Greetings and Salutations!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I wrote up a pattern and made some new crochet washcloths last weekend. What you don’t know is that I had to delete several pictures that were covered in black dog hairs, even after I lint rolled. Here’s the culprit:
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Look at that sweet girl! We went hiking near Red Rocks this morning and she frequently stopped to enjoy scenic overlooks, smell bushes and small holes, and eat grass. When we’re not hiking, she helps me crochet by laying on the yarn, licking my WIP, and spreading black dog hairs all over my photo backdrops. I love her. ❤️❤️
Anyway, onto the crochet washcloth pattern! This free pattern utilizes the carrot stitch, a stitch that I first saw on /r/crochet in 2014. Invented by /u/marriedacarrot, the carrot stitch is a combination of the lemon peel stitch and the linen stitch. The carrot stitch is a beginner-friendly stitch that utilizes chains, single crochets, and double crochets. It creates a lovely texture that’s perfect for dishcloths, washcloths, and kitchen towels.
Made with cotton yarn (I used “Coral Rose” aka “Tea Rose” Lily Sugar ‘n Cream), Carrot Stitch Washcloths are the perfect way to spruce up your kitchen or bathroom. Each finished crochet washcloth is ~7.5 x 7.5 inches.
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1 ounce of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in “Coral Rose” or “Tea Rose”
or ~50 yards of your favorite worsted weight cotton yarn
I-9 5.5 mm crochet hook (I used one of my trusty aluminum hooks from Boye)
Tapestry needle (to weave in ends)
Chain – ch
Single crochet – sc
Double crochet – dc
Skip – sk