crochet please feel free to post a comment and I will do my best to help guide you through it.
Why another washcloth pattern?
The brick and mortar store I stock with my items, Sage Hen Serendipity, needed some more washcloths. So this time… I thought.. “Why not some Super Soft Baby Washcloths?”
I’ve been surrounded by babies and pregnant people lately and have been working like a mad lady to finish baby gifts… so I figured… why not some washcloths? My husband and older kids love all the scrubbies and washcloths I make for them, so why not make some for babies?
OK, here’s the pattern…
This pattern is written using standard U.S. terms. Basic knit and Crochet stitch knowledge is assumed.
Will measure approximately 6”X6” without crochet border; measures 7.5″X7.5″ with border.
3.75 mm knitting needles
4 mm crochet hook
needle for weaving in ends.
* – * – repeat pattern
CO – cast-on
K – knit stitches
P – purl stitches
SC – Single Crochet
CH – Chain
CH2 – Chain 2
Sl St – Slip Stitch
The gauge for this piece isn’t super important. I due tend knit tight, so if you need, 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)
Cast On 36
Row 1: *K1, P1* repeat ** to last 2 stitches. K1, K1
Row 2: *P1, K1* repeat ** to last 2 stitches. P1, P1
Row 3: repeat row 2
Row 4: repeat row 1
Rows 5-44: repeat rows 1-4.
Cast off w/knit stitch; DO NOT CUT OR WEAVE IN ENDS.
Switch to 4mm Crochet Hook
Round 1: ch 1 *(Sc, Ch2, Sc) in corner, Sc across side (35 sts, NOT Counting the corner sc)*, repeat ** around sl st into first st
Round 2: ch1, *Sc in same st as ch, (Sc, Ch2, Sc) in corner, [Sc in next st, ch1, skip next stitch] across side, sc in final sc before corner*, repeat ** 2 more times around. Sc in next stitch, ch1, skip next stitch, sl st in first st of this round.
Round 3: ch1, sc in same st as ch, sc in next sc, *(Sc, Ch2, Sc) in corner, sc in next 2 sc, [sc in each ch] across to last 2 sc before corner. sc in each of those 2 sc*, repeat ** 2 more times, (Sc, Ch2, Sc) in corner, sc in next 2 sc, [sc in each ch] across to the end. sl st in first st of this round.
Cut and weave in ends
*Note: If you want the washcloth to be more of an even square you will need to block it after you’re done knitting it.
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Do not sell or distribute the Super Soft Baby Washcloth Pattern in any way, including 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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