Next month marks 7 years of blogging as retro mummy and I have a lot of blog posts. Here is one I found from 2009 that I thought I would share with you again. I love making these before I have a baby as they are great to use in the bath. My kids call them princess washers because they are a bit more fancy than the regular facewashers we use in the bath. These are the super easy and addictive little face washers to crochet up and keep in your bathroom. Great to give away with a bar of soap or a bundle of them to a new mum to use with her baby. They just go in the washing machine and dryer and come out fresh and ready to use again and they are also a great beginner project.
What you’ll need
1 ball of cotton like Sugar N Cream (worsted weight) or Debbie Bliss cotton (8 ply)
A crochet hook (5mm for worsted weight cotton or 4mm for 8 ply) You can also use a 3.75mm for a tighter washcloth
Make a slip knot with the yarn on your crochet hook then chain 40 or whatever number you like to get the size washer you want.
Chain 3 to give you the height for the first row, skip the next chain and then double crochet (dc) along your chain. Please note that I use US terminology and if you use Australian terminology then you will be calling a double a treble.
Turn and chain 3, skip next chain and dc along row.
Keep going always doing your dc into the back loop of your stitch which gives you a nice ridge in your work.
Then I did single crochet all around the square to finish it off and weaved in my edges. You could do a picot edge or something pretty if you prefer.
All up this took me 2 hours and I was ready to make another
And a little note on where to buy cotton. Yes you can buy 8 ply cotton from my favourite wool brand, Bendigo Woollen Mills, but I just love Sugar n Cream which is available in Australia from Yarn Over. The Debbie Bliss dk cotton is also fabulous which you can buy from Suzy Hausfrau.