Basket Weave Wash Cloth Pattern

February 18, 2012
Several years ago I received some knitted wash clothes from my sister-in-law and my mother-in-law.  
Before I got them I’d only ever used wash clothes from the store, 
and hadn’t even thought about making my own.
Some of those great wash clothes have seen MUCH better days though.
I decided I’d make my own.
I recently figured out that one of my all time favorite stitches (found on the bottom row of my red bird hat) can create the basket weave pattern! I think the basket weave looks awesome.
Why not put the two together and make a wash cloth right??  
After a bit of web searching I was able to understand a pattern I had that used basket weave and how to make what I was hoping the wash clothes that I knew I wanted.
The pattern is at the bottom of this post.  If you have any questions let me know.
Here  are some tips, and also how to do the 2 main stitches for the basket weave.
We’ll mostly be working with Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet.
How to do a FPDC and BPDC (you can also search you tube for videos that will help if you need something like that to understand better).
Wash Cloth Tutorial
I Hook
Cotton Yarn (pictured at the end as finished product)
Stitches worked: HDC, DC, FPDC, BPDC
Finished wash clothe measures: 6 inches x 7 inches
*Chain 27
Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook.  DC in each ch across (25 DC).  Turn.
Row 2:  Ch 2. (FPDC in next 3 st, BPDC in next 3 st) 4 times. (FPDC, BPDS, Total). HDC in last st. Turn
Row 3: Repeat Row 2.
Row 4: Ch 2. (BPDC in next 3 st, FPDC in next 3 st) 4 times.  HDC in last st.  Turn.
Row 5: Repeat Row 4.
Rows 6 – 9: Repeat rows 2-5.
Rows 10 – 13: Repeat rows 2-5.
Rows 14-15: Repeat rows 2-3
Do not finish off.
SC in same stitch and in each stitch around entire wash clothes to get a more finished edge look.
Finish off.
All done, and rolled up perfectly for gifting!  
I love the idea of making these in cute little baby colors,
then gifting them for a baby shower.
You could easily make these for a house warming gift as well!
So many options!Here are the cotton pictures.
You can tell the difference in the yarn.
The ww yarn won’t work well,
the cotton is quick to work up, and found in so many great colors.

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