DIY: How to make a knitted cotton facecloth


crochet face cloth

These pretty, soft-as-silk knitted facecloths make the perfect homemade gift for friends or family.

Words: Jane Wrigglesworth

Materials
1 x 50g ball cotton yarn (for our two facecloths, we used Moda Vera Portsea Cotton in Burgundy and Camel)
1 x 50g ball cotton yarn in cream, for trim
3¾ mm (UK9/US5) knitting needles
2.3mm crochet hook (for trim)

Facecloth
To make the facecloth, cast on 50 or 60sts (depending on how big you want your facecloth) and knit, in garter (knit) stitch, as many rows as necessary to complete a square. Cast off.

Picot trim
(Pattern is in US terms)
Join yarn at right-hand corner of square by inserting hook into knitted stitch; pull yarn through.

Round 1: 1 ch, 2 sc into corner, continue 1 sc evenly along the four edges of the knitted square (in each corner work 2 sc). Join the round with sl st into the first ch.

Round2: *3 ch, sl st into 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 1 sc into each of next 2 sc, repeat from * around the four edges ending with 1 sc into last 2 sc of first round.

Fasten off with sl st.

sts = stitches
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

NZ Life & Leisure May/June 2018 issue 79

 

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