Saturday, December 26, 2020

Baby Bear Washcloth




One of the things I love to give to new moms is a set of baby washcloths.  I searched for a fun shaped washcloth but didn't find what I wanted so I decided to play around and see if I could create something fun.  This is just what I had in mind!  The variety of stitches creates a fun texture and the addition of the ears turns a drab washcloth into something fun!  

Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post for several variations.  I've included a variation that uses all double crochet if you want to skip the herringbone stitches.

If you are interested in square baby washcloths check out Tub Time Trio 2 and Tub Time Trio.    

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Yarn: 

18 - 21 yards of I Love This Cotton or any weight 4 Cotton Yarn

Hook: H



Abbreviations:

ch = chain

sl-st = slip stitch

dc = double crochet

her-dc = herringbone double crochet

hhdc = herringbone half double crochet

sts = stitches

tr = triple crochet

blo = back loop only



Note: Chain stitches do not count as a stitch.


Basic One Color Bear Washcloth Pattern:

R1: ch four, sl-st to join, ch 2, 13 dc into circle, sl-st to join. (Or use a magic circle to start.) (13 stitches)

R2: ch 3, 2 her-dc in each stitch, sl-st to join (26 stitches)

R3: ch 2, 2 dc in stitch, 1 dc in next [2dc in next, 1 dc in next] repeat around. Sl st to join (39 stitches)

R4: ch 2, 2hhdc, 1 hhdc in next 2 [2 hhdc in next, 1 hhdc in next 2] repeat around, sl-st to join (52 stitches)

R5: ch 1, sk 2 sts, 9 tr in next, sk 2 sts, sl-st in next 6, sk 2 sts, 9 tr in next, sk 2 sts, sl-st around.




Variation: Outline

Follow the instructions above for R1, R2, R3, R4.  Switch to Outline color for R5.




Variation: Blue

R1, R4, R5 in color 1 (blue)

R2, R3 in color 2 (tan)



Variation: Double Crochet Pink 1

Color 1 R1, R5 (pink)

Color 2 R2, R3, R4 (tan)

R1: Ch four, sl-st to join, ch 2, 13 dc into circle, sl-st to join. (Or use magic circle to start.) (13 stitches)

R2: ch 3, 2 dc blo in each stitch, sl-st to join (26 stitches)

R3: ch 2, 2 dc in stitch, 1 dc in next [2dc in next, 1 dc in next] repeat around. Sl st to join (39 stitches)

R4: ch 2, 2dc, 1 dc in next 2 [2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 2] repeat around, sl-st to join (52 stitches)

R5: ch 1, sk 2 sts, 9 tr in next, sk 2 sts, sl-st in next 6, sk 2 sts, 9 tr in next, sk 2 sts, sl-st around.


Variation Double Crochet Pink Outline 2:

Follow the pink variation above with the following changes.  R1-R5 in tan.  R2 regular dc not blo

R6: sl-st outline around in pink




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4 comments:

  1. Hi Shelli! These baby bear washcloths are adorable and they will make great gifts!

    Thank you for linking up at our weekly Link Party! You are being featured at our Wednesday Party #380 this week. Here’s the direct link to the post in case you’d like to share your feature: https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2021/01/2020-crochet-baby-washcloth-and-pancake-muffins.html
    Wishing you the very best for 2021! Rhondda

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    1. Thank you so much, Rhondda! I appreciate the opportunity to play along in the link party!

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