Textured Crocheted Dishcloth

Today we wrapped up our discussion of crocheting in the front loop only (flo) and back loop only (blo) to produce different fabrics.

This washcloth features a stitch that utilizes both the front and back loop of the same stitch to create a sturdy fabric.
When I went to fetch the cloth from the kitchen to firm up the details of the pattern, I couldn't find it by the sink where I left it. I glanced about and found it IN the sink – some intrepid dish-washer had USED the cloth. How was he (she?) to know that it was technically a WIP, since I hadn't finished writing the pattern.
No complaints – good to know someone's doing the dishes! And it works well. I squeezed it out and here's the pattern:

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Flo/blo Textured Washcloth

This makes an 8-inch square washcloth. To make it bigger, add more stitches. You will also need more yarn, as this cloth takes up almost the full ball.

materials
1 ball Sugar & Cream (Lily, 100% cotton) (I used color 01011)
hook: 7
abb:

rev sc: reverse single crochet (work sc from left to right across row)

dc: double crochet

blo: back loop only

flo: front loop only

directions
Chain 32. Work dc in 3rd chain from hook and all chains across (30 st). Do not turn.

Row 1: ch 1 (does not count as st) rev sc flo

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Row 2: ch 2 (does not count as st) dc blo

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Repeat rows 1 and 2 11 times. Do not break off yarn.

Work Rev sc around border of cloth, working two or three rev scs in corners.

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Cut yarn and pull through final loop. Weave in ends.

Happy washing!

Marcy

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