I designed this Speed Puff Crochet Washcloth Pattern this week. I wanted something with texture, but not too much. This stitch pattern fit the bill and was quick to whip up.
It’s got a bit of nubbiness from the speed puffs and yet it is open enough to absorb water. The end product is something soft enough for a baby’s bath, but sturdy enough for the kitchen.
The speed puff stitch has a jaunty tilt that makes an interesting repetitive pattern; somewhere between a shell and a bobble. In the odd rows I used a simple filet technique across that opened up the pattern to allow for easy absorption of water.
I used an H hook with all-cotton yarn. The Speed Puff Crochet Washcloth Pattern was a fast and blissful project. The finished size is about 8 x 9″. My only problem is choosing which colors to use next. 🙂 Happy crocheting! – Laura
Speed Puff Washcloth Crochet Pattern
Copyright Laura Hickman 2017
Mid-weight cotton yarn in two colors
size H (US) crochet hook
Chain – ch
Chain‐up – ch up
Half double crochet ‐ hdc
Speed Puff – spuff st
Slip stitch – sl st.
Skip – sk
Stitch – st
How to make a Speed Puff stitch
Yarn over on hook and then into stitch and draw through, (3 loops on hook), yarn over into stitch again and draw through (5 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all 5 loops. Stitch complete. (Note the jaunty tilt of these little puffs.)
To Alternate Colors (as shown):
To alternate colors as pictured, start with color A for rows 1‐5, color B for rows 6 & 7, color A for rows 8‐13, color B for rows 14 & 15, color A for rows 16‐21, Color B for rows 22 & 23, Color A for 24‐28.
Chain up stitches:
The chain up stitches at the beginning of a row represent 1 hdc (2 ch up) or a hdc and a ch1 (3 ch up).
Row 1: Chain 31, turn.
Row 2: ch up 2, and *ch 1, skip 1, hdc, repeat from * across. (End with hdc in end stitch, turn.)
Row 3: ch up 2, *spuff st around ch1, slip in next stitch, repeat from * across. (End with slip stitch, turn.) Repeat rows 2 and 3, 12 more times each and then row 2 one more time. Finish off. Weave in tails and trim. Washcloth complete.