Crochet Pattern: Bobble Berry Washcloth

Free crochet pattern: Bobble Berry Washcloth by Underground Crafter | CAL Central 2018 Washcloth Crocht AlongI’m kicking off CAL Central’s 2018 Washcloth Crochet Along with the Bobble Berry Washcloth, a free crochet pattern for a textured washcloth in the granny square style. This washcloth uses post stitches and bobbles to create a gentle, exfoliating texture. If you’re new to bobble and post stitches, I’ve included video tutorials after the pattern to walk you through these special stitches. This post is also part of Granny Square Month, my 30-day celebration of all things granny square.

Granny Square Month 2018 on Underground Crafter ] 30 days of granny square patterns, inspiration, and giveaways!

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When I first got the skein of Cascade Ultra Pima Paints in the mail, I knew that I was going to need some lavender soap as a photo prop.

Free crochet pattern: Bobble Berry Washcloth by Underground Crafter | CAL Central 2018 Washcloth Crocht AlongLavender by the Bay is a local, family owned and operated lavender farm that sells some amazing lavender scented goodness at my neighborhood Farmers Market every Sunday. I’m always looking for a reason that I need to have some lavender, and taking pictures seemed like a perfect reason. (If you love lavender, too, and also sew, you may like my Upcycled Denim Lavender Sachets tutorial.)

I actually tried a few different variations before settling on the stitch pattern for this washcloth. I really wanted something that had some texture, but I also wanted something that wasn’t too busy because the yarn has a lot going on and I didn’t want to over-complicate things.

Free crochet pattern: Bobble Berry Washcloth by Underground Crafter | CAL Central 2018 Washcloth Crocht AlongI decided to start with a wheel using front post double crochet stitches as the spokes. Then, I added in bobbles around the edges of the circle. Once I squared the circle, the bobbles were just added at the corners.

Free crochet pattern: Bobble Berry Washcloth by Underground Crafter | CAL Central 2018 Washcloth Crocht AlongIf you want to make a coordinating face scrubby, you can stop after Round 5. I love using face scrubbies in the summer to help remove the sweaty gunk that builds up on your face when you live through a New York City summer day!

2018 CAL Central Washcloth Crochet Along via Underground Crafter - 10 free crochet washcloth patterns in Cascade Ultra Pima yarnsHow To Join the 2018 Washcloth Crochet Along

  • You can join in by crocheting the patterns as you have time. A schedule with updated links to each pattern is available here.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CALCentral on all social media. You can also tag @cascadeyarns or use the #cascadeyarns tag when you make your washcloth with any Cascade yarns.
  • If you’d like to chat with other crocheters, join the CAL Central Facebook group or visit this thread in the CAL Central Ravelry group.
  • I’ll also be sharing links to each pattern (along with other patterns and crafty goodies) in my weekly newsletter. You can sign up here if you’d like.
  • By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 10 awesome projects. Make beautiful washcloths while having fun with us!
  • Share completed project pictures here by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on August 27, 2018 for your chance to win end-of-CAL giveaway prizes fromCascade YarnsChickadee Sewing & CrochetNavi’s Handmade, and Pastiche Accessories.

If you make your own Bobble Berry Washcloth, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Bobble Berry Washcloth

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Bobble Berry Washcloth by Underground Crafter | CAL Central 2018 Washcloth Crocht AlongThis washcloth combines post stitches and bobbles to create a gentle, exfoliating texture. This pattern is part of CAL Central’s 2018 Washcloth Crochet Along.

 

Finished Size

  • 8.5” (21.5 cm) square.

Materials

  • Cascade Ultra Pima Paints yarn (100% cotton, 3.5 oz/100 g/220 yd/201 m) – 1 skein in 9781 Iris Mix, or approximately 130 yd (119 m) in any light weight, cotton yarn.
  • US Size H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • Through Rnd 5 in pattern = 4” (10 cm) diameter. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • bob – bobble – [Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 5 times in same st, yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook. A video tutorial by New Stitch a Day for this stitch is available here and below the pattern.
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here and below the pattern.
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses in same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Sl st at end of Rnd and ch 1 at beginning of Rnd DO NOT count as stitches.

Pattern Instructions

Washcloth

  • Ch 4, skip 3 ch, sl st in next ch to form ring.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 dc in ring, sl st to first dc to join. (12 sts)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, starting in same st, *dc in next st, FPdc around same st from previous Rnd; rep from * around, sl st to first dc to join. (24 sts)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, starting in same st, *dc in next 2 sts, FPdc around same FPdc from previous Rnd; rep from * around, sl st to first dc to join. (36 sts)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, starting in same st, *dc in next 3 sts, FPdc around same FPdc from previous Rnd; rep from * around, sl st to first dc to join. (48 sts)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around, sl st to first sc to join.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, starting in same st, *sc in next 3 sts, (sc, bob) in next st; rep from * around, sl st to first sc to join. (60 sts)
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, starting in same st, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * around, sl st to first sc to join. (72 sts)
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, sl st in next st,** sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep after **, sc in next 2 sts, sl st to first sc to join. (76 sts + 4 ch-2 sp)
  • Rnd 9: Ch 1, starting in same st, [sc across to st before ch-2 sp, bob in next st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, bob in next st] 4 times, sc in each st across to beginning of Rnd, sl st to first sc to join. (Increases by 8 sts)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 1, starting in same st, [sc across to ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp] 4 times, sc in each st across to beginning of Rnd, sl st to first sc to join. (Increases by 8 sts)
  • Rnds 11-18: Rep Rnds 9-10, 4 more times, or until washcloth measures approximately 8” (20.5 cm) or desired size, ending after Rnd 10.
  • Rnds 19: Rep Rnd 10 once more. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2018 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/06/18/crochet-pattern-bobble-berry-washcloth. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Bobble Berry Washcloth, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Free #crochet pattern: Bobble Berry Washcloth in Cascade Ultra Pima Paints yarn by Underground Crafter | This washcloth combines post stitches and bobbles to create a gentle, exfoliating texture. This pattern is part of CAL Central’s 2018 Washcloth Crochet Along. #calcentral #cascadeyarns #undergroundcrafter #freecrochetpattern

4 Comments

  1. June 18, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    What a fun washcloth! I love the circle to square transition.

  2. Coreen
    June 24, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    Thanks for the pattern it is very versatile. Could use it in blocks Afgan or as pocket covers on a sweater.

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