That includes basic stitches such as single crochet, half, double crochet, and double crochet. Some of my personal favorite stitches for dishcloths are the waffle stitch (see project #1, below) as well as highly textured stitches (see project #8 and 10, below).
Do crochet dishcloths work well?
Crochet dishcloths are a great project for beginners and there are a myriad of free dischloth crochet patterns available for you to try. The texture of the crochet stitches is ideal for cleaning without any possibility of scratching, unlike regular abrasive sponge scrubbers.
How big should a crochet washcloth be?
You may be wondering how big a crochet washcloth should be and the answer is really a matter of preference which is the great part about making your own washcloths. Most store-bought washcloths seem to range in the 10″-13″ size, but I like a washcloth that is only a little bigger than my hand so 8″-9″ works best.
What kind of yarn do you use to crochet a washcloth?
Similar to crocheting a dishcloth, cotton yarn is best for crocheting a washcloth. Look for yarn that is soft so that it’s not rough on your skin. A single skein will usually make more than one washcloth, but this will vary based on the size you make, the stitch pattern you use, and the amount in the skein.
How many chains do you need for a washcloth?
First, when you start, you begin with a chain that is the width you want the dishcloth to be. This will vary depending on how tight you crochet and how big you want your cloth but I would say anywhere from 25 to 30 stitches is good.
Is acrylic yarn good for washcloths?
Can acrylic yarn be used for dishcloths? Acrylic is not a good choice for a dishcloth because it doesn’t hold up very well and it can be harsh on your skin. There are quite a few people that use acrylic yarn to make kitchen items such as placemats or other things, but I would not recommend it for washcloths.
Are knitted dishcloths good?
Knitted dishcloths are great for handwashing dishes because the knitted texture helps with the cleaning. What is this? But beyond washing dishes, dishcloths also make great cleaning rags for wiping down benches and cleaning the bathroom.
Is bamboo cotton yarn good for dishcloths?
Bamboo yarns are naturally absorbent (more absorbent than cotton) so can make a good choice for dishcloths. But it does lose strength when wet and can be prone to mildew so choose a bamboo/cotton blend for your dishcloths.
How much yarn do I need to crochet a washcloth?
Here is what you will need: US H 8/5.0 mm crochet hook(these are my absolute favorite hooks I recommend to everyone!). 1-3/4 oz Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn (for each washcloth).
What is a waffle stitch?
The Waffle Stitch is a wonderfully textured, super squishy crochet stitch that is made up of a series of double crochets and front post double crochets. We will alternate two rows back and forth, each row repeating a set of stitches in multiples of three.
What size needles for dishcloths?
For a dishcloth, use anything from sport to worsted weight cotton yarn and anywhere from a size 6 to a size 9 needle. The larger the needle, the larger the stitches and the wider your finished cloth.
What kind of yarn do you use to make Scrubbies?
The best kind of yarn to use to make scrubbies is tulle, which is a netting fabric normally used in tutus! You can also often buy scrubbies made of tulle, but it is easy to crochet your own from rolls of tulle. Another option is to use a textured worsted weight yarn such as Red Heart’s Scrubby Yarn.