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Color Block Washcloth

This washcloth pattern is super simple to stitch – it’s the color changes that make it interesting so you work along in single crochet and have no more stitches to learn!

I used red, gray and black because my 1930s bungalow has a red sink in it surrounded by gray speckled granite and I wanted something to go with that.

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Finished Size:

8″ square

Materials:

3 colors of lightweight cotton yarn. I used Cotton DK from PaintBox Yarns in Black (A), Pillar Red (B) and Granite Gray (C).

Crochet hook size E/4/3.50 mm or size needed to obtain gauge. Remember you want cotton washcloths to be tightly crocheted so they maintain their shape/usefulness when they get wet!

Tapestry needle

Gauge:

16 sts x 18 rows = 4″ in sc

Notes:

When changing colors, remember to make the last yo of the last st of the old color with the new color. Check out the video below if you need a refresher!

Use bobbins as needed for the color changes, this is not meant to be worked as tapestry crochet.

The easiest way to make this is to follow the full color chart below!

Stitch Diagram Color Block Washcloth from HookedforLifePublishing.com

Chart made on Stitch Fiddle

Washcloth:

With A, ch 33.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. 32 sc

Row 2: With A, sc in first sc, with B, sc in each of next 6 sc, with A, sc in next sc, with C, sc across until 1 sc remains, with A, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: With A, sc in first sc, with C, sc in each of next 23 sc, with A, sc in next sc, with B, sc in each of next 6 sc, with A, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 4 – 8: Rep Rows 2 – 3 twice then Row 2 once more.

Row 9: With A, sc each of next 25 sc, with B, sc in each of next 6 sc, with A, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 10: With A, sc in first sc, with B, sc in each of next 6 sc, with A, sc in each of next 10 sc, with B, sc in each sc to last sc, with A, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 11: With A, sc in first sc, with C, sc in each of next 14 sc, with A, sc in each of next 10 sc, with B, sc in each of next 6 sc, with A, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 12 – 20: Rep Rows 10 – 11 four times then Row 10 once more.

Row 21: Rep Row 9.

Row 22: With A, sc in first sc, with B, sc in each of next 6 sc, with A, sc in each of next 10 sc, with C, sc in each of next 11 sc, with A, sc in each sc to end. Ch 1, turn,

Row 23: With A, sc in each of first 4 sc, with C, sc in each of next 11 sc, with A, sc in each of next 10 sc, with C, sc in each of next 6 sc, with A, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 24 – 35: Rep Rows 22 – 23 six times.

Row 36: With A, sc in each sc across. Do not end off.

Edging:

With A, work 1 rnd sc, placing 3 sc in each corner. Join rnd with sl st in first sc. End off.

Finishing:

Weave in all ends.

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