In my continued effort to bust my way through my stash, I have put together a super quick cotton crochet face cloth pattern using some left over yarn from my Pencil Pencil Case Pattern.
This is one of those ideas which have been going around in my mind for a while, so when rummaging through my stash and noticing the Yellow and Black Cotton, I decided to just sit down and do it! Only now I want to make a whole bunch of emoji’s… another day perhaps!
This may not be the most elegant of patterns but it will be covered in my make up come tonight so I’m not too worried!
Reusable cloths, whether for the face or the floor are a really simple way to cut down on waste in the home. Disposable wipes may be convenient, but they are a bit of a horror both for the sewage systems and environment. So any opportunity to replace them works for me!
Shall we get to it?
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This is a worsted weight yarn but the pattern would work with aran or dk so go with whatever is in your stash!
I used a 5.5mm crochet hook. You’ll want to use something on the large size for your yarn to make sure your cloth has drape… we’re not looking for super tight stitching here!
This is a really simple pattern working with US single and double crochet and bobble stitches.
You will need to be able to work in rounds and change colours.
The finished size of the cloth is around 22cm / 9inches in diameter.
I didn’t make a gauge swatch for this pattern as size isn’t particularly important. But the 7 rows of double crochet measure 10cm / 4in if that puts you on the right track!
- Numbers in brackets at the end of the round represent the number of stitches in that round
- The pattern is worked in the round, turning at the end of each round
- Turning chains do not count as stitches
- Instructions after *asterisks should be repeated as described
- Instructions between [square brackets] should be repeated the specific number of times stated
- Instructions between (round brackets) should be worked in the same st
- For the colour work, I carried the yellow and fastened my yarn off between the black sections
Stitches and Abbreviations – US Terms
ch = chain
bbl = bobble stitch: [Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull up a loop] 3times (7 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 7 loops. You can find a video tutorial for Bobble stitch in the Stitch Directory
dc = double crochet (UK treble crochet)
MR = Magic Ring – click here for a tutorial. If you do not like to use the magic ring, ch3 and join to first ch with a ss to make a loop to work into
sc = single crochet (UK double crochet)
ss = slip stitch
The Happy Face Cloth Pattern
Make a MR
Round 1: Using Black Yarn, Work 10sc into MR, join to top of first st with a ss, turn (10 sc)
Round 2: Change to Yellow, ch2 (does not count as st throughout), 2dc in each st to end, ss to top of first st, turn (20 dc)
Round 3: Ch2, *1dc in next st, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end, ss to top of first st, turn (30 dc)
Round 4: Ch2, *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end, ss to top of first st, turn (40 dc)
Round 5: Ch2, *1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end, ss to top of first st, turn (50 dc)
Round 6: Change to Black, ch2, [1bbl in the next 4 sts, 2bbl in next st] 3 times, 1bbl in next 4 sts, change to Yellow, [2dc in next st, 1dc in next 4 sts] twice, change to Black, (1bbl, change to Yellow, 1dc) in next st, 1dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st, 1dc in next 4 sts, (1dc, change to Black, 1bbl) in next st, change to Yellow, [1dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st] twice, ss to top of first st, turn (60 sts)
Round 7: Ch2, *1dc in next 5 sts, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end, ss to top of first st, turn (70 dc)
Round 8: Ch2, *1dc in next 6 sts, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end, ss to top of first st, turn (80 dc)
Round 9: Change to Black, ch1, *1sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in next st; rep from * to end, ss to top of first st (90 sc)
Fasten off and sew in ends.
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