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Free pattern: Scrub-a-dub-dub Washcloth

Scrub-a-dub-dub Washcloth, free #crochet pattern by @ucrafter . This stitch pattern would also make a great blanket!

I’m sure I’m not the only one, but in the summer, I shave my legs more frequently than in the winter. (That may seem a bit like too much information, but I’m sharing it for a reason!)

All of this shaving leaves my skin just as dry as it would be in the colder months, so I decided a little exfoliating was in order.

Scrub-a-dub-dub Washcloth, free #crochet pattern by @ucrafter . This stitch pattern would also make a great blanket!

There’s nothing quite like a handmade cotton washcloth. It softens with each wash so it feels great on your skin, and it’s a great way to refresh the surface of your legs (or, really, any part of your body).

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I like to use organic cotton for washcloths since they are so close to your skin. (If you are wondering why, you may enjoy this post about eco yarns.) I used Galler Yarns Inca Eco for the sample, and since it’s also colored with low-impact dyes, this washcloth also makes a great baby shower gift.

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Scrub-a-dub-dub Washcloth

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50

This textured washcloth is perfect for exfoliating your skin! The stitch pattern looks woven and helps the washcloth to dry more quickly.

Scrub-a-dub-dub Washcloth, free #crochet pattern by @ucrafter . This stitch pattern would also make a great blanket!

Finished Size

  • Adjustable. Sample measures 8” (20 cm) square.

Materials

    • Galler Yarns Inca Eco (100% organic cotton, 3.5 oz/100 g, 140 yd/128 m) – 1 skein in Sweet Mint, or approximately 140 yds (128 m) in any medium weight cotton yarn.
    • US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
    • Yarn needle.

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Gauge

  • 5 sts x 12.5 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pf – puff stitch – (Yo, insert hook into st, yo and draw up a loop) 3 times in same st, yo and draw through 7 loops on hook.
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Washcloth

  • Ch 39. (To adjust size, chain any multiple of 2, + 5)
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 4 ch (counts as hdc + ch-1 sp), *pf in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch; rep from * across to last ch, hdc in last ch. (37 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 2 (counts as hdc, here and throughout), *pf in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, pf in ch-1 sp, hdc in top of t-ch.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as hdc + ch-1 sp, here and throughout), *pf in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1 ch; rep from * across to last st, hdc.
  • Rows 4-25: Rep Rows 2-3 until washcloth measures 8” (20 cm), or until desired length is reached.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/06/24/free-pattern-scrub-a-dub-dub-washcloth. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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#FlashbackFriday Crochet Link Blast: Week 10: Baby Blankets & Layettes

#FlashbackFriday #crochet #linkblast - roundup of 15 free patterns for baby blankets & layettes on @ucrafter
On Fridays, I share a link blast on Twitter and Facebook to get you excited about crocheting all weekend! Keeping with the #FlashbackFriday meme, I’m sharing patterns were first released at least 12 months ago.

Today, I’m sharing a roundup of more than 15 free crochet patterns for baby blankets and other items for a layette set. Baby projects are small and easy to carry around when the weather gets warmer. All photos are used with permission and are copyright the respective designers. Unless otherwise noted, all patterns are free.

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Roundup of 15 free #crochet patterns for baby blankets & layettes on @ucrafter

Rectangular Sampler Baby Blanket (picture #6) by me!: This variation on the “granny square stitch” is easy to customize.

Rectangular Sampler Blanket, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares.

Rectangular Sampler Blanket, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares.

Celtic Weave Blanket (picture #4) by @PatternParadise: This delightful blanket includes a photo tutorial and a link to a video tutorial.

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Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets (for sale) by Sharon Silverman: Explore Tunisian crochet with through these 8 patterns. You can read Sharon’s guest post about the booklet here.

White Baby Bolero by Marumin Crochet: This adorable pattern is available in both Spanish and English. You can read my interview with Maru Minetto here.

Call the Midwife Inspired Baby Blanket (picture #5) by @LittleMCrochet: This baby blanket has a classic vintage look. You can read my interview with Rebecca Langford here.

Honey Sweet Baby Blanket (picture #10) by @CrochetKim: This striking cabled Tunisian crochet blanket pattern includes links to video tutorials for both right- and left-handed crocheters. (If you like Tunisian cables, read my review of Kim Guzman’s Tunisian Cables to Crochet on the CGOA blog here.)

Car Seat Blankets

Car Seat Blankets (for sale) by Becky Stevens: This booklet includes 8 car seat blankets. You can read my complete review on the Crochet Guild of America’s blog here.

Sugar Candy Stripes Newborn Dress (picture #12) by @erangi_udeshika: This pattern is part of a coordinated layette set including patterns for a hat, booties, and blanket.

Woven Rainbow Baby Blanket (picture #8) by @MazKwok: This vibrant basketweave blanket is also a great stash buster!

 

Crochet Daisy Afghan (picture #1) by @RepeatCrafterMe: The adorable daisy appliques add texture to this simple blanket.

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A Year of Baby Afghans (for sale): This booklet includes 12 crochet patterns by various designers.

Calming Seas by @KatiesCrochet: This unisex striped blanket is a great beginner-friendly project.

Chevron Lace Romper (picture # 2) by @MelodysMakings: This downloadable tutorial pattern includes instructions for making this adorable romper in 5 sizes from newborn through 2 years old.

