I Just Can’t Bear It Crochet Washcloth

I Just Can’t Bear It Crochet Washcloth

I have seen these little bears made from normal type towels and washcloths many times. I had not seen any done in a crochet washcloth, so I thought to myself that it was time.

These little washclothes are simple to make, great for a last minute gift or for adding to gift hampers such as baby shower hampers, house warming gifts etc.

I used one full 50g ball of cotton/bamboo for mine but any soft cotton or cotton blend will work great.

US Terms are used in this pattern.

Materials:

  • 5mm/H Hook
  • 1 x Noya Bamboo Cotton Dk 50g. (I rate this as a thicker Dk.) This yarn may not be readily available everywhere. An alternative would be King Cole Bamboo Cotton (click here to find).
  • Ribbon in a matching colour.
  • Rubber Bands in a matching colour.
Materials used.

Notes: 

  • Chains count as a stitch.  A Chain 1 is used at the beginning of the row instead of Chain 2.  This creates a tighter and neater edge. This method suits my style of crochet and tension.  This may not be the case for everyone.  I offer two options as alternatives here and work what suits your style of crochet best.  Alternative Option 1: Ch2 at the beginning of each row instead of Chain 1.  Alternative Option 2: Ch1 at the beginning of each row and do not count this as a stitch. Place your first Half Double Crochet into the same place as the Ch1.
  • This washcloth is designed to be lightweight and not tightly stitched. Check your gauge to make sure you have the right hook size for your yarn choice.
  • If your tension is similar to mine your washcloth should be square.  If not adjust the number of rows to make a square.

Gauge:

10 Rows to 4inches/10cm

14 Stitches to 4inches/10cm

Abbreviations:

Ch- Chain

Hdc- Half Double Crochet

Sc- Single Crochet

St- Stitch

Hk- Hook

Sp-Space

Cnr-Corner

Slst- Slip Stitch

Measurements:

30cm/11.8inches x 30cm/11.8inches

Abbreviations:

Ch- Chain

Hdc- Half Double Crochet

Sc- Single Crochet

St- Stitch

Hk- Hook

Sp-Space

Cnr-Corner

Slst- Slip Stitch

Washcloth:

Basic Half Double Crochet Washcloth

Row 1: Ch42:  Hdc into 3rd Ch from Hk. Hdc into each Ch across.  Turn [40Hdc]

Row 2: Ch1 (counts as a St). Hdc into each St across. Turn. [40Hdc]

Rep. Row 2 till you have a total of 38 Rows.

Border:

Ch1. Work 2 Sc into the same Sp as Ch1. Sc into each St across top edge.  Work 3 Sc into Cnr.  Work Sc into each row end across side.  Work 3 Sc into Cnr. Work Sc into each row end across side.  Slst to Ch1 to close.  Fasten off and cut yarn.

Sew in Ends.

Create your Bear:

Steps 1, 2 and 3.
  • Step 1: Lay your washcloth flat.  Firmly roll one edge towards the middle.
  • Step 2: Repeat Step 1 on the opposite end of the washcloth so they meet in the middle.
  • Step 3: Gently twist the top half of the washcloth.
Steps 4,5 and 6.
  • Step 4: Fold the top section towards the back.  You need the fold to be placed so that you the back section of the fold is longer by approx 2 inches.
  • Step 5: Picture shows what the back of the bear will look like after the fold.
  • Step 6: Get a matching colour rubber band and place this part way down the front section of the fold to form a head.
Steps 7,8 and 9.
  • Step 7: Open the ears and arms out slightly.
  • Step 8:  Add a matching colour rubber at the top to form an ear.
  • Step 9: Rep the last step for the second ear.
Steps 10 and 11.
  • Step 10: Add matching colour rubber bands to form the bears feet.
  • Step 11:  Tie a length of ribbon around the neck.

Enjoy your bear!

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