Simple Crochet Spa Cloth
Spa Cloths make great gifts and get softer and softer the more you use them and wash them! They are basically the same thing as dishcloths but are used for your face or body instead of dirty dishes.
This Simple Scallop Spa Cloth is crocheted using the half double crochet stitch. By working in a certain loop of each stitch you can also create some great texture.
Crochet Spa Cloths make great gifts – just pair one with a nice bar of soap and a bottle of lotion in a cute little basket – and you have the perfect gift to give a co-worker, friend, neighbor or family member!
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
7″ wide x 8 1/2″ long
Yarn – 1 skein of any dishcloth cotton
I used Premier Yarn Premier Home Cotton yarn (2.65 oz/131 yds/75g per skein) in #38-01 Cream
I/5.5mm crochet hook
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Special Stitches and Abbreviations:
Shell = 3 hdc
Hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hk into st, draw up a lp; YO, pull through all 3 lps on hk
Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hk into st, YO, pull through st and through lp on hk
Back Loop Only = At the top of every crochet stitch there are 2 loops; Normally you insert your hk under BOTH loops but for this technique you insert your hk under the back loop only (the loop farthest from you) – This technique helps add texture to your stitches and rows
Ch = chain
Sp = space
Hk = hook
Lp = loop
Sk = skip
YO = yarn over
All special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above
Row 1: 3 hdc in 3rd ch from hk; (sk next ch, sl st in next ch, sk next ch, 3 hdc in next ch) across. Turn. (7 shells)
Row 2: Ch 2, working in the back loop only here and throughout, hdc in 1st hdc, sl st in next st; (3 hdc in next sl st; sl st in center hdc of next shell) across; hdc in last st. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, (3 hdc in next sl st, sl st in center hdc of next shell) across to last sl st; 3 hdc in last sl st; sl st in last st. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 eight times – do not fasten off.
*(Sl st in end of next row, 3 hdc in end of next row) along side of mug rug to next corner;* Now working along bottom edge of Row 1 and in back loop only, (sl st in bottom of next shell, 3 hdc in bottom of next sl st) across to next corner; Repeat * to * to next corner; sl st in 1st sl st of edging. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
And tada! Your Simple Scallop Spa Cloth is complete 🙂
I hope you enjoyed crocheting this project – please tag me on Instagram (@celticknotcrochet) if you post a picture of your spa cloth – I love to see what you create from my patterns.
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