Knitting is a multifaceted and useful type of needlework. With the help of the usual hook and ball of yarn craftswomen create unprecedented works of art. And this is not only beautiful and stylish clothes, but also a variety of decorative elements. Today we will tell you how a curly hook fits in a pattern with stretched loops.
ABC knitting for beginners
It would seem that difficult to bind a washcloth? Take the right yarn and hook, and calmly work on the scheme. However, not everything is as simple as it seems at first glance. And the whole snag is precisely the right choice of working tools and materials.
First, bath sponges knit from special polypropylene threads, which are very capricious in work. They stretch, exfoliate and in every way interfere with the beginning needlewoman. Here is the right hook to the rescue. You need to choose a medium-sized hook with a rounded rather than a sharp head. Sizes 3, 4, and 4.5 are best, but you can choose another one depending on the thickness of the thread.
Secondly, washcloths are needed not only for hygienic procedures, but also for washing pans, pots and other kitchen utensils. For these purposes, and suitable conventional cotton yarn. But elongated loops better simulate air chain, the edge of which you want to fix in the same stitch.
To clearly demonstrate how both methods work, we have prepared two detailed photo lessons especially for you.
Magnificent bast for the bath
This model of washcloth can be made in various ways, for example, with the help of lush columns or long loops. In this and in another case, bath accessories will be very practical and functional. But in this lesson I would like to focus on how to crochet a washcloth step by step according to a scheme with stretched loops especially for a bath.
- polypropylene thread;
- hook number 4.
- We start knitting a sponge with a set of air loops. In total, we knit 36 stitches and close the loops into the ring. Without breaking the thread, we hook another 42 stitches on the hook and attach the yarn on the reverse side exactly in the middle.
- Then we tie the rows of air loops with double crochets according to this scheme.
- When the handle is ready, proceed to the strapping of the main part. To do this, we return to the initial ring of 36 air loops and tie them with crochets. So knit two lines.
- If, in your opinion, the washcloth is not wide enough, then the number of eyelets can be increased using this scheme. But keep in mind that so need to knit from the beginning of the air chain.
- Immediately proceed to the formation of elongated loops. Their size can be changed, but we recommend stitching the size of your thumb. So, grab the worker thread with your left hand.
- Slightly pull the yarn to itself, thereby forming a loop.
- Crocheting this loop, we turn it into the next stitch of the row.
- We seize on a hook a free working thread from a ball.
- We knit the usual column without nakida.
- Carefully lower the elongated thread from the thumb and get the first finished loop.
- In the same way we form other loops, and in the next row we work only with single crochets.
- Thus we knit until the product reaches the desired length.
- In conclusion, we again knit two lines with double crochets in the same way as we did at the very beginning.
- At the end of the second row we collect a chain of air loops totaling 42 stitches.
- We fix the end of the chain exactly in the middle of the previous row and tie the loops according to the scheme given at the beginning of the master class. As a result, we got the second handle.
- This crocheted washcloth pattern with elongated loops allows you to get such a soft and fluffy work of art.
Knitting a kitchen sponge
The previous scheme with elongated loops can be easily adapted to crochet flat washcloths or to clean pans from fat. In addition, this model fits much easier and faster bath washcloth, and in the household come in handy no less. So, stock up on patience, thread, crochet and get down to work.
- 100% cotton yarn;
- hook size N.
- Crochet a chain of 13 air loops or more. The number of stitches directly depends on the width of your palm. If the hand is wide, the eyelet will need a little more.
- Then crochet 13-15 rows upwards with ordinary crochets. Their number depends on the length of your fingers. Just measure the length, putting a piece of finished work to your hand. If the yarn completely covers the fingers, then proceed to the next step.
- On the next line, do one single check at the beginning of the cycle, and then dial a chain of 5 air loops.
- Lock the chain in the same stitch, from which began to dial loops.
- To create a pattern, alternate the elongated loops with ordinary single crochets, adhering to the 2 by 2 ratio.
- Continue to knit in the same way until the end of the row, and then fasten a new working thread of a contrasting color.
- The principle of knitting the next row is similar to the previous description, except for the fact that with elongated chains you need to work in the place where usual crocheted posts were knitted before.
- Try to knit the chains from the front side of the work so that you get a convex pattern directly on top of the previous line.
- When you finish work with all rows, you need to additionally knit the hem of two cycles of the posts without single crochet.
- The total number of lines with elongated loops and edges should be equal to the previous rows, where the work was carried out with ordinary loops.
- Now fold the yarn in half and tie up the edges with connecting posts or simply sew the back and front parts with threads.
- Excellent washcloth pockets for washing dishes ready.
We hope that now you will be able to crochet a washcloth, even if you have never encountered such an occupation. And if you have already tried to master our photo lessons, then in practice you were convinced that the practice is not as scary as the theoretical part. As they say: the eyes are afraid, but the hands do. And for those who are just planning to go to work, we want to wish you luck in your creative endeavors and a little bit of patience!