This is a little something I've been working on this week. I'm calling it Blue Lagoon Spa Cloth. I think these would make a cute little shower gift when paired with a freshly scented body scrub and lotion.
The main stitch used is half double crochet (hdc) with a simple mesh mixed in every 4th row. They have a slight texture to them and I think the mesh rows add interest.
These could also be made using some brightly colored cotton and tuck them into your next baby gift.
Either way, I think they'd make a nice little addition to any gift you may be giving.
Below are the instructions to my cloths...
Blue Lagoon Spa Cloth
By Heather P.
- Rico Creative Cotton 100% Cotton (50g)
- 1 skein (MC)
- Scrap cotton yarn (CC) (approx. 3 - 4 yds)
- G Hook (6-4.25 mm)
- Blunt-End Needle for Weaving in Ends
Finished Size: Approximately 8.5" x 9"
Gauge: Not important for this project
Skill Level: Easy
Special Stitches Used: See bottom of Page for a list of abbreviations.
- Turning chain (tch) counts as a stitch throughout and is reflected in the stitch count at the end of Row 1.
- Remember to check your stitch count periodically to ensure you don't lose a stitch.
With MC, ch 32.
Row 1 - (RS) hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 2, turn. (31 stitches now and throughout).
Row 2 - sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc and in each st across, ch 2, turn.
Row 3 - sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc and in each st across, ch 3 (Counts as a hdc, ch 1 in next row), turn.
Row 4 - sk 2 hdc, *hdc in next hdc, ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next hdc, repeat from * across, ch 2, turn.
Row 5 - sk first hdc, *hdc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next hdc, repeat from * across, ch 2, turn. (This is a good row to check your stitch count.)
Row 6-9 - Repeat Rows 2-5.
Repeat Rows 2-5 just short of desired length, then repeat Rows 2 and 3 once more, ch 1, turn. Do not fasten off.
Edging and Border:
Round 1 - sc evenly around work with (3 sc) in each corner, sl st in first sc, fasten off.
Round 2 - turn cloth to RS, attach CC in any corner, sc evenly around cloth with (3 sc) in each corner, sl st in first sc, fasten off.
Finishing: Weave in ends.
ch........ chain stitch
ch-....... refers to chain or space previously made (i.e. ch-1 space)
ch sp... chain space
dc....... double crochet
hdc...... half double crochet
MC...... main color
RS....... right side
sc........ single crochet
sl st..... slip stitch
WS...... wrong side
yo....... yarn over