The linked double crochet stitch is perfect for a crochet washcloth pattern! This particular stitch connects your double crochet stitches so that there are no gaps in between each stitch. You end up with a fabric that is solid and strong. Great for washing without worrying about your fingers poking through holes!
In addition, the linked double crochet stitch creates a really nice striped, ridged texture. It is visually interesting and beautiful to the eye as well!
The Linked Double Crochet Stitch
The linked double crochet stitch is created by making one very small change to the double crochet stitch. Instead of yarning over at the start of your double crochet stitch, you insert the hook through the horizontal bar of the previous stitch, yarn over and pull through. Then, complete the rest of the double crochet stitch as usual.
You can find step by step photos on how to complete this stitch on the Linked Double Crochet Tutorial page.
The Yarn for This Washcloth Pattern
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I used Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Smooth Move for this pattern. It is a size 3 yarn and 100% Microfiber Acrylic. I was curious as to how it would compare to cotton. As far as initial feel, it is very luxurious. It is soft and sleek and great for a spa like feel. It is also comparable to cotton yarn in the absorbency department.
The one downfall is that after washing, it does fuzz up a little. It is still soft and comfy, but it ends up with a little more of a halo effect than I have seen when washing cotton yarn.
I used colors Spa, Burnt Pumpkin and Ivory.
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125 Yards Size 3 Yarn (I used Yarn Bee Smooth Move)
US I9/ 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
4” swatch = 15 ½ stitches x 10 rows
10 ½” x 10 ½”
Stitches & Abbreviations Used:
(yo) yarn over
(sl st) slip stitch
(ldc) linked double crochet
Beginning chain of each round does not count as a stitch.
Gauge is not terribly important for this pattern. However, for reference, I tend to crochet tightly. Some people find they even need to go down two hook sizes to meet my gauge. Use your own judgment to achieve the drape you like for this pattern. If you feel like your stitches are too tight, try using a larger hook. If too loose, try a smaller hook.
This pattern creates an oversize washcloth. If you would like to adjust the size, simply add or remove the number of chains in your starting chain. Complete rows until the height of your washcloth matches your width.
Row 1: Ldc in 3rd and 4th chain from hook. Place one Ldc in each chain across. (40)
For step by step photos for completing the beginning and continuing Ldc, please see my Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial here.
Row 2: Ch 3. Turn. Ldc in the same stitch and in each across. (40)
For step by step photos for completing the beginning and continuing Ldc in row 2, please see my Linked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial here.
Rows 3 – 26: Repeat Row 2.
Finish off and weave in ends.
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