Joseph’s Puff Stitch Blanket (picture #3) by @Jessie_AtHome: This unisex textured blanket pattern includes both video and photo tutorials.

Baby Hats

Baby Hats (for sale) by Annastasia Cruz: This pattern booklet includes 10 crochet hats, each sized for 3, 6, and 12 months.

Shell Stitch Baby Blanket (picture #7) by @stitchin_mommy: This classic baby blanket style is updated with contemporary colors.

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Summer Shells Dress (picture #11) by @BustingStitches: This adorable pattern is available in four sizes from 3 months through 18 months.

Leaping Stripes and Blocks Blanket (picture #9) by @mooglyblog: This colorful pattern includes a photo tutorial and links to a video tutorial. You can read my interview with Tamara Kelly here.

Sweet Potato Baby Sweater by Erica Jackofsky via @aboutdotcom: This cute unisex sweater is part of a layette set including patterns for a beanie, blanket, and slippers.

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Free Knitting Pattern: Cupcake Hat

I’m excited to share my first free knitting pattern on the blog today!

Cupcake Hat, free knitting pattern in newborn, infant, toddler sizes by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

Back in September, 2014, my knit Cupcake Hat was first published in the Holiday, 2014 issue of Love of Knitting. This hat makes a great gift for a special girl.

Image (c) Love of Knitting.

Image (c) Love of Knitting.

The pattern is available in newborn, infant, and toddler sizes.

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This pattern is a great introduction to knitting bobbles. The hat is knit flat and then seamed, so you only have to worry about the increases and decreases that create the bobbles and the shaping.

Cupcake Hat, free knitting pattern in newborn, infant, toddler sizes by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

 

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Cupcake Hat

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediate

US terms 50

4-medium 50

This bobbled hat with stretchy ribbing makes a perfect gift for a special little girl!

Finished Size

  • Newborn: 12.5″ circumference, 5” height, (Infant: 14.5” circumference, 6” height, Toddler: 17.5” circumference, 7” height)

Materials

    • HiKoo by Skacel Collection Simpliworsted (55% Merino wool/28% acrylic/17% nylon, 3.5 oz/100 g, 140 yd/128 m) – 1 skein ea in 035 Turkish Coffee (CA) and 015 Ripe Raspberry (CB), or approximately 140 yd (128 m) in ea of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn.
    • US 7/4.5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
    • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 26 sts in ribbing pattern = 4” (10 cm) when gently stretched. For best fit, always check your gauge.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • bob – bobble (see Special Stitch Pattern)
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CO – cast on
  • ea – each
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • p2tog – purl 2 sts together
  • p3tog – purl 3 sts together
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side)
  • sl – slip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • WS – wrong (back) side
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated. 

Special Stitch Pattern

  • bob – bobble – (K1, p1, k1) in same st.

Pattern Notes

  • Hat is knit flat from brim to crown and then seamed.
  • Always slip sts knitwise.

Pattern Instructions

Hat

Stretchy ribbing (cupcake base)

  • With CA, CO 82 (94, 106) sts.
  • Row 1: Sl 1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
  • Rep Row 1 until ribbing measures approximately 3”, fasten off CA with long yarn tail for seaming.

Crown (cupcake frosting)

  • Row 2: (WS) With CB, p across.
  • Row 3: (RS): Sl 1, p across.
  • Row 4: Sl 1, *bob in next st, p3tog; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 6: Sl 1, *p3tog, bob; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 7: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 4-7 until hat measures approximately 4” (5”, 6”), ending after Row 7.

Begin shaping crown

  • Row 8: Sl 1, *(k1, p1) in next st, p3tog; rep from * across to last st, p1. (62, 71, 80 sts)
  • Row 9: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 10: Sl 1, *p2tog, k1; rep from * across to last st, p1. (42, 48, 54 sts)
  • Row 11: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 12:
    • Newborn and Toddler sizes only: Rep Row 8. (32, 41 sts)
    • Infant size only: Sl 1, k1, *(k1, p1) in next st, p3tog; rep from * across to last 2 sts, p2. (37 sts)
  • Row 13: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 14:
    • Newborn and Toddler sizes only: Rep Row 10. (22, 28 sts)
    • Infant size only: Sl 1, *p2tog, k1; rep from * across to last 3 sts, k1, p2. (26 sts)
  • Row 15: Rep Row 3:
  • Row 16:
    • Newborn and Infant sizes only: Rep Row 8. (17, 20 sts)
    • Toddler size only: Sl 1, k1, *(k1, p1) in next st, p3tog; rep from * across to last 2 sts, p2. (22 sts)
  • Row 17: Rep Row 3.
  • Row 18:
    • Newborn and infant sizes only: Rep Row 10 (12, 14 sts).
    • Toddler size only: Sl 1, *p2tog, k1; rep from * across to last 3 sts, k1, p2. (16 sts)
  • Row 19: Sl 1, *p2tog across to last st, p1. (7, 8, 9 sts) Fasten off CB with long yarn tail for seaming.

Finishing

  • With WS facing, with CB in yarn needle, weave through sts on needle to close top of hat. Line up rows and use CB to join with mattress st until end of cupcake crown. With CA in yarn needle, line up rows and use CA to join ribbing with mattress st. Weave ends inside of hat.
© 2014, 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/04/28/free-knitting-pattern-cupcake-hat. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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