Is it a wash cloth? Dish cloth? Small towel? It’s whatever you want it to be! The only thing I know for sure is that the Ripple Puff Crochet Cleaning Cloth is a fun and easy crochet project. And the finished result is very pretty!
I used self striping cotton yarn to really highlight the waves and texture in this crocheted dish cloth (er… wash cloth), but I think it would look pretty in solids too. The finished cloth as written is about 9″ x 10″ – a great size with lots of uses. The loop is made as part of the edging, so it’s completely optional. This pattern would also make a great potholder or trivet – just use the yarn held doubled and it’ll be twice as thick! Easy crochet patterns like this are perfect for making your own.
Ripple Puff Crochet Cleaning Cloth
- US – G/6, 4.0mm
- 105 yds worsted weight cotton or bamboo yarn (recommended: Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie)
- Puff Stitch: Yo, insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop. Yo, insert hook into same st, yo and pull up another loop. 5 loops are now on the hook. Yo and pull through the first 4 loops on the hook. 2 loops are now on the hook. Yo and pull through the last 2 loops.
Row 1: Ch 33, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 ch. Make a Puff Stitch (see instructions above) in each of the next 4 ch. *Sc in the next 4 ch, puff stitch in the next 4 ch. Repeat from * twice. Turn. (32 sts)
Row 2 – 21: Ch 1, sc in the 1st 4 sts. Puff stitch in the next 4 sts. *Sc in the next 4 sts, puff stitch in the next 4 sts. Repeat from * twice. Turn. (32 sts)
Row 22: Ch 1, sc in the 1st 4 sts. Puff stitch in the next 4 sts. *Sc in the next 4 sts, puff stitch in the next 4 sts. Repeat from * twice. Do not turn. (32 sts)
Loop and Edging: Ch 15, sl st in the same st as the last st of Row 22. Working into the edges, sc all the way around the cloth (I find it works best to make 2 sc in the side of each puff st, 1 sc in the side of each sc st, with an extra st in each corner, but your own gauge may work differently). At the ch 15 loop, sc 22 in the ch sp, covering the ch completely. Break the yarn and use a seamless join in the first sc of the edging to finish off.
As you can see this cleaning cloth pattern is a great beginner crochet pattern – and a fun intro to the puff stitch! I think they’re prettier than a microfiber cleaning cloth too! If these are too big, you can start with ch 17 for a half-sized cloth instead – it’s a great pattern to customize. We use cotton crochet cleaning cloths in our kitchen every day – to clean up spills, as cloth napkins, you name it! What do you think? I love reading your comments! And if you make a Ripple Puff Cleaning Cloth, hop over to the Moogly Facebook page and share a photo! We’d love to see it!
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