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Cotton Cloth with Swirls and Texture

The patterning in this circular cloth is created by the increases, along with crocheting in some of the back loops.


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This cotton face cloth could also be made as a washcloth or dishcloth. It's crocheted in the round. Use your favorite method for crocheting in the round. Two methods are:

  • Working in continuous rounds.
  • Ending each round with a slip stitch in the first stitch made in that round. To begin the next round, chain 1, then make the first sc of the new round in the same place as the slip stitch just made. Be sure to mark the first sc of each round to make it easier to not accidentally crochet into the slip stitch that ended the previous round (which would falsely increase the number of stitches in the round and throw off the pattern).

    Circular Cloth Pattern
    Designed by Sandi Marshall

    Materials:
    1.25 oz. Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn
    Size H crochet hook

    How to Crochet in Back Loop Only

    Directions
    Mark the first sc of each round, moving the marker to the first sc of the next new round each time you finish a round. You can use a safety pin, a paper clip, a strand of a contrasting color of yarn or a purchased stitch marker for this.
    Rnd 1: ch 4, join with sl st to form ring; 8 sc in ring.
    Rnd 2: 2 sc in ea st around. (16)
    Rnd 3: (for this round, sc in the back loop of each stitch) *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around. (24)
    Rnd 4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in back loop of next st, repeat from * around. (32)
    Rnd 5: (for this round, sc in the back loop of ea st) *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around. (40)
    Rnd 6:*sc in next 2 st, sc in back loop of next 2 st, 2 sc in back loop of next st, sc in back loop of next 2 st, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in back loop of next st, repeat from * around. (48)
    Rnd 7: for this round, sc in the back loop of ea st) *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around. (56)
    Rnd 8: *sc in next 2 st, sc in back loop of next 4 st, 2 sc in back loop of next st, sc in back loop of next 4 st, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in back loop of next st, repeat from * around. (64)
    Rnd 9: for this round, sc in the back loop of ea st) *sc in next 7 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around. (72)
    Rnd 10: *sc in next 2 st, sc in back loop of next 6 st, 2 sc in back loop of next st, sc in back loop of next 6 st, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in back loop of next st, repeat from * around. (80)
    Rnd 11: for this round, sc in the back loop of ea st) *sc in next 9 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around. (88)
    Rnd 12: *sc in next 2 st, sc in back loop of next 8 st, 2 sc in back loop of next st, sc in back loop of next 8 st, sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in back loop of next st, repeat from * around. (96)
    Rnd 13 (do this round only if you are not adding the optional edging): slip stitch in ea st around.

    Optional Edging: Attach a contrasting color yarn in any stitch on the outside round. ch 1, sc in same place where yarn was attached. * ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** as many times as needed to go all the way around the outside edge. End with ch 2, slip stitch in the first sc of this round. End off. Weave in ends.

    This Circular Washcloth/Dishcloth Pattern copyright 1998 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc. I designed this cloth pattern in 1998. I added the Optional Edging direction in 2006.
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