Today we wrapped up our discussion of crocheting in the front loop only (flo) and back loop only (blo) to produce different fabrics.
This washcloth features a stitch that utilizes both the front and back loop of the same stitch to create a sturdy fabric.
When I went to fetch the cloth from the kitchen to firm up the details of the pattern, I couldn't find it by the sink where I left it. I glanced about and found it IN the sink – some intrepid dish-washer had USED the cloth. How was he (she?) to know that it was technically a WIP, since I hadn't finished writing the pattern.
No complaints – good to know someone's doing the dishes! And it works well. I squeezed it out and here's the pattern:
Flo/blo Textured Washcloth
This makes an 8-inch square washcloth. To make it bigger, add more stitches. You will also need more yarn, as this cloth takes up almost the full ball.
1 ball Sugar & Cream (Lily, 100% cotton) (I used color 01011)
rev sc: reverse single crochet (work sc from left to right across row)
dc: double crochet
blo: back loop only
flo: front loop only
Chain 32. Work dc in 3rd chain from hook and all chains across (30 st). Do not turn.
Row 1: ch 1 (does not count as st) rev sc flo
Row 2: ch 2 (does not count as st) dc blo
Repeat rows 1 and 2 11 times. Do not break off yarn.
Work Rev sc around border of cloth, working two or three rev scs in corners.
Cut yarn and pull through final loop. Weave in ends.