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Washcloth Bunnies!

Hi All!

I have the Spring Fever. I am ready for sunshine and green things and being outside! I was actually able to spend a little time knitting and crocheting some washcloths on my porch this past week and it was glorious!

Washcloths are a great gift for everyone (patterns below). I like to have a stash of them ready to go each year for Easter and baby showers, and it's super simple to turn them into the most adorable bunnies! Let me show you how.

knit and crocheted cotton washcloths

Step 1 - Roll your washcloth from corner to corner.

rolled cotton wash cloths

Step 2 - Fold that roll in half, I like to use a short length of the yarn to tie that in place. you could also use little rubber bands.

Step 3 - Fold in half again, so the pointed end are now lined up with the last fold. Again secure with a length of yarn, or a ribbon.

And, Bunny!

You could add google eyes and a pom pom for a tail(use Elmer's or another water soluble glue so you don't ruin that washcloth you just made!) And there's a bit of a pocket-type space behind the ears where you can add a treat - I have these adorable egg shaped soaps.

Remember to use only plant based fibers for your washcloths, cotton, bamboo and linen all work wonderfully. I used Cascade Nifty Cotton Splash for the confetti colored bunny, and Berroco Modern Cotton for the grey bunnies. Patterns for a knit and crochet version are below. SO have fun!

Simple Knit Wash Cloth

You'll need:

  • 50-55yds of worsted weight yarn (cotton/bamboo/linen, or a blend of these fibers) Samples shown in Cascade Nifty Cotton Splash and Berroco Modern Cotton
  • US size 6 (4.00 mm) needles ( I used 2 double points)
  • tapestry needle, scissors

Finished size: 8" x 8" 

Gauge: 20 sts and 20 rows over 4" in stockinette stitch

Cast on 40 stitches.

Rows 1-4: Knit all stitches.

Row 5: K4, purl to the last 4 sts, k the last 4 sts

Row 6: Knit all stitches.

Repeat rows 5 and 6 until the piece measures about 7.5"

Repeat Rows1-4, Bind off and weave in your ends.

Simple Crochet Wash Cloth

You'll need:

  • 65-70 yds of worsted weight yarn (cotton/bamboo/linen, or a blend of these fibers) Sample shown in Berroco Modern Cotton
  • US size H/8 (5.00 mm) hook
  • tapestry needle, scissors

Finished size: 8" x 8" 

Gauge: 16 sts and 18 rows over 4" in single crochet

Row 1: Ch 26, 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each chain across

Row 2: Ch1, turn, 1sc in each stitch across

Repeat Row2 until piece measures 7.5"

Border: 2 more sc in the last st, turn 90 degrees, 1sc in the end of each row along the side, 3sc in the last row, turn 90 degrees, 1sc in the bottom of each chain across, 3sc in the last ch, turn 90 degrees, 1sc in the end of each row along the side, 3sc in the last row, turn 90 degrees, slip stitch to the first stitch. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

 

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