Tunisian Wash Cloth
This week is week 4 in the Crochet Gift Spa Basket Series and I want to share with you a different Tunisian Crochet Wash Cloth pattern. The previous spa kit patterns are the Tunisian RIB wash cloth, Spring Tunisian Basket and the Honeycomb Face Wash Mitten. You can get their patterns and more information on them by clicking on their links.
This wash cloth uses a double ended crochet hook and is worked in two directions with two different colours, to create a completely different effect to regular Tunisian Crochet. I chose, once again, to use up some odds and ends from my cotton stash and since these wash cloths don’t use a lot of yarn, they are great for destashing. In this example, I chose to use some blue and purple cotton and the colours work really well together. It took a little while to get the hang of using the double ended crochet hook, figuring out when to turn was tricky, but by half way through the wash cloth I had it sorted and had developed a good rhythm. The great thing about this design is you only need to know the Tunisian simple stitch, the textures and patterns are created simply through the turns and colour changes.
I finished this wash cloth off with a simple border consisting of a round of single crochet in purple and then a round of shell stitch in the blue colour. The stitch counts were not perfect for the shell stitch border, so it was a little fudged, but that doesn’t really notice in the finished product, and it fits in fantastically as part of the Spa Gift Basket project.
The pattern for this Tunisian Wash Cloth can be found below, and I hope that you will join me next week for the release of the next Spa Basket pattern, the shower puff. See you then,
Reversible Tunisian Wash Cloth
- Materials and Resources
Below is a list of everything you will need to make this —
- Paintbox Cotton DK – small amounts of any 2 colours you choose
- 6mm double ended Tunisian crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch List
Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern. All terms used are American.
- Ch – chain
- TSS – Tunisian simple stitch
- RP – return pass
- Sl st – slip stitch
- Sc – single crochet
- Shell stitch – (5 double crochet in the same stitch, skip 2 stitches and single crochet in next stitch, skip 2 stitches) rep ( to )
- Corner shell – 7 double crochet in the same stitch
- MC – main colour
- CC – contrasting colour
|1||in MC ch 22||22|
|2||TSS in MC, turn||22|
|3||RP in CC||22|
|4||TSS in CC, turn||22|
|5||RP in MC||22|
|6-46||Repeat rows 2-4||22|
|47||Tunisian cast off|
|48||Sc around the edge in MC|
|49||Shell stitch in CC, placing a corner shell in each corner, sl st and cast off.|
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