I needed some new facecloths and sat down to search for a pattern. All I came across were 'sampler stitch' type patterns and although functional, they didn't quite float my boat. So I set out to create my own. What I came up with is a simple pattern that can be worked up in an afternoon.
Worsted Weight Cotton:
Color A: small amount
Color B: small amount
Color C: 1 ball Sugar ’n Cream, 2.5 oz.
Crochet Hook size H / 5.0mm
I used Summer Twist for Color A, Taupe Twist for Color B and Soft Ecru for Color C.
11 1/4" x 11 1/4"
With Color A, ch 4, join to first ch to form loop.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in loop. Join to first sc.
Rnd 2: Pull up 1" loop, yo, insert hook in same sc as join and pull up a loop 3 times, yo and pull through all loops on hook, (beg Puff st made), ch 3; * yo, pull up loop 4 times in next sc, ch 3 (Puff st made); repeat from * around ending with sl st in first puff st to join. Finish off, weave in ends.
Rnd 3: with Color B, join with sl st in any ch-3 loop, ch 1, 3 sc in same loop; *in next loop make 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc; in next loop make 3 sc; repeat from * around ending with 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in last loop; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in ea st to corner; in corner make 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc; repeat from * around ending with sl st to first sc. Finish off, weave in ends.
You will now be working in rows.
Row 1: Join Color C in any corner ch-2 space with sl st. Ch 1, sc in same sp; *ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to corner; sc, ch 1, sc in corner; repeat from * to opposite corner ending with sc in last ch-2 sp. Turn.
Row 2: Sc in first sc and in next ch-1 sp; *ch 1, sc in next sc to corner; sc, ch 1, sc in corner; repeat from * to opposite corner ending with sc in last ch-1 sp and last sc. Turn.
Rows 3-27: Repeat rows 1 and 2.
You will now be working in rounds.
Rnd 28: Repeat row 1, do not turn. Make sc, ch 1, sc in last st; working along side edge and into end of rows, ch 1, sc evenly across to corner of square; in corner make sc, ch 1, sc; working along side edge and into end of rows, ch 1, sc evenly across ending with sc, ch 1 and join to first sc. Do not turn.
Rnd 29: Ch 1, sc in ea sc and ch-1 sp across with sc, ch 1, sc in ea corner. Join to first sc. Finish off, weave in ends.
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