Mother’s Day Washcloths | Purl Soho

Not much is humbler than a washcloth. A small square of fabric drenched, soaped and wrung, it may not be glamorous, but a washcloth is one of the day’s small pleasures. And when that washcloth is handmade, it is also one of life’s pleasures!

Mother’s Day Washcloths | Purl Soho

Moms are notably deserving of such things. And so with their special day around the bend, I crocheted up this pretty set of Mother’s Day Washcloths. Blue Sky’s 100% organic Skinny Cotton combines with Habu’s very distinctive Natural Cover Cotton for a vintage look with a modern edge.

Mother’s Day Washcloths | Purl Soho

Paired with beautiful soaps, your mom will really feel your love this Mother’s Day… and every day!

Materials

Mother’s Day Washcloths | Purl Soho

For all three washcloths:

Gauge

5 1/3 single crochets = 1 inch with the Skinny Cotton

Size

9 inches square

 Pattern

Washcloth #1

Mother’s Day Washcloths | Purl Soho

With the Main Color (MC), chain 49.

Starting with the 2nd chain from the hook, make 1 single crochet (sc) into each chain. (48 sc)

*Turn the work towards you and make 1 sc into each stitch. (48 sc)

Repeat from * until piece measures 6 1/4 inches from the beginning. Cut the yarn.

With the Contrast Color (CC), work 2 rows of single crochets. Cut the yarn.

With MC, work 2 rows of single crochets. Cut the yarn.

With CC, work 4 rows of single crochets. Cut the yarn.

With MC, work rows of single crochet until piece measures 9 inches from beginning (or until the piece is square). Cut the yarn and pull it through the last stitch.

Weave in your tails and block if you’d like!

Washcloth #2

Mother’s Day Washcloths | Purl Soho

With the Contrast Color (CC), chain 49.

Starting with the 2nd chain from the hook, make 1 single crochet (sc) into each chain. (48 sc)

Turn the work towards you and make 1 sc into each stitch. (48 sc)

Repeat the last row. Cut the yarn.

With Main Color (MC), work rows of single crochet until piece measures 8 1/2 inches from beginning (or until 1/2 inch shorter than the overall width of the washcloth). Cut the yarn.

With CC, work 2 rows of single crochet. Cut the yarn and pull it through the last stitch.

Weave in your tails and block.

Washcloth #3

Mother’s Day Washcloths | Purl Soho

With the Main Color (MC), chain 49.

Starting with the 2nd chain from the hook, make 1 single crochet (sc) into each chain. (48 sc)

*Turn the work towards you and make 1 sc into each stitch. (48 sc)

Repeat from * until piece measures 3 1/2 inches from the beginning. Cut the yarn.

With the Contrast Color (CC), work rows of single crochets for 2 inches (or until halfway through the CC is half the overall width of the washcloth). Cut the yarn.

With MC, work rows of single crochet for 3 1/2 inches. Cut the yarn and pull it through the last stitch.

Weave in your tails and block!