The past week I've been busy finishing up the slouchy beanie obsession hats and getting those sent out - but I've been dying to make something new (and for me). So, I grabbed an issue of Simply Crochet magazine and decided to try out a new stitch -- the Kroller! I wanted to make something luxurious with texture, and this stitch was perfect to try out on the facecloth in Issue 25. While I can't share the entire pattern since it's a purchased one, I'll help by showing photos so you can customize and make this glorious facecloth all your own!
What you'll need:
- Lily Sugar 'n Cream 100% cotton yarn in 2 contrasting colors. I chose Potpourri and Warm Brown.
- Next, you'll need to grab your 3.5mm hook and you're just about ready to go!
To get started, create a foundation chain to your desired length and begin the 2nd row by adding hdc rows until it looks right to you.
Change to your contrasting color at about row 3, or whenever it feels right for you :) Now, you're ready to try the Kroller Stitch. This texture-filled stitch is pretty easy and once you're back to your original color (cream for me), ch 2 and then sc, hdc, and dc in each stitch across. By the time you get 2-3 rows into the stitch you'll really start to see how magnificent it looks!
I really had a lot of fun with this little project. Because of my arthritis, things take a little longer than the average crocheter, so it took me a few hours to complete, but it was totally worth it! I think the cats even had a little fun, too.
I finished off the facecloth in about 30 rows (what can I say, I crochet tight) and then beautified it with some lovely edging all around the sides. I think if I make this again, I might add some nice scalloped edging or something a little larger than the regular single crochets.
All I can say is, I loved washing my face this morning:
I think I'll make another using the brown as my main color and contrast with the cream and have a sort of his and hers facecloth in the bathroom. I love how exfoliating the stitch is and the cotton yarn just makes it that much more luxurious! So grab your soap and your hook and get to it :)
What did you hook up this weekend?
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