I’ve reached the age where all my friends are having babies! Which means a lot of baby shower and gifts! Why not change things up and make these wash cloths your next baby gift? These three wash cloths are easy to make, knit up quickly, are unique, and useful! I feel like I receive a million blankets, so many that I haven’t even used most of them, at my shower and one set of wash cloths! The set pictured I made for my dear friend and her darling baby girl who I cannot wait to meet!
Commonly used knitting abbreviations
CO: Cast on
*: This indicates the end of a repeat
Needles to obtain gauge (read the back of the yarn skein)
Yarn needle or crochet hook
There is no exact gauge for these. I used one strand of Sugar and Cream on size 6 needles, producing a 6″ square wash cloth.To make a larger or smaller cloth, either cast on more or less stitches. If you alter the bamboo stitch, you need to do so in multiples of 2 stitches.
The Garter Stitch Wash Cloth
This wash cloth is the stretchiest and the easiest to make. Its all knit stitches making it the perfect first project or something you can work on while watching TV. Sometimes I enjoy projects like this for relaxation.
CO 30 sts
Knit every stitch until you have a square cloth
Seed Stitch Wash Cloth
I’ve made my mother this wash cloth many times! They have a nice nubby texture that feels wonderful and leaves skin feeling fresh. Its a simple pattern but allows enough variety to keep you interested.
CO 30 st
Row 1: K1, P1* repeat until end of row
Row 2:P1, K1* Repeat until end of row
Repeat these two rows until cloth is a square or to the desired length.
Bind off in pattern
Bamboo Stitch Wash Cloth
This is a stitch I just learned. It actually makes the yarn feel softer and almost silky! I really enjoyed making this and love how it lays. I really want to use this again! You can watch me explain it step by step here.
CO 34 stitches
RS: YO, k2, Pass YO over the two knitted stitches* Repeat till end of row
WS: Purl all stitches
Repeat these two rows until you have a square or the desired length
Which one is your favorite? Who are you planning on making these for? There’s nothing wrong knitting them up for your own personal use! Someone has to test them out, right?