Lemonbark Washcloths

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So, here’s the thing. I’ve been crocheting for years. I’m pretty good at understanding some basic stitches and what needs to happen to make those stitches work with certain projects. Wanna know what i can’t get the hang of. Dish cloths. I can’t make them, I have followed NUMEROUS patterns, and guess what. They shrink so badly despite the fact that they are supposed to be 8 inch dish cloths, they end up being like 6 and half inches once they come out of the wash. Am i mad about shrinking, no. Not really. I am a teeny tiny bit upset that they become even more dense than they were when i first made them.
Now i have to tell you, I’m a mom. I clean up A LOT of messes, and wash a lot of dishes. I’ve tried a lot of patterns and i always ended up getting a super dense wash cloth. I even stopped making them because it was so frustrating to me that i couldn’t get them to stay nice after they were made. Then, a few weeks ago, my husband and i were in micheal’s shopping and guess what this husband of mine asked?! He asked me to make him some halloween washcloths. Black and orange. Cool. I’ve been staring at these cotton balls since then and that was about two months ago. I finally decided to dive in while watching netflix one night and I just started working. So, i want to just take the time to share what i have done to get the dishcloth to my liking and hopefully if you’re anything like me, you’ll love these washcloths as much as i do!

And for those of you who don’t crochet, don’t worry. I have various sets of all different colors in my etsy shop for sale, ( AND BONUS GOOD NEWS; shipping is included in the listing price.) Find them here!

So to get started, you’re going to need ;
– 5.00 mm/H hook.- one skein or ball of peaches and cream 100% cotton yarn- scissors – yarn needle

Abbreviations that you will likely see below;

ch – chainsc – single crochet

dc – double crochet


make a slip knot and ch 36

Row 1 – sc in first ch from hook, dc in next st. repeat this across. Ch 1, turn

Row 2 – dc in first st, sc in next, repeat across. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat row 1 and 2 until your washcloth is 10 inches high.


You can either tie off or sc around the entire square. If you do this, remember to sc,CH2, sc in the same corner stitch to keep the corners more square. Weave in ends and enjoy your gorgeous new washcloths.

Look at this beautiful texture!

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